Trump is the Villain

Let me make this perfectly clear: Trump is the bad guy. He’s the villain we have to defeat. He’s the threat endangering America. Trump is a liar, a thief, a racist, a sex-offender, but worst of all, he's a dictator wannabe with fascist tendencies. If you are even considering voting for him, there are only... Continue Reading →

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Who is Kalima?

Who is Kalima and how does she relate to the Aenya Series? Well, she started out as my wife's D&D character, a grumpy but endearing female dwarf, and is now being featured in my daughter's YouTube animated series, 2D&D. We've been playing 5th edition for five years now, in a campaign that started out in... Continue Reading →

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Aenya D&D and YouTube

Art by Jasmine Alimonos Hey everyone! So it's been dawning on me that blogging is going the way of disco. Nobody wants to read blogs anymore, unless you're uniquely dedicated to some super-niche interest (you know who you are). Thing is, my stories speak to a broad audience. Take away whatever niche aspects they might... Continue Reading →

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5E D&D Race: Ilmar

The Art of Storytelling

ThelanainNorthendellThe ILMAR are a primitive human culture native to Aenya distinguished by their absence of clothing. Due to their rejection of social norms, and prehistoric ways of living, the civilized races of Aenya consider them a lesser subspecies. They are called savages, wild humans, feral children, or barbarians (despite their class). Ilmar are shunned where people gather, which forces them to live alone or in small bands of no more than a dozen individuals far from cities and villages, in forests, swamps, and grasslands. The prejudiced view towards the Ilmar is perpetuated by what little is known of their culture. Having lost their ancestral land to famine and changing climate, Ilmar who have not gone into hiding are often forced into service as soldiers and slaves, or end up as beggars on city streets. A small number of them adopt local customs, learning to wear clothes while keeping secret their…

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Thelana 5e

Have you ever wanted to play Thelana in D&D? Well NOW you can! As long as you've got an open minded DM and a gaming group willing to accept an Ilmarin into the campaign, refer to the stat block below, which approximates Thelana's abilities in Hedonia, when she first climbed into the Temple of Sargonus... Continue Reading →

The Witcher: Baptism of Fire

I felt pressured to reading the Witcher after the series was turned into a Netflix original starring Henry Cavill, and a trilogy of video games for PC, PS4 and Xbox. Even my nephew, who abhors reading anything more than a JRPG dialogue box, told me he had read the first book, so I figured I... Continue Reading →

How to be a Dungeon Master

It's probably no secret by now that I love Dungeons & Dragons. I've been playing for about thirty years, since 1985~86, and it's been like kerosene for the flame of my imagination. Before D&D exploded in popularity, I was embarrassed to tell people I played, as if no serious author could harbor so much love... Continue Reading →

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