Preview: “Out of the Abyss” Adventure for D&D


The next big campaign for D&D 5e is Out of the Abyss, and it involves unleashing every demon ever into the midst of the Underdark. That sounds like a bad thing.

Murder Hobos and Empire

mecha shiva

Nothing lasts forever unless it exists in a hermetically sealed box. But the Elves are smart and they stack the deck. These particular Elves (good and shining all) built their Empire like so.

Murder Hobos and the Economics of Piracy


Piracy is simply another form of market speculation, albeit an extremely violent one. When making the choice to raid a ship, or even become pirates at all, the would-be pirates make a conscious risk-reward calculation.

Greetings Murder Hobos From Sunny Purotu!

cigarette trees and whiskey rivers

His Highness Baston Kale, the Lord, King, Conqueror and Tehei of Purotu, a small, unknown, far-off country on the Frontier. Ruggedly handsome, lover of audacious medals, and sporting amazing sideburns, Baston Kale’s legend preceded him.

The Druid, the Murder Hobos, and the Coffee Bean

goodberry smoothie

These weren’t any normal berries. They were magic berries! Later, he gave the leftovers to the Druids. They popped the berries in hot water and made a drink. Coffee was born.

Inside the Deep Elf Marketing Department

my grell

“The Grell have a rich background. They float. They suck brains right through eye sockets. I designed them so they not only kill, but write philosophy.”

Sunlight & Stairs

ch spire

“My tribe’s Goddess is a Goddess of building. She has shown me the way and the way is up. We have plenty of room for us all to live together in harmony! We will build our city up the canyon walls!”

The Box

CH crown

“You can raid any dungeon. You can massacre any people. You can steal anything. But you keep what you put in that box and I get the overflow.”

A D&D Lover’s Guide to Other RPGs: “Fate Core”


I wanted to take a look at another popular RPG through the lens of a long-time D&D fan. This time I want to take a look at a wonderful game system known as Fate Core.

Caravans of the Dead

bad necromancy

At the beginning of the journey, the Clerics kill all the passengers with something pleasant and painless specifically made for their comfort. Once the caravan reaches the destination, Clerics cast Revivify. Who doesn’t want to return from a year-long trip healthier than when they left?