Wrath of the River King Session 2 – Through the Millpond

Wrath of the River King was the first 4th Edition Open Design project from Kobold Press. I ran this adventure in 2009, setting it in the Feyshore Forest near Parsantium. Here’s the second write up. You can read Session 1 here. 26th Maius, 1745 (contd.) With the bear and satyrs dealt with the characters demand thatContinue reading “Wrath of the River King Session 2 – Through the Millpond”

Van Richten’s Guide to Empire of the Ghouls Part 3

This is the third in a series of blog posts offering ideas on how a DM running Empire of the Ghouls (or another Midgard campaign) can steal things from Van Richten’s Guide to Ravenloft to enhance their game by adding an extra touch of horror.  Read Part 1: Character Options and Part 2: Darklords andContinue reading “Van Richten’s Guide to Empire of the Ghouls Part 3”

Icons of Parsantium: The Dragon

The Dragon is the second of fifteen icons I created for my 13th Age Parsantium campaign. These movers and shakers should also prove useful for GMs running Parsantium games using the 13th Age icon relationship rules with other incarnations of the world’s bestselling fantasy RPG – or indeed anyone using the setting. The Dragon The DragonContinue reading “Icons of Parsantium: The Dragon”

Van Richten’s Guide to Empire of the Ghouls Part 2

I’ve been a fan of Ravenloft since the original AD&D I6 adventure and the 2nd Edition Realms of Terror boxed set, so I was excited to read Van Richten’s Guide to Ravenloft, the latest D&D book from Wizards of the Coast.  This series of blog posts offers some ideas on how a DM running EmpireContinue reading “Van Richten’s Guide to Empire of the Ghouls Part 2”

Empire of the Ghouls Session 22 – An Urgent Summons

In our 22nd session, I ran a combat encounter and some downtime in Wolfheim before kicking off Chapter 4: Catacombs of the Ghul King. The characters returned to see old friends and patrons and journeyed on the Shadow Roads. Here’s the write up which contains spoilers for the campaign. Read past episodes 5th Snowfall, 92Continue reading “Empire of the Ghouls Session 22 – An Urgent Summons”

Van Richten’s Guide to Empire of the Ghouls Part 1

I’ve been a fan of Ravenloft since the original AD&D I6 adventure and the 2nd Edition Realms of Terror boxed set, so I was excited to read Van Richten’s Guide to Ravenloft, the latest D&D book from Wizards of the Coast.  This series of blog posts offers some ideas on how a DM running EmpireContinue reading “Van Richten’s Guide to Empire of the Ghouls Part 1”

Tyranny of Dragons Session 2 – Raiders’ Camp

Six years ago, I started running a monthly Tyranny of Dragons campaign. Here’s the second write up. 11th Mirtul, 1490 DR An hour before dawn, the PCs hear cries coming from the battlements of the keep. The raiders appear to be getting ready to leave, but a fearsome blue-scaled half-dragon has approached the keep. This is Langdedrosa Cyanwrath.Continue reading “Tyranny of Dragons Session 2 – Raiders’ Camp”

Wrath of the River King Session 1 – The Green Knight and the Talking Bear

Wrath of the River King was the first 4th Edition Open Design project from Kobold Press. I ran this adventure in 2009, setting it in the Feyshore Forest near Parsantium. Here’s the first write up. Introducing the Characters Brave Ella, female elf ranger Koh-Bar the God King, male tiefling sorcerer Krivinn, male dragonborn paladin ofContinue reading “Wrath of the River King Session 1 – The Green Knight and the Talking Bear”

Icons of Parsantium: The Basileus

The Basileus is the first of fifteen icons I created for my 13th Age Parsantium campaign. These movers and shakers should also prove useful for GMs running Parsantium games using the 13th Age icon relationship rules with other incarnations of the world’s bestselling fantasy RPG – or indeed anyone using the setting. The Basileus The Basileus,Continue reading “Icons of Parsantium: The Basileus”

Tyranny of Dragons Session 1 – Greenest in Flames

Six years ago, I started running a monthly Tyranny of Dragons campaign. Here’s the first write up. Introducing the Characters Crake Crozier, human rogue, charlatan “Flotsam” Rosie Fleisch, half-elf warlock, pirate Gwastdyn Strakeln, shield dwarf druid, outlander Turin Elinast, moon elf bard, entertainer Ug St. John Smith, half-orc paladin of Ilmater, acolyte 10th Mirtul, 1490 DRContinue reading “Tyranny of Dragons Session 1 – Greenest in Flames”