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    Sunless Citadel 3e: A Sense of Place

    I just finished my read-through of The Sunless Citadel 3e adventure module in Tales from the Yawning Portal. Upon viewing it has a whole, one thing really jumped out at me. The whole module has a tremendous sense of place. The Citadel is a character itself. It looms in the background of every scene, implacably…

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    Swarm of Living Flames

    Smaller fire elementals struggle to retain their spark on the material plane. Because of this, they huddle together, sharing their heat and reducing their surface area as a swarm of living flames. There is also safety in numbers; as with any swarm, they become resistant to all manner of physical attack. They are significantly smaller…

  • Elements of the Game

    Darkness in the Dungeon

    Three companions stood at the mouth of the cave, each one peering into the darkness, yet all three seeing things very differently. Darvin hefted his great sword anxiously; His human eyes saw no further than the dim light that filtered into the mouth of the cave. The elf, Adrie, felt confident. Her eye were much…

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    A Beggar’s Bag You Say?

    Looking over my search analytics, I’ve noticed a lot of people seem to be searching for “beggars bag 5e” and ending up with my site listed in the search. It took me a little time to figure out what you have been looking for. It’s a little tricky to find. However, I think this may…

  • Arcana Archaeology

    New Draconic Options

    My Discord is abuzz with discussion of the new Draconic Options UA recently released by Wizards of the Coast. People seem most interested in the addition of new varieties of dragonborn. This is especially true for the rarer damage types that are available for crystal dragonborn. As a GM, I’m excited about the nod to…

  • Tools of the Trade

    Making the Monster

    The 5e Monster Manual, Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes and Volo’s Guide to Monsters have all the baddies most of us will ever need. But maybe that’s not you. Maybe you need something more for your players, and want something special to to challenge them with. Let’s take a look at making one. In this article,…

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    Under the Black Ice – Everdown Part 7

    Following on from Part 6 harsh, environmental conditions persist under the black ice. The floors are icy, the ceilings of the ice tunnels are prone to collapse. Remorhaz fill the caves, one adult and with its eggs and hatchlings. This is a module for 4 level five characters. The adult remorhaz should be well beyond…

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