Demon of the Flower, Flower-Women Vampires and Pterodactyl Sorcerers

I've read some of Clark Ashton Smith recently to see if could steal some ideas for my D&D Ruins of Chult campaign. I don't know if I'll be using any of it but here's some cool stuff nonetheless: The Voorqual The demon flower sprang from a bulb so encrusted with the growth of ages that … Continue reading Demon of the Flower, Flower-Women Vampires and Pterodactyl Sorcerers

Ruins of Chult: session 3

Characters Flyzus, Wood Elf Ranger (hunter), Outlander; sole survivor of his tribe after an orc invasion Varis, Drow Rogue (scout), Far traveller; exiled scion of a noble family on the losing side of a feud Droidoc, Halfling Druid, Outlander; was there when Camp Righteous fell, lost his mind, he's a loony Lucky, Half-Elf Cleric of … Continue reading Ruins of Chult: session 3

I- Fighting styles for Streets & Turmoil

In boxing and mixed martial arts, one can observe many different styles of fighting. I've tried to translate some of it in D&D 5e for my Streets&Turmoil setting. As it is far easier and also less risky (balance issues) to take what already exists rather than homebrew everything from scratch, I've started with looking at … Continue reading I- Fighting styles for Streets & Turmoil

X- Bestiary: Doppelgänger

The Bestiary: where I take monsters from the manual and explain them my way… (1) In the aftermath of the Sycophants' Plot, the trials (read gruesome torture) showed to the world the existence of the doppelgängers. The monsters had slowly replaced most of the entourage of the Last Emperor, leading to many damaging decisions in … Continue reading X- Bestiary: Doppelgänger

Towers & Blood: setting

Tower defense plus vampires, I mean, what's not to like?! This one I actually know it's good, it's been playtested! It was planned as a separate chapter on my last campaign, for 5 sessions, when my players had to "play the game", so to speak, of the vampires ruling the city where they had to stay. … Continue reading Towers & Blood: setting

Ruins of Chult: Session 2

Characters: Shin, Tabaxi Fighter, Outlander; Big-game hunter Lucky, Half-Elf Cleric of Tymora, Street Urchin; the lowly will be exalted Pocor, Human Druid, Outlander; Traveller of chultan descent Phileas, Half-Elf Bard, Archeologist; “it’s not tomb-robbing if you do it respectfully” Corpos, Forest Gnome Wizard, Archeologist; antiquary, strange fixation on the undead And now what's the plan? … Continue reading Ruins of Chult: Session 2

Tomb of Annihilation: recycling old stuff

I'm really not an expert on D&D lore but I just figured that ToA is, in fact, a mash-up poorly assembled from earlier stuff: The Jungles of Chult, setting supplement (1993, James Lowder and Jean Rabe) The ring of winter, novel (1992, James Lowder) Dwellers of the Forbidden City, adventure (1981, David Cook) The Tomb of Horrors, adventure … Continue reading Tomb of Annihilation: recycling old stuff