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Trella’s Trovers, the Free People of Baevonia

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The Baevonian Mountain range is marked by hill forts, castles, and mountain gate fortresses that enforce borders and laws of the Baevonian people. Baevonian Law allows the region to deal in treaties and skirmishes, rather than survivorship and open war. But for some, the law is oppressive, be it through resource rights, commerce licensing, or travel restrictions. Trella’s Trovers are Baevonians who live at the fringe of Baevonian culture, a semi-organized group of opportunists, tomb raiders, vagabonds, and traders. The descendants of failed or declining Baevonian hill fort tribes, the trovers are wild-eyed warriors, cunning dealmakers, and above all, survivors who rely on no one but themselves.

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Acanthus’s Conundrums #4: Puzzles & Riddles for RPGs

Acanthus’s Conundrums is a weekly post that gives you a puzzle and three riddles to use in your roleplaying game.

Each comes with a suggested solution, but be generous to your players if they suggest a reasonable answer, especially with the riddles. These diversions aren’t meant to cause disagreements or slow the adventure down.

Some thoughts about how the riddles have appeared historically are also included, so you can adapt them to your adventure.

Do you have any puzzle or riddles of your own to share, or requests to make of Acanthus? Get in the comments or join our Discord server!

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Community Showcase: Rise of the Drow!

Rise of the Drow Extra Community Showcase

Rise of the Drow is more popular than ever, and our Discord server activity shows it! With all that is on the horizon in 2023, we wanted to make sure we’re giving RotD fans the spotlight they deserve! In this community showcase we’ve collected the best fan contributions to the Rise of the Drow mega campaign.

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Tales from the Tabletop: Drinking Games

Tales from the Tabletop — Weekly Caption Contest!

Winner snags an AAWsome prize from AAW Games. Win store credit, books, stickers, and more!

Comment below to post a single caption, you’ll need an AAW account anyway so we can send you prizes!

Good Luck! 🗡️

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Water Domain for 5th Edition

Water takes many forms; so too do the powers granted to clerics of this domain. A cleric devoted to a god with dominion over water can call to hand the force of a rushing river current, summon the relentless, crashing power of the tides, and soothe fresh wounds. Many different deities grant the powers of the water domain to their followers: gods of the sea, gods of the rain and snow, and gods of rivers, lakes, and streams.

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