Whispers Through The Vault
  • The History of Kobolds
    by antioch on July 11, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    I wrote a blog post nearly a month ago (as of this post) addressing a comment someone left on an old playtest document for what eventually became Dungeons & Delvers: Black Book. Basically, in the document I said that we were going to have more mythologically accurate kobolds (which we do, among other monsters), and the […]

  • Dungeons & Delvers: Making a Spellsword
    by antioch on July 11, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    I remember trying to make a fighter/wizard combination back in my 3rd Edition Dungeons & Dragons days, but aside from houserules and/or specialized builds (requiring classes, prestige classes, feats, and/or magic items) it doesn’t work, and I’m not even sure about the latter. This is because of all the fiddly math in 3rd Edition: fighters need all […]

  • Enlil-Zi-Shagal’s Sky Tomb Playtest
    by antioch on July 11, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    Cast Saitama (1st-level human monk) Sarush (1st-level cambion warlock) Uttama (1st-level tarchon ranger) Very Brief Summary Since I want to publish this adventure as a kind of starter adventure for Dungeons & Delvers: Black Book, I don’t want to spoil too much (especially the puzzle solutions, which was a big reason why I wanted to […]

  • Dungeons & Delvers: Designing the Warlock
    by antioch on July 11, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    The warlock debuted in 3rd Edition Dungeons & Dragons as an arcane spellcaster with unlimited magic. Well, unlimited as in you could use it whenever you wanted: you only started the game with the ability to make a magical ranged attack and one other thing (like creating fog clouds or spiderclimbing on walls). 3rd Edition’s warlock […]

  • Dungeons & Delvers: Age of Worms, Episode 604
    by antioch on July 11, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    Cast Humal (level 10 wrathful cambion wizard) Corzale (level 10 dwarf war cleric) Sumia (level 10 elf rogue/ranger) Summary With the water elemental destroyed and Humal more-or-less back on his feet, the party continued through the water ring and on to the smaller building beyond. The door was covered in elaborate bas-reliefs that from a […]

  • Dungeons & Delvers: Wizard Spells
    by antioch on July 11, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    Someone pointed out that it’s possible for a 1st-level human wizard to start the game with either Fireball or Lightning Bolt (and every other race could pick it up by 2nd-level). Fireball inflicts 7d6+Intelligence fire damage to a 10-foot radius, while Lightning Bolt inflicts 6d10+Intelligence lightning damage to a single target (Reflex save for half […]

  • Dungeons & Delvers: Multiclassing
    by antioch on July 11, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    I didn’t put multiclassing rules in the Black Book because it’s only five levels right now, and I wanted to keep things simple, but we’ve actually been using them almost from the start in the Age of Worms playtest campaign. Or rather Melissa has. She started out Sumia as an elf rogue, but during the first adventure […]

  • Fiction Fails: Bag of Books
    by antioch on July 11, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    So in Dungeon World, for a mere 10 coins you can buy a bag of books. Each bag for some reason weighs twice as much as a suit of chainmail (which also weighs as much as leather armor and provides the same amount of protection), has 5 uses, and each use gives you +1 to Spout […]

  • FrankenFourth: Elves, Dwarves, And Kobolds Oh My
    by antioch on July 11, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    Over on a much earlier, maybe even the first public alpha document for FrankenFourth (which is over a year old at this point, and there’s even a link to a later one at the top of the document), one David L left the following response to a line in the Races section where I state […]

  • Another Dungeon World Character Sheet You Can Use
    by antioch on July 11, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    A week or so ago, someone asked if they could lift the classes from A Sundered World, put them on the new Dungeon World character sheet, and distribute them. I told them sure, so long as it was just for personal reasons. Not just because it would be silly to let someone else sell or even hand […]

  • DW – DungeonHacks
    by Victor Hurtado on May 10, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    Dungeon World can be a confusing game especially if you come from rule heavy games such as D&D. For example, some of you may understand the use of 2d6 for rolls as it provides a bell curve but do not like them or simply rolling those dice does not feel right and you wish you […]

  • Play Report: Drought in Sulindal – Session 2 & 3
    by Victor Hurtado on March 6, 2017 at 3:33 pm

      Cast Jack – Level 2 Changeling Rogue Lucius – Level 2 Human Mage Summary (session 2) After the party briefly mourned Dulin they decided to keep going forward and explore the next room but not before encountering another living spell, this time made out of acid rather than fire. No one attempted to communicate […]

  • Play Report: Drought in Sulindal – Session 1
    by Victor Hurtado on February 6, 2017 at 11:43 pm

    Cast Jack – Level 2 Changeling Rogue Lucius – Level 2 Human Mage Summary The first 15 minutes of the first session were spent making the characters, choosing backgrounds, and defining bonds. Tibaldo (Jack) —who is known in our group for his changeling thief called Dox — decided to make yet another burglar, this time […]

  • Dwarfare Emporium – Poisons
    by Victor Hurtado on February 2, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    Today I am publishing a small list of poisons that can be found throughout our products. Hopefully you will find some use for them in your games: Trailbane Dangerous, applied, touch, 30 coins, 0 weight This poison is particularly good for anyone who wishes to follow a target. Two doses are made, one for the […]

  • Updating Drought in Sulindal
    by Victor Hurtado on January 9, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    Drought in Sulindal was my first attempt at writing an adventure, ever! Back when I used to DM  Dungeons and Dragons campaigns I rarely wrote down anything since I had all the info in my mind. Why bother? Every bit of detail was well preserved in my brain and on the of chance that I […]