Guild Hall — D&D

Check out the latest from Nord Games

Posted by Brenton Lillie on

Nord Games, one of my favorite publishers, recently released a new supplement for 5th Edition, called The Ultimate Guide to Alchemy, Crafting, and Enchanting. It is an incredible book. One that our friends at Nerarchy have given a thorough review.

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Dealing With Intra-party Conflict

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Years ago I had a blog, that no one read, called “Its Just An Owlbear”(an inspiration for my current name, Owlbear Games), named after an infamous incident in my own little gaming circle involving an owlbear and complete party destruction. With that blog long defunct, I thought I might retell the story of the world’s stupidest adventuring party and how they ultimately disbanded.   The adventurers set out once again on an epic quest, to rid the local town of a mysterious monster hiding somewhere in the western mountain range. This was not their first time questing together, as this...

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Say YES To Your Players(and watch them regret it)

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So as long as the character is not overpowered, be a good sport and say yes to your players. Even if one of them insists on something as utterly dumb as a goblin martial artist.

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A Gift(Curse) from the Gods

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Reading about the idea of gifting player characters with a powerful item, with a specific purpose by a god or pantheon of gods is an interesting concept to a player who spent most of his adventuring days in the dark, misty setting of Ravenloft.

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It Always Pays To Be Suspicious

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It Always Pays To Be Suspicious   It was a forlorn, gray morning in a nameless duchy, and the group was invited to meet with a local man inside his appropriately creepy house. The adventurers had just trudged through a ring of misty fog surrounding the land, and one of the companions voiced his suspicion that the moisture was, in fact, poison. This particular member of the group was known to be untrusting, a loner by nature and not real well liked by his peers. So, the rest of the cadre just laughed it off and continued on through. Upon...

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