And Now For Something Completely Different...

Sat 20 May 2017 by Mark Craddock from Cross Planes

Before playing Battletech, Champions, or ADnD 2E I read comic books and wanted to be a comic book artist. As a high schooler in Indiana I sat in my room, listening to the radio, and drawing (when we moved there from KY, we didn't have cable anymore). I even went got my degree in graphic design at the University of Mounts Saint Joseph (I was too nervous to apply to the Joe Kubert School of Art). But by the time I graduated I didn't really draw anymore. Yeah, I had found RPGs, but somehow I moved away from it.


D&D 5E: Using A New Initiative System In Play

Fri 19 May 2017 by Mark Craddock from Cross Planes

Tonight I used a variation of my Optional Initiative System. After feedback, I attached it to classes. • A character's Dexterity Modifier is NOT applied to initiative rolls. • Lowest roll goes first and you count up, you roll initiative each round. • Barbarians, Monks, Paladins, Rangers rolls a d8. • Every other ...

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D&D: An Optional Initiative System

Tue 16 May 2017 by Mark Craddock from Cross Planes

In an AMA on Reddit, Mike Mearls spoke about an Initiative system he's been using for DnD and ENWorld posted it today. After looking at it, I have my own thoughts on an optional initiative system: • A character's Dexterity Modifier is NOT applied to initiative rolls. • Lowest roll ...

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Queen of Chaos: Ataxia

Mon 15 May 2017 by Mark Craddock from Cross Planes

Looking at the worlds of the Multiverse and you will see many similarities amongst them, celebrations of the Summer and Winter Solstice, the end of the year and the beginning of the next, and finally the Harvest Moon, Ataxia, as some of the elders tell it. While most believe the ...

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Sunless Citadel: Oakhurst

Sun 14 May 2017 by Mark Craddock from Cross Planes

As the heroes return from their adventures within the Sunless Citadel, they have found one of the Hucrete Signet Rings and are hoping for a portion of the reward. However, a strange plague has stricken the town's halfling population, dubbed the Red Pox because of the red pustules that ...

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Sunless Citadel: Belak's Study

Thu 11 May 2017 by Mark Craddock from Cross Planes

In tonight's adventure, my player's found

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1,000 Faces: Odric Ravenskraft

Wed 10 May 2017 by Mark Craddock from Cross Planes

Odric is a sage in his late 50s who operates the Bookery, which has become known as the region's best source for rare and exotic tomes. For the right price and enough time Odric has proven capable of locating whatever rare work he is tasked with.

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D&D 5E: Gods of Amonkhet for Magic: the Gathering

Mon 08 May 2017 by Mark Craddock from Cross Planes

DEITY                             ALIGNMENT              DOMAINS

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Queen of Chaos: Chaos Cults

Sun 07 May 2017 by Mark Craddock from Cross Planes

Throughout the Multiverse, the Queen of Chaos waits for clues to the whereabouts of the Rod of Seven Parts from her home in the Abyss, the Steaming Fen. Miska, the Wolf-Spider was her consort and general, a master tactician that led his spyder-fiends and the demons that he pressed into ...

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D&D 5th Edition: Wand of the Invoker

Sat 06 May 2017 by Mark Craddock from Cross Planes

WAND OF THE INVOKER

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D&D: Sapper

Sat 06 May 2017 by Mark Craddock from Cross Planes

Scattered throughout the multiverse are zealots dedicated to the worship of the malignant Queen of Chaos. Their dark dedication driving them to sew chaos and warp the world in which they live. They practice obscene rites, inviting things from outside their world to wreak havoc and invoke terror. Some amongst ...

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Side Quest: The Clearing

Thu 04 May 2017 by Mark Craddock from Cross Planes

The characters have made camp, close to a road, when they begin to see strange lights and hear a cry for help. An angry, baleful female ghost haunts the clearing. The presence of the group nearby makes her attempt to lure them to their doom.

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Green Ronin Announces Modern AGE

Thu 04 May 2017 by Mark Craddock from Cross Planes

I've been a big fan of Green Ronin and the Adventure Game Engine for years. They just announced Modern AGE and a setting, Greg Rucka's Lazarus to release simultaneously this fall. But, I'm a bit perplexed. First, with only a handful of releases for Fantasy AGE, why ...

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