Out Now: Tellara the Story Thief

Some thieves go for gold, while others strive for glory. Tellara the Story Thief is a potential villain for your D&D games who uses her enchantment magic to rewrite tales and become the heroine in every story.

This new article for En5ider presents a new villain for your D&D game, plus special magic items that she uses to work her charms. By subscribing to the En5ider Patreon, you get this article and almost 500 more to enhance your games!

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Fairy Tale Protagonists are the Real Monsters

Classic fairy tales usually involve a plucky young child taking on something dark and dangerous that represents the unknown and coming out on top. Those tales have been told, retold, and ultimately sanitized over the generations. When you go back to the source, however, a disturbing pattern emerges. While the horrors they face are immense, the fairy tale protagonists turn into horrifying monsters themselves when the tale reaches its conclusion and they embark upon the most satisfying part of their journey: revenge.

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Fantasy as you Like It

Originally published in the Chaffin Journal (as Charlie Martin)
Winner of the 2006 Chaffin Award for Fiction
Incredible Hulk #1 (Marvel Comics)

A man in a lab coat stands in the middle of the desert. His mouth hangs open in an extended scream as his body twists and grows. His glasses fall off and his clothes tear at the seams. American soldiers surround him on all sides, their jaws slack in shock as they watch an ordinary man become a seven foot tall gray-skinned behemoth. A giant question mark hangs in the air behind the scene, invisible to all but the reader and posing one apparently all-important question.

IS HE MAN OR MONSTER OR…IS HE BOTH?

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Out Now: The Abode of Unending Comfort

The heroes enter a well-appointed home and find themselves so cozy that they don’t want to leave. Little do they know that the house wants them to stay, too…

“The Abode of Unending Comfort” is the latest Dangerous Scenario in EN5ider, presenting a compelling encounter for your D&D 5th edition game. By subscribing to the EN5ider Patreon, you can get this and over 450 other articles to enhance your D&D game.

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Out Now: Second Position

Forget about your bleeding toenail. Forget about muscles that want to betray you. Forget about the you entirely. Right now, you’re nothing but the dance.

Now part of the Winter 2022 edition of The Avalon Literary Review, “Second Position” is a piece of flash fiction that tells the story of a woman’s transformation as she gives herself to a career in ballet. Delving into matters of introspection and gender identity, it is an exploration of a person’s psyche as she handles her own past under the harsh lights of the stage.

“Second Position” and many other great short stories are available now in The Avalon Literary Review, which is available in both print and PDF!

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Meddling Heroes: Another World, Another Time

Einstein told the President to make a bomb. Instead, they made a man.

Meddling Heroes is a superhero murder mystery told from two perspectives: the world’s greatest supervillain and the woman who frees him from prison. Before we explore the characters in this drama, though, let’s break down the world in which it unfolds.

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Out Now: Massacre in the Lost Warren

The PCs don’t always get to a dungeon first. In the mini-adventure “Massacre in the Lost Warren,” they arrive after another group of adventurers has cleaned the place out. However, those treasure-hunting fools don’t know the dangerous magic they possess…

“Massacre in the Lost Warren” is a new mini-adventure for EN5ider. Subscribe now and you can get this adventure plus more than 400 other articles!

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