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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...
Monsters from Irish Mythology for 5e Adventures

Monsters from Irish Mythology for 5e Adventures

Whenever a holiday or celebration comes up, it’s fun to think about related world mythologies and how one might make a 5e adventure of the creatures found within. With St. Patrick’s Day upon us, many a river will be dyed green, and pubs crowded with revelers. St....
Navigating the Labyrinth – Environmental 5e Combat

Navigating the Labyrinth – Environmental 5e Combat

Here we are, at the final session of our series on using Classical mythology to strengthen your TTRPG encounters. From subconscious expectations inherited from ancient narrative conventions, to dynamic changes during combat, to the dramatic tension of narrowly...
For the Love of Adventure – A Valentine’s 5e Adventure

For the Love of Adventure – A Valentine’s 5e Adventure

5th Edition Game Masters looking to add a little adventure for date night this Valentine’s Day need only draw inspiration from the romantic tales made famous by the Brothers Grimm. Love stories come in all forms and whether it’s a duet-style adventure with one GM and...
The Sphinx and the Riddle of Non-Combat Encounters

The Sphinx and the Riddle of Non-Combat Encounters

Welcome back to this blog series on how Classical mythology can offer guidance to our TTRPG encounter design! So far, we’ve talked about the power in conforming to or defying ancient narrative conventions, and how we can make combat more dynamic by following the...