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    Friday, 22nd March, 2019, 09:36 PM
    1. There should be a disconnect that separates that knowledge. Maybe killed in an operation without realizing who he was. The important part to keep is Larion calling one of the heroes "Peppin", and the heroes trying to figure out why that is happening. 2. This should be an either/or situation. Kurychek knows the door is trapped but does not know the combination without the heroes giving them...
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    Friday, 22nd March, 2019, 12:46 PM
    1. I see this as a case of the right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing. Peppin Tallman was killed by Shahalesti agents, just not any Shahalesti agents we meet in the story, and Larion does not know that (as Rivereye does not know it). 2. Is an opportunity for flexibility that maybe could have been explained better. The imp can help with the riddle or get someone to open the door....
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    Sunday, 17th March, 2019, 11:38 PM
    For smaller cases where the heroes go out of there way to help or do well at solving a problem, I give inspiration points.
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    Tuesday, 12th March, 2019, 03:18 PM
    You could always try going gridless. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=gridless+dmscraft
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    Tuesday, 12th March, 2019, 11:26 AM
    Your welcome! You should have a lot of fun with some of the monsters and NPCs in The Monastery of Two Winds!
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    Saturday, 2nd March, 2019, 07:08 PM
    For more fun, I was thinking about the illusory golems being the ones to fall to fireball and then get back up for the fighters to take a swing and whiff right through the middle of them. I get what you say about not targeting the heroes, but Khellek is a wizard with an extensive spellbook and less than lawful good alignment, and Loris is targeting them. He already is giving Khellek the...
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    Saturday, 2nd March, 2019, 04:42 PM
    Khellek has whatever spells you give him; he doesn't have to have what is listed, and the major illusion could be a cluster of 2 or 3 golems. I would be partial to having them march forward, get nuked by fireballs and fall over, and then get up when the front line fighters got closer. Another tactic that would work well against your group would be a wall of force cast about 30 feet in front of...
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    Friday, 1st March, 2019, 11:38 PM
    ^ These are brilliant highlights. More. MORE! :)
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    Wednesday, 27th February, 2019, 08:41 PM
    I just wish more of them would make aluminum dice instead of heavier metals. Most of the nice weight; less of the table-destroying doom.
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    Wednesday, 27th February, 2019, 04:59 PM
    Gargoyles are almost universally evil because they lack a functional society with caring communities. You never see baby gargoyles being led by their parents to an outing at the park or the zoo. No, gargoyles are abandoned at their creation to figure out the big, bad world for themselves. Quite often a young gargoyle will try to introduce itself to new creatures it meets, but its attempts at...
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    Wednesday, 27th February, 2019, 12:11 PM
    Funny you should ask, I had posted this not even two hours before. https://twitter.com/AncrisIT/status/1100654804290990080 It is with my technical reviewers right now, so I look forward to having it out shortly!
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    Monday, 25th February, 2019, 10:09 PM
    The barbarians will probably go down quickly, but have them quaff the potions of fly (60 foot fly speed), rage for damage resistance (all damage - bear totem, relentless rage) and fly with a double move. Keep them apart enough that the fireballs can only hit one at a time. Then have Loris (through a proxy) let them back in at night and try to kill the PCs in their sleep. In the end, it isn't a...
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    Monday, 25th February, 2019, 06:57 PM
    Well done!
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    Saturday, 23rd February, 2019, 09:13 PM
    1. I would use a veteran and an assassin if you need them in the end. Most of Loris and Okoral's activity takes place off camera. Loris is getting old and worrying about losing his strength hence the deal he enters into in the first place. 2. This is the one chapter that has the conversion in an unfinished state. It essentially only has the custom monsters and NPCs needed. 3. I didn't bother...
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Saturday, 19th January, 2019

  • 05:31 AM - goob99 mentioned Tormyr in post [WotBS] 5ed. still a thing?
    Hi Tormyr. Apologies if this is a necro or something, but I've been interested in starting WotBS as our group's next campaign and I had noticed that it's been several months since the last release so I just wanted to ask for a status update, if you don't mind. Thanks!

