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…

d12 Nonviolent Encounters II

I’m headed to Florida for the now annual family winter vacation. While we’re there I hope to take advantage of my father-in-law’s super-nice camera to get some craft pictures for the blog. In the meantime, here’s a little something to tide you over: more nonviolent encounters. This time they’re all monsters with a reason to…

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’…

Tabletop: Player-Created Art Objects

Have your characters make art objects. This is less a solution to some nebulous problem (“what are we gonna do with all these emeralds, Jack?”) and more something extra the party can do to gain a few benefits. Maybe a character can craft luxuries which would be otherwise difficult or expensive to obtain which will…