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Acanthus’s Conundrums #2: Puzzles & Riddles for RPGs

puzzles and riddles for rpgs

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

As ever, each comes with a suggested solution, but be generous to your players if they come up with reasonable answers, especially when it comes to the riddles. I’ve also included some thoughts about how the riddles have appeared historically 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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Acanthus’s Conundrums #1: Puzzles & Riddles for RPGs

puzzles and riddles for your rpg

Acanthus’s Conundrums is a weekly post with a dnd puzzle and three dnd riddles to use in your game or any RPG for that matter.

Each comes with a suggested solution, but be generous to your players if they come up with reasonable answers, especially when it comes to the riddles. These diversions aren’t meant to cause disagreements or slow down the game.

Do you have any puzzles 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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From the Scrollshelves of the Sage

Welcome, friends, to my  library. Once just my workplace, it’s now my greatest treasure. To introduce myself, I am Acanthus, this region’s foremost sage.

The Past

Over the years since King Tokolvor expanded the Klavek kingdom, I’ve helped adventurers, merchants, and travelers alike gather vital information. Whether about where they’re going, who and what they’ll encounter, or how to deal with all three, I’ve been there. As fine a collection of views, thoughts and facts as exists in all Klavek is upon my scrollshelves and bookcases. Perhaps nothing rivals it in all Aventyr, but that is for others to decide!

The Present

However, now I’ve made my own fortune and live an easy life, I intend to share it all. What I know to be true, surmise to be broadly correct, am in the process of clarifying, and imagine is worth further investigation, will become yours. Topics will be wide, allowing interested parties to gain insights wondrous and delightful, amazing and awe-inspiring, and hopefully entertaining. They’ll be worthy of a pipe of tobacco at a campfire, if not a meal at a prince’s table, during their retelling.

Welcome to the Future

Of course, I’ll take commissions, and happily dig into my resources, giving you my opinions on any and all topics. But remember, what you hear and read in my reports may set your feet inching, heart pumping, and mind racing.  Far horizons and distant adventures are yours to discover when you know where to look. For what is a visit to a sage if not the key to the locked chest of unexpected but great rewards!

So, my friends, I await word from you with regard to your questions and queries. Until then, I’ll make my thoughts available on myriad subjects whenever something interesting comes my way. Good fortune to you all!

– Acanthus the Sage