Out of the Abyss – Extra encounters No. 2

Make sure you visit my Guide to Out of the Abyss. Although teleportation is an option, if you’re following my advice on chapter 9, the second part of the adventure from level 8 through 15 still involves lots of traveling and wilderness encounters. Unfortunately, the book is not very clear in the options available. And when you find what’s available,…

Map 40 – Skyward Hold

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Elven Tower wishes you Merry Christmas !

It’s been almost 4 months since I started writing this website. When I did, I had no idea what I was getting into. I really didn’t have a clue about the content I would create later on. There was only one thing that I knew back then, and it was that after 16 years of playing RPG games; I wanted…

Map 38 – Infested Sewers

DON’T FORGET TO VISIT OUR MAP INDEX AND OUR PATREON FUNDING PAGE ! Most peasants and common folk go about their businesses in the big cities, ignoring what happens below the surface. A metropolis would not work if its sewage system did not get rid of water disposal. Depending on the city, a faulty sewage system could cause nasty floods in…

Map 37 – Forest Lodge

DON’T FORGET TO VISIT OUR MAP INDEX AND OUR PATREON FUNDING PAGE ! Not very deep in the forest, the elf Darimir Zunth lives in a wooden lodge that looks very ordinary. He hides a secret, a few years back, while exploring a nearby cave, he found a necklace. It has a big ruby embedded, which shines brilliantly. It is cursed,…

Map 36 – Old Dwarven Mine

DON’T FORGET TO VISIT OUR MAP INDEX AND OUR PATREON FUNDING PAGE ! Dwarves are known for their unstoppable greed. It’s a curse that follows their entire culture since eons back. It affects more commonly the dwarves who still live mostly underground. Their thirst for digging deeper and deeper to uncover the secrets and treasures in the stones. Due to this…

Map 35 – Underground Lakehold

DON’T FORGET TO VISIT OUR MAP INDEX AND OUR PATREON FUNDING PAGE ! Dwarves often build their holds near underground streams for convenience. Continuous supply of water and fish are difficult to come by in the inhospitable underground ecosystem. Although this particular dwarven community looks normal, there is a deep secret . Yanoggethu, an aboleth, a deep lord, regularly surfaces from…

Out of the Abyss – Chapter 15 – The Fetid Wedding

The GUIDE index is here ! Alright, Chapter 15 in the book is actually The City of Spiders. But as I mentioned previously in this guide, it doesn’t make much sense to visit Menzoberranzan, then get out to crash the fetid wedding, only to come back again to Menzoberranzan to place the dark heart (if that is the PCs decision).…

Map 34 – River Crossing

DON’T FORGET TO VISIT OUR MAP INDEX AND OUR PATREON FUNDING PAGE ! Ugg and Terret are two ogres who live under this bridge. Usually they ignore the townsfolk who tend to pass through the day, as they know that people usually flee or attack them on sight. They live off the game in the forest and scavenging whatever they can…

Map 33 – Yuan-ti Temple

DON’T FORGET TO VISIT OUR MAP INDEX AND OUR PATREON FUNDING PAGE ! Yuan-ti priests are often revered like gods by their fellow inferior cultists. The greatest of them are buried in magnificent underground complexes where they, and the serpent gods can be worshipped. This is one of those tomb-temples. Only this was abandoned and forgotten long ago. In the past…

Map 32 – Evergreen Valley

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Map 30 – The Forgotten Gem

DON’T FORGET TO VISIT OUR MAP INDEX AND OUR PATREON FUNDING PAGE ! For this map I wanted to capture a more Indiana Jones-esque style to dungeon exploring. There are some complicated terrain situations, like jumping from ledge to ledge, crumbling stepstones and natural traps. It also reminds me of the escape scene in The Lord of the Rings where they…

Map 29 – Willowbrook Sanitarium

DON’T FORGET TO VISIT OUR MAP INDEX AND OUR PATREON FUNDING PAGE ! This map is linked to a map I previously drew. Willowbrook Estate shows the layout of all the area, in it you can see the sanatorium from afar. This is a close up, detailed map of the sanatorium itself. Willowbrook Sanatorium is home to mentally insane, family outcasts, and…

