Morbid Entertainment. The Baron came to the courtyard as an entertainer, bringing performances appropriate to the depravity of the noble guests, vile even before they transformed into their present bloodsucking forms. The Baron’s performances delighted guests, as he pushed each new batch of performers through ever more suffering and humiliation than those who expired in every … Continue reading Vampires of Darkest Dungeon in D&D: The Baron
Now that I’ve finished designs for the common enemies of the Courtyard, I’ve started work on the bosses, which I’m going to be posting in the order you come to them in-game. So yes, you can definitely expect the Garden Guardian at some point!
Soaked and sinking, these stone terraces and sprawling gardens are the site of long forgotten revelry…and well remembered regret. This week, I’m looking at how to turn the marshy gardens and courtyard setting of the Crimson Court into dungeons for D&D. This post is especially long, so most of it is going to be hidden … Continue reading Darkest Dungeon in D&D: The Courtyard as a Dungeon
This week, I’m doing some more Darkest Dungeon homebrew, with a rules set for the Crimson Curse vampirism that appears in the Crimson Courd DLC. This variant rule set is designed to work alongside my Stress System variant rules, but can still be used without them. The Crimson Curse Characters that suffer damage from any … Continue reading Darkest Dungeon in D&D:
The Crimson Curse
“Flames on the horizon, sulfur in the air. The wolves are at the door.”In this week’s post, I’ve presented rules for Vvulf, a powerful brigand leader who will bring a truly explosive encounter to your games. To best use this enemy, he fits in perfectly as the leader of a brigand attack on a settlement, … Continue reading Monsters of Darkest Dungeon in D&D: The Brigand Vvulf
This set of creatures is an extension to my list of Darkest Dungeon vampires, containing all the non-unique vampires not already listed. So, if part one wasn’t already enough to fill a dismal courtyard, this list should have enough horrors to overload it with buzzing and clicking bloodsuckers! Sycophant The sycophant’s rules were based on … Continue reading Vampires of Darkest Dungeon in D&D, Part 2
The Shrieker is one of my favourite enemies from Darkest Dungeon, particularly as it doesn’t present combat in the same way as most enemies in the game, dealing surprising amounts of damage before suddenly fleeing. Translated to D&D, the Shrieker should present an interesting encounter where players make camp on a moonless night, waking to … Continue reading Monsters of Darkest Dungeon in D&D: The Shrieker