May 162011
Plot Heavy Patrons - Snakes

Dungeons & Dragons, 4th Edition loves patrons. Not only are they built right into the mechanics of the Warlock, but there is also a great deal of fluff devoted to gods and primal powers. In this article, we’ll present three patrons to use in your campaign, with motivations for players and greater complexity for DMs. Jazirian The Lawful Good god of Community, Peace and Learning [Read the article]

May 122011
The Cult of Eternity’s Path - Steal this Snake Cult

The idea behind this is to give you a subversive group to add to some city, kingdom, or other location in your game, and to potentially tempt your players with. In the interest of usability, I’m going to try to stick to the basics, and keep time-sensitive material (i.e. swords, lasers) out of the picture. Feel free to use this in a game set in [Read the article]

May 032011
Brother Laurence of the Chizoba Sect - Steal this Major NPC (download)

Please welcome The Id DM, and his first submission at the Shack. Download the PDF: Brother Laurence of the Chizoba Sect History Long before being known as Brother Laurence, the man currently a pillar of the community, he was known by his birth name, Kayin Erslad. Kayin’s mother, Dina, stayed at home most of her life caring for her five children. Kayin’s father, Laurence, was a [Read the article]

Dec 072010
Drig'Drall, the Station Master - Steal this NPC

“If that freight doesn’t get loaded on time, I am going to turn you into a cow catcher!” [Looking at his stop-watch] “They are very, very late.  Someone is getting tied to the train tracks.” Drig’Drall’s Story Drig’Drall was once a Barbaric Monk of a wild tribe of Goliaths from a deserted wasteland of a country.  His clan practiced a strange form of primal magic [Read the article]

Dec 052010
Kerocene, the Quasi-Deity - Steal this NPC

Kerocene, paladin, and the mayor of Old York, is a Half Mercury Dragon that is the grand daughter of Bahamut. She lovingly refers to our group of adventures as her idiots. Even going out of her way when they are off doing other things to call on new idiots. When she first appeared, she was held captive by the old ruler of Old York. She [Read the article]

Dec 052010
Braxis Midewin, Dwarf Artificer Auctioneer - Steal this NPC

Braxis owns and operates the Midewins and Friggols Magical Auction House and Artifact Emporium.  He’s a thinker, and likes to go against the normal day-to-day operations of other stores.  He decided instead of letting heroes come to him, he would bring the store to them.  Braxis created a magical device called the Auction Assistant 1000 (500 GP to buy, or DM’s price).  It is a [Read the article]

Dec 042010
Cap'n Spivey - Steal this NPC

Captain Spirodos “Spivey” Swiftknife is currently the captain of the HMS Nightingale, a merchant marine vessel. Many rumors surround this man. And the truth may top them all! He was once a captain in the Imperial Navy and took part in the battles against the Sea Kingdoms. He was also tried for, convicted, and exonerated of piracy and other crimes on the high seas (including [Read the article]

Nov 252010
Paynia, the Shadar-Kai Holy Assassin - Steal this NPC

Paynia Dragonheart– (Monks name) Paynia Shadaria– (True Name) Age – 21 Sex – Female Height – 5’10” Skin Color – Grayish White Hair Color – Black Life was Hard Paynia hails from the Shadar Kai village of Borukai, deep inside the Shadowfell. As a little girl, she endured great hardship – her parents were slaughtered in front of her by a band of Tiefling mercenaries. [Read the article]