Hive Sentinel – Bearfolk Subrace

Hive Sentinel

The hive sentinels among the bearfolk develop close bonds with the bees and other pollinators that help cultivate their lands. These bearfolk live among and protect the bees that bring life to the world.

In addition to standard bearfolk traits, hive sentinels gain the following:

Ability Score Increase. Your Wisdom score increases by 1.

Honey-Keeper. You have proficiency in the Nature skill. Whenever you make an ability check related to honey, you can add twice your proficiency bonus, instead of any other proficiency bonus that may apply.

Bee-Speaker. You have the ability to communicate with bees. Bear in mind that bees speak by dancing and that they may not perceive the world the same way humanoid creatures do.

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My Father’s Hammer

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My Father’s Hammer is a game I made based on the Lost & Found SRD by Jack Harrison. It’s a story-telling game about an ancestral item that over time changes, yet stays the same (you play the game from the item’s point of view).

https://noisyninjaneer.itch.io/my-fathers-hammer-a-lost-found-game

If you like it, check out some of the awesome games by Jack Harrison. Artefact is fun and a great way to write interesting backstory for magical items usable in any RPG.

https://mouseholepress.itch.io/artefact

The Orcsmith (NPC)

A Child’s Guide to Monsters

Imagined by Older Son

A Bestiary of Childhood – NPC Edition

The Orcsmith – Axes, Swords, and Things That Go Boom
The Orcsmith is a broad-shouldered, green-skinned orc that runs a blacksmith shop. The sign hanging outside advertises “Axes, Swords, and Things That Go Boom.” The Orcsmith loves building interesting weapons and devices, and will gladly try to build anything customers request, for a cost. He employs two smaller orcs dressed in heavy goggles and leather aprons as his assistants (these are actually goblins in disguise, who go by the names Cutter and Fuser). The Orcsmith will gladly regale customers with the story of the time he attached bombs to the bottom of his shop and flew the whole thing across the countryside while questing for new materials. He sells backpack-sized versions of this invention built by stuffing bombs into the bottom half of a barrel and a parachute into the top half. These only rarely self-destruct.

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The Bramble King and Flying Fires

Stories I Tell My Kids

Tales from Dungeons & Dragons

Characters:
By Fire Be Purged, Fire Sorcerer

Kindra, Fire Sorcerer

Fires, Some Sort of Fire Creature

Fires in his regular form (bottom left) and ultimate form (right)

The adventuring party known as The Flying Fires travels through the Whispering Wood. The party consists of the fire buddies By Fire Be Purged, Kindra, and Fires. They here a call for help and find a group of elves (with British accents) trapped in a prison of brambles. Two Giant Bramble Badgers guard them. By Fire Be Purged manages to make friends with them and they let the party talk to the elves. The elves tell of the Bramble King, a usually friendly magical fey that is currently angry that somebody stole his bramble crown. A young elf maiden Rebecca lends the party her bramble sparrow which leads them to the Bramble King.

The Bramble King, a tall fey made from plants, agrees to free the villages if The Flying Fires recover his stolen crown. He grants them each magical bramble armor to help them hide and move through the forest with ease. The party tracks down the last known location of a missing bramble creature and climb over an overgrown stone wall into an old keep.

To their left they hear ominous chanting which By Fire Be Purged recognizes as an evil conjuration spell. They try to sneak up on the summoners, but Kindra gets tangled in vines and trips. The two shadows that were chanting over a shadow bramble crown hear them. One flees with the shadow crown while the other charges in to fight.

Reacting quickly Kindra ignites her wreath of flames and burns her way out of the vines, striking the shadows with magic missiles. By Fire Be Purged creates and illusion that cuts off the escape of the fleeing shadow, forcing it back toward the party. Fires uses his ultimate ability and transforms, burning the nearby shadow. Kindra finishes it with scorching rays. As the other shadow is corralled back towards the party, Fires grabs it and throws it literally into space. The shadow crown falls back to the ground, bounces off Fires (who has somehow transformed into a trampoline) and is caught by By Fire Be Purged.

