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How to Make a Fantasy Map in GIMP

How to Make a Fantasy Map in GIMP

With NaNoWriMo fast approaching, you may be planning on writing a fantasy or sci-fi story.  Congrats!  This is one of my favorite genres...

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The Eberron Campaign Setting

The Eberron Campaign Setting

The Eberron campaign setting for D&D treats its monsters and monstrous humanoids differently. It's a rich vein of inspiration for the Making a Monster podcast! While most of Dungeons & Dragons takes place in a familiar medieval fantasy world, Eberron asks what...

Thylacine: Ghost Tiger of the Feywild

Thylacine: Ghost Tiger of the Feywild

Tasmania was a "fairy land" in its own right, so it's only fitting that the extinct Tasmanian Tiger becomes the Ghost Tiger of D&D's Feywild. Follow wherever you get your podcasts: RSS | Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Amazon Music | Breaker | Castbox...

Extinction: Great Auk, the Ocean Master

Extinction: Great Auk, the Ocean Master

The original penguin to which all others are compared, the Great Auk was a remarkably powerful sea bird with the most bone-chilling extinction story I've ever heard. Follow wherever you get your podcasts: RSS | Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Amazon Music...

Extinction: Passenger Pigeon, the Feathered Tide

Extinction: Passenger Pigeon, the Feathered Tide

Perhaps the most numerous species ever to have existed on earth, the passenger pigeon was a biological storm, an unparalleled natural phenomenon that truly embodies D&D's swarm mechanic. Follow wherever you get your podcasts: RSS | Apple Podcasts | Spotify...

Making a Monster Extinction: Episode 1

Making a Monster Extinction: Episode 1

Once a species goes extinct, it's impossible to get it back. But the stories of these animals can live on at Dungeons & Dragons tables. Book of Extinction is an monster manual from Mage Hand Press coming to Kickstarter in 2022. This is the story of these animals...

Planegea with David Somerville

Planegea with David Somerville

Body-snatching jungle aliens called the Kelledros roam the prehistoric, stone-punk of Planegea, a new setting for D&D 5th Edition by Atlas Games and designer Dave Somerville. Learn how identity and mystery shape the nature of horror in your D&D game. Follow...

Fizban’s Treasury of Dragons with Amy Vorpahl

Fizban’s Treasury of Dragons with Amy Vorpahl

Amy Vorpahl is the voice of Fizban, multiverse-spanning god of dragons, in Fizban's Treasury of Dragons. We discuss this character's view of the world and how to write for D&D. Follow wherever you get your podcasts: RSS | Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts...

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