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

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 going on? What is the motivation for my character or party, why are they going on an adventure? An