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DesignSpells

Let’s talk spells. Today I want to introduce you to Brevard’s opalescent tentacles and chilling fog from Morgenstern’s Spellbook. Why So Pushy? Brevard was one of Rasmus Morgenstern’s few… friends may be too strong a word. Trusted and respected colleague,… Continue Reading…

DesignSpells

For this week’s installment of the Morgenstern Revamp, I’d like to talk about blurred vision and bolster magic. A Hindrance of Vision In addition to making improved or more deadly versions of existing spells, Morgenstern liked to dabble in less… Continue Reading…

DesignSpells

Let’s continue with our series on revitalizing the Morgenstern Family Papers and bringing them up to speed with the other 5e spells. Today we focus on babble and bat’s hearing from Morgenstern’s Spellbook. Babble Babble is a spell that makes… Continue Reading…

DesignSpells

For our first foray into revising the Morgenstern Family Papers, we’ll take a look at improved & greater arcane lock from Morgenstern’s Spellbook. I was going to talk about the spells babble and bat’s hearing, too, but the post got… Continue Reading…

Announcements

Back at the end of 2010 and beginning of 2011, I released a couple of books of new spells for Dungeons & Dragons 3.5e on DriveThruRPG — Morgenstern’s Spellbook, and Resnet’s Spellbook. They were inexpensive and fun — if a… Continue Reading…

Design

I run 5e D&D with a group of players that encompasses a large span of experience and knowledge of the game. We have folks who started playing in the late 70s or early 80s with Advanced D&D 1st edition; those… Continue Reading…

Design

It is 1495 DR; Fengarsday, in the third week of The Melting Some Notes on the Calendar An interesting aspect of the Forgotten Realms setting is the Calendar of Harptos. As you can see in more detail in the Sword… Continue Reading…

DesignHouserules

Lately, I’ve found myself thinking about lighting in fantasy RPGs, especially in D&D 5e, which is my main game. When designing a game, you have to make concessions to reality in the name of game play. You simplify some things… Continue Reading…

Design

New Spell for 5e D&D This spell was inspired — as many of my designs are — by banter around the gaming table. Someone made a Star Wars reference. Someone else mentioned restraining bolts. And still someone else quipped, “That… Continue Reading…

Design

Just a quick post today to share with you a new character background for D&D 5e, the Vagabond. Vagabond You grew up in the liminal spaces between cities and the countryside; alone, orphaned, and destitute. You had no one to… Continue Reading…