Ars Gratia Pecuniae: Art, Magic, Murder Hobos, and Cash

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The Guild of Artificers took their tale of the dungeon, the beholder, the three tragically dead heroes, and the wand’s creator and packaged into a story. A week later, they sold it to a most discerning collector for 40K gold.

The Incense War: a Story of Price Discovery, Mayhem, and Lust

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Neither dragon nor God stood down. Now it was about principle. The war was on for incense.

Goodbye, Sir Terry

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Sir Terry Pratchett, author of the Discworld series, passed away today at the age of 66, following a battle with early onset Alzheimer’s disease.

A Quick D&D 5e Spellcasting Primer

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New to D&D 5e and interested in a spellcasting character? Here’s what you need to know.

And We Went East

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Let’s follow the money, the Halfling Thief said. Let’s follow the peppercorns. And we went east.

Murder Hobo Insurance and the Guild of Abjuration

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It was a great business idea. It would all work. Murder Hobo insurance was born.

And Now, a Commercial Break from Big Fantasy God,Inc.

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The fire started with the tiniest of sparks. One small, nearly forgotten Sheep Goddess needed more worshippers or else she faced the worst in God-based bankruptcy: fading away into irrelevance. Other Gods she knew had faded and died. She was not letting it happen to her, sheep or no sheep.

The Murder Hobo Investment Bubble

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Let’s assume for a moment the Old Man is not an altruistic lover of villagers and hater of all goblinkind. Nor is he sitting in the same Inn with the same offer of 4000 gold pieces waiting for the level-correct Murder Hobos to wander in for his health. What’s in the side quest business for the Old Man?

Ozmo’s Magic Hospitality Company and Reality’s End

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The Diviner points to a small scrawl and a happy little printed cartoon mage on the base of the scroll. “Ozmo’s Magic Hospitality Company produced this scroll. We’ve been tracking these scrolls with great interest.”

Murder Hobos and the Supply Curve of Evil

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For this adventure, the GM (who is also an economist and is, therefore, unbelievably sadistic and evil) assumes the demand for the pearls remains a relative constant – it does not suddenly dip or climb.

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