They realize this is not the real bramble crown, but a shadow copy. They follow a thread of shadow energy to a nearby tower. By Fire Be Purged climbs the vines up, while Kindra channels magic into he shadow thread and begins to pull, almost pulling the real bramble crown free from atop the tower, but a thorn demon grabs it. By Fire Be Purged (not dressed in a giant plant costume) scares it away and it lets the crown fall to Kindra. The thorn demon is so scared it summons a portal and escapes, but not before Fires dives through too! Fires is missing!

By Fire Be Purged and Kindra return the bramble crown to the Bramble King, who rewards them with a small bramble pet each (a bramble velociraptor for By Fire Be Purged, a bramble tasmanian devil for Kindra, and a bramble stegosaurus for the missing Fires).

To Be Continued?

The Monster Encampment

Stories I Tell My Kids

Tales from Dungeons & Dragons

Characters:
Bomb Bomb, Eldest Son’s goblin alchemist (he painted a mini for him today)

Giant Bull, Youngest Son’s LEGO Duplo Bull. It was HUGE.

The Judge WIP

So Bomb Bomb and his buddy goblin The Judge (one of my goblin characters) stage an impromptu raid on a monster encampment. This thing is full of ghosts, trolls, giants, and a summoner that summons The Bull.

After a botched attempt to distract The Bull to cause a diversion, Bomb Bomb goes straight in with an offer of a Disco Party, lobs a disco ball full of dynamite into the camp, and scatters most of the monsters. The others are knocked unconscious by the rampaging Bull whom the goblins feed and befriend.

The goblins loot the camp. Younger son’s other character, a prismatic spider he painted today, shows up. This thing was wild. It can shoot rainbows which it then eats for food. I’m pretty sure at some point it shot a rainbow beam at a disco ball for maximum stun all around.

A Prismatic Spider joins The Bull and Bomb Bomb.

The Fragile Forge

Stories I Tell My Kids

Tales from Dungeons & Dragons

Characters:
By Fire Be Purged, Eldest Son’s dragonborn fire sorcerer

The Kraken, Youngest Son’s…something, I’ve lost track of what kind of character this is, today it was a dragon…

The two of them went down into the sewers because apparently the Kraken eats acid and there is acid down there. They found a temple of light full of magical sand and a forge and tools. A large magical hand made from sand animates and attacks. The pair burn it down, and the Kraken begins to reassemble it in a different way.

A strange man named Sanderson enters, and they manage to talk to him before attacking him. He explains he makes magical stained glass using special sand. He has 2 projects to finish, but needs 6 colors of sand (I used the colors of M&Ms). By Fire Be Purged, who is part of the Protectors that seek out and safeguard magical artifacts is interested in helping and learning about these projects. They proceed down into the crystal caves below where they face a different creative challenge to get each color of M&M, er, sand. Sanderson forged them into glass to make 2 stained glass pictures of fairies. (I had each boy color their own picture from a coloring sheet, which summoned a different fairy pet for each boy, with powers matching their color, red and blue, obviously).

A Soul Eating Monster

A Child’s Guide to Monsters

Imagined by Older Son

A Bestiary of Childhood

A Soul Eating Monster
This creature is part plant. It tends to live in graveyards because it thrives on eating souls that is uses to power its abilities. It is almost impossible to defeat, shortly after being killed it reforms with a quarter of its life. It has a slash attack as well as other special abilities (TBD). It’s favorite treat is cookies which are hard to come by in a graveyard.

Stats Coming Soon!

Going to the Beach (to Fight Monsters)

Stories I Tell My Kids

Most of our stories lately, at least from Youngest Son, involve us going to the beach to fight monsters. This typically involves your typical 4 types of elementals, plus more unique things like sand elementals and playground elementals.

This is especially interesting given that none of us have PHYSICALLY BEEN TO A BEACH in months (except the one night to see the blue algae tides).

Suction Cup Gorilla

A Child’s Guide to Monsters

Imagined by Younger Son

A Bestiary of Childhood

Suction Cup Gorilla
These gorillas hang from the ceiling using their suction cup hands and feet. They are covered in poisonous fire spikes (spikes that are poisonous and also on fire) which they can shoot. They are vulnerable to cold. Suction cup gorillas eat fire and lava and spiked fire meat. They can also spit pools of lava. Rumors suggest they sometimes live in outer space houses.

NOTE: The picture is the gorilla hanging upside down from the ceiling.

Stats Coming Soon!