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Hooks: Tomb of Horrors

      “Durnan cannot possibly be human. He’s owned the Yawning Portal for more years than most of us can remember, and he’s always the only one behind the bar. Between the trying-too-hard bards and the brawling barbarians and the clerics that come in on a mission to save us from ourselves, I don’t know how he does it.” I winked and waved the two good fingers on my left hand at the old coot,...

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Hooks: Against the Giants
Sep01

Hooks: Against the Giants

        I limped away from the cloud of dust and debris that had formerly been a Thayan stronghold, and for what felt like the millionth time I assured myself that I would never again interfere in the affairs of the dread Red Wizards. Their Doomvault was gone and yet somehow I knew that no amount of therapy (short of, perhaps, a potent remove curse spell from a friendly wizard) would ever erase those memories from...

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Gen Con and Goblins and Death Curses, oh my!

Dateline: Indianapolis Gen Con 50 is in full swing: the city if full of dice-carrying gamers, the park behind the JW Marriott has a Green Day concert going on (we can hear it in our rooms!), and Lost Tales of Myth Drannor has been placed in the very eager hands of our plethora of Dungeon Masters. But… what if you’re not a Dungeon Master and you’re attending Gen Con? How do you get a copy? EASY! Make sure that you are...

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Hooks: Dead in Thay
Aug07

Hooks: Dead in Thay

        This world is full of dangers and treasures, stories that are just waiting to be told and legends that want to be created. There are days where the Yawning Portal is home to all of these, and then there are days like this one. Today, a bald and robed man entered the tavern just prior to lunch time. His face was a mass of scars and his mouth was little more than an angry slash across his face, but his coin...

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Hooks: White Plume Mountain
Jun06

Hooks: White Plume Mountain

      This article assumes that the characters are not using DDAL06-02 The Redemption of Kelvan as their hook into the White Plume Mountain adventure. Although that adventure is the intended path to get characters involved, the following text can serve as a secondary route to get them here! “There is something about the North, I think.” I read the broadsheet from Neverwinter again. The headline was in large...

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