Posts Tagged ‘Magic’

Tabletop Meditations #18: Disease

Posted on April 11th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The Player Characters (PCs) are traveling through a fetid, sweltering swamp. Halfway through their adventure the expedition begins to fall sick with fever. At first, just a few torchbearers were sick and then a few porters. Eventually almost the entire adventuring party is sick even a few PCs are ill. The danger made apparent before […]

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Arvan Sale Extended ONE more week!

Posted on March 1st, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

40% Off Sale on Arvan: Land of Dragons fantasy setting PDF’s on the OneBookShelf sites! Extended for 1 more week until Sat. March 10th! This sale will not be repeated this year, get yours at a discount while you can! And contractually I may not be able to repeat this deal longer than that! Arvan: […]

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Tabletop Meditations #17: The Lich

Posted on February 28th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Whether it is at the head of an undead horde or a shadowy figure behind the scenes using monsters and people like chess pieces the undead wizard known as the lich is adept on and off the field. These undead wizards appear as mostly skeletal with only the scant, mummified remnants of flesh left hanging […]

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Tabletop Meditations #17: The Lich

Posted on February 28th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Whether it is at the head of an undead horde or a shadowy figure behind the scenes using monsters and people like chess pieces the undead wizard known as the lich is adept on and off the field. These undead wizards appear as mostly skeletal with only the scant, mummified remnants of flesh left hanging […]

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Wondrous Objects #6 – The Wondrous Armory

Posted on February 7th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Here’s another fantastic item to drop into any Dice & Glory campaign. However, it is not strictly speaking an object. Instead it’s a clever use of a combination of spells, a locale, and some mundane but high quality weapons. It has the potential to pull double-duty as a hidden stash and an enemy’s clever gimmick. […]

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Wondrous Objects #6 – The Wondrous Armory

Posted on February 7th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Here’s another fantastic item to drop into any Dice & Glory campaign. However, it is not strictly speaking an object. Instead it’s a clever use of a combination of spells, a locale, and some mundane but high quality weapons. It has the potential to pull double-duty as a hidden stash and an enemy’s clever gimmick. […]

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Tabletop Meditations #15: The Golem

Posted on January 24th, 2018 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

The creature comes barreling down a narrow web-choked hallway in the enemy wizard’s fortress. The ground shakes as the large humanoid stomps towards our hapless adventurers. Its fists like cudgels and its door-shattering shoulders wide and powerful. Its feet and legs like dreadful stumps ready to stomp our heroes into pulp. Snickering behind the monster […]

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Tabletop Meditations #15: The Golem

Posted on January 24th, 2018 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

The creature comes barreling down a narrow web-choked hallway in the enemy wizard’s fortress. The ground shakes as the large humanoid stomps towards our hapless adventurers. Its fists like cudgels and its door-shattering shoulders wide and powerful. Its feet and legs like dreadful stumps ready to stomp our heroes into pulp. Snickering behind the monster […]

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The Cabal of Eight Pt.44: Betrayed at Last!

Posted on January 17th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Nighttime – the four mages stumbled into camp, beat-up and dirty. Gornix (played by Gil) was nursing a gut wound. On their way out from the treasure vault, they had backtracked to a few rooms that they had missed. Gornix had been gored by an animated obsidian rhino statue. Szoosha (played by Isis) and Fauna […]

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The Cabal of Eight Pt.44: Betrayed at Last!

Posted on January 17th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Nighttime – the four mages stumbled into camp, beat-up and dirty. Gornix (played by Gil) was nursing a gut wound. On their way out from the treasure vault, they had backtracked to a few rooms that they had missed. Gornix had been gored by an animated obsidian rhino statue. Szoosha (played by Isis) and Fauna […]

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The Cabal of Eight Pt.43: The Final Room

Posted on January 10th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The sound of stone grinding against stone filled the mages’ ears as the solid black-stone door slid down into the floor stopping with the finality of a thud. That door would never close again. A large central fire lighted the oblong octagonal chamber before them. The walls were of the same dull black stone as […]

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The Cabal of Eight Pt.43: The Final Room

Posted on January 10th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The sound of stone grinding against stone filled the mages’ ears as the solid black-stone door slid down into the floor stopping with the finality of a thud. That door would never close again. A large central fire lighted the oblong octagonal chamber before them. The walls were of the same dull black stone as […]

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The Cabal of Eight Pt.42: The Lotus Vaults Pt.2

Posted on January 3rd, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The shattered remains of the door lay before Gornix (played by Gil) revealing a long hallway to the south. As the others, Fauna (played by Jenn), Szoosha (played by Isis), and Excor (played by Cris) moved slowly and carefully down the newly opened passage, Gornix peeked back through the eastern archway. He found another passage […]

