Great news! It’s been ages since I’ve had an article in Dragon magazine, but a few months ago, I was asked to write a dressing-style article for the Tomb of Horrors! Of course, I immediately agreed and my article has just gone live in the newest issue.
Marvellously, Dragon is now a free read either at Dragon’s website or via the app. If you are planning a run-through of the infamous tomb I’d suggest you take a look…but then I might be a bit biased…
But, let me know what you think, in the comments below!
Sewers are rarely devoid of intelligent denizens. The homeless often congregate amid the gloom and filth, while thieves, rogues and assassins use the tunnel network to move around undetected.
By Bradley K. McDevitt
Dunstone’s granite walls sprawl lazily across a hilltop south of the massive Mottled Spire. In bygone times, monsters sallied from the Mottled Spire’s twisted canyons, their onslaughts only stopped by the brave Dunstonian forces. Now after generations of quiet, the town’s once formidable moat is used by grazing sheep and playing children. The insular community has become peaceful but peace has led the town to become stuck in its old ways. A new ruler seeks to slough of Dunstone’s years of quiet and idleness to usher the town into a new era. Guilds practice their crafts, preparing to send their goods throughout the Duchy of Ashlar. Yet, the Mottled Spire and the environs beyond are never quiet. A vile creature has emerged from Gloamhold’s depths to prey on the unsuspecting townsfolk.
By Tommi Salama
Are you a busy GM? Does session prep take too long? Do you never have time to work on the cool little details that can bring your session to life? Well fear not! That’s where the 20 Things line comes in. Compiled from the free 20 Things posts available at Raging Swan’s website, this short, focused compilation gives you, the time-crunched GM, the tools to effortlessly add verisimilitude and detail to your adventure. Use the material herein either before or during play and bask in your players’ adulation. This instalment provides six tables designed to help you flesh out and bring to life a noisome sewer.
By Bradley K. McDevitt
The two-headed ettin is a ferocious, unpredictable hunter. Cunning fighters, but generally unintelligent, they are ambush predators who fight viciously until all their foes are dead.
By Dave Allsop
Featuring material from some of Raging Swan Press’s newest products as well as classic releases of yesteryear, advice articles and material from Creighton’s on-going design of the megadungeon Gloamhold, the GM’s Monthly Miscellany series is a terrific free resource for the busy, time-crunched GM.
After the butchery and death has abated, a battlefield is an environment like no other. Hacked and broken bodies lie scattered about among severed body parts, broken equipment and the general leavings of the slaughter. Exploring or travelling through such a terrible, unique environment should be a memorable experience for the PCs.
By William McAusland (Outland Arts)