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The Dungeon of the Gods – #2

I guess to prove that I have been working on this challenge, this post covers my progress so far this month. I’ve also included an update on the soul shard aspect as well. Soul Shard Description The soul shard is a crystalized fraction of ether that emulates the function of a limited soul that hasContinue reading “The Dungeon of the Gods – #2”


OSE Monster – Casyati

Introduction Despite the uncertainty that seems to have gripped this hobby, I’m still working on my Dungeon23 challenge. Necrotic Gnome has published a statement regarding their viewpoint on the licensing debacle, the impact upon Old-School Essentials, and their plans for the future. In the interim, I’m going to continue doing what I do, create things.Continue reading “OSE Monster – Casyati”

OSE Monster – Tentamort

Introduction As I’m working my way through the Dungeon23 challenge, I am going to keep creating other things along the way. In this specific case, I’m generating an Old-School Essentials version of the tentamort. Tentamort This black-green squid-like creature has multiple suction-cup covered tentacles, two of which are longer than the rest, and two large saucer-likeContinue reading “OSE Monster – Tentamort”

The Dungeon of the Gods – #1

World Concept The gods agreed to a compact to stop fighting each other directly and to work through adventurer guilds that explore the megadungeon that they created. What is known is that they are looking for heroes to achieve certain unspoken goals as the dungeon is explored and conquered. Over the last 150 years, theContinue reading “The Dungeon of the Gods – #1”

Dungeon23 – Prep #2

Introduction I need to conclude my preparations for participating in the challenge (dungeon23, see previous blog post). I need to solidify themes for my levels, and encounter generation.  Level Themes Here is which of the themes I’ve decided to pursue each month for this challenge, along with some initial constraints for each level.  I alsoContinue reading “Dungeon23 – Prep #2”

Dungeon23 – Prep #1

The Challenge Dungeon23 is a challenge that was put forth by Sean McCoy (originally proposed on twitter, and then expanded on his blog). The basics of the challenge is to create a mega-dungeon, by designing one room per day, and one level per month. My Response History After some hemming and hawing, I decided toContinue reading “Dungeon23 – Prep #1”

The Toymaker’s Trouble

Introduction This one-shot adventure is designed for Old-School Essentials, but can be easily adapted to other systems, targeting low-mid level characters.  Adventure  Background A local merchant, by the name of Ardre Graelim, who is well known for his supply of toys, distractions, and gew-gaws. His source for these particular items is a gnomish enclave withContinue reading “The Toymaker’s Trouble”

OSE Monster – Gremlin

Introduction It’s that time of year to tap into a seasonally appropriate summer blockbuster monster and bring forth that maniacal minion of mischief and mayhem, the gremlin, for Old-School Essentials. The image below is of a 3D model by Galladur on MyMiniFactory, go check it out for an entertaining 3D model of a gremlin.  GremlinContinue reading “OSE Monster – Gremlin”

The Mud King’s Celebration

Introduction This one-shot adventure is designed for Old-School Essentials, but can be easily adapted to other fantasy OSR systems, targeting low-mid level characters. The party doesn’t need to be explicitly wilderness focused, there are potential NPCs that can be hired for the purpose of tracking. Adventure  Background Iko Bifun, The Mud King, a merchant knownContinue reading “The Mud King’s Celebration”

OSE Races #2 – Beastkith

Introduction Here is another homebrewed OSE race. This one focuses on the a beast/humanoid fey race. The format I used here is consistent with the format used with OSE. Due to the mutability of the race, I decided that a certain pieces of information for it needed to be a negotiation between the player theContinue reading “OSE Races #2 – Beastkith”