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The Grand Mithraeum: Enter the Dungeon!

Beneath the Grand Mithraeum lies twisting catacombs and dark dungeons. Those who know the truth of what lies below it are set on protecting its secrets. The past kings, queens, and lamanes lay entombed beneath the temple, as well as ancient artifacts that the dragon gods would prefer remain forgotten.

This week, we delve into the top floor of this dungeon. The goal is to have a new floor every week, complete with NPCs, monsters, treasures, puzzles, and a bunch of other cool stuff. The rumors of treasure might be enough to get PCs to venture below, but they’ll eventually find why it is guarded so strongly…

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A Traveler’s Guide to Samsarras: The Grand Mithraeum

This week, we look into The Grand mithraeum, the largest temple in all the elven lands. The top floor plays home to the city’s dragon gods themselves. Perhaps more interesting is what secrets the catacombs beneath the temple hold. You can check out the first floor here. We’ll be adding new floors every week until it’s done. This one is a doozy and could be the setting of all kinds of quests. Have fun with the interactive map!

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A Traveler’s Guide to Samsarras: The Amrin Leaf

The Amrin leaf comes from the Nahj Amrinitas plant that is native to the mid-northern shores of Qua’Lorn. While a few have cultivated it, most do not bother, as it grows plentiful in the wild. Many lands have outlawed it’s possession, but those that live in its native habitat need only ask the right person if they want it. One can tell an Amrin Leaf eater by their teeth.

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The City of Dane Caelen- A resource for GMs and PCs to explore with maps, NPCS, and more!

The third map in our interactive atlas series has arrived, and it’s a big one! You can use it to get info on all the locations on the map, but you can click to zoom into the Dreaming Veil, Ankhor’s Dive, and more to come! You’ll find adventure hooks, npcs, encounter tables, and more. We’ll be adding more locations in the coming weeks! If you want to run an urban game, this is your resource.

Click here to visit!

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A Traveler’s Guide to Samsarras: The Isle of Caelen

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The Interactive Samsarras Atlas Begins!

As of today, we’ve launched a project that we’re incredibly excited about. We’re making the Samsarras interactive Atlas, available on this website!

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Star Trek Adventures

To boldly go where no human has gone before…

The Star trek Adventures RPG is a great mashup of everything that makes the property great. At it’s heart is the serial solving of mysteries. Players must piece together clues to figure out how to cure the mysterious illness or what the aliens really want. Characters are encouraged to use reason, diplomacy, and the James T. Kirk signature charm. When all goes south, there are always the phasers…

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The Grand Mithraeum: Enter the Dungeon!

Beneath the Grand Mithraeum lies twisting catacombs and dark dungeons. Those who know the truth of what lies below it are set on protecting its secrets. The past kings, queens, and lamanes lay entombed beneath the temple, as well as ancient artifacts that the dragon gods would prefer remain forgotten.

This week, we delve into the top floor of this dungeon. The goal is to have a new floor every week, complete with NPCs, monsters, treasures, puzzles, and a bunch of other cool stuff. The rumors of treasure might be enough to get PCs to venture below, but they’ll eventually find why it is guarded so strongly…

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The Grand Mithraeum, 3rd Floor

This week, we bring you the 3rd Floor of the Grand Mithraeum. This one introduces some of the higher ups in the temples and gives you some cool stated NPCs to add into the game. Only the top floor remains, and that’s the home of the radiant dragon gods themselves. Until then, visit the sleeping quarters of the acolytes and find out about the movers and shakers of the biggest temple in elven lands.

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A Traveler’s Guide to Samsarras: The Grand Mithraeum

This week, we look into The Grand mithraeum, the largest temple in all the elven lands. The top floor plays home to the city’s dragon gods themselves. Perhaps more interesting is what secrets the catacombs beneath the temple hold. You can check out the first floor here. We’ll be adding new floors every week until it’s done. This one is a doozy and could be the setting of all kinds of quests. Have fun with the interactive map!

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Crumbling UpKeep: Teenage Angst and Things from the Flood

I am 38 years old. I was born in 1981. That puts my graduating year as 1999.

Have you started caring yet? Don’t worry, I plan on giving you many more dates and numbers inconsequential to your own life.

The reason I mention this is that my prime teenage years were during the sunset of grunge. The economic growth of the late 80s crashed into the recession of 1990. There was a sense of fatalism and that the cultural excesses of earlier times had robbed us of some important authenticity. It’s not a new story, as “The Catcher in the Rye” had been telling it since 1951, but it’s a good one. Nineties culture just made the story that much dirtier.

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The Sweet Pine Inn, a good place to find books and a helpful NPC

The Sweet Pine inn is one of the more delightful places we’ve made. A balcony overlooking a river, a room full of books, fresh eggs… I mean, I think I was doing some personal wants projections on this one. While maybe not the place for an adventure, it’s definitely a place to rest afterwards. Don’t worry, the dangers of Samsarras are coming real soon. In the interim, have yourself a rest in Sweet Pine.

View the interactive map here!

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Crumbling UpKeep: Your Magic Sucks

A while ago, I wrote an article about describing your combat. People like to think that role playing and combat are two separate things, but they don’t have to be. The way your character fights says something about them too. Does your fighter hammer away repeatedly with their sword, relying on their strength to batter away the enemies defenses? Or do they dance away from their opponents sword, spinning underneath their blade to stab forward under their guard? Both of those are very different and very visually pleasing.

What about magic, though? People often fall into the same trap. “I cast magic missile.” Roll some d4s. Done.

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A Traveler’s Guide to Samsarras: The Amrin Leaf

The Amrin leaf comes from the Nahj Amrinitas plant that is native to the mid-northern shores of Qua’Lorn. While a few have cultivated it, most do not bother, as it grows plentiful in the wild. Many lands have outlawed it’s possession, but those that live in its native habitat need only ask the right person if they want it. One can tell an Amrin Leaf eater by their teeth.

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The City of Dane Caelen- A resource for GMs and PCs to explore with maps, NPCS, and more!

The third map in our interactive atlas series has arrived, and it’s a big one! You can use it to get info on all the locations on the map, but you can click to zoom into the Dreaming Veil, Ankhor’s Dive, and more to come! You’ll find adventure hooks, npcs, encounter tables, and more. We’ll be adding more locations in the coming weeks! If you want to run an urban game, this is your resource.

Click here to visit!