Audience With The Oracle

In our last session the Moonwalkers contacted the Oracle near the ruins of Kellian, Quandode.

My character Walker scratched a bunch of notes in his journal.

My character uses these notes as the raw material for the book he is writing, The Three Spheres.

I really like the way these notes came out. I may expand them into an appendix to The Three Spheres, basically a Holy Lands Encyclopedia.


Red Hand of Done??!?!?

Well I just updated Xed in time to call RHOD done.

The Dawn Raiders have persevered and emerged victorious in their struggle against the dragon queen and all her vicious minions. Azyrkul has fallen and the dire bane great sword has gone snicker-snack!

Well done Isaac! Well struck Dawn Raiders!

"Hey what do you guys say? Do you think we'll have enough left for a stout or two if we get Ramses reincarnated by some hedge wizard in the Elsir Vale? Those True Rezz's are a little spendy..."

The Story of Slade

Character histories keep coming in for the Savage Tide, today it's:

The Story of Slade


Sad News Indeed

Gary Gygax has passed away.

Since I was just writing how much I love those games. It should be obvious that I think very highly of Mister Gygax's contributions to the world.

Rest in peace Mr. Gygax.


A Message From Durmoor

Bob sent out a cool message from Durmoor detailing how he came to be in Kacey's world.

Seanut Brownberry

Ashley has coughed up a nice background for his character Seanut Brownberry.

Savage Tide Recap

Since it's been so long since we played and the GM has changed JVS has written a recap of the events so far in The Savage Tide.

Savage Tide: Approved Non-core Spells

JVS has started a spell spreadsheet similiar to the one we use for The Holy Lands.

Since I am playing a spell-caster I actually have to deal with it this time.

High Tide

As everybody knows JVS has revitalized the Savage Tide campaign.

As part of that he is making a bunch of information available. So expect more posts with those links under the st label.

Good luck JVS!


4E Previews

There was a D&D convention this weekend called D&D Experience.

WoTC began to release some interesting info related to 4E:

Quick Rules Primer
Rogue Preview
Sample Characters

They also ran a bunch of preview sessions at the con. Those resulted in a lot of interesting but sketchy info as players tried to sort out what they were seeing and playing.

I might try to start my 4E online character sheet similar to my 3.5E sheet based on the sample characters, but I kind of doubt it. After studying the sample characters a little bit, I realized that the sheets were fairly specialized. They include a bunch of info specifically because the rules aren't out yet. So I doubt they will be very indicative of the official sheet.

So far I am pleased with a lot of the fixes in the Quick Rules Primer, #9 and #12 seem like they should go a long way toward fixing the broken relationship between Reach and Movement.

I am still waiting to see if they improve bonus stacking.

Look and Feel

I have been tinkering with how the blog looks lately (mainly the header). I am still not happy with it, so I'll probably be tinkering some more.

Role-playing Games

I was looking at this blog the other day and thinking to myself that there were too many posts related to role-playing games. In fact it has more posts than any other topic.

I played my first role-playing game, Dungeons and Dragons in the summer of 1979 at the age of 11. I was immediately hooked. It would be the primary preoccupation of my life for the next 3 years. I have played off and on ever since.

This year there are a ton of interesting things happening. D&D is introducing their 4th Edition. Hero Games (the company I think technically has the best rules) has sold the Champions IP to Cryptic Software to make a Champions MMO and City of Heroes the MMO that I actually play is about to roll-out an online extension called The City Vault.

So I was looking at this blog the other day and thinking to myself that there were too many posts related to role-playing games. I was wrong. I love these games and there are going to be a lot of posts about them.