Archive | December, 2016

New Website Features: Photos and Comments Notifications

I added two new features to the website. Let me know any feedback. Comments Notification Our group (and occasionally outsiders seeing our site) sometimes leave comments on page, but I don’t think (aside from me) people always see them. So I’ve added an experimental ‘comments notification’ feature which (if it works correctly) will email everyone […]

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Heroes of Arnor: Shrine of the Seven Stones

Chapter Three In March (the 25th Day of Gwaeron, T.A. 1641), the heroes receive word that the Lord Elesander’s wife Morwen has taken ill. The heroes are joined by their newest companion, a dwarf named Crom, fresh from Rivendell where also Aldin, Éothain, and Adrahil had sojourned this winter. The court’s healers can do nothing for her, […]

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D&D 5e Skill Check Best Practices

I’ve reread the 5e skill check rules and looked at adventure examples from the 5e Starter Set, as well as best practices folks have posted on the forums. Here’s my summary of skill check in my own words. Investigation versus Perception If a check relies more on reasoning than on the senses, roll Intelligence (Investigation). If the check relies […]

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Heroes of Arnor: The Two Troublesome Trolls

Chapter Two In Oct. (the 13th Day of Urui, T.A. 1640), the heroes are in Elnost and receive a summons to meet with the governer. En route to the audience, the scouts see Morwen arriving from her morning ride. She has the swiftest horse west of the Misty Mountains and rides unattended, despite the ongoing objections […]

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Middle-earth in T.A. 1640

Middle-earth Map of Arnor in T.A. 1640

Here’s my next pass at maps to use with our mid-Third Age campaign. These are formatted to print at 18×24″ using a service like (the maps have a slight bleed to give you edge-to-edge printing). Middle-earth Arnor Map (With Hexes) Middle-earth Arnor Map (No Hexes) Middle-earth Arnor Map (White, No Hexes) — Stan

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Beric’s Blessing and Baron’s Revenge headed south from Constantine’s Land, in search of better weather and a larger land mass.  (Also putting some distance from the clockwork Automoton). A sheltered Bay revealed a small river delta, with a deep water estuary.  The two carracks sailed upriver for an hour, until they came upon a point […]

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