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Feuerberg: Base, Face, and Summit
The majority of the Feuerberg campaign takes place on, in and between, two mountains which are approximately the height of Mount Everest in our world. Altitude is therefore a recurrent concern. I want some simple rules to cover dealing with it that won't tu...

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Radiant Quests and Restocking
Another method of restocking dungeons  is to use an idea from video games: radiant quests . I'm normally leery about the idea that one can simply port an idea over without much adaptation from one medium to another, but I think this is one of the rare excep...

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Feuerberg: Traveling the Mountain
The surface of Feuerberg is irregular, mostly sloped, but occasionally breaking into great cliffs and chasms that rise and plunge dramatically. While much of the base is able to be walked or scrambled up, albeit slowly, the top halves of Feuerberg and Himme...

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Into the Depths of Feuerberg
I'm going to be running a campaign in Feuerberg (the dragon volcano megadungeon) on Saturdays from 11am EST to 3pmish EST. If you're interested in joining, let me know. Into the Depths Single Page Rules Summary Into the Depths Character Sheet created by Bel...

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Credit Where Credit's Due
It turns out Talysman over at Nine and Thirty Kingdoms came up with the idea of using reaction rolls for weather first . (I wrote this blog post  recently with the same idea). It was probably cryptomnesia since I discovered it while reviewing a random colle...

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Resharing for the night crowd: An mini dungeon set in an abandoned archaeological dig on the side of my Feuerberg megadungeon.
Feuerberg: The Abandoned Dig Adventure Site
1 hex = 1 km side to side This is a map of the area immediately surrounding Hoch, including a small portion of the north-eastern slope of Feuerberg (Feuerberg and Himmelberg together cover about 714 km^2, about a tenth of the total ground area of the sub-ra...

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Feuerberg: The Abandoned Dig Adventure Site
1 hex = 1 km side to side This is a map of the area immediately surrounding Hoch, including a small portion of the north-eastern slope of Feuerberg (Feuerberg and Himmelberg together cover about 714 km^2, about a tenth of the total ground area of the sub-ra...

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Bonus Grubbing in Into the Depths
For new readers, Into the Depths is a one-page D&D-like inspired by Searchers of the Unknown that I wrote over Christmas break. It's compatible with most Swords and Wizardry material. You can download it for free here . I'm going to eventually write a magic...

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Feuerberg: The Basics
The two mountains are "Feuerberg" and "Vogelberg". The town nearby is "Hoch", a bustling town of about 5,000. The dragon is called "Vorkallian". There is a cult that worships the dragon in town, but they are quite open, and common belief is that their worsh...

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Feuerberg: First Steps Planning
I plotted out the local area around Feuerberg using a simple overhead diagram with a hex grid underlay. There's Feuerberg, its companion mountain, the local town, and the road that passes the town and then through the valley between the two mountains. I'm t...
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