Wednesday, 28th November, 2018


Wednesday, 10th October, 2018

  • 07:20 AM - Lylandra mentioned Tormyr in post Question about the structure of Chapter 2
    Hah, nice to see that there are still 4e fans out there :) The 4e version has some cool additions and extra details for the fluff, but there are many occasions where you can see directly that they wanted to increase the numbers of encounters to reach the necessary XP thresholds. If you're currently in adventure 2... Tormyr and I found an error in the 4e version that you may wish to correct: In Anyariel's shrine, there is an Eladrin Knight named Eteranth who is said to be a Solei Palancis, but also sent by an unknown god. Now he does have some info about Shaaladel's/Aurana's betrayal, but this all didn't make much sense: 1) The Solei Palancis are the Shahalesti elite warriors. They are high elves. (or Eladrin, in 4e) 2) The being sent by the "god of healing" to answer Bhurisrava's pleas should be a celestial 3) I can see no way how or why a god could or would command/send Shaaladel's troops, especially those who are kind of involved in the betrayal I guess it all came down to the Eladrin confusion in 4e as originally, the celestial was a Ghaele Eladrin and Eladrin in 4e are just elf people. So you can keep the background (Torfendar, Diashan, House Kiirodel) and just change the Eladrin to a celestial of your choice who has nothing to do with the Shahalesti.

Saturday, 6th October, 2018

  • 10:29 AM - Lylandra mentioned Tormyr in post WotBS advice needed (SPOILERS galore)
    Oh my, so they have really brought this upon themselves. In that case, I love Tormyr 's B team option as they can at least try to help while still seeing the consequences of their decision firsthand. And having Shaaladel as commander is such a great opportunity later on. My group avoided having to deal with him as leader of the Alliance, but they had to let him lead the "Reconquest of Shahalesti" campaign against the fourth. And Shaaladel on his home turf was an extra prick.

Friday, 5th October, 2018

  • 10:51 PM - trencher7 mentioned Tormyr in post WotBS advice needed (SPOILERS galore)
    Guys, thank you sooooooo much for your help! Especially a big special thanks to Tormyr! There is a lot of food for thought. Thank you that you were willing to write in such detail! Your and Mrpereira 's ideas on that matter are brilliant! I will be away over the weekend but I will let you know how I plan to proceed.

Monday, 1st October, 2018

  • 10:04 AM - trencher7 mentioned Tormyr in post WotBS advice needed (SPOILERS galore)
    Alright, session done! Tormyr: my Group was just checking their possibilities and one route to go was to ask one of Lyceum´s mages to summon a flying steed, fly to Korstull and try to find a way into the Castle. So I at least just wanted to be prepared for this course of action. But as always everything did not go according to plan... They failed to get the Lyre of Fabrication from Naizelasa because they did not catch Lowduke alive. The Dragon felt betrayed of her revenge and just let the PCs live because they were able to retrieve the egg. The Group then decided to find out about the raging storm. Knowing that the witches in the swamp were responsible for creating the Tidereaver´s tears and knowing that at least one of the witches escaped during the first encounter, they decided to recruit some of Foebane´s men and return to the swamp in order to see whether the remaining witch(es) are responsible for the storm. The preparations took quite some time. Meanwhile the Theater play had premiere and two days later was t...

Wednesday, 30th May, 2018

  • 08:28 AM - Lylandra mentioned Tormyr in post Witness The Mighty And Terrible Face Of War In A World Of Magic!
    yeah, having no real PF version is quite unfortunate, especially since I DM the campaign for PF as well. But the 3.5 version can be converted without too much of a hassle as long as your players don't do ridiculous optimization. Most of the used monsters are in the PFSRD and the monster DB. NPC's HP, attack and defenses need to be adjusted though, especially at higher levels. 3.5 was rather bad in this regard and therefore most NPC enemies are rather weak. Oh and thanks Tormyr !

