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 […]Read more "ONYX FOUNTAIN AND POOL"
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 […]Read more "Wolfgang the Werewolf"
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 […]Read more "JUIBLEX"
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 […]Read more "MORE FUNGI FOR THE UNDERDARK"
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 […]Read more "DEMOGORGON"
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 […]Read more "Gamifying Stealth in D&D"
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 […]Read more "CHARACTER RACE: NOPON (KOROBOKURU)"