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Curse of Strahd As A One-Shot

Strahd astride his nightmare steed

The idea of boiling down the iconic adventure Curse of Strahd is one that isn’t exactly promising for a few reasons: Strahd works best when he shows up several times, there’s a lot of backstory conveyed through locations and NPCs

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Review: Stairway of V’dreen for Crimson Dragon Slayer

Stairway of V'dreen

Continuing to support the in-house Crimson Dragon Slayer system, Kort’thalis releases Stairway of V’dreen, a sandbox adventure in a world that is steadily being erased as its erstwhile gods have moved on to other creations. Further embracing the zaniness of

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Review: Slaves of Tsathoggua for Crimson Dragon Slayer

Slaves of Tsathoggua

Slaves of Tsathoggua is an old-school style dungeon crawl adventure for the Crimson Dragon Slayer 1.11 One Hour Game roleplaying game. It’s very much in the weird fantasy/sci-fi genre, featuring gonzo technology and a wild assortment of monstrous creatures, bizarre

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Note-taking for Published Adventures

Storm King's Thunder adventure flowchart

Awhile back, I posted an article covering a number of steps for in-depth preparation a Game Master can do to make published adventures run more smoothly and personalize them. As with all things, folks have all sorts of different learning

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Converting Rappan Athuk to 5th Edition: Intro and Level 1C

Rappan Athuk Swords & Wizardry version

Converting adventure modules to Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition is a surprisingly painless process coming from earlier editions or 3rd party scenarios and OSR game systems. While I’ve done a fair amount of work with some AD&D 2nd Edition adventures, what

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Dungeons & Dragons 5E: The Daggerdale Campaign Threats

Zhentarim Symbol

Daggerdale during the AD&D 2nd Edition-era is full of cool stuff: its rightful ruler (Randal Morn) runs an open resistance against the Zhentarim that occupy Dagger Falls and the northern trade route; a resurrected Mage-Lord is inflicting a terrible plague

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Dungeons & Dragons 5E: The Daggerdale Campaign Sandbox

Daggerdale 1-mile hex map

Daggerdale during the AD&D 2nd Edition-era is a very interesting setting: its rightful ruler (Randal Morn) runs an open resistance against the Zhentarim that occupy Dagger Falls and the northern trade route, and several adventure modules feature other dire threats,

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Dungeons & Dragons 4E: More Encounters and Adventures for the Arcane Age

airship

While the D&D 4E Arcane Age Conversion contained the player-facing details to create Arcane Age characters, and some context for the Dungeon Master to fit these conversions into the events of the Arcane Age of the Forgotten Realms, the following article

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Dungeons & Dragons 4E: The Forgotten Realms Arcane Age Conversion

Bladesinger

Back in the days of AD&D 2nd Edition there was a series of supplements and novels for the Forgotten Realms campaign setting known as The Arcane Age, detailing the lands, people, and conflicts that toppled some of the most expansive empires

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Dungeon World: Adventure Conversion for Kill Bargle!

Kill Bargle

Straight from the beloved Red Box (Dungeons & Dragons Basic Set, Player’s Manual and DM’s Rulebook now available at D&D Classics!) comes a short, 3-level dungeon crawl to kill the nefarious villain Bargle, who killed a cleric named Aleena in

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