Map 28 – Lolth’s Temple

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Map 26 – Willowbrook Estate

DON’T FORGET TO VISIT OUR MAP INDEX AND OUR PATREON FUNDING PAGE ! This is Willowbrook, an estate owned by the crown. Inside, there is a sanitarium that is permanent home for embarrassing cast-offs from families who wish their familial indiscretions to remain a secret. The drug addicted, by-products of incest, the incurably insane, and even those whose only transgression seems to be…

Map 25 – Tenebrous Shack

DON’T FORGET TO VISIT OUR MAP INDEX AND OUR PATREON FUNDING PAGE ! The townsfolk are very concerned over the disappearance of 3 children. Some nearby towns report similar facts. Some are missing children, some are missing sheep or other types of cattle. The farmers who live in the outskirts say they have heard a faint whistling sound, hours before dawn.…

Map 24 – Forest’s Heart

DON’T FORGET TO VISIT OUR MAP INDEX AND OUR PATREON FUNDING PAGE ! Local myth talks about fantasy creatures that live at the center of the forest. They say it’s always been an enchanted place. And some stories talk about the heart of the forest, a fey-enchanted shrubs whose berries have magical and curatives qualities. The real backstory is unknown to most…

Map 23 – Hidden Temple

DON’T FORGET TO VISIT OUR MAP INDEX AND OUR PATREON FUNDING PAGE ! This is map of an underground complex that was just recently discovered by coal miners by accident, after bringing down a section of a tunnel, an entrance was revealed. Three miners went inside and never returned. The person in charge of the mining operation then decided to send…

Map 22 – Gauntlgrym (Forgotten Realm)

DON’T FORGET TO VISIT OUR MAP INDEX !! Forgotten Realms is one of the most used campaign settings in D&D and there are tons of content online about everything imaginable. Gauntlgrym was and has always been a bastion of dwarven civilization. It has changed hands many times and more than any other settlement, symbolizes dwarven pride and craftsmanship. It came to my…

Storm King’s Thunder – Session 3

The Heroes’ tale continues ! Follow Stu Stonewhisperer, Ulzu Linbin and Anastasia the Great Bear in their adventures trying to help the world fight the giants. Read the previous episode here, or go to the adventure’s index here. Session 3 – The Cloud Giant’s Tower Of all the things I always thought about doing, facing a giant and having a chat with…

Out of the Abyss – Chapter 14 – The Labyrinth

The GUIDE index is here ! Very much like the Dark Lake, the Labyrinth is not a single place or “maze” but a gigantic region in the lowest reaches of the underdark. Because of its depth, It’s larger than the Wormwrithings. It is important to note that it’s not a two-dimensional plane, but rather a semi-spherical area, Which means that when the…

Map 21 – Cult Temple

DON’T FORGET TO VISIT OUR MAP INDEX !! Here we have a multi-purpose underground dungeon temple. It can be easily adapted to many different scenarios, depending on the campaign setting. It could be a: cultist underground temple, an abandoned temple, a temple dedicated to an occult forgotten god, the hiding place of some thieves guild members…. The first chamber with the pillars…

Map 20 – Aztec Pyramid

DON’T FORGET TO VISIT OUR MAP INDEX !! Aztec rulers were called tlatoanis (emperor or king equivalent), whenever they rose to prominency, were regarded as touched by the gods. They built spectacular pyramids that served as tombs. Sometimes they were mummified, sometimes just interred with their most valued belongings. Their closest servants and the bravest warriors, took their lives when the tlatoani…

Map 19 – Hermit’s Refuge

DON’T FORGET TO VISIT OUR MAP INDEX !! Arthur Goldneth aka “the dark viper” was known in his days as one of the best swordsmen in the realms. His ability lead him to win many tournaments an fight in several wars under different banners. He has always been remembered for his accuracy in battle, using a longsword and a whip. In…

Map 18 – Waterdeep’s Zoo

DON’T FORGET TO VISIT OUR MAP INDEX !! This is the first map I post on the website that is not black and white, I have been trying out different techniques of digital coloring. It’s something where I still consider myself a noob. But this map came out nice and starting from now, I will be posting maps color maps more…