The Crypts of The Grand Mithraeum are a place for royalty, clergy, and heroes. They also hold stranger and darker secrets as well. The dead to not sleep peacefully beneath the temple.Continue reading “The Crypts of The Grand Mithraeum”
Unbeknownst to the citizens of Dane Caelen, The Grand Mithraeum has it’s own way to deal with those who violate it’s laws. Beneath the temple where hundreds come to pray lay a dungeon. The prayers of those inside are much more earnest than those above, and for good reason. Come visit it here for maps, encounters, and more.Continue reading “The Secret Prison of The Grand Mithraeum”
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…
Oakthorn is a great village by the river. It’s best known for its numerous inns, entertaining folks who travel the waterway. Check out the interactive map here!
It’s the final floor in the Grand Mithraeum. Next week, we’ll be delving into the crypts beneath it. For now, enjoy the home of the dragon gods, complete with new dragons for your campaign.Continue reading “The Grand Mithraeum, Home of the Elven Dragon Gods”
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.Continue reading “The Grand Mithraeum, 3rd Floor”
Things have gone wrong in the Fungi Empire! Come play Dungeons and Dragons with us and fight Hurtle Turtles and Bullet Boys.
Welcome to Double Jump Dungeons! We play Dungeons and Dragons in the worlds of retro video games.Continue reading “CK’s New Event: Double Jump Dungeon!”
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!Continue reading “A Traveler’s Guide to Samsarras: The Grand Mithraeum”
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.Continue reading “Crumbling UpKeep: Teenage Angst and Things from the Flood”
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.Continue reading “The Sweet Pine Inn, a good place to find books and a helpful NPC”
You’ve been watching Critical Role and listening to The Adventure Zone. You are all about the RPG games now. D&D is calling your name. The only problem is, you’ve never actually played. Even if you get all the books, what next? How do you find a group? This can be super intimidating.Continue reading “Crumbling UpKeep: Finding a Group”
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.Continue reading “Crumbling UpKeep: Your Magic Sucks”
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.Continue reading “A Traveler’s Guide to Samsarras: The Amrin Leaf”
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.
You get a new idea for a campaign, a character, or some game mechanics. A light comes down from the heavens, everything glows with a divine light, and your brain spins endlessly with more thoughts. Nothing has ever been better and it’ll be like this forever.Continue reading “Crumbling UpKeep- Grinding Through After the Honeymoon Period”