Monthly Archives: July 2021

Biweekly Monster-Phantasm (AD&D)

PhantasmFREQUENCY: Very RareNO. APPEARING: 1-4ARMOR CLASS: 8MOVE: 9″HIT DICE: 2% IN LAIR: 90%TREASURE TYPE: S, TNO. OF ATTACKS: 1DAMAGE/ATTACK: 1-8SPECIAL ATTACKS: Phantasmal forceSPECIAL DEFENSES: NilMAGIC RESISTANCE: See belowINTELLIGENCE: Semi-ALIGNMENT: Chaotic NeutralSIZE: MPSIONIC ABILITY: NilAttack/Defense Modes: Nil Phantasms resemble zombies in most ways except for in … Continue reading

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Haven: Back to the Top of the World

On July 17th, Year 12, Snass and Polly justify to themselves that they need more funds to finance their pursuit of the dryads as they have sworn to the Great Rakshasa. They decide to seek those funds by returning through … Continue reading

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Play Report: Keep on the Borderlands, Session 5 (Hunting Bandits)

While my Saturday night group has been online for maybe three years, we got together in person for the first time in forever to continue Keep on the Borderlands with Rick Stump’s unfinished AD&D Clone (a step beyond Far Realms). … Continue reading

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Grappling Hand Totem

This life-size wooden statuette of a hand can be thrown with an attack to hit armor class 10. On a hit, the hand grows to a massive size and holds the target as a Bigby’s grasping hand spell for as … Continue reading

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Lorem School of Excellence: The Tower/Dungeon

Today, Episode 6 of Harbinger of Excellence goes live. It’s named “The Dungeon” after the lower floors of the Occult Building, home to the School of the Occult (Math, Science, Lore, and Magic), as well as the school’s library (The … Continue reading

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Announcing: Harbinger of Excellence

This blog has been a project since 2013, with fluctuating levels of dedication over the years. In 2012, I started a different project that didn’t receive the attention this project received during the transition to graduate school and a career. … Continue reading

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Biweekly Monster-Arcane Mutant Troll (AD&D)

Arcane Mutant TrollFREQUENCY: Very RareNO. APPEARING: 1ARMOR CLASS: 4 (see below)MOVE: 12″HIT DICE: 8 + 8 to 13 +13% IN LAIR: 60%TREASURE TYPE: D, UNO. OF ATTACKS: 3DAMAGE/ATTACK: 5-10/5-10/3-18SPECIAL ATTACKS: See belowSPECIAL DEFENSES: Regeneration, see belowMAGIC RESISTANCE: See belowINTELLIGENCE: LowALIGNMENT: Chaotic EvilSIZE: L (12’+ tall)PSIONIC … Continue reading

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Haven: For the Troll King

On July 9th, Year 12, after hearing back from Gorg and Harold, Rovert arranged to travel to the valley where they found the fog frogs on the Clouded Citadel in order to pick up significantly more frogs. Rovert is particularly … Continue reading

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Haven: Missing Half a Book

On July 3rd, Year 12,some adventurers are looking for something to do close to home during a heat wave and decide to see about this book that Lady Ada Wraecliff was sold only half of: Great Achievement of Elven Artifice. She … Continue reading

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Biweekly Item-Dryad’s Brush (AD&D)

This brush, with wiry bristles made from pine or cactus needles, still has the mossy hair of a dryad tangled in the bristles. Picking this hair out of the brush ruins its powers (though the hair may have other alchemical … Continue reading

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