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”

Empire of the Ghouls Session 28 – Into the Fuligin Realm

This weekend we played our Empire of the Ghouls campaign in person again, finishing Chapter 4: Catacombs of the Ghul King and entering the Underworld for the first time with the beginning of Chapter 5: Into the Fuligin Realm. Here’s the write up which contains spoilers for the campaign.  Read past episodes 29th Snowfall, 92 FY (contd.) WithContinue reading “Empire of the Ghouls Session 28 – Into the Fuligin Realm”

Empire of the Ghouls Session 27 – Going Backwards to Go Forward

This week we played our Empire of the Ghouls campaign in person again, continuing with Chapter 4: Catacombs of the Ghul King. The characters explored the catacombs beneath the Elia family mausoleum, looking for somewhere safe to take a long rest before confronting the Ghul King. Here’s the write up which contains spoilers for the campaign.  ReadContinue reading “Empire of the Ghouls Session 27 – Going Backwards to Go Forward”

2021: My Year in TTRPG Gaming

This year has been another tough one for everyone. Playing and writing for D&D has been a big help in getting me through it, so I thought I should write a blog post looking back at some of the fun things that I’ve been up to. On 2nd January, the Southlands Kickstarter ended, with anContinue reading “2021: My Year in TTRPG Gaming”

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, PartContinue reading “Van Richten’s Guide to Empire of the Ghouls Part 5”