Tome of Beasts 3 and More Game Design News

Three projects I’ve worked on in the past year or so have been released in the past week, and I’m thrilled at how they’ve turned out. I hope you enjoy using these books in your game as much as I enjoyed writing them. First, Tome of Beasts 3 is available to buy in PDF fromContinue reading “Tome of Beasts 3 and More Game Design News”

Empire of the Ghouls Session 36 – Chandelier Island

In our last Empire of the Ghouls session we continued with the final chapter, The Pure City of Vandekhul, one of the two that I wrote. This time the characters headed to Chandelier Island, a location in the Sulphur Sea that first appeared in the original d20 version of Empire of the Ghouls. I got to update itContinue reading “Empire of the Ghouls Session 36 – Chandelier Island”

Tyranny of Dragons Session 18 – Night of the Vampire

Tyranny of Dragons was the first full D&D 5e campaign I ran, starting back in 2015. Here’s the write up from the 18th session in which the party continued their assault on the Cult of the Dragon’s Flying Fortress, Skyreach Castle. After this session I clamped down on the call woodland beings spell, introducing a randomContinue reading “Tyranny of Dragons Session 18 – Night of the Vampire”

Scarlet Citadel Session 29 – Dinosaurs and Dire Owlbears

Here’s what happened in our 29th Scarlet Citadel session, in which the adventurers finally made it down to the dwarven barracks on Level 3. You can read earlier posts here. This post contains spoilers for Scarlet Citadel. After escaping from the ogrepede last session, we began with the party standing at the top of theContinue reading “Scarlet Citadel Session 29 – Dinosaurs and Dire Owlbears”

Winter is Coming – Grandfather Frost

Ten years ago today, my friend Symatt and I took part in a winter-themed 4th Edition D&D blog carnival. This was our contribution, featuring a villain from the far north of the Lands of Parsantium. Enjoy! Grandfather Frost aka Ded Moroz Leaping effortlessly from tree to tree is a bizarre human-like figure – a creepy-lookingContinue reading “Winter is Coming – Grandfather Frost”

Scarlet Citadel Session 28 – The Dancing Hut

Here’s what happened in our 28th Scarlet Citadel session, in which the group travelled from the ruins of Erdovar back to Redtower, returning to the Scarlet Citadel after just over a month away. We had four players again this week – the three clerics and Tricksy the river elf rogue. You can read earlier posts here.Continue reading “Scarlet Citadel Session 28 – The Dancing Hut”

Halls of the Mountain King Session 6 – The Great Hall

Halls of the Mountain King was the second 4th Edition Open Design project from Kobold Press. I ran the adventure in 2010 as part of the same Parsantium campaign as Wrath of the River King. Here’s the write up from the sixth session. Fun to see I used the kobold “chickenhead” trap I’d written forContinue reading “Halls of the Mountain King Session 6 – The Great Hall”

Empire of the Ghouls Session 35 – Sailing the Sulphur Sea

In our last Empire of the Ghouls session we moved onto the final chapter, The Pure City of Vandekhul, which is one of the two that I wrote. It was a long time since I’d written the encounters we played, but it was good to see them work well at the table! 24th Deep Winter, 92Continue reading “Empire of the Ghouls Session 35 – Sailing the Sulphur Sea”

Brotherhood of Spite

To celebrate Halloween, here are some really nasty gnomes from the Organizations chapter of Parsantium: City at the Crossroads. BROTHERHOOD OF SPITE Some gnomes are friendly little folk, renowned for their ability to make all sorts of wonderful things – clockwork devices, toys, jewellery and other finely crafted objects – and for their fun-loving sense ofContinue reading “Brotherhood of Spite”

Scarlet Citadel Session 27 – Night Cauldron of Chernobog

Here’s what happened in our 27th Scarlet Citadel session, which took place in the ruins of Erdovar in the White Forest. We had four players this week – all three clerics as well as Farthrum the gearforged fighter. In this session, the characters came up against the Night Cauldron of Chernobog, one of the evilContinue reading “Scarlet Citadel Session 27 – Night Cauldron of Chernobog”