Draft One Page Campaign Opener – Beyond the Pale

Centuries ago, the good people of the Commonwealth took ownership over the lands of the Pale by conquest and divine right. In the ensuing time, life has been good both for the people of the Commonwealth and the locals, with both seeing great strides in the cause of civilisation. Unfortunately, there are still those who … Continue reading Draft One Page Campaign Opener – Beyond the Pale

Collecting the Spells in the Unremembered Domains

What's this? My finger on the pulse for my 400th post?! How did I manage to do that? So, Wizards of the Coast has announced that the Forgotten Realms will be one of the planes visited during Magic the Gathering's 2021 releases.I suppose that will make the Planeshift supplement easier to write? This isn't exactly … Continue reading Collecting the Spells in the Unremembered Domains

New Warlock patron – Lady Luck

I'm working on options for my Western-inspired D&D setting (note - there's two different links there), and I've started work on a luck-based Warlock. Nothing too fancy, and there's ideas for it all over the internet (which I plan to heavily borrow from). First up, I wanted to work on the spell list. It seemed … Continue reading New Warlock patron – Lady Luck

Magic Item – Chaos (Crossbow) Bolts

You may remember that recently, one of my players brewed up a strange purple potion and tipped his crossbow bolts with it. Well, he seems to have forgotten, as he hasn't used any in recent uprisings in the Palace, however I thought I'd set out what I'd given him. Given the pretty chaotic nature of … Continue reading Magic Item – Chaos (Crossbow) Bolts

Loge’s Recurring Dream

So, Loge is once again mildly incapacitated and completely unconscious. Seems like a good time for him to have another of his recurring dreams. He slowly wakes up on a plain of rapidly-cooling black lava flows, and icy gale in the air. At the horizon in most directions is a red glow but in one … Continue reading Loge’s Recurring Dream

Come Hell or High Water – Bouyan II

So where were we? The Tiefling Cleric and the Gnome Fighter left the shops and headed to the pub, meeting up with the rest of the party. The Tabaxi Fighter was trying to cheat people at a game of Liar's Dice and failing, the Human Ranger and the Kobold Warlock were busy drinking, and then … Continue reading Come Hell or High Water – Bouyan II

Come Hell or High Water – the fall of Ys

So, session one of my new game. How did that go? Well, we ended up with a pretty mixed party. I thought having the only PHB races available as Human, Gnome and Tiefling would give us a pretty mixed bag - but instead I have a party of five and one of each! A Human … Continue reading Come Hell or High Water – the fall of Ys

Another new idea – Attack of the Netherverse

Or Invasion of the Netherverse, or from the Netherverse, or something along those lines. This is my take on the Shadowhunters / Dark•Matter setting (also seen in Alternity), so it's a bit Buffy the Vampire Slayer, a bit X Files, and probably a lot of Cthulhoid monsters - so maybe a bit Hellboy/BPRD too. So there's … Continue reading Another new idea – Attack of the Netherverse

New idea – Beyond the Pale

So I had a bit of a brainwave the other day, involving Irish folklore and the Western Marches ideas I've been coming up with. The basic premise is this - The Pale, so-called civilisation, is the area that was directly under the control of the English when they held Ireland. Beyond the Pale (yes, that's … Continue reading New idea – Beyond the Pale

RPGaDay2018 – Day 13 to 19

Onto part 3 / week 3 but I'm still behind! Oh well, it'll get finished eventually. #RPGaDay2018 - Day 13! DESCRIBE how your play has evolved I think the main change has been familiarity with the hobby and what it involves, and going from slow and nervous start to awesome tabletop badass is natural after … Continue reading RPGaDay2018 – Day 13 to 19

RPGaDay2018 – Day 13 to 19

Onto part 3 / week 3 but I'm still behind! Oh well, it'll get finished eventually.DESCRIBE how your play has evolvedI think the main change has been familiarity with the hobby and what it involves, and going from slow and nervous start to awesome tabletop badass is natural after 18+ years.That being said, introductions to … Continue reading RPGaDay2018 – Day 13 to 19

RPGaDay2018 – Day 6 to 12

Well, time for part two of my vague attempt to catch up with RPGaDay 2018. #RPGaDay2018 - Day 6! HOW can players make a world seem real? If a GM has crafts a campaign world, I think its the duty of a player to explore at least a bit of that. But there's also the … Continue reading RPGaDay2018 – Day 6 to 12

Loge and the Ants’ Nest

So when last I left Loge, he was sat atop the entrance chimney to a Formian nest/city on the Plane of Arcadia. The Lilend of the Infinite Staircase had asked the group to investigate some sort of curse on the Formians, which had made the workers lazy. Well, we'd just found a witness to the … Continue reading Loge and the Ants’ Nest

Free RPG day 2018

Well, another year, and another opportunity missed. I really need to start getting ahead and planning these things. I missed International Tabletop day too. I have a habit of missing these things. I think I've only ever played a game on exactly one of those days. I might have once managed to play a board game … Continue reading Free RPG day 2018

Mages everywhere – The Goon Squad

Ok, so I've been running a few ideas around my head since the last post and I think I've come up with something now. This is an idea I have for an adventure, just a very basic seed at the moment. Players take on the role of a character in a group of enforcers, but … Continue reading Mages everywhere – The Goon Squad

Mages everywhere

So, a good few years ago, I wrote something about a magic college I had in mind, and that never saw a moment of play. Stealing Borrowing heavily from Rothfuss, who I was obviously reading at the time, and Rowling and Dresden Files, it was an idea for a school of private learning for some … Continue reading Mages everywhere

Dima the Crow at level 3

So another session and another level, not so much combat this session, but I picked up a magical violin that looks pretty, which fits the "no, I'm a bard, honest" theme I had going. So I can ditch the wooden flute I had now. I still have that annoyingly cursed dagger though. Where to next? … Continue reading Dima the Crow at level 3

Dima the Crow

So, it looks like I get to play D&D. And it's set in Innistrad, the horror setting for Magic the Gathering. So, I've built a Nephalian Warlock pledged to the Raven Queen (pure Poe goodness), called him Dmitry/Dima, and we'll see how it goes. I've not played a Warlock before, so I'm not sure if … Continue reading Dima the Crow

State of the Old Crown

Continuing the theme of what's currently going on with my thinking for various projects, what's going on with the Old Crown? Not much, it turns out.   The biggest development was me changing the map around a bit more. It made less sense for the home of the Wildfolk, who are part plant, to be … Continue reading State of the Old Crown

City takeover

The other day, I ended up having a scroll through some old blog posts and one caught my eye that I'd completely forgotten about. Since I've written that post, new novels about that hinted-at history have begun rolling out, but I'm ignoring those until I get my hands on a copy!   Anyway, the point … Continue reading City takeover