Monthly Archives: August 2011

The City of Haven (Part II)

Horolc (Commerce District) LN azer expert 5, fighter 18 Senses: Perception +12 [[11, +1 Wis]], darkvision 60 ft. Skills: Appraise +12 [[11, +1 Wis]], Diplomacy +5 [[6, -1 Cha]], Intimidate +5 [[6, -1 Cha]], Intuition +7 [[6, +1 Wis]], Profession … Continue reading

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Sidebar: Building a Better GM: A Challenge (Part I)

This post is the first in what I hope will be a series of responses to ckutalik’s recent challenge. There is an argument to be made that in order for a roleplaying game to be effective, it requires a certain … Continue reading

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Sidebar: The City of Haven

One of the things that the Epic Level Handbook talks about is the fact that when players reach epic levels, the gold piece limit of most cities will be too low for them to purchase many of the magic items … Continue reading

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The City of Haven (Part I)

Haven is a planar metropolis located on the edges of the Arcas region in the Astral Plane. Built upon the surface of a genius loci (see Sidebar), the city was founded by the mercane merchant Mordak. Haven acts as a … Continue reading

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Sidebar: Performance Enhancing Drugs

One of the things that always annoyed me about 3.5 is the fact that drugs rarely did anything other than make characters feel good. That’s fine, if you’re just using them as a plot point, but if you want to … Continue reading

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Performance Enhancing Drugs

Introduction One of the most frightening epidemics of our time is the ever increasing use of performance enhancing drugs. Not only by athletes, but by businessmen, entertainers, students and even stay at home parents. In a world that has grown … Continue reading

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Sidebar: Deathcapper

Normally, I try to post sidebars the same day, or a few days after I publish the original post. In this case, though, I apparently forgot that I hadn’t posted a sidebar for the deathcapper, and so I’m posting this … Continue reading

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