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Glimpse Inside Fables: Pirates of the Aetherial Expanse

Glimpse Inside Fables: Pirates of the Aetherial Expanse

“Hail and well-met travelers! Would you care to hear a Fable?” Since joining Ghostfire Gaming this March, I’ve been busy helping finalize our latest Fables campaign, polishing the remarkable work of James J. Haeck and his writing team to be ready for our July release....

How to Make Merfolk “Part of Your (5e) World”

How to Make Merfolk “Part of Your (5e) World”

Picture this: it’s New York, 1842. You’re lining up to see the latest fad from America’s greatest showman, P. T. Barnum. You watch as he takes pride of place at the front of Barnum’s American museum. Despite his lack of likeness to Hugh Jackman (whoever that is), you...

Exploring Arora – TTRPGs are About the Journey

Exploring Arora – TTRPGs are About the Journey

Dungeons & Dragons, the name says a lot. There are dungeons and there are dragons within those dungeons. But really, it’s what happens before you reach the dungeon that makes an adventure feel like a journey. Sure, you could drop your party of mighty adventurers...

A Dwarf Society Built on Adamantine

A Dwarf Society Built on Adamantine

The Dwarves of the Bürach Empire Adamantine was a revelation, the metallic savior of the last great dwarven city. As humans overran Etharis in the Era of Expansion, dwarven lands were consumed. Even the mighty fortress city of Grabenstein fell, and dwarves came to...

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What The Owlbear & Druid Debate Misses About Monstrosities

The movie trailer for “Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves” dropped last week, igniting a fervent online debate. The anger arose around whether a druid can transform into an owlbear, as depicted in the cinematic rendition of the world’s most popular...

Running a Dark Fantasy Campaign – Making PvP Work in 5e

In an earlier post, we delved deep into the dungeons of how to help morally grey and downright evil characters work together in a way that keeps the campaign from falling apart like a desiccated corpse. However, we are talking about dark fantasy. It’s not unimaginable...

You Best Start Believing in Fairies – Using Fey Folk in 5e

In 1917, two cousins Frances Griffiths and Elsie Wright were playing by a stream. This was despite the protestations of Elsie’s mother who later scolded them for tracking mud into the family abode. The girls insisted they played by the stream due to the fairies that...

Crafting Immersive Dungeons – Dungeon Tiles

Hey there, my name is John Lombardi, and I run the YouTube channel Tabletop WitchCRAFT.  My channel is all about inspiring and teaching all those that want to learn how to create a magical tabletop experience for their friends and family.  I craft with all sorts of...