Alexander Kozachenko, 2013

d8 Goblin Replacements

It’s been a while since my last random table post – a year, a week, and a day, to be exact – so I think it’s high time I get with the program and slap one in. Here are several goblin reskins for your use. Some are still essentially goblins with a few quirks, while…

Clannad Series Part 5: Dragons of the Folly

Because I normally run games from level 1 on, it’s rare for us to do any high-level gaming. Breaking level 10 is an epic campaign. So for the first three seasons of our Rasherochernon’s Folly campaign, dragons didn’t really make an appearance. (Season 2 had the party briefly face off against a green dragon wyrmlying…

Clannad Series Part 4: Goblins of the Folly

Like orcs, goblins started out as simple opposing forces in the Rasherochernon’s Folly games I ran for my spouse. And also like orcs, they’ve grown to be much more. The turning point came in Season 3, whose major campaign arc centered on the young noble Gaheris forging an alliance between humans, goblins, and kobolds in…

Harpy holidays!

The harpy, like pretty much all the other Naked Lady Monsters of any mythology, is a patriarchal reversal of earlier matrifocal religious practice. Birds are strongly linked with goddess figures around the world (along with snakes and fish), and that association was frequently altered to produce “monsters”. In modern Western art, we frequently represent harpies’…

Clannad Series Part 3: Mephits of the Folly

Our campaign setting has a storied relationship with infernal entities. The Folly was created by a wizard with the help of his three demonic lieutenants, and since then demons and devils have had a strong presence in five out of six campaigns within that setting. One of those lieutenants in particular has been villain, comrade,…

Clannad Series Part 2: Orcs of the Folly

When my spouse and I started the very first campaign set on Rasherochernon’s Folly almost a decade ago, I was still learning the ropes of GMing. I mean, I’m always learning and re-learning the ropes, but they were still very new ropes to me, and I had the fresh blisters to show for it. In…

Clannad Series Part 1: Humans of the Folly

My spouse wrote up the first in our series on the clannad of Rasherochernon’s Folly, our homebrew campaign setting. Hereafter I leave you in her capable hands. 🙂 First, we should start by repeating the caveat that cultures are variegated, and that posts addressing culture families in our homebrew campaign address them only in the…