Cartography, Process, Visuals

Terrain Building 2

Meanwhile, in the second campaign…

Mat's Terrain

Process, Recaps, Visuals

Terrain Building

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The bard sings into the cavern. The acoustics are really good in here!

I designed a dungeon where the final area on the map suggested a ziggurat, but the vertical axis didn’t have the desired impact on a battle mat. So, I built some terrain for our session using polystyrene foam bricks. My partner was able to add a coat of paint before we had the session.

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Cartography

The Merkinsaw Province (updated)

I’ve agreed to DM a second campaign because I am not mad. At all.

Regardless my mental state, I’ve been working on a detail from the world I’ve created, as the players want to begin their campaign in Aberland in the province of Merkinsaw, where evil magic is afoot and barriers between our plane of existence, the Feywild, and the Underdark are collapsing.

Anyway, here’s a map in progress, now version 4:

Merkinsaw Color Map 4
The eastern seaboard of Lochnochbogland, the Emerald Sea, the Merkinsaw Province (with city and town names), and the western border of Aberland’s Cambryshire Province by nonsailor on Adventures in Aberland
Recaps

Episode 21: Breakfast Brawl of Champions (Gameplay Recap)

Episode 21: Breakfast Brawl of Champions (Gameplay Recap)
Date of Session: Saturday, 7 July 2019.
In-Game Time: 16 Beltane 500 CE (Day 17 of the campaign), Morning-Noon
Where: Crow Crag Tavern & Whitesnake Lair.
The Weather: Until stated otherwise, it is raining.

TEAM TEALIGHT’s adventures continue with Ana Goldleaf-Hatfield (Half-Elven Bard), Astrid Morninghide (Aasimar Grave Cleric), Fingers Ol Susage (Wood Elf Rogue), Dharilius Ostad (Tiefling Wild Magic Sorcerer), and your Dungeon Master (human scholar).

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Behind the DM Screen, Narrative, Process, Recaps

What’s Been Going on in Strierbridge: A Brief History of What Your Characters Have Stepped In; Or, Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Dendar the Night Serpent, but Were Afraid to Ask (Campaign Backstory)

Dendar by Jason A. Engel

Once upon a time, a wrong-side-of-the law adventuring group from Aberland called The Whitesnakes sailed to Yuanterio on the southern continent in search of arcane relics of the Night Serpent, Dendar. Led by the charismatic bard Daviton Cloverdale-Sykes, the Whitesnakes left behind the Strier river delta for fame, power, and fortune abroad. Once in the rocky, desert coast of Yuanterio, the Whitesnakes encountered a cult to Dendar. The yuan-ti were led by the half-woman, half-serpent priestess Talash, a warlock who ruled through acts of terror and received magical powers in return. Continue reading “What’s Been Going on in Strierbridge: A Brief History of What Your Characters Have Stepped In; Or, Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Dendar the Night Serpent, but Were Afraid to Ask (Campaign Backstory)”

Recaps

Episode 20: But, Stuff? (Gameplay Recap)

Episode 19: But, Stuff? (Gameplay Recap)
Date of Session: Saturday, 15 June 2019.
In-Game Time:15-16 Beltane (Days 16 and 17 of the campaign).
Where: Around the Whitesnake Lair and the Crow Crag Tavern
The Weather: Until stated otherwise, it is raining.

TEAM TEALIGHT’s adventures continue with Ana Goldleaf-Hatfield (Half-Elven Bard), Astrid Morninghide (Aasimar Grave Cleric), Fingers Ol Susage (Wood Elf Rogue), Dharilius Ostad (Tiefling Wild Magic Sorcerer), and your Dungeon Master (human scholar).

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Recaps

Episode 19: Lunchbox & Dhinner (Gameplay Recap)

Episode 19: From Lunchbox to Dhinner (Gameplay Recap)
Date of Session: Friday, 3 May 2019.
In-Game Time: We left off on 11 Beltane. It is now the afternoon of 14 Beltane 500 CE (Day Sixteen of the Campaign) through afternoon of the next day, 15 Beltane.
Where: Strierbridge and the road east toward the docks and the forest.
The Weather: Until stated otherwise, it is raining.

TEAM TEALIGHT’s adventures continue with Ana Goldleaf-Hatfield (Half-Elven Bard), Astrid Morninghide (Aasimar Grave Cleric), Fingers Ol Susage (Wood Elf Rogue), and your Dungeon Master. Introducing Dharilius Ostad (Tiefling Wild Magic Sorcerer).

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