The Rise to Power: Create a Dragon Age Inspired RPG Campaign in Three Acts

One of my favorite computer games, or stories really, is BioWare’s Dragon Age II. This may not come as a surprise to readers of this blog, the series means a lot to me, but Dragon Age II may be an odd choice. Continue reading “The Rise to Power: Create a Dragon Age Inspired RPG Campaign in Three Acts”

The Small Keep

Small keeps are built along roads and borders to protect noble domains and the farmlands from raiders and the horrors of the wilderness. Ever so often, these keeps fall on the wrong hands as wars are long, borders shifts, and once-powerful realms collapse. Then new residents move into these keeps: undead, bands of brigands, exiled heretic templars, necromancers, and their like.

These maps were created with Profantasy’s Campaign Cartographer, as I need more maps for my Roll20 game. The map should work for virtual tabletops.

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The Isolated Village Church

Desolate villages and their abandoned churches is a hotspot for adventure, dark secrets, and untold horrors. The Desolate Village Church is a dungeon map, like the Derelict Temple, as part of my ongoing attempt to figure out how dungeon maps work with Profantasy’s Campaign Cartographer, as I need more maps for my Roll20 game. The map should work for virtual tabletops, and again I am using the Jon Roberts art style. Continue reading “The Isolated Village Church”

The Derelict Temple

I have a long and often conflicted relationship with Profantasy’s mapping software Campaign Cartographer. While I have always loved the overland maps, I have never really wrapped my head around the dungeon and city maps.

Here is the Derelict Temple, a simple multiple-level dungeon. There are two versions of each map, with or without a grid. Continue reading “The Derelict Temple”

Pathfinder Gamemastery Guide 2e First Impression

Some key features were missing in the Pathfinder Core Rulebook, in my opinion.

I got the Gamemastery Guide shortly after release in March 2020, and here is my first impression after a one-hour flip-through of the book: Continue reading “Pathfinder Gamemastery Guide 2e First Impression”