Just yesterday, we started our new home campaign. We’re loosely using the rules from the 4e supplement Wraith Recon that drops a “special ops/splinter cell” theme into a fantasy setting. Our first play session went very well, and we hope to meet on a regular basis with rotating DMs.
If you haven’t been following the “What X Edition of D&D Got Right” over at Greywulf’s Lair you should check it out. His most recent addition was What AD&D Got Right.
With our new home campaign in mind, we really liked the Inception style skill challenge that Sly Flourish presented this week. We may have to work that in somewhere.
A Hamsterish Hoard of Dungeons and Dragons posted a random table of dragon “add ons” this week that you should check out. It doesn’t seem to be made for 4e (semi-system agnostic), but should be pretty easy to adapt. Make your dragons more unpredictable and deadly TODAY!
Neuroglyph Games posted 10 new psionic rituals for Dark Sun. I wonder if we’ll see access to any of these in an upcoming Ashes of Athas mod??
Stuffer Shack discussed the new Legends and Lore article about Epic play. He mostly disagrees with the WotC article, and has some great thoughts.
Finally, don’t miss Daily Encounter‘s second article on art for D&D Next. We especially liked the links to D&D artist’s Deviant Art galleries. Lots of good inspiration there.
Blast From The Past (Weekly Roundup: Podcast Edition)
Tarrasqueous had some interesting homebrew Gamma World “monsters” called “Gamma Portals.” This was especially interesting to us, as we just finished the first Gamma World novel “Sooner Dead” where “ripples,” similar to Gamma Portals, featured prominently. Kind of neat to see some crunch put to the fluff in the novels.