I’m going to try something different. I’m just not feeling like going thru old Dragons looking for crunch to convert. I have a play report half written, but I’m burned out on doing those. We’ve been playing a whole lot more Magic: The Gathering than D&D recently.
I have been keeping up on reading blogs and message boards, though. So here’s a collection of my favorite blog posts this week.
I’m going to start out today with some maps. I’m a huge fan of Dyson Logos’ maps. I will reshare just about every one of his. It’s just not the cartography, though. It’s the little story that comes with them. Just enough to spark the imagination.
That Tribality page added some to blogs to my feed. I ended up digging thru a bunch of pages of stuff at Kobold Press.
For a magic item, I really liked the Silver Hatchet, by Davide Quatrini, It’s inspired by Baron Munchausen.
Trapmaster: The Woodpile, by Michael Allen is a classic “Think it Thru” trap. Deadly if you barge right in, harmless if you figure it out.
Out of the Frying Pan: Loyalty Beyond Death by James Haeck is a great collection of recurring encounters with an undead knight.
I’m also a big fan of random tables that make things interesting. 50 Treasures of the Southlands, by Richard Pett (part 1, part 2), has a nice collection of pseduo-Egyptian loot for your treasure piles!
I’ve long had a fascination with the fey market, or the goblin market. I’ve been wanting to have a game set in the feywild for quite awhile, but it just never seems to happen. Stephen at System Sans Setting had a great three-part series on these mysterious bazaars with Come Buy, Come Buy. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.
Middle Finger of Vecna consistently churns out crunch for 5e. Weird West is another genre that I hope to use someday. The Finger has posted a new class, The Gunslinger. MFoV also makes their stuff available as a PDF, which I am a fan of!