I Missed Again!

I missed the Artiface Tuesday post for this week. Again! I’m sorry to have done this, but life has caught up to me now that school has started up. I was up until almost midnight last night doing homework instead of creating artifacts or prepping for the upcoming Tacticon, which is just two days away. ...

Friday Five: 2009-08-28

Changing PCs Mid-Game: Good Idea or Trouble Waiting to Happen? Janna covers the three most common reasons a player wants to drop a character from an ongoing campaign and how to handle these eventualities. One reason for dropping a character that she forgot to mention was the “I didn’t think my character would turn out ...

Adventure Hook Thursday: Marbles

All around the city marbles are falling from the sky. These marbles are no different from the normal toys children play with other than their origin is unknown, and they do not shatter upon hitting the ground. Enough people have been wounded (though not severely) by the falling items that the local governance has hired ...

Friday Five: 2009-08-21

Adventurer’s Vault 2: Overview and Item Sets Adventurer’s Vault 2: Immurements… These two posts by Dante over at Stupid Ranger really got me excited about Adventurer’s Vault 2. So excited that I ran out and bought the book the same day of his second post. I’ll be flipping through the book over the weekend, and ...

Adventure Hook: Smilin’ Joe

Here’s one for anytime after the Great Depression onwards to space faring days. Smilin’ Joe, the local used transportation dealer (car, hovercraft, space ship, etc.) sells the PC a car. However, the PC is no further than three blocks/parsecs from the dealership when they are pulled over, promptly searched and found to be transporting a ...

Artifact Tuesday: Slippers of the Silent Night

Slippers of the Silent Night: Heroic Level Artifact The Slippers are made of the finest silk with a thick pad of cloth on the bottom to protect the wearer from sharp items on the ground and to silence footfalls. Item Slot: Feet Property: You gain a +2 Item Bonus to Stealth checks. Property: You gain ...

Friday Five: 2009-08-14

You may notice this is a day late. I’m finally over my illness, but now I’m playing catch up. Things should return to normal next week. Now for this week’s Friday Five! How to improve your DMing in 12.5 seconds This is some great advice from Yax. The simple saying he starts his games with ...

Adventure Hook: Dry Times

The local well/fountain/stream/spring that feeds the town’s water supply has suddenly dried up. A local mytic says she can taste magic on the air near the former water source. The town’s leaders hire the PCs to investigate what is going on.

Under the Weather

I’ve been beaten up, rode hard and put away wet this week by a series of illnesses. This lead me to miss Tuesday’s artifact posting. I’d love to post it now, but my energy levels are too low to make up for lost time. I’ll leave that as a missed opportunity of the past and ...

Friday Five: 2009-08-07

Here is this week’s Friday Five: Running your large D&D party Another entry by newbiedm! His blog posts are consistently of high quality and very well thought out. In this case, the post contains a ton of great advice on how to handle a large D&D party. Of course, the suggestions can be applied to ...