City of the Spider Queen: Session 3

  As previously noted, I’ve started playing in a City of the Spider Queen campaign with some longtime friends. After waffling a bit, I ended up creating an elven ranger, using the Revised Ranger from Unearthed Arcana with the Deep Stalker archetype. He is effectively a slave hunter, and others have noted some aspects of him […]

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Running the Sunless Citadel

My group has now wrapped up the Sunless Citadel. I may run it again for a future group; actually, that would be fantastic as this is really a lovely adventure. Here are some notes for my use. Maybe you can find some use for some of them as inspiration for your own campaign! I also […]

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Five points for great D&D players

After reading Tips to be a great D&D player by James Introcaso, I thought I’d expand on it with a few thoughts of my own. His post is really helpful though, and you should definitely read it as it’s quite comprehensive. I view all of this from the perspective of someone who mostly considers himself a […]

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The Raven and the Spider

I didn’t listen to myself and so I decided to join some old friends in a D&D campaign. I’ve known some of these folks for over a dozen years. How could I decline when they decided to run City of the Spider Queen? So after getting some original ideas for my next character, I originally planned […]

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Summer reading thoughts

After finishing reading The Hobbit with my son, we’ve moved on to The Fellowship of the Ring. It’s such a joy to explore this with him and see how, in some ways, he already knows much of the story because it draws on elements of stories and myths embedded deeply into our culture. The physical pleasure […]

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