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  1. Gilladian

    Flat World design

    Just as an exercise, because I've thought about it off and on for years, and have never quite wrapped my head around it, I would love some input on designing a "flat world" campaign setting. Here are my ideas so far: 1) the world has an ocean in the center, a ring of mountains on the...
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    Best forum/message board for discussing home campaign metaplots/story arcs

    Is there a particular place (here on EnWorld or elsewhere) that is particularly good for getting metaplot help/discussion? I have a thorny issue I'd love to discuss, but I rarely see such discussions here, and they rarely get more than a few responses...
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    Adventure Idea help

    In my current campaign, PCs came upon a ruined town (about 3-500 years old). In the course of riding through the ruins, they met a small party of goblins/ogres. In another spot in the ruins, not too far away, they heard something "digging". At the time, I had a randomish monster (antlions) in...
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    Saltmarsh NPC Pictures

    I will be running Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh for some newbies in a month. I would like to find a roster of NPC pictures to have on hand to hold up as a memory-jogger for these players, as we'll be playing 2.5 hour sessions once a week, and may change players week-to-week, as well. I need...
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    help me build an adventure around a destroyed Wizard's tower

    I have an old ruined wizard's tower marked on a map, and there's a good chance that my PCs will be in the area soon, so I need to have an idea of what is there. Setting: DnD 3.5e, party will be roughly 3-5th lvl. Bog-standard campaign, temperate wilderness. Background: 50 years ago humans...
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    3.5 Trying to find a Monster PDF

    Way back, I think I purchased, or at least read an exerpt of, a PDF that covered one or more humanoid races in specific detail, giving cultural info, maybe detailed versions of the race - like soldiers, leaders, priests, etc... I remember there were multiple different races, but I can't...
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    Elvish City

    Are there any adventures/modules that have elvish cities in them? Or other published resources? I'm looking for something that is quintessentially elvish, not half/blended. I'll take maps, descriptions, NPCs, whatever...
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    Mount for a non-evil Stone Giant Druid?

    I'm trying to decide what (non-dragon) mount a Stone Giant Druid would ride... this is 3.5e, but I really just want a few suggestions from ANY source; I can mock up stats if I turn out to need them. I thought of a roc, but that's really TOO big. And I really don't want to take 2-3 hours to...
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    What would make a stne giants’ castle special

    What would make a stne giants’ castle special What would be different, besides the raw size, in a giants castle than a human castle? Ive never designed a giant lair before, so I am struggling for ideas.
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    Wedding fun!

    IMC a PC rogue/ranger is marrying the head of the local thieve’s guild. This is not a secret, though most in the community “think” he is a merchant and labor organizer. Recently, his assistant has had time and room to begin taking over from him, due to his absence; he was kidnapped by evil...
  11. Gilladian

    Evil wizard tower

    Im designing the third of a trio of wizard towers, so getting slightly burned out on ideas. The backstory is that this wizard fell into evil ways, left his tower, betrayed his buddies, and joined an evil cult. The other wizards tried to stop the cult, were partially unsuccessful, fled back home...
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    5E 100 Wilderness Events

    Help me create a list of events that could happen in the wilderness - not combat encounters, but things that could happen that make travel more difficult, interesting, weird, or whatever. It would be nice to have ideas for what skills/how challenging they could be, as well. Things like: 1...
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    3.5 A trap on a book

    Imagine this scene: a library in a (n ancient, abandoned) wizard's tower. In the chamber is a table on which is chained a large black-leather bound book. It is closed, and locked. It is imperative that the PCs read what is in the book, and the wizard who left it there INTENDED that his proper...
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    The best, most FUN stairway trap or trick you've seen

    I'm creating a wizard's tower. Up top, in a sealed treasury is a McGuffin the PCs want. They have to ascend a long, curving stair up three flights, with two landings on the way up. Door at each landing. How would a powerful wizard trap it? He wants to keep enemies out, but allow his own heir or...
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    How backwards compatible are Pathfinder adventures to 3.5e?

    My campaign is still a 3.5e rules game (I run either E6 or at least tier 2 PCs and under). We are just too comfortable with the rules to change, and with my limits, we have few if any balance problems. So, with those caveats in mind, I occasionally see a Pathfinder adventure that sounds fun, or...
  16. Gilladian

    help plotting background of an adventure

    I have a situation where I'm throwing together a site very quickly, and I need some brainstorming help. The PCs are returning to a dungeon they've been in before. They cleared 2 levels of it, but they know that there is a deeper level or more. They also know that there are 3 "wizards towers"...
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    5E Dwarf Ruins/Dungeon

    I'm hastily searching for a good adventure to use with my approximately 4th level group - something that can take place in/around/under a set of dwarven city ruins. The bigger and longer the adventure the better! My campaign took a sort of a left-turn today, and I don't have anything prepped...
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    What monsters do dwarves use? As guardians, etc...

    In their homes, in their treasure vaults, secret hidden places, what monsters - in ALL the 3.5e compatible (or stealable for) sources, do dwarves turn to using when they want to guard something? I'm creating a dwarven hideaway that is used to store a very valuable item, which the dwarf who...
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    Looking for adventure ideas

    For any ed of DND, I'm looking for quick ideas of adventures that could either happen IN a dwarvish city, or which dwarves would hire an outsider group of humans/half elves to do. Anything that could be torn from a module or would work with a bit of modification is best...
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    Murder Mystery Plot Help

    I'm thinking of running a murder mystery for my 3rd level PCs in the next session (which will not be for several weeks, possibly over a month, so I have lots of planning time). My current ideas are outlined below: I’m thinking that when the PCs return from their current adventure, with the...
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