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Halloween for 5e Players – Warlock of Samhain

Halloween for 5e Players – Warlock of Samhain

At this time of year, the veil between worlds becomes thin, opening doorways to the Otherworld. According to Celtic mythology, Samhain is a liminal time when supernatural beings and the souls of the dead are more easily able to cross into our world. During this time,...
The Imperfect Reflection of Half-Elves

The Imperfect Reflection of Half-Elves

Half-elves are born into two worlds. They may be warriors, priests, farmhands, minstrels, or mages, or fill many of these roles during their long lives. Yet half-elves very rarely find a true sense of belonging. They frequently travel between the cultures of their two...
Running a Dark Fantasy Campaign – Making PvP Work in 5e

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

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...
The Imagery of the Dreamers

The Imagery of the Dreamers

If I think back to the first sensation that I know is real and true, it’s the sound of a pickaxe spiking stone as it strikes to clear a fallen shaft. I remember the scrape and tumble of broken rock lifted into carts and hauled away. Dwarven voices belted out an anthem...