Ptolus: A 5e D&D campaign in the City by the Spire: Review and Introduction

Over the next few months I’ll be running a new D&D 5e campaign set in Ptolus . Ptolus is a fantasy city setting that was originally released in 2006 for D&D 3e. Monte Cook Games has recently released a 5e and Cypher conversion - I will be focusing on the 5e version in these posts since I haven’t got around to looking at the Cypher system yet.  Ptolus is an incredibly detailed fantasy city, described in a 672-page behemoth of a sourcebook. The setting is great for D&D since it brings together city and dungeon adventures. The city of Ptolus is a tinderbox of many different factions and organisations. Local government, noble houses, religions, guilds, businesses, law enforcement, crime syndicates, secret societies, and evil cults all strive for supremacy. At the same time, the recently rediscovered Dungeon beneath Ptolus is being plundered by Delvers, adventurers who come to Ptolus seeking gold and fame. Towering over Ptolus is The Spire, a three thousand foot column of rock o

Barrow of the Two Brothers: One Page Dungeon

My entry into the 2021 One Page Dungeon Contest can be found here .  The Barrow of the Two Brothers is a short adventure for a Level 1-2 party. Two long-dead brothers, Ethelred and Olaf, are buried in the barrow. In life, they fought and murdered each other over their dying Mother’s crown and as a final punishment they were interred together. The spirits of the two brothers haunt the barrow, waiting for someone to finally allow them to rest.


Welcome to my new blog, which I'm currently putting together. It will contain posts on the random thoughts I have on roleplaying games.