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The Cabal of Eight Pt.42: The Lotus Vaults Pt.2

Posted on January 3rd, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The shattered remains of the door lay before Gornix (played by Gil) revealing a long hallway to the south. As the others, Fauna (played by Jenn), Szoosha (played by Isis), and Excor (played by Cris) moved slowly and carefully down the newly opened passage, Gornix peeked back through the eastern archway. He found another passage […]

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The Cabal of Eight Pt.41: The Lotus Vaults Pt.1

Posted on December 27th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Our four adventurers, Excor (played by Cris), Fauna (played by Jenn), Gornix (played by Gil), and Szoosha (played by Isis), stumbled into camp to the northeast of the ruins. They were dirty and somewhat worn by their foray into the black tombs beneath. Here they found Arcan the wanderer and the last of Bumble’s attendants […]

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The Cabal of Eight Pt.41: The Lotus Vaults Pt.1

Posted on December 27th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Our four adventurers, Excor (played by Cris), Fauna (played by Jenn), Gornix (played by Gil), and Szoosha (played by Isis), stumbled into camp to the northeast of the ruins. They were dirty and somewhat worn by their foray into the black tombs beneath. Here they found Arcan the wanderer and the last of Bumble’s attendants […]

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The Cabal of Eight Pt.40: The Black Tombs Pt.4

Posted on December 20th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Szoosha (played by Isis) was in the lead with his flaming polearm held up for light, Excor (played by Cris) followed with his lantern. He had just opened the door (D3 on the map) using the Amber Bee to allow egress into yet another mausoleum (13 on the map). His intelligence restored due to a […]

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The Cabal of Eight Pt.39: The Black Tombs Pt.3

Posted on December 13th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Gornix (played by Gil) led the group into a small room with white plaster walls painted with depictions of salt lotuses (room 11 on the map). To the east was a solid gold door emblazoned with lotus blossoms, gold bees and honeycombs (D8 on the map). The others saw the rune scribed on the door, […]

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The Cabal of Eight Pt.38: The Black Tombs Pt.2

Posted on November 29th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The group of mages walked slowly down the steps with the black-scale Naga Szoosha (played by Isis) in the lead. The chamber before them was vacuous and pitch-dark. Szoosha slithered down onto the flags and proceeded five feet into the dark chamber. Suddenly magical torch light burst into existence from both of the torch sconces […]

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The Cabal of Eight Pt.37: The Black Tombs

Posted on November 22nd, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The four mages wound their way down the spiral stair their way lit only by Gornix’s (played by Gil) light sphere spell. Szoosha (played by Isis) the Black Scale Naga led the way. Excor (played by Cris) followed behind Gornix and taking up the rear was Fauna (played by Jenn) the druid. Szoo halted the […]

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The Cabal of Eight Pt.36: Serpent Haunted Ruins

Posted on November 15th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The group circled around the corpse of a large serpent. Fauna (played by Jenn), Szoosha (played by Isis), Excor (played by Cris), Gornix (played by Gil), Belrae the cabal leader, Riahm his right hand man, Ilna aka Bumble, and Jirek the scribe all stood around it. Xanto the Wasp poked his head from the carriage […]

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The Cabal of Eight Pt.35: The Black Pillars

Posted on November 1st, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The group had traveled with no incident from the city of Ezmer. The train of two wagons and carriage rolled along the Trade Road West out of the Ezmerian Headland. Under the experienced guide of Arcan the Wanderer, they were seeking the Black Pillars. All the while Excor (played by Cris) kept his eyes peeled […]

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The Cabal of Eight Pt.34: Expeditious Retreat

Posted on October 25th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

In one of the clubrooms on the second floor of the Red Helm Tavern Bumble regaled the Cabal of Eight with her news. Her father had conducted a dinner with the Black Knight/White Swan Sir Illin. She liked him; he was very nice and charming. The players all shrugged they actually liked him too. Her […]

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The Cabal of Eight Pt.33: Night of the Moon Rat

Posted on October 18th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The corpses of a sailor and hill-giant blocked the narrow alleyway that led to Fauna’s rental. A few of Gornix’s bodyguards were starting to drag the corpses to the street. In the brief but brutal fight two bodyguards had been injured. Fauna found a note on the sailor along with 1,000 gold pieces. Finally, the […]

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The Cabal of Eight Pt.32: The Gold Lotus

Posted on October 11th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The 14th of High Summer – The cabal of eight once again found itself convened in the close quarters of the dingy clubroom on the second floor of the Red Helm Tavern. At the head of the table the dusky Belrae Crokosa his purple robes emblazoned with a green frog. To his left sat Riahm […]

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