Archive for January 31st, 2012


Answering Ten Questions from the Barking Alien

31 January, 2012

A variety of GM playstyle questions.

1) What is the most common type of environment or terrain encountered thus far in your current or most recent campaign?

Not really been a consistent theme, but they keep returning to the Complex which has a bit of a classic weird dungeon vibe to it.

2) What is the most exotic or unusual environment or terrain encountered thus far in your current or most recent campaign?

Well, the Complex, it is a place of interlocking tunnels so large that none of the characters has explored more than half of it and it is being expanded by the army of insects that live inside it.  Everything serves the mysterious Pattern which has not been explained beyond its goal to bring order.

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Tuesday Magic Item – Dragonpoint

31 January, 2012

Our contact was furtive, more so that usual for a dealing in black market magical weapon, which said something.  One he was certain that we were unobserved and he had lit a ward candle.  “Let me see the money,” he hissed.

Mokmarly opened the small iron box, half full of gold coins.

The weapons dealer smiled and unrolled the cloth bundle showing a baker’s dozen of arrows, each with a brightly colored arrowhead.  “Here, as promised, six blue, four red, two silver and a gold,” he said nervously.  “Are we good?”

Some challenge the dragons

Arrows for dragons

Visian unstoppered a vial and careful ushered our a drop of red blood which he let fall onto the blue arrow head where it sparked and sizzled.  She nodded, “They are real.”

Mokmarley pressed the box into the dealers hand and Visian rolled the arrows back up.  “Let’s go.”


These weapon points, usually used on arrows or bolts and sometimes on javelins or throwing spears, are unusual for they are often a solid color or apparently of a precious metal but are in fact shaped from dragon scale.  The secret to making dragonpoints is a closely guarded secret held only by a few but they are manufactured in surprising numbers.

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