Reskinning Storm King’s Thunder Cultists: Zephyros and One Stone

Storm King’s Thunder is a published adventure for Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition. One of the weaker aspects of Storm King’s Thunder are the references to the four cults from Princes of the Apocalypse. These do not connect thematically and are not developed in any logical progression. A challenge in D&D is that a dungeon …

Adding the Lair of Elaacrimalicros to Storm King’s Thunder

A century before Storm King’s Thunder, the ancient green dragon Elaacrimalicros destroyed the Aarakocra villages in the Star Mounts of the High Forest. He made a lair in the Star Mounts and enslaved dwarves to mine gems on his behalf. The Aarakocra survivors were scattered widely, going to Cormyr, to Kir Sabal in Chult, and …

From Dragon Heist to Storm King’s Thunder

Waterdeep: Dragon Heist is an adventure that takes players from levels 1 to 5 in the city of Waterdeep. Storm King’s Thunder is an adventure that starts at either level 1 or level 5 just outside that city. Both Nightstone and Goldenfields are a stone’s throw away, and Triboar is not much further. The hill …

Dragon Heist: Chapter 1

Waterdeep: Dragon Heist is an urban mystery campaign for Dungeons & Dragons 5e. In the previous session, my players met each other and ran through a fun one-shot. This time, my players started on Chapter 1, which introduces the Yawning Portal tavern and Volo’s little Dock Ward mystery. Because I ran the Rats of Waterdeep …

Dragon Heist: Session 0 and Rats of Waterdeep

Waterdeep: Dragon Heist is an urban mystery campaign for Dungeons of Dragons 5th edition. It takes a party up to level 5. In theory you could then run Waterdeep: Dungeons of the Mad Mage to take the same characters up to level 20, but I am less into a megadungeon crawl than into an urban …

Tomb of Annihilation Post-Mortem

I ran Tomb of Annihilation for four players. It’s a great though uneven module. I’m now hyped about running Waterdeep: Dragon Heist now because it’s the opposite in all the best ways. Tomb of Annihilation Waterdeep: Dragon Heist Stakes The end of the world Local corruption Scale Continent-spanning One city Pace Race against the clock …

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