Monthly Archives: January 2021

Spell Scrolls: The Oddest Design Decision in 5e

We’re level 8, we’ve been told that there is an imposter in the royal court and I have a brilliant plan: buy a Scroll of True Seeing and use it to give the queen truesight so she and her mighty … Continue reading

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The Book of Jex-Chapter 13

With the Maelstrom conch shell in hand, we fled from the temple and returned to Water Deep to purchase the equipment we needed to confront the Queen of the Giants. For myself, I acquired a Scroll of True Seeing that … Continue reading

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Spider Caves and Secret Entry Chambers

These caves full of giant spiders (A) belie their secret with a statue distinctly out of place at one of the back chambers. This statue stands beside the secret door and shaking its hand and speaking the password opens the … Continue reading

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Successful Adventures-A Case for Player Prep

Regular readers of the blog will be aware that I’ve been diving into first edition lately. On PHB page 107 I found a novel section I swear I browsed as a child (I’ve never been good at reading in a … Continue reading

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Biweekly Item-Psychic Tonic (AD&D)

Psychic¬†Tonic: This potion grants the drinker psionics: one attack mode, one defense mode, and 1-3 minor disciplines (determine randomly or by GM choice when found). When it is all consumed at once, it grants 24-176 (8d20+16) psionic strength or 2-20 … Continue reading

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Haven: The Strange Elf Conclave

In exchange for their help toppling the West Hill March and preventing retaliation, the Vale recognized the Union of Schek as claimant upon the Great Road and the land within a mile of it on either side. Recently, the Union … Continue reading

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The Buried Dragon Temple, Level 8

The original Temple of the First Dragon is built over the recumbent head of the temple’s object of worship. The ancient and immortal high priests of the dragon occupies the throne (A) and oversees offerings from the shaft which tumble … Continue reading

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Biweekly Monster-Hupermorph (AD&D)

FREQUENCY: Very RareNO. APPEARING: 1ARMOR CLASS: By formMOVE: By formHIT DICE: By form% IN LAIR: NilTREASURE TYPE: NilNO. OF ATTACKS: By formDAMAGE/ATTACK: By formSPECIAL ATTACKS: By form, see belowSPECIAL DEFENSE: By formMAGIC RESISTANCE:¬†0%INTELLIGENCE: HighALIGNMENT: Chaotic NeutralSIZE: By formPSIONIC ABILITY: NilAttack/Defense … Continue reading

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Haven: The Wonderful Bearded Dragon

After breaking up a growing ring of thieves in Edsserish, Gorg and Victor linger there and study an itinerary to reach a small village where Teldissha has heard a “wonderful bearded dragon” is being worshipped. The soldiers he sent to … Continue reading

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The Buried Dragon Temple, Level 7

The seventh newest (and second oldest) construction of the the Temple of the First Dragon shows the origins of the circular dome style present in the level above (A). Two large domes (B) comprised the main meeting areas of the … Continue reading

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