Song for Mehmd

As Saffron gets to know Behn and Samul she wrote a song celebrating their homeland. Night pours over the rolling dunes. First, pink and purple, swallowing the sun-soaked sky. Then red to match the blood-soaked hands. And a whisper in the wind decries: nothing remains now except stars and scars. Dawn breaks the black horizon.…

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Narrative Character Creation in 5th edition

Story is all the rage in gaming. But character creation per the Player’s Handbook is mechanical. It doesn’t have to be. It can be a narrative and this is how. The character creation order changes a little bit. Now it’s almost as if your character is going through childhood and adolescence while you and the DM…

Taien Sahul – the ripper lizard

Out in the lands of Mehmd mammals and avians are rare. Many of the ecological and domestic niches are instead filled by lizards, amphibians and dinosaur-like creatures. The Taien Sahul are small saurs based on the Velociraptor by Sam Stockdale at ENWorld. In Mehmd they tend to roam the wilderness, though certain tribes of Unkempt…

Group 1, Session 19-20: Interrogation and Dungeon Crawl

Realizing that the session recaps are mainly read by my group, I’m giving up attempts to give them a narrative flavor. Instead I’ll focus on what they learned about the story they are writing together, the opponents defeated and some mechanical changes I tried. Session Notes: Aamar remains at the inn, reading the Lorebook. Bernie and…

Group 1, Session 18: Enter a dragon

The Five keep growing in size, but are far from completing their quest. The fogs of Sheljar have them on edge. They fear another tunneling nightmare striking their inn-home. Furthermore, the dead walk the night and there is the problem of their still hidden master wandering the bog-city. Session Notes: A guest player is here…

Seven Additional Backgrounds in World of Everflow

All of these backgrounds vary from the system as outlined in the Player’s Handbook (2 skills and 2 languages/kits/games/instruments/tools). They are slightly more powerful, but also have limitations in regards to origin kingdom and maybe negative features. The bonuses include an extra non-damaging cantrip, a bit more equipment, a single weapon or companion points. A DM running…

Group 1, Session 17: Ajhenas in the temple

The loss of Boo still haunts the group as they consider their next move in the audience of a few dozen decomposed bodies. The skeletal remains of a congregation loom over the party, their open eyesockets unmoving but seemingly following each nervous tic, every sideways glance. Session Notes: The player running Ajhenas wrote this recap.…