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Libris Monstrum #31: Gorgons Revisited

Libris Monstrum #31: Gorgons Revisited

Hello everyone! Here we are at the start of the second revisit series! We begin to take a look back at the last 10 entries for the Libris Monstrum and some of the things I was unable to fit into our original outings. First up is the gorgon or, as we discovered is the more common name at table, the medusa. If you missed out on that entry go back and take a look. We talk about what gorgons are…

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Re-Skinning: Warlock Patrons

Re-Skinning: Warlock Patrons

When this was the topic that was voted on by those of you over on Twitter, I wasn’t really sure what I was going to do. I put the option in there because, frankly, the warlock patrons are pretty lacking. This isn’t to say that you cannot get a diverse set of warlocks. In fact, I think warlocks are probably one of the classes with the most diversity among builds. Between patron, pact type, spell selection, and invocation selection there…

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Resources For Every GM: Settings Part 4

Resources For Every GM: Settings Part 4

We are going to continue the road of inspiration for today’s Resources article. Instead of classic D&D entities I want to share some settings from throughout the ages of Dungeons & Dragons. Each of these I love for different reasons. If you haven’t had a chance to play any of these you might still want to look into them. There are all kinds of inspiration you can take from those settings for your own and hopefully my brief mentions will…

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Libris Monstrum #28: Doppelgangers

Libris Monstrum #28: Doppelgangers

Good evening everyone! Tonight we return to the Libris Monstrum and come ever-so-closer to the halfway point of our second series. In this entry we are going to talk about a classic monster that helps bring a level of intrigue to any game: the doppelganger. Strange creatures who take the form of someone else. these guys are often responsible for replacing key NPCs or having been the NPC the whole time! When where they replaced? Did we ever know the…

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Resources For Every GM: Characters Part 2

Resources For Every GM: Characters Part 2

Good evening! Tonight I have another Resources article for you that isn’t for your shelf or your bookmarks. No, tonight I have three characters that you will probably recognize, especially those of you who come form D&D backgrounds. If you don’t, or if you are new to D&D, then that’s even better! In the D&D worlds there are countless gods and goddesses, beings of immense enough power that you can ask them to grant you daily spells (clerics). There are…

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Re-skinning: Yeti Goblins!

Re-skinning: Yeti Goblins!

Good evening everyone! Tonight is a re-skin I am very happy you all decided to vote for. In fact, in thinking of how to go about it I kind of figured out a whole little new race of goblins that I want to make. Instead of talking about those or going crazy with designing them, I will stick to how to make yeti goblins. Hopefully this article will provide you with a fun alternative of goblins to use in your…

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Re-Skinning: Dinosaur Druid!

Re-Skinning: Dinosaur Druid!

Let me tell you, I am so excited that this was the second place winner in the poll to decide what re-skinning topics would show up here on Notes of the Wandering Alchemist. Like many, I fell in love with dinosaurs long ago and that love never dies away. A significant portion of my undergrad career included studying dinosaurs and having watched the realization and acceptance of feathered dinos has been awesome. As you know, near the top of my…

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Resources For Every GM: References Part 9

Resources For Every GM: References Part 9

Tonight we are taking a look some more reference materials that you might want to add to your book shelves. Each of these is perfect for inspiration and allows you to delve deeper into setting that you might be familiar with. They are perfect for those who want to run a game within those universes or for those who would like some details about things they are inspired by. Whether you specifically are looking for more books like these or…

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Review: Eldritch Essences

Review: Eldritch Essences

Today I have another unique review for you. First of all this is my first time reviewing candles. Second, I have decided to review a little more than just the candles but, really, the company as a whole. Finally, for reasons related to our upcoming podcast, I can review all kinds of aspects to this topic. With that vague lead-up out of the way, let’s get to it! Ambient Candles Eldritch Essences is one of multiple companies that offer ambient…

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