Saturday, November 13, 2021

Return of Emperor's Choice and Arduin

If you have not heard yet Emperor's Choice has a new web presence and has begun taking and filling orders.  I immediately ordered the Arduin Trilogy reprint and I am waiting for it to arrive.  I missed out on the original versions of The Arduin Grimoire and the follow up volumes when I was much younger.  I did buy The Arduin Adventure because that was the only product I could find in the stores for some time.  It disappeared while I was serving in the Army but I did find out that The Arduin Adventure is included in this reprint!  I am pretty excited about finally having the original 3 volumes of Arduin plus replacing The Arduin Adventure.  Now I wait...

Friday, October 22, 2021

Tangle Tree [Delving Deeper Monster]

 First impression of the Tangle Tree monster for my Toldara campaign; presented in Delving Deeper stats.

Tangle Tree

Number
Appearing
Number
in Lair

AC
Move
Rate

HD
Lair
Nearby
Treasure
Type

Alignment
119n/a3n/an/a*C

TANGLE TREES appear to be just another tree found in a woodland area but are actually something much more sinister. A parasite that has turned the tree into a carnivorous creature waiting for unsuspecting prey to stop and rest in the shade provided by its' branches.  The Tangle Tree will slowly inch vines down to wrap around any creature caught unaware. The vines may be avoided on a roll lower than the character's Wisdom score on a D20.  If caught, the vines will begin pulling their prey towards a gaping maw that opens up in the lower section of the trunk area.  This process will take 2+1D6 rounds.  A successful Open Doors check will allow the character to muscle their way free but they may also use weapons to cut away if their arms are free from entanglement.

Tangle Trees are typically solitary in nature but there are rumors of wooded areas that have been completely overran by these foul creatures.  The tree is immobile and it does not have a separate lair.  The creature has no treasure of their own but there is a 25% chance that scattered remnants of past victims may lay strewn about nearby; use whichever MEN entry in the Treasure Type section seems appropriate.  Wise travelers know to inspect any area before stopping for rest. In addition to looking for remains, fire pressed against a tangle tree will cause it to shriek and any chopping or cutting on the limbs will produce blood instead of sap.

[Fan Film Friday] Halloween Night

This fan film features the slasher icon from the Halloween series, Michael Myers.  

Friday, October 15, 2021

[Fan Film Friday] BELIAL (a Basket Case Fan Film)

The Basket Case series were low budget entries into the horror genre.  Belial is a fan film shot in a very similar looking fashion to the original films.