Looking back over the last Four Months as November draws Near

31 October, 2014

Happy All Hallows Day and Eve all!  Enjoy costumes, food and whatever else one does on this lovely holiday!

Tomorrow is the beginning of November with All Saints Day.  November is the ninth month of the Roman calendar, and -in the traditional Irish calendar- the start of Winter (and it is even making the attempt to get a little cold here).   Tomorrow also sees the beginning of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) which I will be participating in, as usual, and perhaps I will even complete it this time.

In light of that, and seeing no obvious theme to November I will just write about whatever inspires me.   I will keep up with the Tuesday magic items and whatever else I can fit.  However, if you have any requests, anything you would like to see or any theme you would like me to expand upon, please let me know and I will try to fit it in.

July through October, 2014, saw the following posts here on the design journal:


Ypisara, (former) Goddess of Salt, Serpents and Fishes.

GenCon Adventure (2014), Part the First and Part the Second.

Superhero RPG Appendix N Challenge, what inspires my superheroic games.

New Magic Items

Brand of Exile, sometimes you cannot escape your past.

Caïssa’s Medallion, call upon the goddess of Chess for aid.

Cephalophore Nail, to help the dead make their way home.

Coach Cushion of Comfort, as it says.

Emeraldsmile’s Pewter Tankard, have a warm drink.

Ghost-Maker, a powerful but cursed sword.

Godstalker’s Lion Tooth Necklace, protection for those brave (or foolhardy) enough to hunt the divine.

Grocer’s Chest, keep thing edible for longer, always useful.

Pinhari Tulwar, let no loot escape.

Purifying Leeches, they will cleanse your blood at a cost.

Roqard’s Gauntlet of Challenges, duelists can be real jerks.

Sword of Libertas, bring freedom!

Traveller’s Umbrella, protection from rain and other dangers.

Unicorn Horn Lance, bring vengeance against those who deserve it.

Victor’s Sceptre, dominate those that you have defeated.

Vigilant Eye of the Republic, keep the Republic safe from all enemies.

Weather Crystal, know what the day holds.

Ypisaran Blade and Scales, weapons and armor formed of salt.

Campaign Reports

Evard’s Black Orchestra, a D&D5 campaign, First Symphony, Second Symphony and the Grossdunkleweg Variation.

Pattern Seekers, Episode 15 – Boxing Day and 16 – ‘Orrible Caves.

Pink Cat: Running in the Shade (a different sort of Shadowrun campaign report).

Shadowrun with shared campaigns and a new Seattle Scream (#45) and more Shadowrun 2070 with a new Seattle Scream (#46).


Fae Fantastic, a variety of fae themed character resources for Pathfinder.

Fae Friends and Foes, a variety of fae creatures and a fae class for Pathfinder.

Halloween Horrors, for your Supers! game (but usable with any superhero or modern supernatural RPG).

Improbable Tales Vol 1 Compilation for ICONS or other superheroic games.

The Manor, issue 7.

Stolen Souls and the Street Grimoire (for Shadowrun).

Tome of Twisted Things, dark options for Pathfinder.

Across the Web

Dark Future Ahead 7  and 8- News from the Net of a Cyberpunk Bent.


Happy Trail Maverick, Good Bye Rockford, a gamer’s short tribute to James Gardner.

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