Empire of the Ghouls Session 3 – Into the Catacombs

In our third session of Empire of the Ghoul, we continued Chapter 1 Dread Chambers of the Undercity by Chris Lockey. Here’s the write up. 4th High Summer, 92 FY  Day three with Brik, shopping for fresh produce in the Market District. Zygmunt has his pocket picked, but manages to convince one of the stall holdersContinue reading “Empire of the Ghouls Session 3 – Into the Catacombs”

Empire of the Ghouls Session 2 – The Black Book

We finished Everyone Lies by Ben McFarland from Streets of Zobeck in our second session, and moved on to the first chapter of Empire of the Ghouls, Dread Chambers of the Undercity by Chris Lockey. Here’s the write up. 28th Low Summer, 92 FY (contd.) The Silk Scabbard heist is on! Louthin, Penumbra and the Gears sneak through the Cartways, while BubblesContinue reading “Empire of the Ghouls Session 2 – The Black Book”

Bureaucrat 5e Background

Here’s a 5e Bureaucrat background for Parsantium: City at the Crossroads. BUREAUCRAT You have served in Parsantium’s vast and complex bureaucracy as one of the “beardless”, a junior civil servant. If male, you may be a eunuch, born to a poor family who handed you over to the authorities for schooling in return for a well-paid government jobContinue reading “Bureaucrat 5e Background”

Gladiator 5e Background

Here’s a 5e Gladiator background for Parsantium: City at the Crossroads. GLADIATOR You have fought many times on the sands of the Hippodrome to entertain the crowds, killing and maiming wild beasts and your fellow gladiators for money and glory. You were either raised from an early age to fight in the stadium, were sent thereContinue reading “Gladiator 5e Background”

Empire of the Ghouls Session 1 – Everyone Lies

After a narrowly avoiding a TPK in The Riverfront Rat Gang in Session 0, we started Everyone Lies by Ben McFarland from Streets of Zobeck in the first full session. Here’s the write up. 27th Low Summer, 92 FY At the Seven Bells Tavern, Grigori, a second-storey man, asks the characters to find his girlfriend Ilyana before theContinue reading “Empire of the Ghouls Session 1 – Everyone Lies”

Empire of the Ghouls Session 0 – The Riverfront Rat Gang

After creating the player characters in Session 0, we had time to kick off the campaign in Zobeck with The Riverfront Rat Gang by Mike Welham from Kobold Press’ Book of Lairs. We narrowly avoided a TPK – the players seemed to forget how few hp their 1st-level characters had when they jumped down toContinue reading “Empire of the Ghouls Session 0 – The Riverfront Rat Gang”

Empire of the Ghouls – Introducing the Characters

Three years ago I started work on the Empire of the Ghouls adventure path for Kobold Press, writing the overall outline with Wolfgang Baur, and then Chapter 2: The Holy Robes of Sister Adelind, and Chapter 6: The Pure City of Vandekhul.  Since then, I’ve been posting the session write ups I’ve been doing for my players after our monthlyContinue reading “Empire of the Ghouls – Introducing the Characters”