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Fyodor Ivanos' Character Sheet - Tales of Mystara, a Solo DnD Campaign

Fyodor Ivanos - Tales of Mystara, a Solo DnD Campaign Back in May Justin Pfeil, tweeted an illustration of Fyodor Ivanos. He absolutely captured his likeness as I imagined him! If you are a subscriber to my YouTube Channel , or my solo DnD podcast ' Tales of Mystara ' then you will be familiar with my solo adventuring party . I'm going to display the incredible art that Justin has made in this blog post. Justin has drawn up several of my characters so far, and always manages to get a true likeness based on the descriptions I provide. A description of Fyodor was given on Episode 10 of Tales of Mystara . If you aren't familiar with Tales of Mystara: Tales of Mystara is a mixture between a solo Dungeons & Dragons campaign , a dark fantasy novel and a narrated audio dramatization. The rules of the table top and the roll of the dice dictate where the story goes as well as whether a character lives or dies. Nothing is precious and no one is safe from the roll of the
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How to Play Dungeons & Dragons Solo - Part 10 - Adventure Backgrounds, a Solo DnD Tutorial

How to Play Dungeons & Dragons Solo - Part 10 - Adventure Backgrounds, a Solo DnD Tutorial I have some very functional procedures for generating coastlines, rivers, lakes, wilderness and dungeons, as well as interesting features, such as ruins, monuments, strange dwellings that exist off the beaten track, settlements both large and small and strongholds of different shapes and sizes. All this content along with the solo mechanics I have developed, make for a fairly satisfactory solo experience so far, but as I stated in the previous article: "the work is never done". There is still plenty to cover and plenty more things to be developed further. In particular, to create a deeper sense of immersion I want to look into methods for creating rich, immersive descriptions and backstory to help solidify my solo DnD game world so it can be brought to life. One important bit of backstory to be included is a background story to describe the adventure at hand, what is actually g

Ilyana Petraos' Character Sheet - Tales of Mystara, a Solo DnD Campaign

Ilyana Patreos - Tales of Mystara, a Solo DnD Campaign Last month Justin Pfeil, my friend and talented artist drew Yolanda Vorloi. This month he has drawn Ilyana! If you are a subscriber to my YouTube Channel , or my solo DnD podcast ' Tales of Mystara ' then you will be familiar with my solo adventuring party . Here is another post on this blog to display the art that Justin has made. Another true likeness based on a description I provided. The same description is also given on Episode 9 of Tales of Mystara . If you aren't familiar with Tales of Mystara: Tales of Mystara is a mixture between a solo Dungeons & Dragons campaign , a dark fantasy novel and a narrated audio dramatization. The rules of the table top and the roll of the dice dictate where the story goes as well as whether a character lives or dies. Nothing is precious and no one is safe from the roll of the dice… Here is the information from Ilyana's Character Record Sheet. Enjoy... Don't fo

How to Play Dungeons & Dragons Solo - Part 9 - Ruins, Monuments and Fortresses, a Solo DnD Tutorial

How to Play Dungeons & Dragons Solo - Part 9 - Ruins, Monuments and Fortresses, a Solo DnD Tutorial Hello solo roleplayers Tom here, welcome to my blog, ' Solo Dungeon Crawler ' and this series of article, ' How to Play Dungeons and Dragons Solo ', where I explore the concept of playing solitaire DnD using old school BECMI DnD rules. If you're well versed in the various DnD books I have perused so far, you may have wondered why I haven't included certain elements alongside some of the things I have borrowed for my solo DnD ruleset . All I will say on the matter is... All in good time. Small Dwellings and Ruins One such element, is a table given in the AD&D Dungeon Master's Guide on page 173. It's included as part of the Random Wilderness Terrain (Appendix B). Im going to make use of this now by adapting it so it no longer places well established settlements, like substantial towns or major cities, as we already have a fleshed out p

Yolanda Vorloi's Character Sheet - Tales of Mystara, a Solo DnD Campaign

Yolanda Vorloi - Tales of Mystara, a Solo DnD Campaign A great comic book artist and friend of mine Justin Pfeil drew Yolanda Vorloi. If you are a subscriber to my YouTube Channel , or my solo DnD podcast ' Tales of Mystara ' then you will know that this is one of the characters in my solo adventuring party . I thought I would dedicate a post on this blog to display the art the Justin made, which is a true likeness and based on a description I provided. The same description is also given on Episode 8 of Tales of Mystara . If you aren't familiar with Tales of Mystara: Tales of Mystara is a mixture between a solo Dungeons & Dragons campaign , a dark fantasy novel and a narrated audio dramatization. The rules of the table top and the roll of the dice dictate where the story goes as well as whether a character lives or dies. Nothing is precious and no one is safe from the roll of the dice… As well as the awesome artwork depicting Yolanda, I've decided to provide

How to Play Dungeons & Dragons Solo - Part 8 - Settlements, a Solo DnD Tutorial

How to Play Dungeons & Dragons Solo - Part 8 - Settlements, a Solo DnD Tutorial Hello reader, Tom here... Welcome to my blog, ' Solo Dungeon Crawler ' and this series of articles titled ‘ How to Play Dungeons & Dragons Solo .’ This series will explore the concept of playing a Dungeons & Dragons solo campaign . This means playing the game completely by yourself with no Dungeon Master. In previous articles I have been building up a complete solo DnD ruleset using the DnD BECMI rules published in 1983 and written by Frank Mentzer. So far I have touched on choosing a suitable ruleset, creating characters, generating random dungeons, tracking time, handling combat encounters and adventuring out in the wilderness. In this article I am going to cover generating settlements. Generating Settlements In my previous article, which covered various topics on wilderness adventuring, I mentioned settlements and imparted a method for handling random hex mapping, which i

How to Play Dungeons & Dragons Solo - Part 7 - Encounters, Climate, Rivers, Coastline & Roads, a Solo DnD Tutorial

How to Play Dungeons & Dragons Solo - Part 7 - Encounters, Climate, Rivers, Coastline & Roads, a Solo DnD Tutorial Hello blog readers, Tom here, welcome to my blog, ' Solo Dungeon Crawler ' and this blog series ' How to Play Dungeons & Dragons Solo .’ In my last article I expanded further on the concept of wilderness adventuring in a solo DnD campaign . In this article, I am going to expand on solo wilderness adventures even further! I want to cover: Wilderness Encounter Tables Climate Rivers and Large Lakes Coastlines Roads And a brief example of a Wilderness Adventure Wilderness Encounter Tables The next obvious step in creating solo DnD rules , which cover adventuring out in the wilderness, is creating a suitable method of determining the encounters that will take place. The Dungeons & Dragons Expert ruleset provides a very useful set of wilderness encounter tables which are perfect for my needs, but first they need to b