The Twelve Presents Phiarlan and Thuranni: Masters of Shows and Shadow Released

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The next installment of The Twelve Presents is now up on the DM’s Guild. This time we go over the houses of shadow, Phiarlan and Thuranni.

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The document contains a brief history of the houses, ten magic items (six converted from older editions and four new ones) and stat blocks for nine NPCs. These NPCs are the heads of House Phiarlan, the head of House Thuranni, and two new generic NPCs, the Phiarlan entertainer and the Thuranni assassin. The Twelve Presents Phiarlan and Thuranni: Master of Shows and Shadows can be found here for purchase for $5.

On a personal note, this also marks a turning point in the quality of the Twelve Presents. As such, the Cannith, Lyrandar, and Orien documents will be updated to match this same quality. I will be removing the class backgrounds. I was not happy with any of them, and I feel they brought…

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The Iyesgarten Inn

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The main attraction of tiny town of Iyesgarten is the Iyesgarten Inn. Once a small inn and adjoining blacksmith now combined into a single inn about a decade ago. The side that used to be the smithy (on the right) still smells like iron, woodsmoke, and the donkeys that worked the bellows.

Owned and operated by Ramona & Leonhard Mannheim, the Iyesgarten Inn employs people from almost every family in the village for one job or another throughout the year.

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While the Mannheims are the main innkeepers, Liebwin Starck does much of the after hours work around the inn, acting as innkeeper and bartender at night. He lives in the Inn’s basement where he also has some old adventuring gear stowed away. After spending over two hundred years petrified, he decided to retire when he was rescued and de-petrified. If befriended, he can provide some interesting information…

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Building a D&D Character Through Story

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The players handbook is the simplest way to build a character: Race, Class, Ability Scores, Description, Equipment. It’s designed this way, so that if you don’t have time to finish your character, you can at least start playing the game. It’s also perfect for people that aren’t used to building characters, as it goes from the biggest aspect of the character, and becomes more detailed as they discover what they like.

If you love character building, you know that this isn’t always the most satisfying way to build a character. If you want your character to feel like a real, living person, there’s a different order you have to go. At the beginning you are more aggressive with your choice making, but as it continues, you’ll find that there are answers that come more naturally, as your character becomes someone real.

As many authors put it, you aren’t always creating…

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20 for 20 vision: part one

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2019 wasn’t a great year in terms of video games for me personally. The industry trend of producing sequels, remakes, spin-off and ports makes it seem as though less space is being devoted to new ideas; and the ridiculous level of hype that’s the norm for big-budget releases nowadays leaves me feeling cold.

But this month is the start of both a new year and decade, so it’s time to look forward to brighter days and new releases. Forget Cyberpunk 2077 and The Last of Us Part II: indie games will continue to be the focus for me because they aren’t afraid to take creative risks in order to bring us something new and inventive. There are plenty waiting on my wishlist right now and it seems like the perfect time to share some of these, so here are the titles I’ve got my eye on for 2020.

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Shadows of the Ruinous Powers – Session 9

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(Being a series of quick game notes trying to account for the events of many sessions of playing through The Enemy Within using the Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 1e rules.)

Session 9

Shadows over Bogenhafen

  • Martin [Scout]
  • Wilhelm [Wizard’s Apprentice]
  • Wilfried [Fence]
  • Larry [Bodyguard]
  • Othmar [Charlatan]

Following the lead presented to them by Franz Baumann of the thieves’ guild, the group heads to the merchant guild to speak with Friedrich Magirius. Herr Magirius was initially rushed, but quickly changed his mood when he understood that the group was dealing with serious conspiracies and strange evils. Although cordial, he seemed uncomfortable discussing things with the privacy required for Baumann’s interests at the guild itself, and suggested they meet for a late dinner an hour later at the Golden Trout Club.

On the streets of Bogenhafen, they hear some discussion about a crazy doomspeaker who has been freaking out in the main plaza…

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Intro to TtRPGs

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I’m sure you’ve heard of Dungeons & Dragons, especially with the rise of shows like Stranger Things, where the heroes constantly play or reference the game. If you’ve never heard of D&D, or you have heard of it but don’t really know what it is, or that there are other games like it, this article is for you.

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Dungeons & Dragons is a Tabletop Role-Playing Game (TtRPG). This means a few things. For one, it’s not a video game (though video games based on it have come out). It’s played on a table, like a board game. Secondly, it’s not a board game, for there is no board necessary to play. Instead, the entire game exists only in the words you use, and the images you imagine. Third, it’s a game that you cannot win or lose, but instead play a roll in a larger story.

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That Green Dude’s 10 Most Anticipated Games of 2020

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2019 was filled with awesome games and it looks like 2020 is going be the same. There are so many cool games I am looking forward to next year, that it was hard to break it down to 10.

There is one game I won’t mention on this list that would have been here and that is The Yakuza Remastered Collection. The reason why that is omitted, is because of both Yakuza 3 and 4 of the collection released last year and Yakuza 5 releases in February. I’m looking forward to playing all three once again when I get my physical version on February 22nd.

Enough of me blabbering on, here are my 10 most anticipated games of 2020.

10 – Zombie Army 4: Dead War

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I love Sniper Elite so developer Rebellion decided to turn the Nazis into Zombie Nazis and hey presto you have yet another fun as…

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The Octopus Lair is coming!

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As part of the Decks of Destiny kickstarter for The Fantasy Trip there were two new playmats that I drew (each in two different colour combinations). Steve Jackson Games just teased these photos of the final version of The Octopus Lair. I did the design on this playmat based on “the Lair of the Octopus Sorcerer” and did all the black inkwork.

I honestly can’t wait to slap this one down on my table when they get here.

Cephalopods not included.

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Thazara 1.8

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After the last ER, I felt a need to change the order of the feats I take in epics. Since I kind of liked the way skills are done with the Lite planner, I decided to do Thazara 1.8 with that planner. I adjusted the skills and also changed the order of the heroic feats – even though I only play 20-30 on Thazara. Here is Thazara 1.8.

Some notes on the feats. Spell focus evocation is needed if I want to add any ED points in evocation. After having enlarge at cap, I really missed it running 20-30, so I decided to move improved and epic mental toughness to later, so I could take enlarge at 21. Other than that I focus on spell power and crits, mainly light spell power.

Thazara 1.8 Cleric 20 True Neutral Elf Stats 32pt Tome Level Up ---- ---- -------- Strength 8…

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1985 Dragonlance Calendar

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Here’s a great way to get that great Dragonlance DL series art: 1985 Dragonlance Calendar has most of the original cover art.

A 1985 calendar can be reused in 2030.

Dragonlance calendars in inventory in the shop


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Dragonlance calendars in inventory in the shop


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Dragonlance DL series module lot photos

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