Collaborative World Building: Metal World

The imagery of metal music lends itself well to fantasy role playing games. I've taken inspiration from songs, bands, album covers and such and used them at the table. D&D and metal music have always seemed to have a "shared culture". I've often thought about making a D&D world drawn totally from music influences. Yesterday …

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Entering Orod’tal

Orod'tal, is the capital city of the Mith'edhel, or the gray elves of Eska. It was once the capital of all of Eska, before the Kinslayer Wars. Dome Cityby Ishutani Located in the upper reaches of the Earka'orod Mountains, it began as a grand domed city. As the capital of an empire, it flourished rapidly despite …

Quagmire (Living Quicksand)

Dragon Magazine #127 had once creature in it that immediate jumped out at me as belonging on Eska. The quagmire was originally created by Scott Bennie, and I built my conversion upon James Introcaso's young gaping maw, with a few changes.SPEEDPAINT - Swampby tgw-RaptorScattered among the coastal swamps and marshlands of Eska, a curious ooze has …

Warforged of Eska

Warforged of EskaI’ve never played or used Eberron, but I love the idea of the warforged. The version in the Eberron Unearthed Arcana released by WotC is completely underwhelming, though. I found a few versions online that I liked, but none I was completely happy with. I combined my favorite aspects of each into what …