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 Six

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 Six”

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”

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”