Articles By Author - Matt James

Encounters of Fortune: Discarded Guardians (Part 3 of 5)

To celebrate the release of Open Design’s Soldiers of Fortune sourcebook for 4th Edition Dungeons & Dragons, author Matt James brings you additional material for a military campaign. [previously] __ Azlazier, a wealthy merchant from the desert city of Cindass, has hired you to find an important relic. You have followed his map to where he claims an ancient society once lived. Once there, you battled giant camel spiders and an arcane...

Encounters of Fortune: The Tower of Zazerlae (Part 2 of 5)

To celebrate the impending release of Open Design’s Soldiers of Fortune sourcebook for 4th Edition Dungeons & Dragons, author Matt James brings you additional material for a military campaign. [previously] __ Encounter Background During the last encounter, the PCs located the entrance to the abandoned dungeon and were attacked by roaming giant camel spiders. Now, they must enter the dark and mysterious complex. Any PC who makes a...

Mercenary Theme

To celebrate the impending release of Open Design’s Soldiers of Fortune sourcebook for 4th Edition Dungeons & Dragons, author Matt James brings you additional material for a military campaign. __ Warfare has permeated history since the first mortals ever drew breath. Whether the motive is a matter of pride, a warm place to sleep, or even boredom, war has existed in all forms and will continue to exist until the end of time. Even the gods...

Encounters of Fortune: The Camel Spiders (Part 1 of 5)

To celebrate the impending release of Open Design’s Soldiers of Fortune sourcebook for 4th Edition Dungeons & Dragons, author Matt James brings you additional material for a military campaign. __ The riches and treasures diverted through the city of Cindass are quite remarkable and fuel a burgeoning enterprise for those motivated by money. Wealthy investors back dozens of archeological expeditions each year, and keeping these parties...

Kythernon the Cruel

To celebrate the impending release of Open Design’s Soldiers of Fortune sourcebook for 4th Edition Dungeons & Dragons, author Matt James brings you additional material for a military campaign. __ This anecdotal history of an antagonist by the name of Kythernoncan be part of the background or this NPC an integral figure, interacting directly with your player characters. Whether you need a big, bad, evil guy to use in your campaign or...

Xaldraxis

Born of malice and contempt from corrupted magic, this vile dragon scours the landscape, attempting to sate his unwavering hunger. General Xaldraxis is an ancient dragon commander, having survived since the dawn of man. With a temper forged in a violent age, he emerged victorious after defeating entire swaths of foul creatures, beasts, and monstrosities. For his victory in defeating all others, the dragon pantheon granted him a sacred boon that...

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