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The Eldritch Isles: Kazaribet’s Box

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his is a short adventure I wrote for the 5th Edition Dungeons & Dragons open table game I ran for a while at the local game event every other Sunday. I call it Kazaribet’s Box. I stole the map from a Google image search for “pirate cove” — my apologies to the original cartographer. Monsters are all taken from the Monster Manual or Adversaries & Allies. The Eldritch Isles are plainly...

GenCon Packing List

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Next week I am embark on the two-hour drive northward to the great city of Indianapolis for GenCon 2018. I’m putting together my packing list, so I figured I’d post my GenCon Packing List here for all to peruse. Living Essentials I’ll bring a small gym bag with the following items: Clothing for 5 days: five sets of underwear, socks, and t-shirts; two pairs of jeans; a button-up...

Alternate Method for New Magician Spells

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In Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea (and other old school games of its ilk) a Magician (nee Magic-User) gains one spell automatically when they increase in level. They may learn other other spells, of course, but those must be obtained from plundered spellbooks and scrolls. I propose a slightly alternative rule that doesn’t provide a Magician with automatic spell...

New Characters Deep in a MegaDungeon

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Did your character just die deep in the megadungeon? No problem! Roll on the following table to determine how the party finds your next character. In all cases, the next sentence is, “And, I’ve no idea where I am and how I got here.” Roll 3d12 (one for each column) How you got lost… …what you are doing when you are found… …and what condition you are in. 1 I fell down a...

DWM Loadout Sheets: Rules for Encumbrance

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These are some rules I used for encumbrance in my Dwimmermount campaign. I’ll probably tweak and simplify for my upcoming Derelict campaign. Loadout Your loadout is your readied arms and armor. Write in armor worn in the armor slot. Light armor (padded/leather) is 1 stone. Medium armor (scale / chain) is 2 stone. Heavy armor (banded, splint, plate) is 3 stone. Are you carrying a shield? Add...

Hopeless Character Boons & Zodiac of Dwimmermount

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Allow me to introduce The Zodiac of Dwimmermount that occasionally grants a boon to those less blessed in natural ability who go on to become adventurers. 🙂 Characters with particularly shitty stats only make it to become an adventurer because of some boon they’ve received from this Zodiac. Is it magic that somehow attunes to the less endowed? Is it the gods taking pity on the less...

Dwimmermount Reincarnation Table

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This is the table I used for Reincarnation that incorporated some of the Dwimmermount monsters. Roll Incarnation Lawful Neutral Chaotic 1 Dwarf Brownie Ape Kobold 2 Dwarf Gnome Baboon Dworg 3 Elf Pegasus Centaur Eld 4 Elf Unicorn Pixie Throghrin 5 Human Neanderthal Iounian Orc 6 Human Terrim Mongrelman Ranine 7 Human Kythirean Kythirean Derrim 8 Creature Iounian Algoid Thelidu 9 Same race Blink...

Gods, Clerics, & Religion

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Only men worship deities, which makes clerics a uniquely human vocation. A cleric is a man who has devoted his life to serve one of the deities of the Thulian Great Church and been gifted with miraculous powers in return for his service. All clerics within Dwimmermount are of Lawful alignment, because all of the gods, regardless of their spheres of influence, support and protect the civilization...

Classes of Labyrinth Lord Dwimmermount

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I made some big changes to classes. While we used the LL/AEC rules as a base, the following rules were also implemented. These are some changes to classes. Multiclass characters get all the options from all classes. FIGHTER Fighters may add +CON modifier to each HD when they roll for hit points. Fighters may use the parry option (as outlined in the AEC). Fighters may fire missiles into melee...

Michael Pfaff

It's pronounced P-aff -- the first 'f' is silent. I live in Louisville. I like games and reading about games. I hope to write about gaming stuff here.

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