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”

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”

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”

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”

Empire of the Ghouls Session 19 – Flight of the Valkyries

In our 19th session, we continued with Chapter 3: The Blood Marriage as the characters raided a Ragnarok cultist camp travelled from Huldramose towards the ruins of Nordheim.Here’s the write up which contains spoilers for the campaign. 11th Rimetrail, 92 FY (contd.) The characters set off for the Ragnarok cultist camp accompanied by Hafridh Ironeyes and the Huldra. 12th Rimetrail BubblesContinue reading “Empire of the Ghouls Session 19 – Flight of the Valkyries”

Empire of the Ghouls Session 18 – The Memorial Feast of Randgrid Ironeyes

In our 18th session, we continued with Chapter 3: The Blood Marriage as the characters travelled through the Northlands from Reaver’s Cave to Huldramose. Here’s the write up which contains spoilers for the campaign. 30th Last Leaf, 92 FY (contd.) The characters try to surprise the cannibals outside Reaver’s Cave, but unfortunately The Gears’ attempts at stealth go awryContinue reading “Empire of the Ghouls Session 18 – The Memorial Feast of Randgrid Ironeyes”

Empire of the Ghouls Session 17 – Reaver’s Cave

In our 17th session, we continued with Chapter 3: The Blood Marriage as the characters sailed across the Nieder Straits to Reaver’s Cave. Here’s the write up which contains spoilers for the campaign. 26th Last Leaf, 92 FY  The characters purchase cold weather clothing for their trip to the Northlands. Just before they board the Osprey, Bubbles buys some foodContinue reading “Empire of the Ghouls Session 17 – Reaver’s Cave”

Empire of the Ghouls Session 16 – The Wrath of Baba Yaga

In our 16th session, the party had to deal with the consequences of removing a gnome’s mushroom hat, and used the power of the Holy Robes of Sister Adelind for the first time. Here’s the write up which contains spoilers for the campaign.  Harvest Dances, 92 FY The characters get ready for the return journey from Orzelbirg to Jozht.Continue reading “Empire of the Ghouls Session 16 – The Wrath of Baba Yaga”