Saturday, 22 April 2017

The Adventurer's Journal #3

Death From Above
Warning: The following entry contains some potential spoilers for Storm King's Thunder, read at your own risk.

Previously on the Coming Storm...

1 Mirtul, 1490 DR (The Year of the Star Walker's Return)

With mere seconds to spare until a giant boulder hits Daggerford, after being thrown from a Cloud Giant castle above the town, the Thunder Company, along with Glorindel and even a handful of the Swamp Snakes, managed to get the majority of citizens out of the path of the incoming missile. Unfortunately, a handful citizens within the Lady Luck Tavern, which is struck by the brunt of the boulder's impact, destroying much of the ground floor and leaving the upper floor very unstable. With a fire breaking out in the ground floor, the Thunder Company hurry to rescue any survivors, managing to pull three unfortunate souls from the wreckage before the building collapsed completely.


Thursday, 13 April 2017

The GM's Toolkit: Mordenkainen's Capacious Cabinet of Captivating Curios

This week's public-release is Mordenkainen's Capacious Cabinet of Captivating Curios, a table of 12 interesting new magic items to add to your treasure hoard. 

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Thursday, 6 April 2017

The GM's Toolkit: Pets (Revisited)

This week, I want to come back to pets, an often-overlooked opportunity for roleplay and exploration in RPGs. The type of pets our characters might adopt, or how they care for them can say a lot about the characters themselves, and can create additional depth in the story. I want to come back to pets and animal companions in a couple of weeks - since it's a good topic to revisit, and I reckon I can branch out in some interesting directions - but for now, I'm thinking about giving pets a personality.


Monday, 3 April 2017

The Adventurer's Journal #2

Conquering The Gauntlet

Greengrass, 1490 DR (The Year of the Star Walker's Return)

With a third place win securing the Thunder Company an early headstart in the Gauntlet, Kal pressed Mapp Dunnfoot for more information about the next challenge, the halfling promoter sliding him a slip of paper with details of Tuns of Fun, giving the party time to prepare and select the most appropriate champion. With a few hours to spare, Dragon, Brynn, River and Kal ventured out of the Farmer's Gate to the hamlets and farmsteads beyond Daggerford, in the hopes of tracking down the Worgs that had been harassing local farmers. Meanwhile, Abel and Gomak explored the Marketplace, until a half-dozen burly street thug-types confonted them, requesting they join their master - The Snail - for a brief meeting.

Saturday, 1 April 2017

The Adventurer's Journal: The Thunder Company

Who Are The Thunder Company?

Formed in the Sword Coast, the Thunder Company are relatively new to adventuring and working as a team, having only completed a handful of jobs before their story truly begins in Daggerford...