Tuesday, 29th May, 2018


Wednesday, 16th May, 2018

  • 09:47 AM - TheSword mentioned Tormyr in post Thoughts on Proficiency and AC
    My biggest issue with this is that it waters down the effect of higher AC from armour at higher levels. I already see too many dex based characters and this would just compound that problem. Effectively you adding +1 to every characters AC every 4 levels. Totally agree with Tormyr that hp are a better representation of taking more damage.

Wednesday, 21st March, 2018

  • 07:57 PM - squirmonkey mentioned Tormyr in post Adventure 12 "Forewarned" Question (WotBS spoilers obviously)
    Ah, bells at the entrance to the tent makes sense. I'll have to make sure to mention the bells before the players know to fear bells... Also Tormyr, I've been playing an on-the-fly conversion to 5e. I'd be very curious when you're finished to see how you converted some of the encounters.
  • 03:02 AM - Quickleaf mentioned Tormyr in post An Earthmote Falls? Reimagining Kuluth-Mar for Tomb of Annihilation
    ...d you imagine a floating city (like Sokovia from Avengers) that crashed into a jungle basin? https://i.imgur.com/gaNC0z4.jpg Kuluth-Mar appeared in the Age of Worms adventure path in Dungeon Magazine; it was an ancient city that Kyuss ruled from, where undeath was glorified as the ultimate goal. Though loosely set in the Amedio Jungle in Greyhawk, it was a site unconnected to the rest of the world; like much of the adventure path, it was meant to be adapted to the DM's setting-of-choice. Pretty much the only area detailed was the Ziggurat of Kyuss; the city was just painted in broad strokes with shallow monster factions vying for control. Eric Boyd (a prolific D&D author who co-wrote Serpent Kingdoms among others) wrote in Dungeon #130 supplement that Kuluth-Mar could be placed in Chult, and offered a compelling history for doing so. It's not canon, but the idea struck me enough to include in my Tomb of Annihilation game. Instead of doing a straight conversion – which Tormyr has already done a fine job over here – I decided to advance the timeline, focus on the city holistically, and incorporate a friend's idea of a "crashed sky city." Adventurers raided Kyuss' ziggurat at the center of the ruined city, causing the cactus/key-shaped spire at the top to crumble. When it fell, it destroyed the obsidian wall around the ziggurat keeping spawn of Kyuss within, but also led to destruction of many monsters/traps in the ziggurat. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_DOGdbcvTBcc/S2KHp28NRzI/AAAAAAAAAzI/tUqSQe0yEck/s400/Spire+of+Long+Shadows.jpg During the Spellplague (which I'm making more like "Acererak's Cataclysm" to tie it to the adventure without involving lots of FR meta-plot), an earthmote lifted up the entire city of Kuluth-Mar...as if it was Ubtao's hand itself lifting the corrupted place toward the sun...or perhaps Acererak's magic lifting the city up to reach something beneath it? The city already rested in a swampy valley, so this uplift turned the valley in...

Wednesday, 7th March, 2018

  • 07:53 AM - Quickleaf mentioned Tormyr in post Age of Worms Adventure Path
    Thanks for these conversions Tormyr! I'm considering adapting the ruined city of Kuluth-Mar (from The Spire of Long Shadows, Dungeon #130) for a Tomb of Annihilation game involving Kyuss, placing it in the jungles of Chult, and assuming that past adventurers mostly cleared it out and killed Ma'kar the spellweaver lich. Any suggestions on further detailing the ruined city as an adventure site?

Thursday, 4th January, 2018

  • 05:27 PM - OB1 mentioned Tormyr in post Need suggestions for epic tasks worthy of a demigod
    ...e a demigod of some kind. Each PC will need to have credit for accomplishing a task that proves them worthy of the title. I'm not looking for specifics on how to accomplish the task, rather just big, flavorful ideas that have the potential to be handled in many ways. Each should also be tied to a specific Outer Plane. Hoping to get at least 20 potential quests to provide. The list so far... 1. Bring and end to Dionysus' 742 year long drunken celebration with the Bacchae in Arborea 2. Return Gan's glade in the Beastlands to it's natural state. Thanks, @Eltab 3. Steal Acereraks' family jewels from his prison in Carceri. Thanks, @ArchfiendBobbie 4. Collect all of the pine cones in the Vindmere Forest of Arborea. Thanks, @Ganymede81 5. Assist Mahlhevik in parting the Silver Sea so that Sytris and Japheth may visit him once more. 6. End the Wearbear curse sweeping through the Serpent Spine in Ysgard. Thanks, @Landon Guss 7. Help Lily and Adoma reach Nirvana. Thanks @Draegn & @Tormyr 8. Get Sys's boulder to balance atop the highest peak of Shurrock and Dothion. Thanks, jrowland Thanks in advance for the help!

