Illara, Goddess of Fortune and Prophecy

A deity of a fallen civilization from a D&D game I ran a while back. Feel free to steal.Illara, Goddess of Fortune and ProphecyAlignment: True NeutralIllara is recently depicted as a younger, attractive woman, although she has gone by other names and faces in ages gone by,…

One-Shots: The Taxmen Cometh

This is from my developing notebook of one-shots, for when you need a game night on the quick.Lord Blood has sent you, his trusted Taxmen, throughout his domain to collect his cut.  Everbody pays.  You must collect.If ANYONE tries to cheat the Taxmen, the Auditors will find out.…

Fixing Exalted

I'm in a sizable Exalted game which runs several times a year over the course of a weekend. It's a fun-ass time. We started the game in 2e, and transitioned to 3e as it became available. The campaign has been going since...Jesus, 2010, and I love the game and…

Port of Shadows: A Chronicle of The Black Company: A Brief Review

The Black Company series is one of my all-time favorites. I had to start it twice when I was first getting into it, because the first book seemed quite dry at the outset, but once I was hooked, I was really hooked. I've read the entire series a few times…

Fights as Puzzles

Sometimes, fights are just a struggle for survival.  You've stumbled into a pack of rabid wild boars, and need to kill them before they kill you.  There's nothing inherently wrong with that.  But fights can be more than that, and I think if they can, they probably should.Puzzle Fights…