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Dungeons & Dragons Game Mastering World of Malune

Off the Tracks

One of the hardest parts of running a role-playing game is when the players do something completely unexpected.  This can happen for a bunch of reasons – but it always means that the game master is stuck improvising in the short term and potentially having to rethink the plot of the campaign. In my current […]

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Village of Hurst – Marakoon Caves 13

In the morning, Grieg’s replacement at the watchpost, Bill, arrived.  Grieg went out to talk to him, then returned to the hut to tell the adventurers that it was time to go to the town of Hurst.  Along the way, Grieg revealed that he was taking the adventurers to Harnan, the chief principal of Hurst, […]

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Along the River – Marakoon Caves 12

Milanthis took the first watch at the camp site, and the others were soon asleep.  A couple hours into the watch, the eladrin wizard spotted a large wolf approaching the camp.  He quickly woke the others as the dire beast rushed toward them. Within moments, the woodland grove became a chaotic melee as two smaller […]

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A Ghost in the Night – Marakoon Caves 11

While camping the night after climbing down from the plateau, Milanthis and Thia saw a ghostly figure in the distance, so Milanthis crept closer to investigate.  As he got closer, he noticed that the ghost was a dwarven warrior just before it raised its axe and charged.  Thankfully the rest of the party rushed to […]

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Climbing Down – Marakoon Caves 10

Following the fight with the kobolds, the group searched the area and found several dwarven coins, a note, and a strange metallic cube.  The note was a list of names in the common tongue with several items added in what appeared to be a kobold’s handwriting.  The cube had designs covering its faces identifying it […]

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Open Grave: Secrets of the Undead

Open Grave: Secrets of the Undead is a source book covering undead creatures for Dungeons and Dragons 4th Edition.  It is written by Bruce R. Cordell, Eytan Bernstein, and Brian R. James. This book is in many ways similar to Draconomicon:  Chromatic Dragons.  Both books give details on a group of monsters and provide a […]