Sunday, 31st December, 2017


Sunday, 10th December, 2017

  • 09:59 AM - UngeheuerLich mentioned Tormyr in post Super Monk Jumps
    ...e magical effect of the bonus action Dash is another 40 feet as it does not combine with the haste, and the total movement would be 200 feet. This starts to get a bit weird as to where the combination happens in my opinion. 2.b. It can also be considered that the Step of the Wind and haste are not affected by the magical effect combining rules because the give different effects. The spell haste doubles speed and Step of the Wind gives a bonus action Dash. In that case, the bonus action is 80 feet, and the total movement available on that turn is 240 feet. This is the interpretation I follow. Thank you for answering my questions about haste and dash. I would also rule 240ft here. In my opinion 5e tries to be as simple in many regards as possible. In my book just multiplying several times is easy or not allowing the stacking at all is too. Using the middle ground is also a good but slightly mire complicated way of ruling. Sent from my GT-I9506 using EN World mobile app Edit: Tormyr the section was added by errata.

Tuesday, 21st November, 2017


Monday, 20th November, 2017

  • 09:28 PM - Fanaelialae mentioned Tormyr in post So Was That Z Fellow right?
    ...p more damage per round, you simply can't use the same 20 round metric to see how much more damage you're doing. That's bad math. The fighter with the feats doesn't add an extra 100 points of damage (5 extra points for 20 rounds) like what is the logic FrogReaver has claimed. The fighter with the feat will go through those 200 HP in 14 rounds (rounded up). So that's 5 points for 14 rounds, not for 20 rounds. Or 70 extra points, not 100. It may seem like a minor difference, but if you want your math and scenario to be accurate, you have to factor it in. Bottom line is that the fighter with the feat isn't doing as much extra damage as claimed unless the monster HP is infinite. Which it can't be, because then your rounds of combat per rest value would be infinite as well. There can be an argument made about how extra damage means beating the encounter faster which means good, but that's a different argument, and isn't what is being claimed. An interesting point but, much as Tormyr did, the DM with the higher damaging fighter may simply up the challenge a bit, thereby maintaining encounter length. In that scenario, GWM/SS et al become less of a damage buff and more of an experience bonus for the party. Granted, some DMs won't like it that, but that's yet another factor to take into account when deciding for yourself whether these are too good or just quite good. It's the problem with any white room scenario. You have to make certain assumptions, otherwise the complexity spirals out of control. Party composition could be a factor. The types of monsters your DM likes to use could be a factor. Overkill damage is probably a factor. Even terrain might factor in. Still, I think you're right to point out that these are over-simplifications. I think white rooms can be useful, but only so long as one keeps in mind that they won't accurately model the complexities of what actually goes on during real play. They're more like estimations of what you might be able to...

Thursday, 21st September, 2017

  • 10:54 PM - robus mentioned Tormyr in post Flabbergasted by my players last night! [SKT Spoilers inside...]
    Wow - great story Tormyr!
  • 03:18 PM - LordEntrails mentioned Tormyr in post Printing/Laminating the Map of Faerun
    I couldn't get to the map via your link. I was going to check what the resolution of the image you are wanting to print. My experience is that typically the images made available from WotC are not high enough resolution to have printed very large. When Tormyr says you will want 300dpi, that means if you want the print size of 24x36" means the image needs to be atleast 7200x10800 pixels. I will add that 150dpi will give a nice poster, from a distance. But as mentioned, don't expect to read the text and you will see pixelation and/or blurriness up close.

