Empire of the Ghouls Session 37 – Temple of Hriggala

In our first Empire of the Ghouls session of 2023 we continued with the final chapter, The Pure City of Vandekhul and the characters’ exploration of Chandelier Island. It was a fun and challenging session with the banishment spell causing some very entertaining shenanigans. 26th Deep Winter, 92 FY (contd.) The Gears pushes open the doors leading into aContinue reading “Empire of the Ghouls Session 37 – Temple of Hriggala”

2022: My Year in TTRPG Gaming

This year has been a busy one in terms of both game design projects and playing RPGs, so I thought it would be good to write about a few of my highlights. Back in January, the Tome of Beasts 3 Kickstarter launched and went on to raise an amazing $767,501 from 9,438 backers. I contributedContinue reading “2022: My Year in TTRPG Gaming”

Empire of the Ghouls Session 36 – Chandelier Island

In our last Empire of the Ghouls session we continued with the final chapter, The Pure City of Vandekhul, one of the two that I wrote. This time the characters headed to Chandelier Island, a location in the Sulphur Sea that first appeared in the original d20 version of Empire of the Ghouls. I got to update itContinue reading “Empire of the Ghouls Session 36 – Chandelier Island”

Empire of the Ghouls Session 35 – Sailing the Sulphur Sea

In our last Empire of the Ghouls session we moved onto the final chapter, The Pure City of Vandekhul, which is one of the two that I wrote. It was a long time since I’d written the encounters we played, but it was good to see them work well at the table! 24th Deep Winter, 92Continue reading “Empire of the Ghouls Session 35 – Sailing the Sulphur Sea”

Empire of the Ghouls Session 34 – Ship of Fools

This weekend we (almost) finished Chapter 5: Into the Fuligin Realm, as the adventurers returned the Staff of the Underworld to Narosain and stole a ship to take them across the Sulphur Sea. 19th Deep Winter, 92 FY As the victorious adventurers travel back to the Last King with the Staff of the Underworld, they pass through a cavern filledContinue reading “Empire of the Ghouls Session 34 – Ship of Fools”

Empire of the Ghouls Session 33 – Master of the Dragons’ Graveyard

This weekend we continued with Empire of the Ghouls, Chapter 5: Into the Fuligin Realm, as the adventurers continued to explore the Dragons’ Graveyard, in search of the Staff of the Underworld. I had time before we played to draw out the cavern complex on my Tact-Tiles and this proved to be time well-spent as weContinue reading “Empire of the Ghouls Session 33 – Master of the Dragons’ Graveyard”

Empire of the Ghouls Session 32 – The Last King

This weekend we continued with Empire of the Ghouls, Chapter 5: Into the Fuligin Realm, as the adventurers met with the Last King and entered the Dragons’ Graveyard. We are playing in person, so I used my Giant Book of Battle Mats and Tact-Tiles for the battle maps. I’ll be able to draw a better mapContinue reading “Empire of the Ghouls Session 32 – The Last King”

Empire of the Ghouls Session 31 – Test of the Withered Hand

This weekend we continued with Empire of the Ghouls, Chapter 5: Into the Fuligin Realm, as the adventurers continued to explore the caves of the Cult of the Withered Hand, searching for the “hidden prizes” they needed for an audience with Orda, the cult’s leader. As we were playing in person, I got out my trusty Tact-TilesContinue reading “Empire of the Ghouls Session 31 – Test of the Withered Hand”

Empire of the Ghouls Session 30 – Revenge of the Hunger God

This weekend we continued with Empire of the Ghouls, Chapter 5: Into the Fuligin Realm, as the adventurers headed from the Pit of All Flesh to the caves of the Cult of the Withered Hand. Here’s the write up which contains spoilers for the campaign.  Read past episodes 10th Deep Winter, 92 FY (contd.) After making a hasty exitContinue reading “Empire of the Ghouls Session 30 – Revenge of the Hunger God”

Empire of the Ghouls Session 29 – The Pit of All Flesh

This weekend we played our first Empire of the Ghouls session for two months continuing with Chapter 5: Into the Fuligin Realm. Surprisingly (to me), the group seemed to have learned the importance of staying incognito and didn’t start a massive fight in the ghoul outpost! Here’s the write up which contains spoilers for the campaign.  Read pastContinue reading “Empire of the Ghouls Session 29 – The Pit of All Flesh”