Both dryads and harpies are known for their abilities to charm humanoids, but what happens when they go head-to-head? “Conflicting Charms” is a Dangerous Scenario that can be put into any forest adventure in your 5th edition campaign. Since it is part of the En5ider Patreon, you can get this and more than 500 more articles for your game when you sign up.
Out Now: Peace in the Border Kingdoms
Many old-school D&D players cut their teeth on the classic adventure module B2: Keep on the Borderlands. It’s been over 40 years since that module was released, and I wanted to revisit the themes of that adventure with a modern twist. Taking place in the land of Elissar, “Peace in the Border Kingdoms” gives PCs the opportunity to reshape the land by negotiating with or fighting against three warlords who have been causing trouble in the fledgling Border Kingdoms. This adventure provides a challenge to 10th-level characters who may be able to shape a realm of their own.
As always, joining the En5ider Patreon gets this adventure and over 500 other articles for your RPG game. Check it out now!
Out Now: Vault of Splintered Souls
Brave the megadungeon! To celebrate 500 issues of En5ider, the folks at EN Publishing have provided a 13-level megadungeon for your fantasy RPG heroes to delve into! The Vault of Splintered Souls represents a massive endeavor with many talented writers and artists who have contributed to En5ider over the years. My own level is the tenth in the dungeon: “Trials of the Storykeeper.” If your heroes get there, let me know how they do!
As always, subscribing to the En5ider gets this article and all others that have been published so far. That’s now over 500 articles, adventures, and more for your game!
Coming Soon: The Vault of Splintered Souls
En5ider is celebrating their 500th issue this week with a special megadungeon! Take your mid-level characters into the Vault of Splintered Souls, a 13-level megadungeon that will challenge them in all new ways!
I was lucky enough to be part of the dungeon designing team for this one. Check out my level, “Trials of the Storykeeper,” and let me know what you think?
Out Now: Dungeon Builders
Not every villain with a lair takes some old moldy ruins from a bygone era. Some turn to the Dungeon Builders, a society dedicated to meeting the greatest architectural challenges of its era. This article through En5ider provides a history of the organization, a new monster, and new magic items integral to dungeon building.
As always, subscribing to the En5ider gets this article and all others that have been published so far. That’s almost 500 articles to spice up your game!
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!
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.
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!
Paizo’s Controversy, Bad Behavior, and the Dilemma of Ethical Consumption
Folks who read this blog or who know me in person probably realize that I’m a pretty big shill for the Pathfinder RPG. While I love a lot of different role-playing games, Pathfinder has won my heart due to a combination of rules, art, and creative worldbuilding. On the other hand, while I have always appreciated the work Paizo Publishing has done in creating both Pathfinder and its sister game Starfinder, I’ve never particularly idolized the company. This week is a good example of why.
Paizo is currently embroiled in a major controversy of its own making, due largely to poor decisions by management and atrocious actions taken by some of its most influential members. The company has had some serious issues for a number of years, and many of those problems are now on display for the world to see. This has all raised questions in my mind about ethical consumption, especially when it comes to luxury products like RPGs. By continuing to buy Pathfinder products, am I condoning Paizo’s bad behavior?
The answer is…well, complicated.
Out Now: The Blakros Deception
Something funny is happening in the Blakros Museum…again! After many break-ins and disasters, it’s time for the Pathfinder Society to assess the competence of museum curator, Nigel Aldain…and your PCs are the ones assigned to the job!
The Blakros Deception is one of the newest Pathfinder Society scenarios, and is a Pathfinder adventure for characters of level 5 to 8. It represents my first Pathfinder Society scenario using the second edition rules, and also happens to be one of the most fun writing projects I’ve been involved in! Playing around in the Blakros Museum gave me a chance to jump into a wide range of Golarion lore, and the opportunity to use the Influence rules from the GameMastery Guide opened doors to a new dimension of play.
You can pick up The Blakros Deception on Paizo.com and run it as part of the Pathfinder Society campaign or as a one-shot at your own table.