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 write up from the second session. Begin here with Session 1 – Greenest in Flames. 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 readyContinue 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 write up from the first session. 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 10thContinue reading “Tyranny of Dragons Session 1 – Greenest in Flames”

Empire of the Ghouls Session 21 – The Blood Wedding

In our 21st session, we concluded Chapter 3: The Blood Marriage as the characters made their final assault on the Midnight Temple to stop the unholy union between Vardesain and Marena. Here’s the write up which contains spoilers for the campaign. 22nd Rimetrail, 92 FY (contd.) Inside the antechamber of the Midnight Temple, The Gears experiences a terrifying vision. TheContinue reading “Empire of the Ghouls Session 21 – The Blood Wedding”

House Hunter for D&D 5e

Many years ago, I ran The Vanishing Village by Marcus Rowland from Dungeon #19 for my wife Kate. Or rather, I attempted to run it. Her player character took one look at the suspiciously empty small village and decided to give it a wide berth. Every so often in the months (and years!) that followedContinue reading “House Hunter for D&D 5e”

Empire of the Ghouls Session 20 – The Cursed Multitude

In our 20th session, we continued with Chapter 3: The Blood Marriage as the characters made their way through the haunted forests of Nordheim to the Midnight Temple. Here’s the write up which contains spoilers for the campaign. 19th Rimetrail, 92 FY There’s drama in the characters’ camp just before dawn – the mysterious horse-shaped birthmark on Zygmunt’s arm startsContinue reading “Empire of the Ghouls Session 20 – The Cursed Multitude”