Twilight Cleric Character Creation

I design a Twilight Cleric for a One-Shot! Woot woot!

A Shadow-touched Air Genasi Twilight Cleric Build!

I have my ‘post-wedding-bachelor-party’ this weekend, and a friend is running a one-shot for me and the gang. I’m excited to introduce a character I’ve been wanting to play for quite some time, my shadow-touched Twilight Cleric! Just for fun, I’ve decided to post my backstory character creation. I’ll post the character sheet I’ve written out for them below as well.

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Story Map of the Steam Empire Chronicles

Here’s a simple story map of the Entire Steam Empire Chronicles!

Hi all,

I realized that I’ve been missing a useful tool for all the newcomers to the Steam Empire Chronicles! It’s a story map!

Reading Order - Steam Empire Chronicles

Obviously, when I update it with the still in progress novella, it will fit beautifully into this. Where does the Last Gladiator fit? It’s a prequel that I think is best read AFTER you read all the other novels and novellas!

Redwatch Island – Ghosts of Saltmarsh in Eberron – A Campaign Setting

What’s better than pirates? Ghosts, Pirates, and Steampunk creations! All to be found in my latest adventure – Redwatch Island

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Let’s be honest. Pirates are awesome. You know what’s even better? Pirates, Ghosts, and Steampunk Creations. So now that we’ve created a triumvirate of COOL things, let’s put that into Dungeons and Dragons and have some fun, shall we?

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Mechagladiators – the Next Advancement in Gladiator Technology

What exactly is a mechagladiator? Only the most technological advancement in the arena in the 1800s! One of my most favorite steampunk elements in my novels, Mechagladiators are impressive and awesome to see in battle.

A Mechawolf – a ‘distant relative’ of a mechagladiator

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How To Run a D&D Adventure A Second Time in three easy steps!

Welcome to another “how to homebrew…” episode, and you’re desperate because your Dungeons and Dragons (Or Pathfinders) Group wants to go back to where they just were, because they missed some key piece of information. Or perhaps only part of the group has been there, and the rest wants to explore it as well. Never fear, here are three easy steps to help you out (GUARANTEED*************).

Didn’t we just meet last week? Yes, and that’s why I’m ignoring you.

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How to Create Villains – 3 Example Villains for D&D

Need to create a villain or ten for your Dungeons and Dragons (or Pistols and Tomahawks) campaign? I’ll walk you through how I’ve done it, and let you see three examples from my homebrew world. Let’s get cracking!

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So You Want to Homebrew…Creating Custom Missions

Howdy! DM Daniel here helping you create a custom mission for your new homebrew campaign. Writing a campaign is a huge thing, but it often pays to not be incredibly specific at the outset, especially if you aren’t sure what the characters will do, or you’re creating an ‘adventure & exploration!’ campaign. img_2390

So, your characters are finally ready to tackle that Temple of Doom location. How do you plan it? Read on to find out!

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So You Want to Homebrew a D&D Campaign – Part 2 – Expand the Background

DM Daniel here, and it is time to expand your background building. Coming at this from a novelist perspective, there’s so much we can do here! So let’s take a deep dive into the idea of world building – country and culture edition. Click beyond the line to learn more.

Rough Draft of Map
Hey look, a homemade map!

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So you want to Homebrew a D&D Campaign – Part 1 – Game Pitch & Background

Read this background information for my upcoming D&D Campaign I’ll be attempting to run! Let me know what y’all think!

Hi all,

DM Daniel here, wanting to wish you all a very happy new year. With this new year comes new ideas! Such as creating this homebrew D&D Campaign setting. This will be my first Homebrew campaign (also my first non-starter set one) and I don’t want to give away too many bonus details in case my players read this (You know who you are!) So let’s get to it – background time!

The pitch I gave my players was as follows.

You’re soldiers in the royal army. While defending the capital city from an overwhelming attack, you are drafted by your commanding officer, the leader of the Royal Guards, to lead an escort out of the city. Your traveling companion – none other than the six year old heir of Telin. Your mission – get the prince to the southern city of Kurlinburg – no matter the cost.

So there’s the pitch! Read below the line for some more spoilers and background information. This is only part one, and I know that some DMs think more or less information is appropriate for their PCs. I’m not inclined to give them all this information, but writing it out helps me spin my ideas and gets the creative juices flowing. Click the Read More to see the actual background information.

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Tropes and Using them in your Writing

Tropes: Writers are for them, against them, and often discover they’re a necessary part of stories. So what are they, how can you use them, and why are they still so common?

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