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The Library of Planarium - D&D 5e

The Library of Planarium - D&D 5e - 6th May 2019 Even though my recent circumstances have dictated that I cannot get out for my usual mid-week gaming sessions, I have been very lucky to have been able to play in several weekend and holiday sessions this year.Monday was a Bank Holiday in the UK, so the afternoon and evening was a trip back to D&D 5th Edition adventuring. I was able to amend and play my 4th level Ranger (whom I have used on two occasions previously this year - but I have not documented his adventures). There were seven players and the DM involved in this session - quite a number to fit around the table, but it seemed to go off without a hitch.This adventure ended up being a three-section, two dungeon affair. The first part involved a bit of roleplay in a small town, followed by a trip to a local mine to discover more clues, and the denouement being inside some kind of elder being's brain! As we were limited for time, a fair bit of the adventure was rushed through to get us to the good p

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Tales of the Arabian Nights solo: 14

Kamal, Essafah, Wadi’a, Djuha, Phokas and Celukwazi headed through darkest Africa towards the Sea of Safety. Passing through Bilma again, Kamal briefly considered settling the score with the spider-keeping hag that he had met last time through. Relishing the relative safety in comparisons to their difficult times, Kamal accepted an invitation to attend a masked […]

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A Halfling Shredding in the Steading (D&D)

Oddly enough we didn’t encounter any actual giants in the first session, so this illustration, although period authentic, is a little overly dramatic. Apparently you can teach this old dog some new tricks. My son Gar and I went to Joe Procopio’s house for a convening of what is the “off-week” game (usually roleplaying) and played in the adventure THE GLACIAL RIFT OF THE FROST GIANT JARL. This is a D&D adventure of some legendary fame in game lore, dating back in original form to the 1980s, and the second in the series called AGAINST THE GIANTS (the G series). I had not played in real, face to face D&D in at least two decades. I never got actually tired of it or disliked it, it just went to a ‘second tier fascination’ with my kids coming on the scene, and career obligations and real world stuff. It’s just hard to get together once a week. It’s still hard to do that, but I am managing to get in roughly monthly game sessions these days now that my kids are

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Tales of the Arabian Nights solo: 13

Kamal was jubilant. He had found his companions, defeated his foes and was at the peak of his strength. The only direction to go was east to the coast. But for a reason he could not understand he led the party on a detour south to the jungles. There he found the citadel of a […]

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Tales of the Arabian Nights solo: 12

When you are following randomised path through many potential seeds and then making that up into a story sometimes things come up that sit uncomfortably with your real world values. This is a part of the challenge, I guess, to make a story out of something unusual and perhaps even confronting. This happened in episode […]

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Tales of the Arabian Nights solo: 11

This episode proved to be challenging as a story telling exercise because I approached it with some preconceived ideas. Therefore the randomness of my method threw up a real curly problem. It had been a while since I played out an encounter on the table using Labyrinth Lord and I had already decided to get out some […]

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Tales of the Arabian Nights solo: 9

While wandering the streets of Alexandria, Kamal and his friends came across a dice game. During the game the young ne’er do well was obviously cheating. This would not have been so much of a surprise or an outrage under normal circumstances but the victim of the con appeared to be an old(ish) cleric. [I […]

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Tales of the Arabian Nights solo: 8

Kamal, Essafah, Wadi’a and Djuha boarded a dhow and headed out of Cordoba. The loss of Kekara had been a blow. They had got to know him in their adventure across Europe and his loss made the trip solemn. Kamal knew that the second of the gems he needed to fulfil his destiny lay at […]

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D&D Tomb of Annihilation: This Pig Has a Deathwish

The following text is a fictional excerpt from the journal of Taman Brightwood; the character I play in my group’s journey through the Tomb of Annihilation D&D 5e adventure module from Wizards of the Coast. Tomb of Annihilation is a journey through the jungle region of Chult to discover the cause of the “death curse” plaguing the inhabitants of the land. The secret of the curse lies in the necromantic artifact known as the Soulmonger. Undead humanoids, dinosaurs, and undead dinosaurs aplenty cause interesting obstacles in this long winded trudge through the dangerous rainforest covered peninsula. 12th day of Kythorn in the year 1493 DR~ I am feeling incredibly lucky to be among the living. I accidentally ignited myself into a massive fireball which took out several small dinosaurs and a small portion of this cursed rainforest. My companions all seem to be keeping their distance for fear of being caught in the next magical catastrophe I may cause. Today is another balmy sweat coated slog.

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Flip Through Review: Xanathar’s Guide to Everything for D&D 5e

In the Flip Through Matt Reviews Xanathar’s Guide to Everything. This is a compilation of content from Unearthed Arcana for Dungeons and Dragons 5e. DnD5e Click here to view the video on YouTube. There are plenty of little goodies spread throughout the entire book for players and D.M.s

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Tales of the Arabian Nights solo: 7

When they got to Cordoba, capital of Andalusia, the very first thing that happened of consequence was the chance meeting with a lonely princess. And the uncanny thing about that encounter was that she used almost exactly the same words as they man they’d met in the central highlands. Kamal, Essafah, Wadi’a, Djuha and Kekara […]

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Tales of the Arabian Nights solo: 6

While travelling down through the heart of Spain Kamal, Essafah, Wadi’a, Djuha and Kekara met a man who sat mournfully tending a campfire. Kamal wanted to find out what the man knew of the area because he sensed he was getting closer to Cordoba and the resting place of the magical jewel that his father […]

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Tales of the Arabian Nights solo: 5

In a vast forest somewhere south of Paris, Kamal, Essafah, Wadi’a, Djuha and Kekara found themselves passing through a zone that seemed to threaten with terrible menace. As the days wore on and they penetrated deeper they became aware of unusual sounds and smells. The sense of crushing evil was all around them. One night, […]

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