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AaWBlog Adventures: Maddening May, Macabre Manses, Wonders of NaeraCull


The craziness of the AaWBlog could not be contained within the month of May, and thus insanity abounds throughout Maddening May! Fight off strange slugs, explore a sunken insane asylum, and traverse the Dar’spelun Slugmarsh—if you’re brave enough for it. Read up on Maddening May here and here!   In case you somehow missed it, we collected all of the amazing […]

Macabre Manses (part 2) and Extra Web Content!

Two weeks ago we properly introduced you to the Macabre Manses with Justin Andrew Mason’s deviant carrionette fleshdolls and Rory Toma’s pumpkin-themed tribute to Joshua Gullion. Finishing up the month, Jeremy Kleve took us into the weird places of the cosmos with Fomalhaut the Nebulous, his deranged acolyte Gruxm Goretooth, a strange magic item made […]

Magic Item Monday (Macabre Manses): Cowl of Insubstantial Form


Cowl of Insubstantial Form Aura strong transmutation; CL 14th Slot head; Price  85,800 gp; Weight  4 lbs. DESCRIPTION This membranous green cowl dangles lifelessly. The color of the membrane changes depending on the type of light reflects upon its glossy hide. It is transparent to the wearer, while opaque to the onlooker. When the cowl of […]

Sidequest Saturday (Macabre Manses): Trapped Within

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After the PCs’ strange encounter in the forest during Finding the Macabre Manses, they find themselves facing down a long dark courtyard revealing the mansion’s distinguished foyer. Though the estate’s grounds suggest that there haven’t been any visitors to the site in a long while, the mansion’s interior—with its clean wooden floors and illustrious decor—brings […]

Meta Thursday (Macabre Manses): Star Spawn Template

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Star Spawn Template There exist horrors in the universe incomprehensible to man. Sometimes these abominations manifest themselves within other living creatures, warping them into monsters more deadly than their ordinary selves. Creatures of this order are known as star spawn,identifiable only bythe bizarre traits that they possess. It is not uncommon for two statistically identical […]

Weird Wednesday (Macabre Manses): Fomalhaut the Nebulous

Once the PCs have entered the Macabre Manse they automatically begin to feel uneasy amongst their surroundings. Peering outside the mansion confirms their suspicions that something is awry, but curiosity here is likely to get someone killed. The home plane of Fomalhaut is encompassed only by his chaotic form—solid ground does not exist within the […]

Trap Tuesday (Macabre Manses): Omnidirectional Doorways of Confusion


Omnidirectional Doorways of Confusion     CR 8 Type magical; Perception DC —; Disable Device DC — Trigger proximity (alarm); Reset none Effect Upon entering the Macabre Manse, the entire estate and all of its inhabitants are transported to Fomalhaut’s home dimension, where some rather strange things can occur. Doorways and other portals malfunction after they have […]

Magic Item Monday (Macabre Manses): Fomalhaut’s Miasma


Fomalhaut’s Miasma Aura strong transmutation; CL 14th Slot none; Price  28,800 gp; Weight  — DESCRIPTION This clear glass vial contains a small fraction of Fomalhaut the Nebulous’ gaseous body. Bright hues of orange, green, and purple swirl inside the vial as if it were somehow aware of your presence. When inhaled, Fomalhaut’s Miasma grants the […]

Foul Machinations: Macabre Manses – Part 1

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To kick off this month of spooky adventures, scary sidequests, and horrifying game content for running a terrifying tabletop game (we’re calling it Macabre Manses) RPG Superstar Steve Helt got dark with the starving soldiers haunt, and Cody Martin wrote an article on creative races. Getting into the nitty gritty, Tim Snow brought us to the haunted […]