Ecology of the Banshee

Daggerhart - Ecology of the Banshee

Also known as the Bean-Nighe, the Lady Fairy, or the Little-Washer-by-the-Ford The Lady Fairy lusts. This we know. Lust comes in many forms. It comes in the form of the young man who has seen a naked woman in full form for the first time. It comes in the heat of battle, causing a warrior to slice deep and draw blood from the body of the enemy, relishing in its splatter. It even comes from the simple desire to own something – like an antique silver vase, or an heirloom quill pen with a diamond nib. The lust is there

Eruvian Chronicles 05 – Deep Carbon Observatory (Part 1)

Presented is my first session recap of my current campaign, ‘Eruvian Chronicles.’ The first four adventures went through LMoP to give all of us a feel of 5E (since out of the group, I believe I was the only one who had played 5E so far), and from here on out, I plan on making these guys sweat. A lot. We start what I call the “Real Campaign” with Deep Carbon Observatory, by Patrick Stuart. A note: we only play for about 4 hours at a time, so a lot of our time this session was taken up by Carrowmore

New Homebrew-ish and published modules campaign

I’ve started a new 5E campaign with some people I don’t know.  They will soon either love me or hate me (as a GM.  Possibly as a person). Basically, I’m taking all my favorite modules I’ve read over the years, and combining them into a campaign setting.  It will likely be pretty gonzo, considering I like Deep Carbon Observatory, Yoon-Suin, Scenic Dunnsmouth, Slumbering Ursine Dunes, a few Forgotten Realms locations/modules, and The Styes (from Dungeon #121).  That’s just to start with.  I’m pretty certain aboleths are going to be a major thing in the campaign, along with some weird shadow shit I’ve

Whisper Wraith

Though they have no formal name, these terrifying undead abominations are commonly called “Whisper Wraiths” by adventurers and campaigners. They may be created when a warrior dies to some sort of supernatural blast – whether it be a wizard’s lightning bolt, a dragon’s fire breath, or the explosion caused by the closing of a portal to hell.

Ecology of the Displacer Beast

Displacer Beast

The following excerpts are from the journal of Jason Canderman, of the eight-man Canderman-Dodder Expedition, which was documenting the newly-discovered ruins of an ancient Hithan pyramid. This journal was found by a group of nine explorers (three of whom met their fate later by the same creatures described within). Based on the following excerpts, we recommend bringing a full regimen of prepared soldiers before the next expedition is attempted.

Hath-e’Foldar – City of the Aedryn

Snow Castle - Martana (deviant art)

Long have the Frosthorns held the secrets of the ancient Aedryn, the Dawn Forgers. Myth tells of the first race, the original Fey, from whom all other feyfolk descended, and the mythical First Empire from which they ruled most of the world. The ancient capital of this first empire, called Hath-e’Foldar by the Aedryn, but simply “The White City,” by humans, has long been lost to the tides of time. Many scholars claim to know its general location, but none have ever found it.

Ecology of the Grick

Daggerhart - Ecology of the Grick

Coiled beneath the stones and brush, it waits. It hears voices approaching – high-pitched, playful voices. Voices it recognizes as younglings from the community down the river. It opens its beak, pointed tongue running along the edge of its sharp lips. It knows it is in a bad position to strike, but cannot risk moving now, as the voices are close now, and would hear the stones above it shifting. It feels excitement welling – it hasn’t eaten in a week, since eating the meat off the bones of a deer, and fresh man-meat is always preferable to deer. The

The Wasting Wael

An area in my campaign setting.  My own derivation of Lovecraft’s ‘Blasted Heath.’

Review – Deep Carbon Observatory, by Patrick Stuart

Deep Carbon Observatory - Patrick Stuart

I am a little late to the party on this one. I purchased this module based on Bryce Lynch’s review. I’ve read straight through it multiple times now, like a favorite novel. I ordered the physical copy as well as the digital – while awaiting the physical copy, I read the pdf on my phone, on my kindle, on my Nexus, and on my laptop. Then when the book arrived, I took it on vacation and read it multiple times. I just can’t stop reading it. It’s like traditional fantasy D&D meets Lovecraft meets Lewis and Clark meets the most

Let’s Talk About Your Favorite BBEG

As a GM, what/who is your favorite BBEG you’ve ever created? That did the BBEG do that made it so interesting? And how did the players feel/react? Here’s mine. This post was originally posted to the DnDBehindTheScreen subreddit, which, if you are interested in gaming and/or are a GM, of any edition, you should check out.