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DnD Mystara Part 16 Patrons

Dungeons and Dragons – Mystara Design Part 16 – Immortal Patrons Note: This is revisiting the five elements concepts from before. What is an Immortal Patron What makes a God join these Pantheons Patronages of the Gods Content Updates What is an Immortal Patron NOTE – WORK IN PROGRESS An immortal patron is one of […]

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DnD Mystara Part 14 Immortality

Dungeons and Dragons – Mystara Design Part 14 – Immortality Overview (Tier 4) Note: Meant for 20th level characters only – The Petition– Paths of Immortality– Ranks of the Immortals– Effects of Immortality– Available Wellsprings– Available Covenants– Design Decisions The Petition There are five paths to Immortality open to players (and some hidden paths). Any […]

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DnD Mystara Part 15 Elemental Aspects

Dungeons and Dragons – Mystara Design Part 15 – Elemental Aspects Note: This is revisiting the five elements concepts from before. Design Decisions What is an Elemental Aspect Air Aspected Darkness Aspected Earth Aspected Fire Aspected Water Aspected Dual Aspected Tri Aspected Quad Aspected Balanced Aspect Design Decisions Content Updates What is an Elemental Aspect […]

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DnD Kingdom Part 1 Mapping

Dungeons and Dragons – Mystara Kingdom Building Part 1 – Mapping This article covers the following: Where to start? Mapping and Hexes Working Example: Karameikos AC 1000 Starting with the Capital How do I keep track of this? Next Steps – Claimed Hex’s Making better use of Excel Concluding Thoughts Content Updates Taking advantage of […]

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DnD Mystara Part 04 Divine Features

Dungeons and Dragons – Mystara Design – Part 4 – The Divine Features Energy Sphere features Entropy Sphere features Matter Sphere features Thought Sphere features Time Sphere features Elemental features Racial features Cultural features Concluding Thoughts Content Updates As part of my Five Elements discussion, I am now going into what that provides to characters […]

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DnD Mystara Part 11 Items

Dungeons and Dragons – Mystara Design Part 11 – Magical Item Overview Why are my items different? What are the rarities of items? What are the item design features? Magical Items and Teleportation Effects Relics What about Intelligence items? How many attunement slots do i get? And what about those artefacts? What are the power […]

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DnD Mystara Part 06 Races

Dungeons and Dragons – Mystara Design – Races Overview D&D 5th Edition Redesign Basic Racial Grouping Dwarves Elven Halflings Work in Progress Gnomes Animalistic Planar Dragonborn Half-Breed Monstrous Undead Other Races Content Updates As part of the design I have updated and redesigned races that can be found in the world and will release up […]

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DnD Mystara Part 07 Secret Crafts

Dungeons and Dragons – Mystara Design Part 7 – Secret Crafts Overview Where can you lean them? Who can you lean the Secret Crafts from? What is the soul burn drawback of secret crafts? What are the levels of a secret craft? What is an Initiate? What does 1st Circle get? What do further Circles […]

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DnD Mystara Part 03 Pantheons

Dungeons and Dragons – Mystara Design – Part 3 – The Pantheons Following an religion in Mystara Environmental Pantheons Racial Pantheons Cultural Pantheons Other Pantheons Pantheon Descriptions Content Updates This is a follow on to the articles about the Immortals and the Five Elements. It lists all the different Pantheons that I am using with […]

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DnD Mystara Part 10 Timeline

Dungeons and Dragons – Mystara Design Part 10 – Timeline Overview What is the setting? Does the setting have special events? How much can the players change? Will it be true to the official timeline? How can you make the setting appear vibrant and alive? Concluding Thoughts Content Updates I have run many games over […]