Fighter: Conscript, a concept in need of tuning

In general I’m fascinated with Tier 1 play. But there’s another trope that I enjoy — the old-timer who retreated from the life of adventure and war, but who for some reason gets called back into it. They’ve done their best to avoid violence. Instead violence seeks them out. The Fighter: Conscript (final name TBD)…

Crew of an large airxip

How to adapt a simulationist mindset to 5e D&D rules as pertains to crews of naval and aerial vessels.

Session Notes: Hags of Thurible

On their way to Qin and its surroundings the Lorebook Hunters are flying over the western hills and mountains claimed by Kirtin. These lands are far from the old Empire of Sheljar, outside of the influence of post-Awakening Telse and haven’t sent their children to defend the Northern Slope in centuries. This is unclaimed lands,…

Fox, Crow and purpose

I’ve turned the lantern off, oil is expensive. There’s only light from the embers. This hovel isn’t much, but then again Ooshar isn’t much. It’s a frontier town corrupted by The Fox and Crow. The docks and lifts are slovenly. The Drop is essentially living dung. But the money is good. My family needs money.My…

Alleway lives

That petty gang that hangs in The Drop is up to something. The other day they cut a lift that Piyu was working. The trader from Qin, by way of Telse, lost a crate of dry goods, and the front of their boat needed repairs. It seems that riverboats don’t take well to cargo falling…

Session Report: Eliminating Parun

The Lorebook Hunters decide that before they head south to Qin (where they suspect two Lorebooks to be) they shall eliminate Parun. Parun, as an ambassador from Azsel, has established an exclave of the slaving empire. A halfling ranger with a whip of wounding he either has a Lorebook (Enchantment/Charm?) or is a high level…

NPCs for social and exploration encounters

Between the Monster Manual, Volo’s Guide to Monsters and various third party products NPCs that participate in combat are easy to find or tweak to your needs. But DnD is about more than combat. Social scenes and exploration scenes are not just important. They are a foundation of the game. Whether it’s a simple quest…