Wednesday, 26th July, 2017

  • 06:20 PM - robus mentioned Tormyr in post Why does WotC put obviously bad or illogical elements in their adventures?
    And the pièce de resistance has to be the gathering of giant leaders with no explanation for their presence (and while the hill giant is absent - though that actually dovetailed neatly with events for me) but still, the ordning is broken and yet giants are still sitting down to tea together (effectively) - why?! No reason... but of course my players ask that obvious question, leaving me to scramble for some plausible answer! Edit: Tormyr pointed out that this was a misfire on my part - I'd forgotten the brief description given for their presence, though my answer was quite similar (though driven from Serissa's side rather than theirs).


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Friday, 22nd March, 2019

  • 01:48 PM - Oldtimer quoted Tormyr in post Two strange details in adventure one
    1. I see this as a case of the right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing. Peppin Tallman was killed by Shahalesti agents, just not any Shahalesti agents we meet in the story, and Larion does not know that (as Rivereye does not know it). 2. Is an opportunity for flexibility that maybe could have been explained better. The imp can help with the riddle or get someone to open the door. It has to know about the riddle though. So if the heroes do not share the riddle, it gets someone to open the trapped door for them. Which edition are you currently using for this adventure? I'm mostly using the original 3rd edition adventure, but I have all three editions and compare them frequently. 1. I suppose that is possible. But Shealis should know (I doubt any Shahalesti agent would act within Gate Pass without informing her) and why wouldn't she inform Larion? I assume she gave him the mission to the Depository. 2. Yes, if they don't tell Kurychek the riddle, he won't be able to so...

Wednesday, 13th March, 2019

  • 08:12 AM - MNblockhead quoted Tormyr in post Does anyone know where I can get 1.5 inch squre grid Fantacy battle maps?
    You could always try going gridless. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=gridless+dmscraft Yes! I'm so excited with my new toy that I forgot to recommend this. One of the best things I've ever did is create measure sticks for gridless play, using the instructions from DMs Craft: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTT1ZU5pDBg Then I bought some polyester felt gaming mats that are gridless. I got fairly generic and reusable terrain patterns. The ones I bought are from Ceri design, through their kickstarter. But there are a number of companies who offer similar products, one that I missed, that looks interesting is gaming is RPG Tablecloth. But you don't even need terrain or a battlemap with gridless. Or even minis. You can use rocks or bottlecaps for characters and monsters and use books, rulers, pencils, erasers, etc. to represent terrain features. As long as you have your handing measuring stick, you can keep things nice and tactical without spending money on minis, t...

Saturday, 2nd March, 2019

  • 04:04 PM - Vienneau quoted Tormyr in post Age of Worms Adventure Path
    The barbarians will probably go down quickly, but have them quaff the potions of fly (60 foot fly speed), rage for damage resistance (all damage - bear totem, relentless rage) and fly with a double move. Keep them apart enough that the fireballs can only hit one at a time. Then have Loris (through a proxy) let them back in at night and try to kill the PCs in their sleep. In the end, it isn't a bad thing for the PCs to do well in the arena matches. They have 3 days to stop the ulgurstata, and there is a lot of difficult stuff in their way in the ruins. They need enough left over in the tank to actually survive their nightly escapades. If you swap out the froghemoth for an efreeti, make sure to have the misinformation be that the monster is going to be a froghemoth. ;) And yes, Tirra's proposal is a high risk/high reward offering the night of the welcome dinner. My group pooled their money together for that and managed to bluff their way to the bottom of the betting odds before betting...

Sunday, 27th January, 2019

  • 11:12 AM - Ramayana quoted Tormyr in post [WotBS] 5ed. still a thing?
    No worries. It looks like only adventure 1 is available in paperback. https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/232659/ZEITGEIST-1-Island-at-the-Axis-of-the-World-5th-Edition?cPath=266_6280&filters=45322_0_0_0_0 Yeah, already got It and enjoyed the Reading. Any chance adventures 2 and others to Be published in paperback?

