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Do I Need More Books?

You’ve probably seen the above graphic floating around social media lately. Books. We all love books. We love to read them, but there is also something special about the crispness of the paper on your fingers, that sound paper makes as you turn the page, and the smell of cracking open a new book. Maybe […]

Chick-fil-A Date Nights

Our local Chick-fil-A had a Daddy-Daughter date night last night. I took two daughters, my 3-year-old and my 9-year-old. The theme of the evening was unicorns. They had a pin-the-horn-on-the-unicorn game, photos with a — well, I’m not sure, but I suppose it was like a MLP: Equestria Girl with a horn — and a […]

Dragons of the World

Within the kingdom of Arnheim, there are fourteen great dragons. There are cave drakes, cold drakes, fire drakes and water drakes. My starting area map, however, is only about a third of the kingdom, so only four great dragons appear on my starting area map. Here is their basic layout: I have used blue to […]

Placing Major Humanoid Lairs on a Region Map

My starting town is Kennisdorp, so I wanted to place the small hobgoblin band near it. These hobgoblins (bugbears, goblins, and kobolds too) are operating throughout the Cloister Wood. Since I have created a new species of hobgoblin called the snow hobgoblin, I wanted to place them in the Stonebarrow Mountains. I think the Howling […]

Proportional Humanoid Populations

Here is the breakdown of the population of humanoids in the kingdom of Arnheim: 225 Bugbears375 Goblins1,875 Hobgoblins (snow)225 Kobolds This is already a pretty good size for a tribe. I think I will have a very small offshoot, though, that lives separately. Small Group:15 Bugbears20 Goblins45 Hobgoblins (1 4th-level leader)15 Kobolds Large Group:210 Bugbears355 […]

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