In the game The Golden Axe there are skeletons who are tougher than the mini-bosses. This spawned a joke about “beware the skeletons with the golden axe”. Here is the skeleton. He is on a random encounter for my Clash of the Titans game. A rebuild of my Gasha-Dokuro skeleton from Japan. In my game, […]Read More golden axe skeleton
For my daughters 13th birthday my wife made this Galaga cake after I introduced her to old arcade games I played in the 80s she really took to Galaga. Which has spawned a family “Top 5” competition.Read More Cake! Galaga!
Back in the day my wife and I (two dark elves in the front – Solomani and Maline) played EQ religiously. Had this commissioned as a commemoration of those long gone halcyon days.Read More Farghen’s Heroes
In my current Clash of the Titans campaign one of the characters picked up a mutation that allowed his character to smell magic. I ended using the following table to simulate this: Magic Generally – Ozone. Evocation – Coriander. Conjuration – Black pepper. Transmutation – Earthy smell. Abjuration – Freshly Baked Bread Divinition – Chocolate. Enchantment […]Read More what does magic smell like?
I have always liked the idea of level drain as a representation of terror/horror as the given monster actually scares the PC. I never liked the fact you could be de-leveled back to level 1 – though I never saw this happening back in 1e days, PCs were just too careful when dealing with level-draining […]Read More Energy/Level Drain for 5e
My 5e games are fairly lethal – no resurrection magic of any kind, hit points capped at level 10 but monsters not modified and only 1 action a turn. My son calls them “the Dark Souls of D&D campaigns”. The only way my PCs get a rez is if they escape (or are saved) from […]Read More Bonfire for D&D
I used the adventure “Spire of Quetzal” as the exit from the Gardens of Ynn. My PCs did what they could to avoid combat with Quetzal and after she possessed a character, knocked that character out before fleeing back to their homeward – The Ninth World. Here are her 5e stats. I changed Quetzal to […]Read More Quetzal the Sidh Sorceress-Queen
One of the Maleficence was the wild hunt which my sorcerer player rolled. The Wild Hunt eventually caught up with him and here are the 5e stats. Fiend Folio was my main inspiration. The Wild Hunt The Wild Hunt exists in all the lands where Druids and their deities’ dwell. It is a physical manifestation of […]Read More the wild hunt
Dante is a devotee of Thanatos and Orcus. In his mind they are the same being. Whenever Dante makes an attack that does psychic damage the target hears a heavy metal power chord plays (intro, set). If Dante successfully uses consume life the target is sent straight to Orcus’s realm in the abyss and rises […]Read More Dante the Will-O-Wisp
Due to some absurd (and fun!) random tables my players got Demogorgon in a Bottle. Demogorgon has become his own character over the last few sessions constantly trying to make a deal with the party to let him out – which the party refuses. But they are caught – they dont want to let him […]Read More Demogorgon in a Bottle