Announcements

Well, folks — just as I started to get my feet back under me for these weekly spell revisits, the music changed. I’m still cuttin’ a rug, but my solo tap dance has become a line dance. Morgenstern is being… Continue Reading…

DesignSpells

For our return to the Morgenstern Revisited posts, I present two more spells that were inspired by twisting their standard cousins in a new direction, concussive fireball and deteriorate, from Morgenstern’s Spellbook. Fiery Boom Concussive Fireball was Morgenstern’s attempt to… Continue Reading…

BackgroundsDesign

For our return to regular posting, I’d like to share the Sexton D&D background I created for a character in a horror-leaning 5e campaign I’ve been running. This character was initiated into the barbarian class when they were forced to… Continue Reading…

AnnouncementsDesign

Hi There! As you’ve probably noticed, I suddenly stopped posting a few months ago. Honestly, I can’t recall right now just what interrupted my posting schedule. But during the pause, I put more things on my plate. Long story short,… Continue Reading…

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…

Design

A couple of weeks ago, I posted a class description for the Fell Sylvanus inspired by Valent Games’s defunct Permafrost setting. When I was working on that class, I thought a lot about the dryads in D&D. For obvious reasons…. 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…

ClassesDesign

A Class for D&D 3.5e Over a decade ago, my friend Colin, of Valent Games, published a short setting document for 3.5e Dungeons & Dragons called Permafrost. It’s no longer in print, but the idea was that some sort of… 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…

ClassesDesign

I know, I know. I’m not the first — and I probably won’t be the last — to blog about the lack of a Warlock class in Pathfinder. Or to take a stab at my own version of the class…. Continue Reading…