Tuesday, 22nd January, 2019

  • 02:50 AM - DrMapzo quoted Tormyr in post Color Maps for Virtual Tabletops by Me
    Thank you all for the responses, I'm glad you find them useful! Ya, I could definitely use some of these for my campaigns, thanks for sharing! Are you able to quickly reproduce versions without non-terrain objects? For instance, a version of the winter map without the tipped cart and barrels? Yes! I didn't mention it in my OP, but I offer multiple variations of my maps on my Patreon; For the winter map there's a version without the cart and another one without the snow for instance. The map also comes with separate cart and barrel tokens if you wish to use them on another map too! As a long-time user of VTT as well, I definitely agree here. Maps for VTT benefit from not having the grids on them. Just make the map align to a certain dimension* and then say what it is. The user then sets up the map to that size and then is done. This allows the user to operate without a grid, use a different grid color, or add their own terrain objects without disrupting the grid. *For the dime...

Tuesday, 18th December, 2018


Wednesday, 12th December, 2018

  • 08:45 PM - Nod_Hero quoted Tormyr in post War of the Burning Sky 5E #4: The Mad King's Banquet
    Are you referring to rpgnow/dtrpg ... ? Indeed I am. http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?5819-RPGNow-Is-Being-Retired The 5e links on https://wotbsadventurepath.com/ all point to rpgnow entries. Should probably convert them to dtrpg links.

Tuesday, 11th December, 2018

  • 12:56 PM - delericho quoted Tormyr in post Campaign Elevator Pitch
    I converted the entire adventure path (aside from some skill checks in adventure 5---need to get back to that) to 5e Very cool. (Kyuss = ancient/original sorcerer king) Actually, I was going to leave Kyuss as a full-blown god, who survived their extinction by virtue of being imprisoned. Of course, that leaves the PCs with a dilemma - is it better to leave the world a godless wasteland, or hand it over to a god who is himself awful. However, where I was running into more trouble was the giant/dragon conflict in "Kings of the Rift", and also what to do with Dragotha.

Wednesday, 14th November, 2018

  • 05:25 PM - SatanasOz quoted Tormyr in post Conversion help - critique my stat blocks for Cormyr: Tearing of the Weave
    I've heard there are calculators out there, but I don't use them. I have lots of experience converting & DMing, and I trust myself more than any calculators. I use the DMG page 274 guidelines as a starting point, but often compare to other monsters in the game, and prefer to playtest when possible. Like with most D&D design, one of the fundamental questions I ask myself when doing conversions is "what is similar to this new weird power/trait that already in the rules (e.g. a spell, monster trait, class feature, magic item, etc.)? what can I reasonably compare it to?" I don't stress too much about pinning down exact CR because, well, the CR system isn't exact. If you're within the same ballpark and same tier-of-play, that's close enough. Since for now, this is indended for my one game, I will not get a chance to playtest - but that means I am all the more glad for insight and experience like yours to draw upon. There isn't anything stopping you from changing its charisma score. 3...

Tuesday, 13th November, 2018

  • 11:27 PM - Azzy quoted Tormyr in post Anyone else find this really irritating?
    No, I have a tab in my PHB at the start of the spell lists (and at all the other chapters) so reference is quick and easy. I made a pdf of the spell lists that includes the spells from the PFH, SCAG, & XGtE and printed it out. It doesn't include the subclass spell lists, though.
  • 09:58 PM - SatanasOz quoted Tormyr in post Conversion help - critique my stat blocks for Cormyr: Tearing of the Weave
    It isn't really CR related, but I feal like Weave Drain should be a Charisma saving throw. What is CR related is that monster abilities that trigger a saving throw usually set the DC to an ability score modifier + Prof + 8 (in certain extreme cases double proficiency). The Shadowslain's most relevant ability seems to be Charisma, that would make the DC for Weave Drain 8 + 2 - 2 = 8, which seems more appropriate if the heroes are going to fight more than half a dozen of them down the road. You also might run into a bit of a game slowdown here. If a hero starts within 10 feet of half a dozen of them, that is a lot of saving throws they suddenly have to make at the start of their turn. Charisma would also fit, due to the whole "force of personality" concept behind the attribute. They resist by sheer gall. Would make it tons easier for the PC in my particular game, though. The affected casters are a bard and a warlock. That is why I went for con - the attribute also linked to concentration ...

