on Jan 6, 2012 at 10:32:34 AM
Eberron Themes: Royal Agent
Must swear alligiance to your sponsoring crown
The masses may believe that the Last War is over but you know better. Despite the fact that the Day of Mourning shocked the nations into a ceasefire, the war in the shadows never stopped. Each nation trained spies and assassins in the last war. You are both of these, a member of a clandestine force of agents sworn to your crown and untraceable back to it. You are empowered to infiltrate and kill to further your nation's cause, and you are relied upon to do so.
Organizations such as yours in each of the five nations. Agents of King Boranel, king of Breland are known as Dark Lanterns, famous as an organization but with members much more elusive....
on Jan 3, 2012 at 04:24:11 PM
Eberron Themes: Valenar Warrior
I had some free time so I thought I'd fill in a few holes in my themes. Here's the first of these attempts, an attempt at making a Valenar theme.
Prerequisites: Elf, Valenar background
During the last war, the nation of Valenar ripped itself away from Cyre, led by the spartan elf mercenaries that have grown to inhabit it. Despite the youth of Valenar as a nation, Valenar Warriros possess a great amount of skill and tradition. Each Valenar warrior believes himself to be an embodiment of a great warrior of the past.
You were raised in this environment and you posess a fierce love of combat, a deep reverence for those who came before, and a skill for horsemanship that makes even House Vadalis
on Jan 3, 2012 at 11:54:06 PM
THE UNKNOWN DARKNESS - Session 18
" After a long journey thru the wilderness of Xen´drik , is good for the party to finally see civilization.....
- With the threats dealt in the Temple
decides to release the spirits of all the Goblins imprisioned inside, and so , after that job is done , the party exits thru the exit/entrance oposite from where they came , and where Yeraa
entered , discovering that is rises a lot more then the one that they came. When they reach the end of it , they notice that this tunnel entrance was cleaverly disguised behind the ears of one of the 5 Heroes of old
statues. Being so high up , they manage to see the Order of the Emerald Claw
force down below , and to call upon The Watersnake
without problems , thus leveaving the site safely.
on Dec 22, 2011 at 01:32:49 PM
THE UNKNOWN DARKNESS II - Session VI " The offerings of a Gargantuan Blue Dragon shouldn´t be wasted , but sometimes , they have implications that only time will tell if they were worth it...."
The group is transported into a place in the middle of the desert of Menechtarun
. The Gargantuan Blue Dragon´s lair
. Unable to react , in awe of the mighty presence before them , they listen to the dragon talk. She presents herself as Shandroa
, and claims to be following them since their escape of the Tal-Aqat
tower. Since good " workers" are hard to find , she decided to follow them and see their worth , and maybe join others in working for her. Luckily for her , they´ve proven it by defeating the Cult of the Dragon Below
on Dec 22, 2011 at 12:01:56 PM
THE UNKNOWN DARKNESS II - Session V
" After a long run in the tunnels , it´s good to be once again on the surface. But sometimes , that doesn´t mean it´s safer...."
- Adoeak watches around , looking to his friends surprised faces , but the noise of their persuiters doesn´t let him think to much about what they told him. They must continue on.
- Further down the cavern , they encounter yet a new group of Aberrant creaures , and so they must fight them. The weariness of the continuous battles is taking it´s toll on the group , but they manage nevertheless to win once again.
- After sometime walking downward they finally arrive at a hall where they meet once again Toraash . He is surrounded by a large group
on Dec 21, 2011 at 07:25:07 PM
So, being Jewish, it's always a question of how we're going to spend Christmas Day. We're not going to church, obviously, and there are no presents under the tree (because there's no tree). Even though this Christmas is also the fifth day of Channukah, that's kind of like the "hump day" of Channukah. Other than lighting some candles at sundown, there's not much to do.
So it's been sort of a holiday tradition for me to run a "one-shot" D&D session for anybody else who doesn't have family plans for that day. In the past, I've had players play animated magic items, amnesiac clones, and other unusual story concepts.
This year, my wife requested that we play in Eberron for our Christmas special. So I've decided to run the Heart of the Forbidden Forge
on Dec 13, 2011 at 12:30:00 AM
THE UNKNOWN DARKNESS - Session 17
" The further down th party goes , the stranger the Aberrant enemies become ...."
- After exploring the library , and Quill´hrirr
managing to save 3/4 of the books and scrolls, after Earendil
destroyed the other quarter part of them with a terrible fumble upon the stands where they rested , the party exits the room and goes further down. The scouting of Quill´hrirr
pays off , and they discover their way barred by a group of Aberrant creatures , and another way to a dead end that leads to a strange looking portal ,but , thanks to the scouting , they manage to seal off a portal that could of upon unto Xoriat
, and at the same time , stage an ambush for their enemies . Due to the ambush , the magnificent...
on Dec 10, 2011 at 03:13:38 PM
Another great week in Vandal's Garage playing D&D!
Our Bake campaign
is into its second year & things are really starting to roll.
The table is very well organized at this point.
DM James is really spinning a very fun yarn.
Started exploring a Drow Tomb--of course, I opened the casket & Mummy's attacked!
Tough battle but a lot of fun & some very good role playing after the combat that taught us more about the adventure then we had seen in a long time.
The battle of the ugly die continues with this pink die working very well for James--Cameron had a pink sparkly one that was even worse.
on Dec 6, 2011 at 11:51:15 PM
THE UNKNOWN DARKNESS - Session 16
"Deeper and deeper the party goes , in search of the remaining fragments of the Ashen Crown . But danger lurks in every corner...."
- The party open the door , and finds a room filled with debris and a strange "darkness" clinging to the walls, ceiling and floor. Cautiuosly they enter, but they are attacked neverthless by Specters and a Wraith , and also by the strange "weed-like" substance . With relative ease , they defeat their enemies and continue on.
- The group then comes upon an irregular shaped cavern , that blazes with purple colour. They then are attacked by a Goblin Phantom that emerges from one of the crystal-like columns in the cavern . The party notices that some columns have a horror-eyed Goblin inside
on Dec 4, 2011 at 03:39:12 AM
Eberron Themes: Scion of Vadalis
Yay! Finally to the last of the dragonborn houses. House Vadalis was challenging to design since I tried to make each theme fit the abilities of the dragonmark. The Mark of Handling only gives bonuses to mounts and beast companions and its paragon path is exclusive to beast rangers. My objective was to open it up to other classes and give it some abilities to boost the companion's power level which is stunted in the early 4e design. Hopefully the theme didn't end up too unbalanced, this seems like it might be overpowered but I'd have to see it in play or get someone with more beastmaster experience. Share thoughts on the discussion thread.
Scion of Vadalis
Prerequisites: Mark of Handling, Membership in