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  • Indulgent Setting Details Part 1: Bishop Ring

    I’m running a new campaign. I ended up as DM because I ended up having the most experience with D&D, despite that being almost none at all. My world takes place on a massive bishop ring. This post will talk… Read More ›

  • New Campaign + The Adept

    I’m running a new campaign, starting this Saturday.  I’m going to use a few of my own rules. Most of these are adapted from various unpublished systems/fragments my brother used for his campaign. While I’m here, I’m going to go… Read More ›

  • Artifacts of Nature

    Tigerkin Cloak A half cloak made from a skinned tiger, slashed down the length. Old and stained brown with blood. Once belonged to a hunter who learned his trade from tigers, and turned against them for profit. You are invisible… Read More ›

  • Well, that was weird

    But I’m back from China now! Lifestyle tip: if you want to update your blog in a foreign country, don’t use someone else’s laptop then forget to log yourself out afterwards.

  • Race as Class Troglodytes

    Troglodyte Troglodytes are amphibious humanoids, known for their physical toughness and atrocious scent. Most of them live in miserable underground villages called Welts carved out long ago, which are ironically quite common in deserts and the Empty Ring. Each Welt… Read More ›

  • You’re doing Changelings all wrong.

    NOTE: I wrote the first draft of this a while ago, didn’t like how it turned out, and then realized Arnold Kemp did something very similar with his Doppelgangers post before hand, so I dropped it. However, in the interest… Read More ›

  • Prominent Fleshcrafting Cults

    Shenti-jia The Puissant Guild of Shenti-jia specializes in the creation of contingents of giant flesh soldiers called the Fleshguards. They stand 10 feet tall and wield massive glaives and come fully equipped with armor. All their war atronachs are of… Read More ›

  • Fleshcrafter Cults

    DisCLAIMER: HEAVILY UNTESTED The fleshcrafters practice a trade as useful as it is distasteful in the eyes of many would be rulers. Through the arts of transmutation, animation, and the usage of the enigmatic blood silos, they produce servitors and… Read More ›

  • Suns, Moons, and Boring Astronomy

    If you read this blog, you may have played a fantasy game at some point. You may have played many. You may have noticed something similar about all the worlds you experience and create. The sky across many of them… Read More ›

  • Distant Lands: Half-Light

    “…and there the author found himself staring west into the great maw of Nuria, the purportedly endless caves that wind beneath these parts of the Earth, or the whole Earth as some claim. Carved into the base and the walls… Read More ›

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