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Re-skinning: Making Your Spells Lovecraftian

Re-skinning: Making Your Spells Lovecraftian

Here we are, at the beginning of a new road for Notes of the Wandering Alchemist. Over the past few months I have been hard at work reigning myself in and figuring out my limits, desires, and capabilities. For that, I think I have been successful and as such comes a need to return to some of the things I used to do. The key to doing that was frequency and direction. In that regard we have two monthly articles…

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GM Dictionary: Geology #8

GM Dictionary: Geology #8

This month I want to cover something that I generally know very little about: geology. Sure I know a bit. Enough to get by. I usually even remember the difference between stalactite and stalagmite. I’ll give you a hint. One holds tight (or tite!) to the ceiling! That being said my vocabulary could use a boost and maybe yours could to so let’s dig in this month’s Dictionary. (Okay I apologize for the puns.) Mesa A mesa is a tableland,…

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Resources For Every GM: Rules & Supplements Part 8

Resources For Every GM: Rules & Supplements Part 8

It has been quite a while since this series took a look at actual rule books. Well, aside form the occasions when I mention other games you might want to try out. Today we get back to some down-to-it rule books from the 3rd Edition era of Dungeons & Dragons. Each of these books has not really been seen in quite a while, at least not as proper D&D published supplements. One, to be fair, was released in the 4th…

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GM Dictionary: Geology #7

GM Dictionary: Geology #7

This month I want to cover something that I generally know very little about: geology. Sure I know a bit. Enough to get by. I usually even remember the difference between stalactite and stalagmite. I’ll give you a hint. One holds tight (or tite!) to the ceiling! That being said my vocabulary could use a boost and maybe yours could to so let’s dig in this month’s Dictionary. (Okay I apologize for the puns.) Quartz Quartz is a common crystalline…

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GM Dictionary: Geology #6

GM Dictionary: Geology #6

This month I want to cover something that I generally know very little about: geology. Sure I know a bit. Enough to get by. I usually even remember the difference between stalactite and stalagmite. I’ll give you a hint. One holds tight (or tite!) to the ceiling! That being said my vocabulary could use a boost and maybe yours could to so let’s dig in this month’s Dictionary. (Okay I apologize for the puns.) Limestone This sedimentary rock is formed…

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GM Dictionary: Geology #5

GM Dictionary: Geology #5

This month I want to cover something that I generally know very little about: geology. Sure I know a bit. Enough to get by. I usually even remember the difference between stalactite and stalagmite. I’ll give you a hint. One holds tight (or tite!) to the ceiling! That being said my vocabulary could use a boost and maybe yours could to so let’s dig in this month’s Dictionary. (Okay I apologize for the puns.) Shale This is a sedimentary rock…

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GM Dictionary: Geology #4

GM Dictionary: Geology #4

This month I want to cover something that I generally know very little about: geology. Sure I know a bit. Enough to get by. I usually even remember the difference between stalactite and stalagmite. I’ll give you a hint. One holds tight (or tite!) to the ceiling! That being said my vocabulary could use a boost and maybe yours could to so let’s dig in this month’s Dictionary. (Okay I apologize for the puns.) Detritus This can range from near-soil…

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GM Dictionary: Geology #3

GM Dictionary: Geology #3

This month I want to cover something that I generally know very little about: geology. Sure I know a bit. Enough to get by. I usually even remember the difference between stalactite and stalagmite. I’ll give you a hint. One holds tight (or tite!) to the ceiling! That being said my vocabulary could use a boost and maybe yours could to so let’s dig in this month’s Dictionary. (Okay I apologize for the puns.) Sedimentary Sedimentary rock is formed through…

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Libris Monstrum #22: Golems

Libris Monstrum #22: Golems

Today we get to visit a creature voted on by you, the readers. Well, those of you who follow the blog on Twitter. This entry into the Libris Monstrum features a classic monster from Dungeons & Dragons: the golem. In it we are going to explore some of the inspirational sources for such a creature. There are more than I thought and learning about them has been great! D&D Basics To begin I want to go over what golems are…

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GM Dictionary: Geology #2

GM Dictionary: Geology #2

This month I want to cover something that I generally know very little about: geology. Sure I know a bit. Enough to get by. I usually even remember the difference between stalactite and stalagmite. I’ll give you a hint. One holds tight (or tite!) to the ceiling! That being said my vocabulary could use a boost and maybe yours could to so let’s dig in this month’s Dictionary. (Okay I apologize for the puns.) Basalt A fine-grained type of igneous…

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