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The Rise of Tiamat, session 12 (finale)

The Well of Dragons. 1489 DR. The armies of the Sword Coast had reached the Well of Dragons, and the evil dragons and the forces of the Cult of the Dragon had risen to oppose them. As the battle commenced, … Continue reading

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Great Battles of Alexander: Battle of Crocus Fields, 352 BC

In 355 BC, the Phocians were in conflict with Thebes, and losing. They managed to turn this around by seizing the treasures held by the temples in Delphi and using them to pay for a very large mercenary army. This … Continue reading

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Squad Leader, scenario 7 Buchholz Station AAR

Scenario 7 of the original Squad Leader game adds the Americans to the game. Low of Morale (but good at rallying), I’ve used them a lot in the later Advanced Squad Leader, but this is the first time I’ve played … Continue reading

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5E Adventure Review: Don’t Wake Dretchlor

The third adventure from EN5ider, Don’t Wake Dretchlor, is a fascinating product. Designed by Kiel Chenier, it manages to present a trap-infested mansion with a good reason for why it’s trapped. Unfortunately, it’s likely the players don’t know that reason, … Continue reading

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Princes of the Apocalypse, session 6

Red Larch. The Desamber Valley. 2nd Kythorn, 1491 DR. The adventurers had rested after their fight with the scoundrels in Wormford, and were now ready to head upriver. The inhabitants and travellers in Wormford avoided the adventurers, well aware that … Continue reading

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5E Adventure Review: Bloodfang Caves

The second adventure release from Assassin Games, Bloodfang Caves, is a short dungeon-crawl for low-level characters. The background for the adventure relates how once Graknor Bloodfang was a feared orc warlord until he was deposed by a lieutenant. Now he … Continue reading

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Princes of the Apocalypse, session 5

The “Princes of the Apocalypse” adventure continues as word reaches the characters of a new threat to the area… and the adventure proper begins. The article includes a description of play (with spoilers!) and DM notes on running the adventure. Continue reading

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Hoard of the Dragon Queen – again!

I’ve begun running Hoard of the Dragon Queen again for another group in our Wednesday D&D Encounters sessions. My original idea was to just run the first section before Princes of the Apocalypse came out and then start that, but … Continue reading

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5E Adventure Review: The Tiger’s Song

The second adventure from Save vs Boredom is a horror/mystery adventure for second tier (levels 5-10) characters. Entitled The Tiger’s Song, it has the adventurers being forced to help a hag who has stolen the soul of one of their … Continue reading

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An Introduction to the Forgotten Realms: Gods of Good

There are a lot of gods in the Forgotten Realms. This article looks at five of the Gods of Good, with special attention to their relevance to adventurers. Continue reading

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