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za'ul's vault of souls

The Vault of Souls

Jan 7, 2023 8:28:07 PM

Years before it revealed the secrets of Lichdom to Za’Ul, the Book of Yarta informed a young Mathis Faberman VII about a bit of magic it called the Seal of Eons. The Book described an impossible ritual that could harness the magical energies of the planet and redirect their flow. It would render most of the planet uninhabitable, but provide a wellspring of life to a single region of the planet.

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Fullsize preview of Za'Ul's Sanctom Santorum

Za'Ul's Sanctum Sanctorum

Dec 28, 2022 10:04:19 PM

Welcome to the first of many posts designed to get the materials for the Za'Ul the Lich King encounter in the hands of backers as quickly as possible. Typically, it is my preference to post finished content to distribution sites like DM's Guild or DriveThruRPG. Still, some of the content that I am cooking up is ready for playtesting well before the finished and polished product will be prepared to be sent to backers.

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Boycott The Mathew Mercer Effect

Boycott The Matthew Mercer Effect

Feb 12, 2021 9:08:35 AM

We should all stop using the phrase the Matthew Mercer Effect. The Matthew Mercer Effect (MME) has become a scapegoat and a Shibboleth for the lazy Dungeon Master that has failed to effectively communicate with their players.

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Five Rules For a Ghostly Campaign

Jan 23, 2021 11:35:14 AM

If you show up to a brand new campaign and half the creatures you interact with are ghosts, you’ll know real quick you aren't in Kansas anymore. Maybe the first ghost you meet had been around so long, they’d witnessed the first human ever born! That’s the kind of thing that gets me excited to play Dungeons and Dragons. So I made some rules for my ghost-inhabited world.

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Fixing Counterspell

Jan 20, 2021 12:16:30 AM

In all of D&D there are few spells as controversial as Counterspell. Counterspell is a 3rd level Spell that allows one spellcaster to cancel a spell cast by another. Some love the spell, some hate it.

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Railroad VS Sandbox D&D 5e.

The Sandbox Vs Railroad

Dec 27, 2020 2:57:41 PM

If you prefer to consume Podcasts, check out our podcast episode: Sandboxing Vs Railroading.

It is typical of our time to choose sides. However, few feuds have as clear an underdog as Railroad Vs Sandbox. Redditors, Youtube personalities, and authors alike disparage the Railroad. They slander it as the tool of choice of the tyrannical Dungeon Master and celebrate the Sandbox as the pinnacle of D&D excellence. 

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