The Start of Solisa’s Journal

So the Saturday night adventure kicked off pretty good, I mentioned doing some posts in character (and I leapt at the opportunity -ObsidianCrane). So it will mostly be point of view stuff. I’ll keep these brief for now and hopefully write in more detail when i remember to record more details like names and such. The adventure is …

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Gods of Caedria

In establishing my setting the story of the three goddesses was a central element to the idea of the setting. The gods outside of those three were largely intended to reflect elements of the 4E pantheons and certain other things I specifically wanted in the setting. Corellon, Moradin and Bane were left unchanged as they …

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Fallen Principalities

For my Against the Slave Lords adaptation (which I’ll be bloging about after the players do parts of the adventure) this is the part of my setting that will double for the Wild Coast where the adventure starts in the original campaign. The area is only very loosely defined to give me flexibility to insert …

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Races of Caedria

 In creating the following list of races I wanted to reflect the history of the setting while keeping as much of the PHB open as possible. This is why there are 2 extra races and only Gnomes are missing from the PHB. There are other races in the world that can be suitable for PCs, …

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Shadows of Caedria: Overview

This is the final version of the first page of my player’s guide for my setting. It is intended to provide a basic understanding of the setting and what the player’s can expect in games as well as keep my ideas focussed as I add details and build campaigns. Genre:  Heroic Fantasy Core Ethos Sentence: …

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Wyrmgears: Draconic Keepers of Time

As part of their first Kickstarter Reaper Miniatures produced a model of a clockwork dragon and this presents my interpretation of the model for 5E DnD. Wyrmgear In the infinities of the Astral Sea there is a domain of order, Mechanus the plane of gears. On this plane it is said all things have a perfect …

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Inspiring Characters

I have recently been having a conversation with one of the players at our store’s Hoard of the Dragon Queen game. It is a familiar conversation that I have had multiple times over the course of my years playing RPGs, I’ve been the person experiencing the frustration and the hearing the frustration. The conversation can …

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Saving Greenest

Like many of you I have been participating in the Adventurer’s League and in particular playing or dungeon mastering the Hoard of the Dragon Queen module. This was my first venture into the Encounters program, and to say it was not a smooth start on the journey would be an understatement. Administrative problems aside it …

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Know Your Ally

We’ve all been there. The party have a carefully crafted plan that involves the PCs splitting up and one group waiting for the other group’s signal. And yet they players didn’t think to agree on what the signal was beforehand. Some DMs will hand-wave it and say “You’ve adventured together long enough that you would …

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A rant about layout and complexity in RPG books

This post started out as a rant about Call of Cthulhu, then expanded into a general rant about layout and complexity in RPG’s and then changed again, into a general discussion about stuff I’m enjoying/playing/hating/looking forward to… So… Call of Cthulhu 6th Edition I’ve been a gamer for 20+ years and despite playing a few …

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