Update on The Thing

Shortly after I published my D&D adventure I was contacted by Travis Legge and asked if I wanted to include it in a compilation that would be available for print copies (as well as .pdf)?  Heck yeah! I sent a copy of my adventure, and they said, Sure! Looks good. We’ll do it. I am absolutely honored to be included. Many thanks to Travis and M.T. Black.

After much work by folks making sure the various modules were the best they could be (yeah, I had to go through and fix stuff I’d missed. Ooops.) and other get-it-ready-for-print stuff, the book is now available on the Dungeon Masters Guild. (DMsGuild.com)  It includes 7 amazing adventures from 7 talented writers (8 if you count me and mine), suitable for character levels 1 – 9. The .pdf is only $9.95.  Go check it out!

https://www.dmsguild.com/product/249537/Dungeon-Tales-2

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UpWater Inn

It’s been… two months? Three? More? It feels like forever. I inherited some powers from my family but world-walking without my ship isn’t one of them. I guess my questions and activities attracted some attention because I was taken from by bed at the inn and held prisoner. Although I have more strength than a normal human I could in no way bend those bars, nor break the surrounding stone. Message birds are nearly impossible to stop, traveling even across dimensions, but I could feel them struggling to get out of my cell – and once through the barrier I could no longer feel them at all, which was… new… and disquieting.

I have given my word not to speak of… the meetings… but I suspect I am actually under a geas. Just the thought of writing it down…. I shudder. I don’t want to think of this anymore.

So! I find myself in a town called BrineWater Market, in an interesting inn named UpWater. BrineWater is on the western edge of the great Wobble Grass swamp. I don’t remember coming here… Anyway! I’m going downstairs to enjoy some crane stew. You can read more about the inn here: UpWater Inn.

 


The beautiful photograph is by Chloé Lam on Unsplash

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How Well the Thing is Doing

As of this morning I’ve had 19 sales of my module, “Temple of the Mad Dragon Priestess.” That’s so freaking cool! As a first-showing, I’m pleased with this.
     If you’re one of the 19, Thank You! ❤️ Let me know what you think, what you liked, what you didn’t like, and where you think I could improve.
      If you haven’t already purchased it, and you’re curious, you can grab a copy for only $1.95 here:
     This is an adventure for Dungeons and Dragons, 5th edition, set in the Forgotten Realms.  It’s for a party of 4-6 characters beginning at 1st level.  I tried to write it friendly enough for new dungeon masters and new players.
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I Did A Thing

It’s been a while since I posted anything, and I’m happy to show you one of the reasons why:

I published my first Dungeons and Dragons module on the DMsGuild @ http://www.dmsguild.com/product/243602/Temple-of-the-Mad-Dragon-Priestess

Blackstone Cave was once a smugglers’ lair, but it was cleared out decades ago. Now there are strange noises coming from the cave, and local authorities are afraid smugglers and bandits have taken up operations again.  What will the adventurers find? More importantly, will they be able to survive the machinations of the Mad Dragon Priestess?

Temple of the Mad Dragon Priestess is a two to six hour adventure for first level characters. It is a straightforward dungeon-crawl with exploration, traps, combat, and opportunities for role-paying. The module includes 15 pages detailing Blackstone Cave and the enemies within, full stat blocks for the boss and her lieutenant, and two maps of the lair and the temple below.

Luiz Prado (https://savedra.deviantart.com/) created this gorgeous cover for me.

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Happy Holidays!

I had a post planned for this week but you’re not getting it until next week because

Holidays!

Wrapping, shopping, more wrapping, visiting relatives, a little unwrapping, an impromptu D&D 5e game with extra players, more wrapping, and now more shopping (for foods)

Whatever you are doing this Holiday weekend, whatever you are celebrating (and I hope you are celebrating something):

May you have a wonderful, glorious, messy, memory-making Holiday!

With love, from Jean Nadira, World-walker Extraordinaire

Misc. Maps

So I was looking at my uploaded maps on another computer, and saw that there were clear grid lines on the maps that were supposed to be without grids.  It’s weird: on one PC there are no lines.  On another, clear lines.

I’ve uploaded revised no-grid maps.  You can view and download them at these links:

https://jeannadira.deviantart.com/art/MiscMap1ColorNoGrid-710318068

https://jeannadira.deviantart.com/art/MiscMap2ColorANoGrid-710318275


 

Update:  It seems to be monitor settings.  Moved my pc back to my “spot” today, and could clearly see the lines.  Interesting.

These maps are still free for personal use.  Contact me if you’d like to use them for any other purpose.  Send e-mail to JeanNadira@aol.com, and mention both this blog and the maps in the subject line.

Happy Gaming!

~Jean

Some Maps

Hello, my fellow World Walkers!  I decided to take a break from the blog writing and play with some other creative endeavors instead – give my mind a little time to recharge.  So I give to you a couple of random maps.  There are grid and grid-less versions, but the grids look a little funny because Scanners. Hey, who knew?  I’m just getting back into mapping and I’m having the relearn some skills, including the photo-manipulation required to pretty them up for the Internet.

To download the maps, click on the LINKS.  You can download the full sized maps from DeviantArt.  I’m still working on how to make them available directly from the blog.

I would love to hear about it if you use these maps!

These are free for your personal use.   They are still published under this Creative Commons license:

Creative Commons License This work by Jean Headley is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

https://jeannadira.deviantart.com/art/MiscMap1a-708655264

MiscMap1a

 

https://jeannadira.deviantart.com/art/MiscMap1ColorAGrid-708654757

MiscMap1ColorAGrid

 

https://jeannadira.deviantart.com/art/MiscMap2a-708655279

MiscMap2a

https://jeannadira.deviantart.com/art/MiscMap2ColorA-708655250

MiscMap2ColorA

The Western Lands

A quick update to the introduction of Erde’s western City-States.

In The West

 


Mundane update: You may have noticed that the blogs have been erratic lately.  Personally, this is distressing.  I worked hard to establish and maintain a routine, and I hate that it’s been so thoroughly disrupted the last couple of months.  The truth is Life has been throwing curve balls at us, and we’re still dodging.  I’m trying to establish a new routine but it’s been difficult.  I hope you’ll bear with me.

Thank you, to all of my readers and subscribers.  You don’t know how much you mean to me.

~Jean

The Alley Cats Tavern

The jump drive is definitely fixed.  I took the ship home, had one of the engineers double-check my work (she replaced the fuel generator and about half the bio-gel in the computer, and cussed me out the whole time for what I’d done to “her” meaning my ship.)  To celebrate, I decided to find someplace new in Koenigsburg.  I was directed to a tavern called the Alley Cats, in a poor section of the city.

It’s an interesting place, run by a trio of ex-adventurers.  If you’re ever in Koenigsburg, I recommend it.

Click the link here for more: The Alley Cats


 

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