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Survivalist Gaming: Fantasy Go-Bag

*Note: While I won’t be system specific in this article, what I most commonly play is Pathfinder so you’ll find most of the suggestions drifting in that direction. If you have suggestions, tweaks, or alternate items for your particular flavor ...
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System Agnostic: Tropes, and Monsters Playing With Type

The response for one of my previous articles Grokking Orcs was overwhelming and overwhelmingly positive, thank you! Some people brought up some very good critiques + suggestions, and by far the most consistent one was that the setup I was ...
Role Initiative

5 Alternate History Campaigns For D&D

During the heady days of 2nd Edition Dungeons & Dragons, TSR released a set of rule books for running historical campaigns. These were seven books called the Historical Reference Series and they covered the following topics: The Vikings, Charlemagne’s Paladins, ...
ClassesD&D 5ePlayer ResourcesThe Game Room

Blowing up your Campaign: Pyromancers for 5e Alchemists

The Pyromancer is an archetype for the Alchemist class and is one of eight traditions, including Metamoporhs, Poisoners, Artificers, Reanimators, Herbwardens, and more. You’ll need the core class presented in the original article and this to play the pyromancer. Pyromancer Bonus ...
Aquatic / PirateClassesMonsters & NPCsNautical NonsenseRacesSeas of Vodari

D&D 5e Aquatic Campaign – Monster & Hero Race Options

I run a weekly game D&D 5e game in a seafaring setting called Vodari. For this week’s Nautical Nonsense column I wanted to gather up all the aquatic monster races and hero races in one handy list that I draw ...
D&D 5eStar FrontiersThoughts & Things

Star Frontiers / D&D 5e Conversion Part 5

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 I have continued to work on combining the Star Frontiers D&D 5e Conversion articles during the winter break. Previously there was some criticism for the D&D ...
ColumnsD&D 3.5eHistory of the Classes

The Bard Class, Part Three

Welcome back to the third post in this series on Bards. I promise that someday I will say everything I need to say about Bards and we can move on to some other class with a bizarre history across the ...
Board GamesCrowd Funding

Tiny Epic Galaxies – Kickstarter

I found this cool kickstarter last week and quickly became a backer of this game that just recently started January 8th. It was created by Gamelyn Games, and the kickstarter ends in 23 days. Gamelyn Games have had several kickstarters along the same ...
Aquatic / PirateD&D 5eFrom the DepthsMonsters & NPCsPlayer ResourcesRaces

Aquatic Allies: Cecaelias

Art by riviel The history of the cecaelias as a race is all but unknown to scholars of the surface world. Though some surface dwellers believe they are a subrace of merfolk, this race of cephaloids, and indeed the merfolk, ...
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System Agnostic: The Home of the One Hundred Saved (Shelter ...

Yesterday, in my column Survivalist Gaming I discussed the concept of treating dungeons as the fantasy equivalent of fallout shelters (aka shelter dungeons). Today, I want to actually outline a dungeon concept predicated on this concept including its history, monstrous ...