Author Archives: the scheming dm

About the scheming dm

dad. husband. gamer. human Zamboni. trying to squeeze money from electrons.

The Sinister Shadowfell Amulet

For the past year and a half, I’ve been running my regular home crew through D&D’s 5e Curse of Strahd campaign. Normally I take portions of various published adventures to craft a longer campaign. This time however I’ve run an adventure … Continue reading

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Natisse Mossripple

The following is a backstory of an antagonist I created for a Dungeons and Dragons adventure I’m currently writing. The adventure opens with the PCs visiting a prospective gnome patron, Brudgepiddle Raddishfoot. As their patron begins explaining the task he … Continue reading

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New D&D Campaign Adventure Hooks

Character Adventure Hooks In the new year I may get a chance to start a D&D campaign with a new group of players. The game will be based in my home-brew world, in an area that I haven’t yet explored … Continue reading

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The Forgotten Coast

Here’s a map I recently sketched for a new D&D campaign I’m hoping to start in the new year. This regional map is based in my larger home-brew campaign world, but in an area that I haven’t had players explore … Continue reading

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Old D&D Sketches

We’re currently doing renovations on our house, which has slowed my posting rate here. However, the relentless moving of stuff within the house has given me the opportunity to sort through some old boxes. In doing so I came across … Continue reading

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My Daughter’s Fighter

Last year I ran an introductory adventure for my two daughters and three neighborhood friends. It was a short adventure I threw together – a simple linear quest that saw them investigate a crazed wizard’s laboratory, defeated gigantic mutated rats … Continue reading

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Jebedda’s Escape

Here’s a little introductory backstory I wrote for two of my players in a 5e D&D campaign I started some time ago. I used much of the Lost Mine of Phandelver, the adventure that comes with the 5th Edition Starter … Continue reading

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