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Gaewiskii—Bourbon Pecan Pie Cocktail

Gaewiskii—Bourbon Pecan Pie Cocktail

Reading Time: 2 minutes Most of my cocktail inspirations come from mysterious travelers. They come to The Summoning Grounds looking for comfort and, when possible, familiarity. It never fails that I get asked to make something esoteric and practically unheard of in Lower Ryknût. A weary traveler once asked … [continue reading]

Infestation at Willow Grove

Infestation at Willow Grove

Reading Time: 2 minutes Now for Fantasy Grounds too! Trouble stirs in the normally quiet and bucolic lakeside town of Willow Grove. The residents here are jovial, hard-working, and superstitious. When the town’s cemetery caretaker makes a macabre discovery while tending to the gardens, he’s certain there is evil … [continue reading]

The Itty Bitty Shitty Committee as a TTRPG Monster

The Itty Bitty Shitty Committee as a TTRPG Monster

Reading Time: 3 minutes Some time ago, I was browsing ArtStation and stumbled across “Children of the deeps” (pictured) by Maxence Burgel. I couldn’t help but envision this gang of miscreants as the ubiquitous itty bitty shitty committee. Speaking for anyone but myself would be folly, but I know what … [continue reading]

Boozy Whipped Dalgona Coffee

Boozy Whipped Dalgona Coffee

Reading Time: 2 minutes Lower Ryknût sees its share of far travelers and The Summoning Grounds here in Raventhorne is no exception. Several months ago a minstrel was spinning some yarn about a mysterious place called Dalgona. No one here has ever heard of it so it’s probably fiction. Nonetheless, … [continue reading]

Darkvision

Darkvision

Reading Time: 4 minutes According to pages 183-185 of the Player’s Handbook, darkvision means a creature with this trait can: “see in darkness as if the darkness were dim light, so areas of darkness are only lightly obscured as far as that creature is concerned. However, the creature can’t discern … [continue reading]

Wailer’s Hold is Abandoned

Wailer’s Hold is Abandoned

Reading Time: 4 minutes Wailer’s Hold is abandoned. Or was. When I ran some Forbidden Lands RPG sessions earlier this year the players chose to journey towards Wailer’s Hold. Rather than let the abandoned site wallow in disepair and enshrouded in mystery, I decided an opportunistic entrepreneur would try … [continue reading]

Brain Hemorrhage Shot

Brain Hemorrhage Shot

Reading Time: 2 minutes Few people order a Brain Hemorrhage shot because they like it. They order it because they like the attention it draws. Some bartenders don’t know how to make it and others groan whenever someone orders it. It’s not hard to make. The issue is while … [continue reading]

Forbidden Lands Reference Sheet

Forbidden Lands Reference Sheet

Reading Time: < 1 minute I love running the Forbidden Lands RPG by Free League Publishing (Fria Ligan), but when familiarizing myself with any new RPG, sessions can quickly become bogged down. While I did find a quick reference guide here and there, I didn’t find any that I loved. … [continue reading]

Kriv’s Guide to Hobelars—Martial Archetype

Kriv’s Guide to Hobelars—Martial Archetype

Reading Time: 2 minutes This martial archetype I published on DM’s Guild is ideal for dense-forest reconnaissance and perhaps even an urban setting so long as that city isn’t unaccustomed to seeing beasts in its streets. Sending in the cavalry works just fine if you need to overwhelm your … [continue reading]

Truly Madly Deeply—Level Zero to Hero

Truly Madly Deeply—Level Zero to Hero

Reading Time: 2 minutes Truly Madly Deeply: Level Zero to Hero is a mini-campaign arc for 4 players with characters beginning at level 0 and carrying them on through level 3. It is designed to teach young players who know little to nothing about RPGs. It begins with character … [continue reading]