Under the City: Salon of Higher Studies

An arcane college offers endless opportunities to its students with its centuries of intellect suffused into its foundation and fortifying an arsenal of knowledge. But unlike most universities, this arcane college houses information not only above ground but also below in the depths of the under-city in a parallel institution with more sinister intent. The most salient differences between those who study within the college and those below it...

Welcome to Midgard: Grandmother Baba Yaga

Welcome, friend, to the world of Midgard. Maybe you’re brand new to this world. Or maybe you’ve been around since the beginning. Either way, stay—all are welcome! Please, sit and listen to the tales. You see, the world has been changing, and oh, the sights to see. It’s a living, evolving realm where things happen after all. So why shouldn’t it have a life all it’s own? Where to start… [From the Midgard Worldbook] Grandmother Baba Yaga Many...

On the Road with Phileus J. Abbertale: Fields of Doom

Well met and well-traveled, friend. Introductions are certainly in order. I am Phileus J. Abbertale—explorer, naturalist, and scholar. Neophytes refer to me as a guide, but I personally find the term lacking, considering the breadth of knowledge I impart to those willing to listen. Indeed, the title Journey Facilitator best captures the range of services I provide to my clients. In my mind, formality conveys importance, and nothing is more...

Welcome to Midgard: Beer Domain

Welcome, friend, to the world of Midgard. Maybe you’re brand new to this world. Or maybe you’ve been around since the beginning. Either way, stay—all are welcome! Please, sit and listen to the tales. You see, the world has been changing, and oh, the sights to see. It’s a living, evolving realm where things happen after all. So why shouldn’t it have a life all it’s own? Where to start… [From the Midgard Heroes Handbook…] BEER DOMAIN The heady...

Warlock’s Apprentice: Jann of the Burnished City

The genies of the Elemental Planes keep slaves, but they also need servants—individuals powerful enough to run their petty citadels and elemental empires but not rise to become rivals to their power. These are the jann, beings made of multiple primal elements. A beautiful people of striking appearance and demeanor, they suffer the egos of their masters and keep such great metropolises as the City of Brass in some sense of order. Made of Many...

DM Selfie: The Winners

What a wonderful turnout of photos for the DM Selfie contest! You really made me want to get my game on. It’s always so much fun to see how different yet how similar everyone’s game is—to see all the ways that gaming happens. And you certainly didn’t make the judges’ task easy. But the dice have been rolled, so to speak. Congratulations to the winners—who should be expecting fabulous prizes winging their way soon—and...

Races of Midgard: Aridni

Those that call Midgard home are many and varied, and adventure awaits them all. This series presents some potential player races that you might not have considered. Aridni Description: Aridni are small, ashen-grey creatures, standing no more than three feet in height. They have thin, agile bodies and weigh no more than thirty pounds. And of course, they have moth-like wings, allowing for quick maneuvering to avoid danger and escape foes....

Midgard Dungeons: Hecate’s Moon Temple (Near Mount Parini)

The mountain at the heart of the island rumbles—smoke and lava vent from fissures and craters, geologic might being the most persistent guardian of Hecate’s Moon Temple. Nearby, the doorway to a shadowy byway crackles with arcane energy, detectable and accessible only by those who are initiated in one of Midgard’s most enduring mysteries. But for all that, the Moon Temple that belongs to the Bringer of Magic has fallen. Spectral guardians and...

Welcome to Midgard: Zobecker Scout

Welcome, friend, to the world of Midgard. Maybe you’re brand new to this world. Or maybe you’ve been around since the beginning. Either way, stay—all are welcome! Please, sit and listen to the tales. You see, the world has been changing, and oh, the sights to see. It’s a living, evolving realm where things happen after all. So why shouldn’t it have a life all it’s own? Where to start… [From the Midgard Heroes Handbook…] RANGER: ZOBECKER SCOUT...

Gaming in the Perilous Southlands (with Kids!)

Way back when time began, I started gaming with Basic Dungeons & Dragons and moved quickly to AD&D. For the next few years, I was into anything TSR put out—Top Secret, Gamma World, Gangbusters, Star Frontiers, Boot Hill—and then I discovered Call of Cthulhu. But my group mostly stopped gaming when we started driving. There were brief returns—I lived in London after college and bought a lot of Call of Cthulhu at Forbidden Planet, and I...

Welcome to Midgard: Recent Events in the Blood Kingdom

Welcome, friend, to the world of Midgard. Maybe you’re brand new to this world. Or maybe you’ve been around since the beginning. Either way, stay—all are welcome! Please, sit and listen to the tales. You see, the world has been changing, and oh, the sights to see. It’s a living, evolving realm where things happen after all. So why shouldn’t it have a life all it’s own? Where to start… [From the Midgard Worldbook…] RECENT EVENTS IN THE BLOOD...

Shades of Magic: Elven Secrets

The Elves abandoned Midgard for other realms many ages ago. However, many of their mysterious, epic enchantments remained behind. Their unique artifacts and puissant magic items are still hidden deep in ancient forests and in timeless ruins for the intrepid (or foolhardy) adventurer to discover and claim. Armours of the Cavalier Armor, very rare, requires attunement This +2 silvered plate mail is immune to all types of rust and magical rust...

Welcome to Midgard: Griffon Knight

Welcome, friend, to the world of Midgard. Maybe you’re brand new to this world. Or maybe you’ve been around since the beginning. Either way, stay—all are welcome! Please, sit and listen to the tales. You see, the world has been changing, and oh, the sights to see. It’s a living, evolving realm where things happen after all. So why shouldn’t it have a life all it’s own? Where to start… [From the Midgard Heroes Handbook…] FIGHTER: GRIFFON KNIGHT...

Under the City: Sewers

Under the City presents opportunities to add new layers to your urban adventuring… Canneries, chamber pots, knacker yards, latrines, slaughterhouses, and tanneries—all that waste has to go somewhere. The resulting foulness is captured, transported, and processed by urban sewage systems that vary in design and complexity. Individual structures, both domestic and commercial, likely rely upon a moveable outhouse latrine centered over a simple pit....


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