What Darkness Hides – Interlude

THE CATACOMBS OF UMBRA John was unable to attend last night’s session so there was a quick interlude as Sergeant Dobrescu led the rest of the party into the the catacombs beneath the fortress of Ochi Vanat. Stretching for miles in subterranean darkness, the catacombs are believed to pre-date the fortress by a 1,000 years. […]

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What Darkness Hides -Act 2

The Black Obelisk of Klar Napoca This week’s session saw the party, barely recovered from their run-in with the Gnarls, ordered to investigate reports of suspicious activity in the ruins of Klar Napoca, an ancient fortress that used to guard the border road into the old Urgench Dominion. The entire northern province is off limits […]

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What Darkness Hides

A SYMBAROUM MINI-CAMPAIGN* Our adventure begins in the fortress of Ochi Vanat, a remote outpost on the northern frontier of the Amroth Empire, on the border of the former Urgench Dominion. Exiled to this cold, harsh province, the party members find themselves recruited into the Black Guard: a battalion of malcontents, commuted military convicts, and […]

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Accessorizing the Dungeon

UPDATED 28 MARCH : IMAGES OF END-CAPS/DOORS AT BOTTOM OF POST Some of you might recall my on-the-cheap modular dungeon made from faux stone vinyl tiles, insulation foam, craft paint, and a weekend’s worth of elbow grease. The Dungeon of Sagra-Bayar. Well a few months later, plus more paper shields, a Mantic Terrain set, and […]

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Dungeon Party and New Characters

DUNGEON PARTY I have this hobby tic, this obsession with skirmish squads, adventuring parties, salvage crews, cyberpunk gangs, shadow-ops teams… I get a kick out of hunting down miniatures, matching aesthetics, regardless of manufacturer, to come up with a cool troop for whatever scenario had fired my imagination. Few months ago – around the time […]

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Symbaroum: The Gloaming Roads

Led by their Barbarian guide Tior Huldrasson, the party walked the Gloaming Roads and found themselves at the crumbling ruins of an ancient fortress deep in Dark Davokar. Tior called it ‘the bastion of Kal’Nohr’ and claimed it was here that the party would find the artifacts they were searching for. The group advanced cautiously […]

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Symbaroum: The Gloaming Roads, part 2

The Adventure Continues in Davokar More Symbaroum last night as the party made its way deeper into the forest, heading toward a Lone Gate. These ancient structures are portals that lead to the Gloaming Roads; the mystical pathways that allow one to travel swiftly across the trackless leagues of  Deep Davokar.   Three incidents worth […]

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Tharnulf’s Crypt

“Well, that’s kinda obvious…” The party had been hired by a local duke to pursue a gang of thieves that has been terrorizing the towns and villages on his lands. After the most recent raid, the group – an Elf Druid, an Orc Mercenary, a Dragonborn Paladin, and a Dwarf Runemaster –  tracked the bandits […]

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Games that stick.

I’ve been thinking about games that have durability, replay-ability, longevity. As anyone familiar with hobbyists and the hobby industry knows, “Shiny” comes and goes. Indeed the hobby industry is built on ‘shiny’ and every gamer worth his salt has a lead/plastic pile that bears mute witness to the fickle siren song of new figs, a […]

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