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Poultrycanon’s Tiny Panic Room: The Mark of Exile

About the Mark of Exile: The venerable sages at the College of Obscure and Peculiar Texts (located right next to the Viinnco’s in Waterdeep’s scenic dockside marketplace, just upstairs from Mad Tshang’s All-You-Can-Stomach Crab Feed and Beer Hall) have been once again poking around in the Tiny Panic Room furiously attempting to decipher the scrawls, scrimshaws, decorative stains, and etchings of …

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Re-energize Your Campaign

Eleven fun ways to give your campaign a swift kick in the pants. Batsnake The Whipper:  “They use a magic mirror to go teleporting around from place to place?” Chuggy:  “Aye, Whipper.  They all hold hands, jump through the mirror, and off they go.” Batsnake The Whipper:  “And they call that adventuring?  Heh!” Chuggy:  “Har har har!  Well, it does …

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Finding Inspiration: You’ve Iqued my Pinterest

So I have, like many people in this day of modern gosh-wow futurity, a Pinterest account. I stumbled upon it through the supreme Brownian motion of the webs and managed to misuse it for a few weeks until I realized I was doing it wrong and since then it has been a daily rest stop for me. Especially because of …

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The Book of Uncommonplace Things – Badge of Office

Badge of Office A magical token crafted as a tool and official symbol for a court official, sheriff, emissary, etc. Once per day the bearer may invoke the name of the person or office that the Badge of Office is sworn to and cast the Command spell in service of the office the badge represents. Anyone who is the target of …

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Selling your soul while eating Italian

G-Core may be a super hero role-playing system, but it can be played with real world characters. Last Summer Dilly Green Bean Games released a fun little PDF titled Italiano Orrore: Survival Horror Volume 1. The concepts inside were all based on horror works by Lucio Fulci and other similar themes. The premise was to have players pick Generic Non-Player …

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International Tabletop Gaming Day!

 In honor of International Tabletop Gaming Day, we here at Multiverse decided to discuss our favorite games and memories in the hopes that our readership may glean something of value from our veritable EONS of tabletop gaming experience. Timothy Connolly Favorite Tabletop Game: First edition AD&D. My journey with this particular edition of the hobby began on Long Island in 1978, and it would …

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The Joy of Drawing With Larry Elmore

It is titled as a simple drawing demonstration for Eastern Kentucky University with Hugo-nominated and legendary RPG artist Larry Elmore. Yet Larry turns it into a full master class seminar as he draws, by touching on a large range of subjects. Dropping tidbits here and there not only on the process of art, but art supplies and his own experience. …

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Poultrycanon’s Tiny Panic Room: A Safe Place to Hide

A word about Poultrycanon: The wizard that historians now know as Poultrycanon was born Hoban Temothey in the little town of Mudhugh-on-the-River (a mere twenty nautical miles from scenic Waterdeep) and spent his formative years first as a cheesmaker’s apprentice, then a glass blower’s apprentice and finally a potter’s apprentice. He enjoyed this idyllic if uninspiring life until the day …

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Running the Game Video Series by Matthew Colville

Matthew Colville is a writer for a video game company and a long time DM for D&D. He has been recording a YouTube series for the past several weeks on a basic how to of running the game. I find it interesting to see his take on how he does things. For someone considering running a game, this is very …

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Six Cursed Thrones

Got cursed thrones for your fantasy medieval tabletop role-playing games? Here’s six of ’em. After all, who do your macho smack-talker PCs think they are anyway? Make sure they somehow find themselves in a mysterious throne room soon, and that’s when you’ll know that you’ve got ’em right where you’ll want ’em. After all, what self-respecting PC would pass up …