Empire of the Ghouls Session 26 – The Ghul King’s Catacomb

In our 26th session, we were back around the gaming table in person for the first time since February 2020! Online gaming has been good, but I’ve really missed playing together with all our friends 🙂 We continued with Chapter 4: Catacombs of the Ghul King as the characters entered the catacombs beneath the Elia family mausoleum. Here’sContinue reading “Empire of the Ghouls Session 26 – The Ghul King’s Catacomb”

Empire of the Ghouls Session 25 – The Grand Necropolis of Siwal

In our 25th session, we continued with Chapter 4: Catacombs of the Ghul King as the characters explored the Grand Necropolis of Siwal in the Southlands. Next session, the plan is to play in person again – fingers crossed! Here’s the write up which contains spoilers for the campaign.  Read past episodes 27th Snowfall, 92 FY It’s already getting hotContinue reading “Empire of the Ghouls Session 25 – The Grand Necropolis of Siwal”

Empire of the Ghouls Session 24 – Battle at the Standing Stones

In our 24th session, we continued with Chapter 4: Catacombs of the Ghul King as the characters finished their journey on the Shadow Roads and arrived in Siwal in the Southlands. Hopefully, I’ll have a copy of the Southlands Worldbook in time for the next session and can use Tommi Salama’s excellent map of Siwal in the game.Continue reading “Empire of the Ghouls Session 24 – Battle at the Standing Stones”

Van Richten’s Guide to Empire of the Ghouls Part 6

This is the sixth and final article 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, Part 2:Continue reading “Van Richten’s Guide to Empire of the Ghouls Part 6”

Van Richten’s Guide to Empire of the Ghouls Part 5

This is the fifth 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, Part 2: Darklords and Domains,Continue reading “Van Richten’s Guide to Empire of the Ghouls Part 5”

Empire of the Ghouls Session 23 – Shadow Road to the Southlands

In our 23rd session, we continued with Chapter 4: Catacombs of the Ghul King as the characters travelled on the Shadow Roads to Siwal in the Southlands. Hopefully next session, we will be able to play face to face! Here’s the write up which contains spoilers for the campaign. The everpup is from Total Party Kill Bestiary Vol.Continue reading “Empire of the Ghouls Session 23 – Shadow Road to the Southlands”

Van Richten’s Guide to Empire of the Ghouls Part 4

This is the fourth 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, Part 2: Darklords and Domains,Continue reading “Van Richten’s Guide to Empire of the Ghouls Part 4”

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”