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4 Tips to Stop the Monotony in Random Encounters and Surprise Players

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Everybody can enjoy the nocturnal prowling of beasts, but eventually troll raids can get a little bit stale. When the party goes off-course and the third evening of animal attacks comes to pass, consider a few alternatives to keep your players on their toes. Any NPC could be led to act as a random encounter […]

Fatkeqësi’s Rabble

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Fatkeqësi’s Rabble  CR5   XP 1,600 NE persistent haunt (20 ft. radius in the city square) Caster Level 7th Notice Perception DC 28 (to see or hear the shuffling footprints of the dead crowd) hp 22; Trigger proximity; Reset 1 day Weakness susceptible to slashing damage, tricked by Stealth Effect When this haunt is triggered, […]

Ring of Exuberance

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Ring of Exuberance Aura faint transmutation; CL 3rd Slot ring; Price 9,500 gp; Weight — DESCRIPTION This beautifully crafted ring is actually in two parts – one is onyx black, the other sterling gold. Each miniature circlet is infused with a light cyan energy that entwine’s the wearer’s finger. The wearer of a ring of exuberance gains […]

The Eternal Torment

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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 […]

Dyrnwyn

Dyrnwyn 2.0

Dyrnwyn Aura moderate necromancy; CL 9th Slot none; Price 34,315 gp; Weight 5 lbs. DESCRIPTION  This four-foot full bladed longsword is forged from the finest steel, with a broad S-style crossguard that holds a matched pair of opals. The hilt is wrapped in the finest ivory, polished white from decades of use, and the hilt […]

Infernal Horn

Infernal Horn

Infernal Horn Aura strong conjuration; CL 13th Slot none; Price 50,000 gp; Weight 2 lbs. Description This brass horn is engraved with images of cavorting imps torturing small animals, whispering in the ears of human warlords, starting fires and destroying precious artworks. Once a day when a user blows the horn after speaking its command […]

Jonathan G. Nelson talks Adventure-A-Week on Gamer Lifestyle!

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Want to know what it’s like to run AdventureAWeek.com? Check out this episode of Gamer Lifestyle, where the inimitable Jonathan Nelson breaks it down for Johnn Four (of Gamer-Lifestyle) and Brian “Fitz” Fitzpatrick (of Moebius Adventures)! Jonathan tells all – the struggle to get started, the Do’s and Don’t’s of publishing, what programs and services […]

The Laughing Death

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The Laughing Death    CR 8 XP 4,800 CE haunt (50-ft. radius) Caster Level 8th Notice Perception DC 20 (to hear the manic, stuttering laughter of the deranged) Hp 16; Trigger touch (physical interaction with a skull baring golden fangs); Reset 1 day Effect: When this haunt is triggered, several things happen; first the environs are transformed into a hellscape filled with infernal growths, […]

Uyutmak’s Shield

Uyutmak's Shield

Uyutmak’s Shield Aura moderate enchantment; CL 6th Slot none; Price 16,170 gp; Weight 15 lbs.  Description The rim of this ornate circular heavy steel shield is decorated with thousands of miniature fragments of gem and crystal inlaid in complex gold trim. The gilded metalwork sweeps inward to the center of the armament like a draining pool […]