Heraldry

Where we study what it means to have a house crest; the many ways in which a symbol can be employed in a crest; and what exactly does a griffin passant sinister charged onto a vair field describe.

Campaign Diary: The Doom of Summer, vol 2

Volume two of the adventures of Lia the Elven Fighter, Serrano the Half-Elf Swashbuckler, Alistair the Human Evoker, and Gabriel the Human Cleric; in which the party travel from Drandeur to Yus (with a short detour in the Feywild), kill the Red King Kranarax, and murder the incarnate manifestation of Summer.

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The Great Game: Mechanics

Warning: homebrew D&D content ahead!

In which we learn about how the Great Game is actually played; the types of actions we can perform each turn; what each skill actually means; and how to spend and gather Resources, Intelligence and Armies.

The Great Game: An Introduction

Each player would take the role of a powerful political character in one of the ten kingdoms: perhaps the king, perhaps a vizier, perhaps a court wizard. Your roles and kingdoms will be random, and your starting positions will not be fair or balanced. You will have neighbours who are more powerful than you, neighbours who bigger assholes than you, and neighbours who are both that will attack you. It will be up to you to play the hand of cards that you have been dealt.

Kotaku: "Therapists are using D&D to get kids to open up"

Adam Davis, co-founder of the Dungeons & Dragons therapy group Wheelhouse Workshop, thinks kids with social issues aren’t being asked the right questions. In a dreary school counselor’s office, it can be hard to engage with “Why aren’t you doing your homework?” and “Have you tried joining clubs?” For Davis, more fruitful lines of inquiry start with “Who has the axe? Is it two-handed? What specialty of wizard to you want to be?”

The Fourian Calendar

Warning: homebrew D&D content ahead!

First established by the wizard Fourian in the year 0 CE (Common Era), the calendar quickly spread throughout the world and, by 12 CE, was a standard. A Fourian month started at a full moon and ended at the next full moon, and was made up of exactly four weeks of seven days each, for a month of exactly 28 days.

D&D for Newbies (25 Mar 17)

Alright, I know most of you guys are just here for the pictures, so I'll try to keep this short and sweet. Last Saturday, on 25 March 2017, we held a series of introductory one-shot games for everyone and anyone interested in trying out Dungeons and Dragons for the first time. Twelve brave souls turned up, and - armed with little more than their wits and pregenerated character sheets - plumbed the depths of three separate dungeons.

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