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Monthly Archives: April 2016

4E D&D: Save the Princess, Pilot Episode

Cast Aka (1st-level red panda hengeyokai slayer) Mirai (1st-level human cleric/shaman hybrid) Sho (1st-level spirit-folk cursed swordmage) Synopsis Even by pipe, which extended all the way underneath the Singing Spirit Mountains, the journey from Asuka to the edge of the Stolen Land of Eternal Rain had taken nearly two weeks. […]

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4E D&D: Save the Princess

In our Wednesday FrankenFourth campaign, in which I ran Keep on the Shadowfell and started Thunderspire Labyrinth, one of the players expressed his dissatisfaction with the sorcerer. Specifically, he felt that it should have access to more abilities, and maybe more magic points to use said abilities. As I mentioned in this […]

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Dungeons & Delvers: Public Playtest Adventure

It’s been a while since we talked about Dungeons & Delvers, so here’s a simple playtest adventure! It’s one part hexcrawl, two parts dungeon crawl, and there are four pregen characters in the back; a future release will provide rules for actual character generation and advancement. We’re mostly interested in how […]

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FrankenFourth: The Magic Number

In 2nd Edition Dungeons & Dragons, wizards could only cast a single 1st-level spell in a given day. They had access to “up to a few 1st-level spells” as determined by the DM, had to have a “restful night’s sleep” to memorize spells (which took 10 minutes per spell level), […]

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4Ward/FrankenFourth: Age of Worms, Episode 304

Cast Humal (level 4 wrathful cambion wizard) Corzale (level 4 dwarf war cleric) Sumia (level 4 elf rogue/ranger) Summary Despite no one daring them to, the characters decided to stay the night at the hastily abandoned, only very recently de-zombified keep. Well, everyone except Adair that is, who ventured off […]

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Dungeon World: The Beastmaster

The Beastmaster is now on sale (and has been added to our All of the Playbooks, Adventuring Party, and Wilderness Survival bundles)!A big part of this class is your animal companion, not just because you both work well together, but because it’s essentially a pseudo-character: similar to the eldritch horrors The […]

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FrankenFourth: Taking 10/20

One of the few rules that I liked from 3rd Edition Dungeons & Dragons was the option to “take 10” and “take 20” on certain skill checks in certain situations. Basically, if your character wasn’t being rushed, threatened, distracted, etc, you could opt to simply take 10 on most skill checks, […]

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4Ward/FrankenFourth: Age of Worms, Episode 303

Cast Adair (level 4 elf war cleric) Humal (level 4 wrathful cambion wizard) Sumia (level 4 elf rogue/ranger) Summary After re-setting the warmage’s broken hands and jaw so that they would eventually heal properly, Adair again lead the party back through the Mistmarsh, more or less retracing the path that […]

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A Sundered World: More Character Stuff Preview 5

Previous A Sundered World: More Character Stuff updates have focused on new ideas for moves (like moves that require race and class combinations) and several races, like the ishim, cthon, and kytheran. For this preview, I’m going to shake things up by talking about vehicles, specifically enthollows and jotuncases. The high concept for enthollows and […]

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