Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Summer 2017 One-Shot Scenario Schedule

This summer in August, I'm planning to run seven separate scenarios three times each. The listed times are Japan's timezone (GMT +9) but the videos at the end give times for US Pacific, US Central, Belfast, and Helsinki. My first general announcement video is linked at the bottom.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Watch Reports: Cursed Blights, Library Issues, and Ancient Rituals

Cursed Tree by
The remaining passage through the forest to the Monastery of the Silver Oak went with surprisingly little trouble. After the satyr parted ways with us and we’d considered the potential benefits of butchering the wolves for stew the next day to spare some of the burden on our store of rations. But there were no other dangers that we faced until we reached the monastery which is where we found some oddities.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Retribution Unearthed - Princes of the Apocaverse - Session Nineteen

The Chapters and Cast of the Ballad

Caravan delivered safely to its destination;
The band turned its attention elswhere;
Though before they could get much libation;
Of an Enclave request the paladin was made aware.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Alabaster Marilith - 5e Genasi Monk of the Four Elements

Charisma Stanyder, Inspiration for this Build
The basic concept here is that someone has been affected by a blast of transformative magic that is slowly changing them into something progressively less human. This is based on the idea of the elemental snake person art I had commissioned a long while back. There are a couple of different ways that this can be represented including Warlock and Sorcerer, but I am going with the Four Elements Monk for this case.

Normally, Monk represents a character that has received training in some arcane discipline that allows them to develop incredible physical abilities. In this case, however, the abilities like the martial arts, unarmed damage and the like are based on the idea that the character is physically transforming from what she used to be into something else.

The elemental marilith (marilith in appearance, but elemental rather than fiendish in nature) is just one option, this concept could be done towards other transformations as well.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Trolls and Ghosts - The Journal of Aisha Yethtai

I am getting tired of having to leave behind situations in order to attend to other matters. The matter in Noanar Hold rankles at my principles, but as it currently stands I am not equipped to handle the situation and the locals are equipped to survive it as it currently stands. Still, I am concerned that the delivery we made may have been in aid to the troubles at that settlement, but I am getting ahead of myself and it is best to recount these events in proper order.

We came from seeing to the atrocity at the village near the Evermoors which the ogres had ransacked. Moving to the settlement of the Calling Horns we encountered Lady Tamalin Zoar who ran the inn and provided protection to the surrounding area by collecting small taxes and using it to pay the mercenaries that passed through for their services. The Lady has the makings of founding a good and respected noble line. I think I will see about doing what I can to help her secure her demesne. As the region becomes more populated it is likely she will come under external pressures.

Watch Reports: Lover's Glade, Satyr's Camp, and Tough Wolves

As we sit down to camp, following the events of the journey to this point, I have to bring up some matters of concern especially in light of the current situation. Granted, I am aware that it is likely these reports will not get back to Athlin to be seen by anyone. Even if they do get back, it is likely that the ramifications may have already been suffered. 

First of all, I would like to note that the dwarven barkeep has apparently withdrawn from his participation in this quest, but instead we have been joined by a half-orc women of a rather curious dialect of the common tongue. A number of the words are unfamiliar to me. For example, I have never heard either of the terms "bros" or "broettes" before. I think they are some manner of honorific and seem to have a friendly implication so for now I will take them as a term of respect. In any case, the half-orc is apparently a paladin of Tymora, so we have some formidable martial talent on our side now.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Divine Blood - Wasps Among Butterflies - Attempted Derailment - Session Seventeen and Eighteen

This session includes three characters:
  • Arianrhod Monica Trengove (aka Aria), the succubus and Perfect Yandere of War who believes Psyche is Doing the Right Thing and is Lost Outside the Hierarchy
  • Sophia Ecks, Ainur of the Interface and Virtual Apex Predator who lives on The Bleeding Edge
  • Sarah Gow, a Napoleonic Werepanther from an Urbanized Tribe who's a Practiced Shapeshifter
Less is secret now.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Multi-classing in 5th Edition D&D

Because I don't want to have to retype this the next time the question comes up. It takes too long.

On the Evermoor Way - The Journal of Aisha Yethtai

In the wake of the devastation wrought by the fire giants in their attack, there was much to be done. Fortunately, the giants and most of the orcs were held at the fringes of town. Several of those small, fiery creatures slipped through to wreak havoc, but, by and large the town and the population have survived relatively unscathed. Among other things, there was a massive piece of adamantium to be concerned with.

Survival of the Fittest Misunderstandings

"Survival of the fittest" is a concept I often see misunderstood and misused. This can range from applications of that concept in real life down to making use of it in games and fiction. While the real world misuses are clearly the most problematic of these, I am going to focus on the use of the phrase in fiction and gaming. This is partially because I am writing this bit of a rant after seeing someone speak of a druid with a "survival of the fittest" philosophy refusing to heal others as part of that philosophy. That said, the misunderstandings as applied to fiction and games aren't any different from those applied to real life. Only the consequences are different.

Watch Reports: Paperwork, That Tiefling, and Suspicious Fires

With the matter of my agreement to Lord Anders Ravn's mission, the matter remained to report to the Watch Sergeant Garrison Wyldehunt. I garnered some limited information regarding the others who had been tapped for this task as well as a pair of healing potions. The conversation occurred while I was writing out my official notice of re-assignment to other duties. It is important to keep appropriate records of such things. 

Summer 2017 One-Shot Scenario Schedule

This summer in August, I'm planning to run seven separate scenarios three times each. The listed times are Japan's timezone (GMT +9)...

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