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Rogue’s Gallery: Galdvyr Steadystone

Hunter of the Damned. During his many northern crossings, Galdvyr has successfully led numerous expeditions through encounters with its many dangers, such as giants, werewolves, and fey. None of those creatures bedevil him as much as the walking dead though. Galdvyr despises vampires in particular, viewing them as unnatural parasites. He has a dream of …

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Harbingers of the Yawning Void: Dark Magics and Fell Relics

NEW CULT SPELLS These spells have been developed by the cult. CURSE OF DISSOLUTION 4th-level necromancy (Void)Casting Time: 1 actionRange: TouchComponents: V, SDuration: Concentration, up to 1 minute You speak a phrase of Void Speech as you touch a creature. That creature must succeed on a Charisma saving throw or be cursed for the duration …

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Tripping on the World Tree: Reading the Warlock Guide to the Planes

Next, the guide specifically details seven separate planes, specifically the Infinite Halls (Seven Heavens of Celestial Light), Silendora (Summer Lands of the Elves), Valhalla (including the Storm Court and Geirrhöth), Klingedesh (the Marketplace), Ravatet (Plane of Gears), the Evermaw (Plane of the Undead), and finally Ginnungagap (the Yawning Void). Each section describes locations of interest …

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Warlock’s Apprentice: An Ode to Randomness

Creating material for roleplaying games isn’t the same as engineering a new smartphone or finding ways to speed up an assembly line. Those tasks are tethered to the real world. The most revolutionary manufacturing idea ever conceived is in fact worthless if it depends on technology that can’t be built. RPGs, on the other hand, …

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The Ratatosk: Spells of the Squirrel-Folk

For the squirrel-folk, spells are spells. They do not bother limiting them to one class or another. The following spells are special to the ratatosk, and they only share them with those they trust, but anyone can learn from the squirrel-folk. Spellcasters who learn a ratatosk spell must meet any level requirement. A ratatosk spell …

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Harbingers of the Yawning Void: Cult Activities and Adventure Hooks, Part 2

LEVELS 10–12 A major metropolis is in turmoil. The city-state is on the verge of total anarchy. A disease has broken out in the poorer sections and threatens to become a full-borne plague, even though those quarters have been locked under quarantine under threat of death. Doomsayers walk the streets, prophesying the end times. Suicides …

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Dungeon Tables: Travel Challenges and Complications, Part 3

Jungle 1d10 Challenge/Encounter 1 A giant ape, watching the party from the canopy. 2 Two awakened shrubs and an awakened tree, or one shambling mound, unhappy at the intrusion.  3 Overgrown Path. The vines and vegetation have overtaken the path. The PCs must succeed a DC 14 Wisdom (Survival) check in order to continue in …

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One-on-One Roleplaying: Adapting Published Campaigns

Adaptation Principles As we said earlier in this series, one of the best things about one-on-one play is the focus on the player and the PC. They’re the main character around whom the entire storyline revolves. This is a double-edged sword when it comes to adapting a published campaign though. Both the narrative arc and …

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Zobeck Gazetteer Wallpapers

It’s a new month, and everyone’s gaming! So here’s a city-tastic set of wallpapers for your computer, your smartphone, or whatever electronic device you’ve got. This month, we’ve got a piece from Zobeck Gazetteer (artist Ralph Horsley). Let’s go shopping for gear, adventurers! Please, click on the image you want to download to expand it into a …

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