Tiny Savage Thouls

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 5, 2015 by Kullervo

AC: 7
HD: 1**
Move: 120′ (40′)
Attacks: 2 claws
Damage: 1d3/1d3
No. Appearing: 4d6 (hundreds)
Save as: F1
Morale: 8
Treasure Type: C
Intelligence: 4
Alignment: Chaotic
XP: 16

A claw attack by a tiny savage thoul will paralyze (as a ghoul) if it does at least three damage. If a tiny savage thoul is killed by any means, it may save vs. death ray to immediately spring to life with 1 hp.

I suppose you could also have them throw rocks.

Someone on Dragonsfoot asked for suggestions of monsters to swarm a party of level 5-6 characters. This is what I came up with.

Escape from the Lizardmen’s Grotto

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 3, 2015 by Kullervo

This weekend my brother an adventure involving an escape from the clutches of a bloodthirsty lizardman tribe.  The PCs begin in wooden cages in the center area, destined for sacrifice.

He asked for one exit route through the lizardman area, but with the potential for rescuing other captives, and a second exit through flooded caves.  I added one, possibly two more exits.
After talking through the (finished) map, we also came up with a jade mine (the entrance would be in one of the cliff faces in the central grotto.  It has a bloated giant lizardman overseer, a cockatrice accidentally stalking the tunnels, and a secret plan for the miners to dig an escape tunnel.
Escape from the Lizardmen's Grotto
Obviously it’s hand-drawn and hand-written.
Also, here’s a random encounter chart:
Random Encounters in the Grotto

The Forgotten Temple pt. 3: The Temple

Posted in Uncategorized on June 30, 2015 by Kullervo

Forgotten Temple

The Forgotten Temple: Treasure Map

Posted in Dungeons & Dragons with tags , , , , , , , , on June 29, 2015 by Kullervo

Treasure Map

The players found this map in the griffon’s lair.

The Forgotten Temple pt. 2: The Caves of Peril

Posted in Uncategorized on June 24, 2015 by Kullervo

Caves of Peril

The Forgotten Temple pt. 1: The Well Caves

Posted in Dungeons & Dragons with tags , , , , , , , , on June 24, 2015 by Kullervo

The party landed itself in pretty hot water while exploring the Ulthar Hills, and by hot water I mean up on a barren ridge fighting a pack of griffons at the entrance to their lair.  Casualties were severe.  The survivors fled into the lair (a cave), where they found an old ironbound door, which they managed to get open, get through, and bar behind them.  Nowhere to go but forward and down…

Well Caves

A Way Better Random Hamlet Name Chart

Posted in Dungeons & Dragons with tags , , , , , on July 25, 2014 by Kullervo

Jeff Rients came up with a pretty good chart for Random Hamlet Names, but I thought I could do better, so here it is:

d20 Name
1 Barnardo
2 Claudius
3 Cornelius
4 Fortinbras
5 Francisco
6 Gertrude
7 Ghost
8 Guildenstern
9 Hamlet
10 Horatio
11 Laertes
12 Lucianus
13 Marcellus
14 Ophelia
15 Osric
16 Polonius
17 Reynaldo
18 Rosencrantz
19 Voltemand
20 Yorick