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The Heritage of the Half-Orcs

The Heritage of the Half-Orcs

Before the elves or dwarves, Etharis was ruled by orcs. From north to south, east to west, they built a nomadic empire of diverse tribes. After dominating the land for centuries they left the continent to sail west. As one, they took to sailing in search of a fabled...

#16. Choosing Monsters & Magical Damage

#16. Choosing Monsters & Magical Damage

#16. Choosing Monsters & Magical Damage Shawn unveils Grim Hollow: The Monster Grimoire to the public and we discuss building encounters around our favorite monsters. Ben and Dael debate Fire Elementals vs a bucket of water, and just how magical is that magical...

Factions of Grim Hollow

Factions of Grim Hollow

Many factions vie for control of the realms of Grim Hollow. Today we’ll consider what makes each of them a good patron, dastardly foe, or even a group that player characters may seek to join. The factions of Grim Hollow often operate across national borders and...

Tabletop Roleplaying Games are Good for You

Tabletop Roleplaying Games are Good for You

Who knew gaming could bring so much good to one’s life? Seriously, the thought of doing something fun that also benefits your lifestyle is a rare thing indeed! Usually, you need to run ten miles or eat broccoli every day to have a healthy impact on your life. It’s odd...

#15. Sailing Towards a New 5e Adventure

#15. Sailing Towards a New 5e Adventure

#15. Sailing Towards a New 5e Adventure Runesmith himself, Logan Reese, returns to The Eldritch Lorecast to introduce his first 5th Edition adventure module; Sunken Isles. We're also delving into...

#14. The Future of Tabletop Roleplaying Games

#14. The Future of Tabletop Roleplaying Games

#14. The Future of Tabletop Roleplaying Games The Eldritch Lorecast is back in 2022 and we're looking forward to a bright future in the TTRPG space. James discusses the release of his Fables baby, Shawn exhibits signs of Dragon Rage, Dael aims for some achievable...

#13. A Very Grim Hollow Christmas: Part 2

#13. A Very Grim Hollow Christmas: Part 2

#13. A Very Grim Hollow Christmas: Part 2 The crew continue our Christmas themed adventure, playing FATE: Accelerated by Evil Hat Productions. Gripped by terror one year more, is the entirety of Landhaus who have all locked their doors... which is likely wise with...

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Win the Race: Character Creation in Arora: Age of Desolation

The world of Arora, currently being funded through the Arora: Age of Desolation Kickstarter, is something that has been swirling around in my brain for over 10 years. If I’m honest, it’s probably been kicking around the dark spaces of my gray matter since I began...

Art Direction for Arora: Age of Desolation

Do you ever wonder where all those beautiful artworks come from when browsing through TTRPG books? How does it work? How do artists get their art in there? Well, wonder no longer because our principal art director Suzanne Helmigh is here to shed some light on the...

Running a Dark Fantasy Campaign – Party Cohesion

Villains are fun. Like, really fun. They’re fun to watch and read about, and you better believe they’re fun to play. There’s probably a thesis in that, but I’m in no way qualified to go there so let’s just stick with: this post enthusiastically accepts the premise...

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...