ONYX FOUNTAIN AND POOL

I am prepping for my next campaign – Out of the Abyss – and the adventure path clearly has a touch of whimsy with more than a passing resemblance to Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland.  They even say as much in the preface.  So I went back and read the two 1e adventures that are much more directly inspired (actually […]

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Wolfgang the Werewolf

My son is currently playing Skylanders Trapteam – basically a combination of kids-Diablo and Pokemon.  He has finished the game already but is redoing levels on hard to get all the achievements/stars.  I watched him battle this guy.  I thought he would be cool (and unusual) bad guy.  A werewolf bard.  Though you could run […]

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JUIBLEX

Another thematically tweaked demon lord for Out of the Abyss. JUIBLEX Huge fiend (demon) chaotic evil Armour Class 18 (natural armour) Hit Points 350 (28d12 + 168) Speed 30 ft. STR 29 (+9)        DEX 14 (+2)       CON 26 (+8) INT 20 (+5)         WIS 17 (+3)        CHA 25 (+7) Saving Throws Dex +7, Con +13, Wis +12 […]

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MORE FUNGI FOR THE UNDERDARK

I am prepping for my next campaign – Out of the Abyss – and the adventure path clearly has a touch of whimsy with more than a passing resemblance to Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland.  They even say as much in the preface.  So I went back and read the two 1e adventures that are much more directly […]

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DEMOGORGON

Recently finished reading Out of the Abyss.  Overall I think this is great adventure path as well as acting as a great sourcebook for the Underdark generally and specifically for the Sword Coast area.  However, one thing I didn’t like so much were the demon lords.  They were all very samey in feel – they all had the […]

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Gamifying Stealth in D&D

It occurred to me last night at a D&D game that stealth gameplay is uninteresting for everyone who isn’t involved.  It is nearly always a solo activity. I was thinking of ways around this and plan on using this for my game. Get a deck of cards. Have two matching monsters in the deck. In […]

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CHARACTER RACE: NOPON (KOROBOKURU)

After playing both Xenoblade games back-to-back I have a soft spot for Nopon’s, in particular the Heropon Riki.   I wanted to introduce them into my game as inter-planar traders.  After reading Dead Gods I think these would make perfect replacements fro the ratatosk – but a much more amiable and intelligent race than those […]

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