27 Jun

5 Fantasy Barkeeps is Released!

5 Fantasy Barkeeps, Volume 1My fantasy RPG supplement 5 Fantasy Barkeeps, Volume 1 is now available for download over at DrivethruRPG.com.

To celebrate, it’s time for Happy Hour. I’ve added my favorite coconut mojito recipe to the pages of the Demonom-nom-nomicon here on Broken Binding and I invite you to drink deep and read up on my system neutral supplement that puts five developed NPCs with ready-made hooks right at your fingertips.

Mojitos + gaming = Happy Hour.

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6 Dec

Fraz-Urb’luu, the Prince of Deception, Part 4

Fraz-urb'luuMy article, Demonomicon of Iggwilv: Fraz-Urb’luu, the Prince of Deception, appeared in Dungeon #208 last month. To go along with it, I’m adding some supplemental information here about the least popular demon prince of the Abyss, Fraz-Urb’luu. Obviously, this additional material is not official Wizards of the Coast canon. This “bonus content” is essentially fan material that just happens to be written by the guy who wrote the article about Fraz-Urb’luu.

If you haven’t already, make sure to read Fraz-Urb’luu, the Prince of Deception, Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 before proceeding. And, if you think your DM might be running these events for you, there are spoilers ahead. Fraz-Urb’luu might appreciate a cheater, but nobody else does. Continue reading

3 Dec

Fraz-Urb’luu, the Prince of Deception, Part 3

Fraz-urb'luu

My article, Demonomicon of Iggwilv: Fraz-Urb’luu, the Prince of Deception, appeared in Dungeon #208 last month. To go along with it, I’m adding some supplemental information here about the least popular demon prince of the Abyss, Fraz-Urb’luu. Obviously, this additional material is not official Wizards of the Coast canon. This “bonus content” is essentially fan material that just happens to be written by the guy who wrote the article about Fraz-Urb’luu.

If you haven’t already, make sure to read Fraz-Urb’luu, the Prince of Deception, Part 1 and Part 2 before proceeding. And, if you think your DM might be running these events for you, there are spoilers ahead. Fraz-Urb’luu might appreciate a cheater, but nobody else does. Continue reading

30 Nov

Fraz-Urb’luu, the Prince of Deception, Part 2

Fraz-urb'luu
“I eat vorpal swords for breakfast.” True story.

This month sees my article, Demonomicon of Iggwilv: Fraz-Urb’luu, the Prince of Deception, appear in Dungeon #208. To go along with it, I’m adding some supplemental information here about the least popular demon prince of the Abyss, Fraz-Urb’luu. Obviously, this additional material is not official Wizards of the Coast canon. This “bonus content” is essentially fan material that just happens to be written by the guy who wrote the article about Fraz-Urb’luu.

If you haven’t already, make sure to read Fraz-Urb’luu, the Prince of Deception, Part 1 before proceeding. And, if you think your DM might be running these events for you, there are spoilers ahead. Fraz-Urb’luu might appreciate a cheater, but nobody else does.

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28 Nov

Fraz-Urb’luu, the Prince of Deception, Part 1

Fraz-urb'luu
“I eat vorpal swords for breakfast.”
True story.

This month sees my article, Demonomicon of Iggwilv: Fraz-Urb’luu, the Prince of Deception, appear in Dungeon #208. To go along with it, I’m adding some supplemental information here about the least popular demon prince of the Abyss, Fraz-Urb’luu. Obviously, this additional material is not official Wizards of the Coast canon. This “bonus content” is essentially fan material that just happens to be written by the guy who wrote the article about Fraz-Urb’luu.

With that in mind I also want to point out that I stood on the shoulders of giants to create what I did about the demon prince that was born of Gary Gygax’s personal campaign world and refined over the years. Fraz-Urb’luu is a piece of Dungeons & Dragons history and I was honored to add my own thoughts to what came before. As I’ve said previously, I have a soft spot for villains and the demons (and devils) of Dungeons & Dragons are no exception. Continue reading

27 Aug

Outsourcing Jobs to the Abyss

Ignignokt
When playing the villain, always remember:
“The innocent shall suffer. Big time.”

A friend of mine was recently bringing his epic-level campaign to a close. He and his fiancé had been co-DMing it for some time now. Things were (deliberately) over the top as the epic-level players crushed the various “big names” of the multiverse, or created alliances with them, as the world around them spiraled toward ruin and rebirth. Their group was roleplay heavy and a great deal of the wheeling and dealing of their various factions and unions, as well as their characters’ personal lives, were handled via email between sessions. Politics played a large role as well and each session of play actually amounted to one or more years of in-game time.

Between keeping these storylines straight, and trying to plan a real world wedding, the DMs certainly had their hands full. And there were all manner of villains scheming in the wings ready to exploit the nearing end of the world. With so much scheming to be done, where could a DM be expected to find the time? Easy, outsource the evil! Continue reading