Owls: A Refined Mount for Discerning Adventurers

Conventional wisdom would have you believe that when it comes to single-rider transportation, the common horse is an adventurer’s best option. It’s an all-too-common sight: a brave knight on horseback, or a mercenary astride a galloping steed. The fact of the matter is, though, that horses make for subpar mounts by any metric. A farContinue reading “Owls: A Refined Mount for Discerning Adventurers”

Bone-Chilling Monsters for Your Tabletop

It’s been a while since I did an ‘underrated monsters’ post, but the winter weather in my area has me thinking about all kinds of weird mythological beasties that roam the tundra. Today, I thought it would be fun to spotlight some creatures that will make your players’ blood run cold–literally! Ijiraq The ijiraq isContinue reading “Bone-Chilling Monsters for Your Tabletop”

So, You Ruined Your Tabletop Game With Crabs

Ever since I wrote my article about incorporating crabs into TTRPGs, I’ve been getting a lot of angry messages. Most of them go like this: “I found your crab ideas irresistible, so I used them all! But now my players are terrified to play my new crabgame! You’ve ruined my Dungeons & Dragons with yourContinue reading “So, You Ruined Your Tabletop Game With Crabs”

Two Classy Kitties

The other night I had a thought. It’s a thought that I think all pet owners have at one point or another: What D&D class are my cats? If you’ve read this blog for awhile (or follow me on Twitter), you’re probably familiar with my two cats, Marmalade and Bright. If not, here they are:Continue reading “Two Classy Kitties”

Building A World: The Cattori

Welcome to the latest development diary for my homebrew world, Seliit! This time, I’m going to be talking about another religion in the setting: veneration of the Cattori, the group of gods said to have created the humans, dwarves, and halflings. A lot of the Cattori are actually drawn from my old homebrew world, Kanvarr.Continue reading “Building A World: The Cattori”

D&D: Centering Player Creativity

After a lengthy break from running games, I’ve finally got myself back in the Dungeon Master’s seat–first with the start of my Starfinder game, and then with a special Halloween one-shot. It’s this latter game, and how I went about planning it, that got me thinking about today’s topic. There’s a rule I try toContinue reading “D&D: Centering Player Creativity”

Dungeons & Dragons & Dating: 5 Top Spots to Start Your Romantic Adventure

First dates are tough. Everyone knows that. What do you wear? What do you talk about? Most importantly, where do you go? It’s got to be somewhere engaging and fun, of course, but it also needs to provide the opportunity for you and your new partner to get to know each other. Well, fret noContinue reading “Dungeons & Dragons & Dating: 5 Top Spots to Start Your Romantic Adventure”

The Edible Bestiary: Underground Delights at The Broken Axe

Hello, readers! My name is Genevieve Jethri, and I’m very excited to start my new position as the food and drink columnist at the Silversun Chronicle. Thanks for taking the time to check out the inaugural edition of “The Edible Bestiary!” Now, I come from a pretty small woodland village (shoutout to my readers inContinue reading “The Edible Bestiary: Underground Delights at The Broken Axe”

Building A World: The Aelvari Faith

I’ve been working a bit more on my new campaign setting, Seliit. Something I’ve been wanting to hammer out lately is the religious beliefs of the Elder Races–elves, gnomes, and various other early peoples of the world. Building pantheons is one of my favorite parts of crafting a new world; for some reason, myth andContinue reading “Building A World: The Aelvari Faith”

Building A World: Arkicite

When I started working on the setting I’ve been slowly building, Seliit, I had just rediscovered a great love of mine: Final Fantasy. I’d dearly loved the franchise as a kid, but I’d dropped off after Final Fantasy X and hadn’t played in a long time. Last year, though, I got back into the seriesContinue reading “Building A World: Arkicite”