Things in the Dark: Void Cubes

Sometimes the dark hides things so well that we can’t see them at all. We all know that some things hide in the shadows, but what hides behind the shadows? A while back I came up with the idea for a Void Cube. Imagine something along the lines of a Gelatinous Cube but made of…

Ice Spiders (OSR/1e/Mazes & Perils)

In the frozen wilds, you will find creatures adapting to the harsh conditions in myriad ways. One of those is the vicious, yet patient, ice spider. Ice spiders are specially made for the cold, able to hibernate for long periods to conserve energy and then attack with savage ferocity to fill their bellies and preserve…

Creatures of Cold

In the northern reaches of the world of the Lost Age, there are mountain peaks. There may be more lands beyond them, but the creatures that haunt those regions have prevented most from going further and returning to tell their tales. Some may be mere myths and legends, but others are seen frequently and terrify…

City States of Blood (The Vampire Lords of the West)

History is recorded of those periods of time the victors want remembered. But sometimes it’s best to forget. In the many ages of man, there have been peaks and valleys. One of those valleys took place in the City States of the Bloodlords in the far West. During that time, powerful vampire lords ruled with…

Garret’s Guide to the Undead – Released!

Long ago there was a great hero – Sir Garret Thom, a Holy Knight responsible for taking out some of the most vile undead creatures imaginable. Entire swaths of civilization may have been lost if not for him and the collection of heroes under his tutelage. Over time, a small group of those trainees began…

Holy Knight Home Study Series: Spectres

Other undead creatures have their place in the cycle of life, death, and decay. Some are there to clear the battlefields like crows and vultures. Some are there at the behest of their masters to guard sacred places, like mummies and skeletons. Some have their own reasons in undeath, like the vampires. And some are…

Holy Knight Home Study Series: Zombies

Zombies, like skeletons, are at the low end of the threat scale. On one hand, they’re pretty easy to hack at. There’s generally more to hit, even if it is rotting on the bones. On the other hand, they absorb a fair amount of damage before they’re done. So if you get surrounded by a…

Holy Knight Home Study Series: Ghosts

Though ghosts are on the lowest end of the threat spectrum of undead creatures and not on the list of choices for favored undead enemies, you may encounter them in your journeys. Ghosts are the spirits of the wrongfully murdered. They assume physical form to gain aid from the living and prolong their time in…

Holy Knight Home Study Series: Skeletons

Hello recruit! Next on the undead hit parade is the lowly skeleton. As far as enemies go, skeletons definitely fall into the minor category. They can get nasty if you encounter a large number of them, but you’ll probably survive. Why is the skeleton only considered a minor threat? Most of them are mere shadows…

Holy Knight Home Study Series: Mummies

Hello recruit! As we go through the potential list of favored undead enemies for Holy Knights, we’ll start categorizing them as minor, major, and critical threats. In the last class we talked about ghouls. They’re manageable except in large groups, so we’ll classify them as major threats. Next up, we’ll cover the mummy. And it’s…

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