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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

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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 […]

Confessions of an Evil GM: Sandbox vs. Railroading

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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 […]

The Lute of Friendship

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Lute of Friendship Aura moderate enchantment; CL 10th Slot none; Price 18,000 gp; Weight 4 lbs. Description This beautifully crafted lute has a stout, polished brass handle parallel to the bridge, and the metal continues around the entire frame of the instrument. Unique designs chase the front of the lacquered wooden drum, marking it unique among […]

Slapping your Players

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As a rule of thumb I’m a kind GM; as I’ve stated previously, I think roleplaying should fundamentally be a positive, empowering experience for the people involved. This motivation comes from a desire to see the storytelling process along and doesn’t force players to invest themselves, it invites them to. Sometimes, though, you should slap […]