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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,...
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...
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...
Yule Better Be Good – A Christmas 5e Adventure

Yule Better Be Good – A Christmas 5e Adventure

The season of giving is upon us and what better way to celebrate it with your players than with a Christmas-themed adventure? There are plenty of 5th Edition games that feature a jolly gift-giving elf or even the demonic Krampus, but there are also some lesser-known...