Sunday, 11th November, 2018


Saturday, 10th November, 2018

  • 05:46 PM - DNDScholar quoted Tormyr in post Carrion Crown Pathfinder Adventure Path converted to 5e
    Looks pretty good to me! If you are ever interested at looking at LaTeX for a future project, I manage a GitHub project for a formatting package. https://github.com/evanbergeron/DND-5e-LaTeX-Template LaTeX has an interesting learning curve, but the output is a PDF that will not be changed on you (and you can post to the EN World Downloads section). Thanks for that! I'll check it out sometime. I have fixed the source code for all of my Homebrewery docs and have put in some backup code that will hopefully preserve formatting if they change their system again. Everything should be up and looking good again! I will have the third adventure conversion published soon. This one adds A LOT more enemy stats and focuses on Werewolves. Should be fun for anyone wanting to lift some ready to use different Werewolves for their own horror game. I was a little bummed there weren't more werewolf templates in Castle Ravenloft...

Friday, 2nd November, 2018

  • 07:40 PM - Retreater quoted Tormyr in post Rating 5e adventures - best for my group?
    How long do you want the campaign to last, and how long are your play sessions? Our play sessions are around 3.5 hours of actual play. How long the campaign should last? I don't know the answer, except I think the players would like to see their characters reach kinda high levels.

Saturday, 20th October, 2018

  • 08:32 AM - 5ekyu quoted Tormyr in post 5E's "Missed Opportunities?"
    I have a few things I added for inspiration, mainly stolen from Star Trek Adventures (STA). They make inspiration a more frequent part of the game and help things move along. 1. If the heroes go out of their way to help someone, be heroic, complete an optional task, or achieve the best possible outcome for a quest, I will give inspiration. More inspiration creates a positive feedback loop like STA's Momentum. 2. I allow inspiration to be used to create minor alterations to the narrative like a higher Momentum spend in STA. Say the heroes need a climbing kit but no one has it. Someone can burn their inspiration to spend the money, and hey! They had a climbing kit all along. Another possibility would be having a hero trying to sneak in a locked window. Spending inspiration means that the window just happened to be unlocked. 3. My players used to spend time just looking at each other wondering who would suggest what to do next as I would prompt them, "So what do you want to do?" At our last s...

Tuesday, 16th October, 2018

  • 09:02 AM - trencher7 quoted Tormyr in post WotBS advice needed (SPOILERS galore)
    1. Did they came off a long rest and burn through all of their resources on the young chuul and skeletons? If so, they need to figure out how to last longer. There are several adventures in the future that stretch the heroes to the breaking point. 2. Did they go back in the fire tomb and rescue Sheena? They will need someone to provide teleportation services. 3. They should learn about the teleportation beacon, as more will show up in adventures 5 and 12. 1. No, they only rested after they retreated from the Fire Tomb. They thought that every passing minute more people will die, so they kept pushing on. In the meta- afterthoughts though the Players told me that really enjoyed being forced to retreat. 2. Whatever happenes, Sheena will be rescued from the fire tomb. Either by the PCs or by an elven entourage. 3. And so they will either find the beacon themselves or it will be brought to their attention during the council Meeting with the Elves

Saturday, 6th October, 2018

  • 09:35 AM - Mrpereira quoted Tormyr in post WotBS advice needed (SPOILERS galore)
    P.S. And Mrpereira, having Shaaladel be the allied commander, completely cruel punishment, but totally appropriate to the situation. ;) I laughed out loud when I read, "if only Foebane was still alive." I liked that part too :) I was evil enough to force feed them Shaaladel in my campaign. When it came down to the discussion as who would lead I had him pull out the document the players signed giving him authority. Watching the players realize what they did and actually have them vote for him as leader… that was fun :)

