sketch of a fantasy town by bulbar

Tholin’s Intro: Chapter 0

Introduction of Tholin Level 1 Half-Elf, Rogue The following notes are from an exchange of text messages between myself (GM) and the Big M (Tholin) as a pre-game setup. The Big M’s is a man of few words. Chapter 0 1/11/2019 GM: After the “incident” in Goremonte with your thieves guild, you made your strategic retreat out of town. Your rogue skills are currently a … Continue reading Tholin’s Intro: Chapter 0

From the Diary of Frizzle: Chapter 0

Introduction of Fiznarthian Ooglenook (Fizzle) Level 1 Gnome, Cleric of Pelor The following notes are from an exchange of text messages between myself (GM) and David Pettit (Fizzle) as a pre-game setup. D&D Game Notes by David Pettit Chapter 0 1/11/2019 GM: You hadn’t been in M’Ka long (couple months), when your idol/mentor Master Foswith asked you to travel to Goremont to fetch a recently … Continue reading From the Diary of Frizzle: Chapter 0

multi-level steampunk town

Town of Obsidian

Check out the improved upon version of this map of Obsidian posted in April 2019 The town of Obsidian lies along the northern stretch of Briarstone’s Free Road, between Berlstrum and Goremont. The population is primarily gnome. The ground floor is “human” size and scale, where the rather random levels off the ground are more comfortable for the shorter races. Beneath the city is a … Continue reading Town of Obsidian

Exterior of Bunratty Caslte in a beautiful blue sky moment

Ireland: Bunratty Castle

While some might suggest that posting photos of my trip to Ireland here is a bit off topic. I’d argue that it was research. Research for drawing better castles and the like on my fantasy maps as well as inspiration for my D&D games! “Bunratty Castle is a large 15th-century tower house in County Clare, Ireland.” – Wikipedia Personally I still thinks it’s a friggin’ … Continue reading Ireland: Bunratty Castle

View of harpy nest from above

Harpy Battle

When fighting a battle with harpies in a forest, sometimes you have to get creative with those trees and nests! November 2018 – Added backstory below photos. Backstory These notes are being added in November, 3 months after the game occurred. My game notes aren’t great, so some of the details are a little fuzzy. Our band of adventurers were camped beside the free road … Continue reading Harpy Battle

Anzorae – Back for More!

After joining the Cartographers’ Guild, I’ve learned that most of my rivers have all been messed up and that I’ll never really be done with a map. The orginally posted version of the Anzorae map with information tidbits on the locations is here. So I made the following changes: Fixed the multiple rivers leaving a lake or a river splitting downstream. By “fixed” I mean … Continue reading Anzorae – Back for More!

Dice & the Bag of Devouring

New Dice Bringeth D&D Geek Happines There’s something absolutely giddy making about getting a bunch of new, nice looking dice. I’ve always felt a bit deprived in the dice-quantity side of things. Typically I buy a single poly set at a time every couple of years, but not this time. I’d been coveting the Wiz Dice Bag of Devouring on Amazon  that comes with “140 Polyhedral … Continue reading Dice & the Bag of Devouring