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From the Depths

Inspiration for aquatic games set in fantasy, science fiction, modern, and superhero settings, including conversions, adventures and advice on running campaigns under the waves.

Aquatic / PirateD&D 5eFrom the DepthsGM Resources

1st – 15th level Aquatic Campaign Outline

In this series I have been presenting creatures you can use for villains, lieutenants, minions, and wild encounters for 5th edition aquatic games, as well as encounter seeds for these villains at each tier. At these highest tiers, I will be fleshing ...
AdventuresAquatic / PirateD&D 5eFrom the DepthsMonsters & NPCs

25 Aquatic Enemies for 11th-15th Level Characters

In this series I will be presenting creatures you can use for villains, lieutenants, minions, and wild encounters for 5th edition aquatic games. I will also be presenting encounter seeds for these villains at each tier. This week I bring you ...
Aquatic / PirateD&D 5eFrom the DepthsGM Resources

6 Aquatic Encounter Seeds for 6th-10th Level Characters

In this series I will be presenting creatures you can use for villains, lieutenants, minions, and wild encounters for 5th edition aquatic games, as well as encounter seeds for these villains at each tier. This week I bring you aquatic encounter ...
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Apex Predators: Aquatic Barbarians for 5th edition

These two Totem Warrior barbarian builds showcase how you can mix-and-match the standard powers in the core rules, re-skin their special effects, and add a few new powers to create the feel you want for your campaign or specific PC. For example, ...
Aquatic / PirateD&D 5eFrom the DepthsMonsters & NPCs

Lord of the Deep: Dire Stomatopods for 5th edition

Life has been crazy over the past two weeks around the Howard household, so please excuse any delays in posting. I’ll be returning to the Enemies & Encounters series next week because I want to give it the time and ...
Aquatic / PirateD&D 5eFrom the DepthsGM Resources

50 Aquatic Enemies for for 6th-10th level Characters

In this series I will be presenting creatures you can use for villains, lieutenants, minions, and wild encounters for 5th edition aquatic games. I will also be presenting encounter seeds for these villains at each tier. This week I bring you ...
Aquatic / PirateBehind the ScreenFrom the DepthsGM ResourcesGolarionInterviewsRPGs

Interview with Aquatic Gaming Guru, Emily Kubisz

If you follow my column From the Depths, or have listened to the Under the Sea episode of the Dungeon Master’s Block, then you’ve heard me talk about Alluria Publishing’s incredible Cerulean Seas line. Cerulean Seas is the definitive work on running aquatic ...
AdventuresAquatic / PirateFrom the DepthsMonsters & NPCsRPGs

14 Aquatic Encounter Seeds for 1st-5th level Characters

In this series I will be presenting creatures you can use for villains, lieutenants, minions, and wild encounters for 5th edition aquatic games, as well as encounter seeds for these villains at each tier. This week I bring you aquatic encounter ...
Aquatic / PirateD&D 5eFrom the DepthsGM Resources

100 Aquatic Enemies for 1st-5th level Characters

In this series I will be presenting creatures you can use for villains, lieutenants, minions, and wild encounters for 5th edition aquatic games. I will also be presenting encounter seeds for these villains at each tier. This week I bring you ...
Aquatic / PirateD&D 5eFrom the DepthsGM Resources

Waves of Enchantment: Marine Magic for 5th edition

Even the early days of roleplaying were seeded with aquatic magic items, from the helmet of underwater action to the Apparatus of Kwalish. Almost all of these items were designed for surface races to spend time beneath the waves. In “Waves of Enchantment” I’ll ...