This is a long-winded story about how master 20th level wizards often get into the sheep business.
How do the Evil Lords locate the capital to invest in their ego-stroking structures? Here’s five options, with their pros and cons.
I decided it would be cool to run the players through an old school dungeon. White Plume Mountain came up as a perfect model of the crazy “makes-no-sense” concept of early 80’s dungeon design. I just needed to find a semi-plausible reason to plug the adventure into the world. That’s where the Faerie Dragon came in.
A bond is when adventuring parties ask for investment directly from investors instead of getting a loan from the bank. Adventuring parties promise to pay an interest rate over a certain period until the bond matures.
“Storm King’s Thunder” is a campaign-length adventure as players travel to and fro in the northern Forgotten Realms fighting cranky giants and trying to figure out why they’re all up to various destructive plots, apocalyptic shenanigans, and general tomfoolery all of a sudden.
The Super Evil Lich King of Ancient Yore reemerged from his 10,000 year nap to, once again, take over the world. The villagers found this inconvenient.
Magic Swords – real, true magic swords – were the stuff of legend. So the bards claimed. And bards claimed all sorts of ridiculous things.
The Goblins have tried a variety of tactics to get the local quasi-humanity on board with their presence. They’ve tried granting (exploding) presents to the local townspeople. They’ve tried a Hug a Goblin marketing campaign.
Skill challenges were the best kept secret of 4e D&D. They were awesome, but they were so poorly explained that it caused a lot of confusion.
What does D&D mean to me? It’s an important question, because some might think after being laid off (twice) while working on D&D, I might have negative feelings about it. I don’t.