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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...

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...

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...

Wretched Stories from the Nov Ostoya Streets

Wretched Stories from the Nov Ostoya Streets

There is much to see in Nov Ostoya and getting lost is common among newcomers to the city. Getting lost is also the reason that newcomers tend not to last long in the capital of the Ostoyan Empire. Turning down the wrong street can bring one face to face with either...

The Downcast the Heavens Sent

The Downcast the Heavens Sent

"Dearest and brightest angel, Before the gods died, you performed faithful service in their name. Your existence was purposeful and your light was so radiant that I am glad we never met in battle. During the war, I never expressed my esteem for you, but I want to...

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...

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...

The Sage Advice of the Ogresh

The Sage Advice of the Ogresh

In gambling dens, among those dealing the cards, there’s only one maxim the outfit heeds: The house always wins, unless an ogresh plays. While those words may be an exaggeration, they’re certainly weighted with truth. More importantly, that adage points to the...

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Crafting Immersive Dungeons – Boss Monster Lair

Hey there, and welcome back to the fourth article in our dungeon dive series on how to craft the ultimate set of dungeon terrain ending of course with a final tavern build… if you’re players make it out alive! If you read the previous three articles then you have...

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,...

Running Adventure Modules – Sharing Prep Work with Players

Welcome adventurer once more to part four of the Running Adventure Modules blog series. Over the course of this series we’ve been covering all the tips and tricks a busy GM needs to run pre-written modules with little to no prep time! In this article, we’re going to...

Crafting Immersive Dungeons – Scatter Terrain

Hey there, and welcome back to the third article in our dungeon dive series where we are going to talk about a fun and limitless craft category, dungeon scatter terrain.  So far we have discussed the logic and methodology of crafting dungeon tiles and walls for our...