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Meta Thursday: Confessions of an Evil GM (Sandbox vs. Railroading)


When I started playing RPGs, railroading was the only way ahead. Then something called a sandbox came along. I initially thought, “isn’t that where children play and cats do their business?” That’s only partly accurate; sandbox design is a way of making the campaign world more alive. More alive? I just wanted to kill things […]

Weird Wednesday: The Eternal Torment


The Eternal Torment Aura none (medium abjuration and medium conjuration, see text); CL 7th Slot none; Weight 800 lbs. The Eternal Torment is always a beautiful marble statue of perfect proportions, slightly larger than the creature it portrays. The face is contorted in pain but otherwise an aura of beauty surrounds the artwork. Upon careful examination, however, the […]

Sidequest Saturday (Cultus Sanguineus): The Sanguine Ball

sanguine ball proper - a bit of story

Cultus Sanguineus—The Sanguine Ball Either in a previous encounter (from last week’s Sidequest Saturday)—or by chance while in the city of Mohkba—the adventurers acquired an invitation to a masquerade ball and a beautiful mask of diplomacy +1 (actually a mask of thirst). The event is being held on the night after the party’s encounter with the […]

Weird Wednesday: The Count’s Carriage

The Count’s Carriage     CR 9 XP 3,200 CE haunt (10ft. x 70ft. roadway) Caster Level 9th Notice Perception DC 25 (to hear the faint neighing of galloping horses) Hp 14; Trigger proximity; Reset 1 day Effect A sickly florescent green horse-drawn carriage with ghostly tendrils trailing after it hurtles down the forested roadway. The curtains have been drawn and the interior […]

Maddening May: Echoes of the Asylum


Echoes of the Asylum     CR 8 XP 2,400 CE haunt (30 ft. radius) Caster Level 6th Notice Perception DC 24 (to hear painful moans, pitiful sobbing, and maniacal deranged laughter) hp 16; Trigger proximity; Reset 1 day Effect When this haunt is triggered a group of white semi-transparent humans appear. They are all dressed in rags, […]

Maddening May: Bolghar’s Despair


Bolghar’s Despair     CR 8 XP 1,600 CE haunt (30 ft. radius) Caster Level 8th Notice Perception DC 22 (to hear the repeated whispers of “kinslayer”) Hp 8; Trigger proximity; Reset 1 day Effect: When entering Bolghar’s burial barrow, the anguished haunt manifests. A dwarf clad in rags with pieces of dated armor screams incoherently about dishonor […]