Monday, 1st October, 2018

  • 01:31 PM - trencher7 quoted Tormyr in post WotBS advice needed (SPOILERS galore)
    So I am curious why the heroes did not decide to attend the play. 1. Did they get the tickets from Giorgio at the war council? 2. Did Simeon ask them to attend? 3. Did they get the vision from Crystin/Foresight? If they received all those nudges and still did not attend the play, then their absence may have doomed Seaquen. They got the tickets/ Invitation from Giorgio during the council. Just before they were leaving into the swamp Simeon had a Meeting with the Bard from our group. The Bard even participated in the play in some minor roles as an extra. Simeon asked him about the play and mentioned that it would be great if all dignitaries and the PCs would attend. It seems that doing something against the storm was more important to them. I was quite sure that they would attend the play so I planned Crystin´s vision to happen shortly before the actual event during the play. Maybe I will treat Katrina´s behaviour as a vision of things to come and will find a reason that the "special play" w...

Monday, 24th September, 2018

  • 08:58 PM - billd91 quoted Tormyr in post Pathfinder APs in 5E
    Out of interest, are you doing your own conversion of the PF version, or are you using my conversion of the 3.5 version? http://www.enworld.org/forum/rpgdownloads.php?do=download&downloadid=1254 I am consulting it for ideas in the conversion, taking some bits from it and doing some of my own. I'm finding it quite helpful. Thank you for putting your notes together and sharing them.

Wednesday, 19th September, 2018

  • 08:12 PM - S'mon quoted Tormyr in post Tell Me About Your Experiences With High Level 5E
    I always use the table on page 38 of the DMG when bringing new PCs in at any time other than the beginning of a campaign. I also let them use the gold to "buy" magic items: Common - 50 gp Uncommon - 500 gp Rare - 5,000 gp That's pretty much what I do. I let 5th level PCs start with 1 Uncommon item + 100gp. I don't let new PCs start above 8th level, but when I did (running an AP) I used the DMG table Medium Magic settings. I'd generally suggest Tier 2 PCs should have an Uncommon item, Tier 3 a Rare & 2 Uncommon, Tier 4 a Very Rare, 2 Rare, and 3 Uncommon would work (watch the attunement limit - there are several handy non-attunement Uncommons useful at all levels). But 5e item rarity allocation is very haphazard so best to use a curated list. My Uncommon Items list for starting level 5 PCs: +1 weapon, +1 shield, goggles of night 60' darkvision, bag of holding, cloak of elvenkind, Boots of Striding and Springing, Gauntlets of Ogre Power STR 19, Gloves of Swimming and Climbing,...


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Zeitgeist: The Added Files
These are other files that can help you when running Zeitgeist. They are created using EN Publishing art assets and have been posted here with permission from Ryan Nock (@rangerwickett) for personal use only.

Bonds of Forced Faith.
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Alternate Falling Damage
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Age of Worms Adventure Path
This is a conversion of the Age of Worms adventure path from 3.5 to 5e. You will need a copy of the adventure (http://paizo.com/dungeon/products/issues/ageOfWorms), adventure supplement (http://paizo.com/dungeon/resources/downloads), Player's Handbo...
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Monster CR Calculator
This excel spreadsheet implements the monster creation and CR calculation guidelines from pages 274-281 of the Dungeon Master's Guide. It includes the steps listed from those pages that effect CR. Fill out the yellow spaces in the spreadsheet as app...
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Legacy of the Crystal Shard
This document converts Legacy of the Crystal Shard from D&D Next to 5e. You will need a copy of the adventure (http://smile.amazon.com/Legacy-Crystal-Shard-Sundering-Adventure/dp/0786964642/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1420257337&sr=8-1&keywords=legacy+o...
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Encounter Builder with Smooth Scaling
This encounter builder provides a smooth scaling of the encounter building multiplier when increasing numbers of monsters or player characters. Just type the level and number of player characters at each level and the CR of monsters and the number a...
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Spell Card Generator
If you are like me, you like to have all of the information for a creature when you are running a game. One of the difficulties in 5e is that spells are included in creature stat blocks by reference. All you get is a spell name. For a while, I used o...
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