F-Word


What do you think of when you imagine elves? Do you think that they’re woodland demi-humans, inclined to magic, with high Dex and low Con? Do you think of the fact that they have low-light vision and speak sylvan? Or that they’re resistant to sleep and charm spells? Do you […]

The F-Word: Pointy Eared Humans


Who doesn’t love a rollicking hack-em-up adventure, where the good guys go in and beat the bad guys to a bloody pulp, steal the loot, and save the day? That’s the stuff fantasy stories are built on—deeds of derring-do, swords and magic. Who doesn’t delight about daughty heroes who weild […]

The F-Word: Language in Your World


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Money. Pink Floyd said to keep your hands off of their stash. Monty Python said it makes the world go round. No matter who you ask, money talks. And, just like in the real world, money in your fantasy campaign should have an impact. Whether you’re a first level fighter […]

The F-Word: Show Me the Money



We’ve all been there. Stalking down a corridor, weapons in hand, ready to do battle with the Forces of Evil. The corridor opens before us into a great chamber, stone pillars rising up to the vaulted ceiling above, the musty smell of ancient midden heaps assaulting your nostrils. Piles of […]

The F-Word: Monsters Made Monstrous


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Magic. Ah, good old magic. What’s a Swords and Sorcery campaign without it? Whether it’s an enchanted sword, a mystical talisman, or a simple fireball spell, magic is the difference between an empire being destroyed by Sauron or the bubonic plague. But what role should magic play in your world? […]

The F-Word: The Problem of Magic