OSNPC Treasure Hoard #2309
D&D 4e Had Some Great Stuff
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Dungeons and Dragons 5e is like Wizards of the Coast hit the Undo button. 3rd edition was a major change in how the game worked. 4th edition was an equally large shift. But when 4e did not perform as hoped, Wizards backtracked. 5th edition had its own flavor, but it is clearly built more on 3e than 4e.
Unfortunately, this meant that a lot of the really cool stuff we got with 4e was left behind. In this week’s featured video, I take a look at some of the 4e features that I wish had survived the purge into 5e.
News and Updates
Kobold Press released another update on Project Black Flag and clarified some of the scope of the project
They also shared details about how open the rule set would be for content creators
The announcement even included a demonstration of how the compatibility logo would work for publishers
It looks like they are really embracing the community to help them grow the product
If you are a fan of the Fallout Tabletop Roleplaying Game, then Humble Bundle has a collection that might interest you
The bundle includes nearly $300 worth of campaign PDFs and STL files with 3D printable content
This week’s toolbox are some prompts to help you if you need some encounters for your party finds themselves exploring a city’s sewer system.
Random Sewer Encounter Prompts (d6)
The party comes across a group of 2d4 crocodiles that have made the sewer their home.
The party hears a loud explosion ahead of them, followed by a rush of hot air. When they investigate, they find that a build-up of sewer gas has caused an explosion that has destroyed part of the tunnel. The passage is blocked and the ongoing fire means it is only a matter of time before the gas explodes again.
A group of cultists are performing a dark ritual in the sewer. The cultists are hostile and, if discovered, the cultists will attack the party to protect their secret activities.
A swarm of rats have grown to an unusual size due to their exposure to the sewer environment. Despite their size, the rats are fast and nimble and will attack any creature that comes near them.
Just ahead of the party, bubbles begin to form in the wretched sewer water. Slowly, 1d4 creatures rise from the liquid. The creatures are slow but resilient and have a high tolerance for pain.
The tunnel the party is in begins to collapse around them
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