In game handouts

Notes from The Codex of Honorbow Keep (Episode 13 in-game handout player)

In Episode 12, Astrid read through a journal and some papers in a library underneath the tower of the dragon in Honorbow Keep. Upon discovering another archive in Episode 13, she found pages missing from one of the folios she’d seen earlier. Below the jump is the summary of what she read… Continue reading “Notes from The Codex of Honorbow Keep (Episode 13 in-game handout player)”


Episode 13: “What Lies Beneath Honorbow Keep” (Recap)

Adventures in Aberland
Episode 13: “What Lies Beneath Honorbow Keep” (Recap)
Date played: 7 October 2018
In-Game Time: Day Nine, early morning (using our calendar, it’s 7 May 500 CE; fantasy calendar names TBD), through Day Ten.

TEAM TEALIGHT’s adventures continue with Aevar Dragontide (Human Tempest Cleric), Ana Goldleaf-Hatfield (Half-Elf Bard), Astrid Morninghide (Aasimar Grave Cleric), Fingers Ol Susage (Wood Elf Rogue), and your Dungeon Master. With Zora Bersk (Human Arcane Archer / NPC).


Descent under Honorbow Keep; Riddle Door 1: Hieroneous; Zora speaks the Oath dictated by Aevar; a Crevasse; Oil of Slipperiness; Hallway of Blades; Zombie Dragonborn with Adamantine Greatsword; Riddle Door 2: Brass Dragon; Fingers picks the lock; library with codex pages and ring of feather falling; crossbow hallway; acquire two light crossbows, no bolts; Riddle Door 3: Sick Rose; Ana reads the poem; Roisin’s Emphemera; the Cavern; Astrid goes celestial to investigate; Iron Golem guards the remains; long rest; fight; victory Continue reading “Episode 13: “What Lies Beneath Honorbow Keep” (Recap)”

Cartography, Process, Visuals

Episode 13: Dungeon & Cavern Maps

Team Tealight descended a long, dark, and winding tunnel of roughly hewn rock, following a trail of red candles along the floor. They crouched and stumbled across loose stones, rock fragments, and scree before finding the path crossing onto the flagstones of a hallway. They cautiously approached the first door.

The first door is on the far left of the map. Below is where they explored in Episode 13: “What Lies Beneath Honorbow Keep.” Descriptions can be found in the episode recap and in The Story.

Insert diffident apology for my sloppy drawing skills here. Still new to mapmaking and dungeon design.


Navigating the Site

Greetings, adventurer!

Welcome to Adventures in Aberland, where I’ve been keeping gameplay recaps to follow the story of Team Tealight as they find their way around the kingdom of Aberland. As a first time DM, I decided to build my own world, too. “How’s that been?” you might wonder.

This blog is here to keep track of the ups and downs and the story the players and I are creating.

The Adventurers page features brief bios of the player characters. The NPC page is under construction, but features bios on some of the more important characters Team Tealight has met. Locations features maps, as do posts tagged “Cartography.”

You might want to start with The Story, which is the most condensed summary of our episodes to date. You can also find recaps of each session (tagged “Episode Recaps”), handouts (tagged “Visuals” and “In game handouts”), and some reflections about running the game in posts tagged “Behind the DM Screen.”

Finally, there’s even a running list of what we eat and drink at each session because it might be cool to remember that one day.

Thanks for visiting.