Monthly Archives: February 2016

World Building: Days, Months, and Seasons

The archer pulls the string of her bow and takes aim at her kill, a nothic. How or why it is in her region of the forest vale she cares not. Her arrow finds the mark, hissing through the forest … Continue reading

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Session 1-2: Barthen and the RedBrand Threat

The rutted track emerges from a wooded hillside, and they party catches the first glimpse of Phandalin. The town, nestled in the lowlands in the Cusp of the Frontier, conists of forty to fifty simple log buildings, some of which … Continue reading

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Amazon, And How to Use It

WARNING: Today’s Article includes a picture of HP Lovecraft and two pictures of “marital aids.” You have been warned. Yesterday i wrote an article about Writing Prompts that basically explained what they were, how i came to learn about them, … Continue reading

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So Many Buts, But None in the Writing Chair

Looking out my bedroom window and staring at the snow that’s currently blanketing North-Eastern Ohio, which is quite literally trapping me within my home; i am reminded of a blank word document. Since the end of NaNoWriMo i have opened … Continue reading

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Knowing Your Players

The encounters are built, the maps are drawn, and the story has been loosely organized on 3×5 note cards to make them easily interchangeable upon the whims of a die roll – lights, camera… Actors? It’s a dirty term, but … Continue reading

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Writing Prompts: How Do They Work?

Like before an athlete runs or throws something (or whatever they do), a writer also has to warm up before he (or she…) gets into the literary heavy lifting. Be it a novel, a short story, or a heartfelt, inflammatory … Continue reading

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Session 1-1: Goblin Ambush and the Killing of the NPC

Several days south east from the sea spray soaked walls of Neverwinter, a small provisions wagon is heading for the rough and tumble frontier town of Neverwinter. Taros leads the ox slowly along the trail while a cleric, a fellow … Continue reading

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