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Raglan’s Journal 06

Though I have only a little while to write and with frozen hands, I must record the exhilaration of what I have just experienced. We ventured into the snowy realm seeking the fourth “key” to this “layer,” to use the … Continue reading

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Celebrian Cavern

Named by the elves who no longer live in the area, the Celebrian Cavern was once a popular place for lovers to meet and for children to play. Those who use it today have various names for it, if they … Continue reading

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Extrinsic Game Costs

I like puzzles in my games. I’ve mentioned before, however, that they present a challenge of design for to their reliance on player ability and not so much character ability. In my previous post, I gave some tips based on … Continue reading

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Biweekly Item-Mordenkainen’s Mummy Bag

Inspired by Rick Stumps recent post about a certain mediocre motel room spell, I thought I’d go ahead and flesh out Rowan‘s magical sleeping bag. He hasn’t gotten much use out of it, but now I’ll be more ready for … Continue reading

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Wandering the Wilds

On August 11th, Year 4, Randall answers a long-standing call to chart the areas along the road to the gnomish lands from Iron Fields to ensure they will be safe for regular trade and cart travel. He is: Randall (HuS): … Continue reading

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ToM Session 14: Back to the Workshop

We left our adventurers, recently banished from the merfolk city, swimming toward the surface but cut off from it by giant jellyfish. They are: Doane Six (ByW): Level 5 Nekolyn Monk Lamila (BiW): Level 5 Half-Orc, Half-Elf Fighter Benquil: Level … Continue reading

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The Frying Pan

On August 4th, Year 4, a pair of Citadel House adventurers answer the invitation of the gnomes of Slighe Domhainn to join them gaining access to a dwarven stronghold of yore nearby. They are: Verdis (HuS): Level 9 Human Fighter … Continue reading

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Biweekly Monster-Clinging Glow

A Clinging Glow is really a cloud of unusually predatory plankton. While many ocean creatures have learned to sense its draining presence and avoid it, it still obtains plenty of prey and can prove deadly to creatures that don’t belong … Continue reading

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The Search for the Temple of Sha’Ha

Camping up in Slide Canyon on Friday, we had some down time and so I ran a short, casual session of my very vague understanding of Fate Accelerated, further simplified from my only source of knowledge: GM Showcase. This is … Continue reading

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Aguluk Cegri

The mostly goblin heretical Schek Aguluk Cegri worship an underground aspect of Aguluk, goddess of rivers and lakes. They are highly secretive and hide themselves by living and traveling along underground rivers. This is one of their hidden holds, housing … Continue reading

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