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Midgard Ley Magic: Locating Ley Lines

Welcome back to our series on Midgard ley magic. In the inaugural entry, we revisited ley lines, discussed GM prep, and introduced a couple of new ley magic spells. In this article, we dive deeper into GM preparation, presenting a set of optional tables used to answer the most common geomancer question: “Are there any ley lines nearby?” Locating Ley Lines Ley line savants (2nd-level geomancers) and Ley Initiates (feat) can sense the presence of...

Midgard Icons: The Dragon Sultan

Now, let’s look in more detail at the third of the 13 Midgard icons: Ozmir Al-Stragul, the Dragon Sultan! There’s an overview of the 13 Midgard icons here along with icon relationship mechanics you can use to connect player characters with their world more powerfully in D&D, Pathfinder, and many other RPGs. DRAGON SULTAN The scarred and cunning dragonkin ruler of the Mharoti Empire, Dread Sultan Ozmir Al-Stragul, is a general of great skill...

Inbar’s Guide to the Northlands: Tension and Release

Dearest Mother and Father, It has been too many months since my last letter. Fear not, I am safe and well though I made the unfortunate error of embroiling myself in a conflict between two families in Glasvale… Familial Feuds Some issues are beyond solving with words or at the holmganga. When this occurs in the Northlands, it often results in a feud. While feuds sometimes result from legitimate wrongs, just as often they begin as petty...

Empire of the Ghouls Now Available

The Empire is here!!! Citizens of the free city of Zobeck are going missing! Catacombs beneath the streets may provide answers, but what lurks in them may not enjoy company… Who will uncover and stop the foul and ghoulish workings? Will your adventurers have the fortitude and ambition—or the greed and cunning—it takes to put a stop to them? Empire of the Ghouls is a complete campaign for characters level 1 to 13 for the 5th edition of the...

Warlock’s Apprentice: Riverfolk Halflings, the Scattered People of the Trade

From ramshackle patchwork barges to the decks of fishing boats and smuggling vessels, riverfolk halflings are found along the greatest rivers of the Crossroads… and some of the less great. The gruff barge pilot in the wide-brimmed hat, predicting a river with near-prescient skill; the singer, stamping out rhythms on the deck while belting out bawdy songs; the charming huckster, swindling the big folk out of their savings for promises and...

Expanding Codex: Iron Sphere

Expanding Codex–Iron SphereThe following changes allow GMs to alter an iron sphere without modifying its challenge rating: Acid Jet (Recharge 5–6). The iron sphere extends a nozzle from an open panel and shoots a stream of acid in a 20-foot line that is 5 feet wide. Each creature in that line must make a DC 15 Dexterity saving throw, taking 22 (4d10) acid damage on a failed save… or half as much damage on a successful one. The iron sphere...

Tools of War: NPC Allies

NPC allies are a reasonably common feature in home campaigns and published adventures. While a decent way to showcase the allies that characters are invested in, characters who are important to the plot, or just friendly combatants too important to be represented as some sort of disposable minion, they can be annoying to use. And just as with minions and hirelings, they add to the action economy on a one-to-one basis. Controlling them is a...

The 4th Pillar: Mythbusters (Party Composition Edition)

Everyone loves to talk about group composition. I feel like the prevalence and popularity of video games have only bolstered these arguments over the years as well. There’s the ever-unavoidable “holy trinity”: classes that primarily take damage (tanks), classes that primarily heal damage (healers), and classes that primarily deal damage (DPS). Even the acronym for damage dealing classes is plucked from video games, yet nobody is measuring...

Welcome to Midgard: Rava (Ariadne)

The Gear Goddess, the Clockwork Oracle, Mother of Industry, Spinner of Fate, Merchant Goddess, Patron of the City of Zobeck, Patron of Weavers and the Gearforged. Divine Domains: Clockwork, Knowledge, Prophecy, Travel Domains: Artifice, Clockwork, Knowledge, Luck, Travel Subdomains: Construct, Exploration, Fate, Toil, Trade Alignment: Lawful Favored Weapon: Dagger, scimitar Patron of Zobeck, Rava is a relatively minor goddess whose beneficence...

Midgard GM Screen Wallpapers

It’s April, and everyone’s gaming! So here’s a devastating set of wallpapers for your computer, your smartphone, or whatever electronic device you’ve got. This month, we’ve got a piece from the Midgard GM Screen (artist Florian Stitz). Let’s find us some dragons, adventurers! ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Please, click on the image you want to download to expand it into a downloadable...

Cult Activity: Elemental Undead

While most appreciate the work of Siwal’s gravebinders, few trust them. Despite the strict laws governing the interactions of undead creatures and mortals within the Necropolis, many believe that a person can’t help but become corrupted by constant exposure to the magicks of the dead. And as new and unusual forms of undead creatures proliferate, commoners, nobles, and adventurers alike turn the eye of blame to the gravebinders and their...

Beyond the Audience: Social Butterfly

In the last article, we pulled the camera back and chatted a bit about building support structures around your show (rather than altering your content directly). This time, we’re focusing on another critical aspect of said supports: social media. In this day and age, social media surrounds us. It’s the way we get our news, it’s the way we stay in touch, and most importantly, it’s the way we let the world know what...

Deep Magic Pre-Sale

The Deep Magic pre-sale is here!!! Deep Magic Command 700 new spells for Fifth Edition! No matter how you slice it, magic is at the heart of fantasy—and nothing says magic like a massive tome of spells. Full cover hardcover is the ultimate sourcebook for new and variant magic in any fantasy setting, offering over 300 full-color pages. This tome collects, updates, tweaks, and expands spells from years of the Deep Magic for Fifth Edition...

The Dairy Fairy

Virtual Gary Con was a blast! Thank you to everyone who participated and who watched our panels! For those who missed the panels live, they’re available on our Youtube channel. In our monster design panel, we polled the viewers, asking them what kind of monster they would like the panelists to create. The poll results were a CR 6–10 Huge Fey. While waiting for the panelists to wrap up their chat before creating the monster, the viewers...


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