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A Great Big Fish

Hello folks. First, let me thank you, one and all, for your collective efforts over the last three years. Each of you has helped to make MAS not only a resource for new and aspiring GMs and players, but also a platform for people who are passionate enough about gaming to want to write and […]

The Mad Adventurers Disassemble

Reprinted with almost no permission at all from Cannibal Halfling Gaming. Seamus explains where to find every one:

One Adventure Ends, Another Begins

Well, this is it. After roughly two years and 75 articles (such a satisfying number) my time at the Mad Adventurers Society is coming to an end, as the Society itself closes its doors. I’ve puzzled over what I’d like my final words on the matter to be, and in the end they might ramble […]

Stories of the Fifth Age, Ep: Final! “Paladins”

Bright armor gleaming like the sun, and swinging holy swords to smite down the foes of all that is good and just, the Paladin is one of the greatest tropes in fantasy literature, and D&D lore. It is also one of the most maligned and oft abused classes, with more than a few parties dreading […]

Adventure Log: Living on Borrowed Time Part 14

The Borrowed Time, the CR-90 corvette called the Last Ditch, and a mixed group of starfighters cruised through the darkness of space, several hyperjumps away from the planet Dahvil and the now-destroyed Rebel base there. While the rebels had made good their escape and savaged the Imperials in the process they were faced with an […]

Stories of the Fifth Age, Ep. 90: “Wizards and Sorcerers”

Whether hunched over stacks of arcane tomes, or feeling the stirrings of unknown power from within their blood, the wizard and sorcerer are two of the most well known classes within D&D. Sharing many of the same spells in their repertoire, but handling them in very different ways, how they stand apart is often a […]

Gaming in the Wild: Pretty (Frustrated) in Pink

I want to thank everyone who took the time to let me know how much you enjoy my writings, and your further encouragement for me to keep producing content once the Mad Adventurers close their doors in the new year. It means a lot to me to know that you are out thereā€¦

Meet the Party: Mistborn Adventure Game

A rebel survivor, blessed with the power of metals and at one with the mists, trying to make sure his rebellion doesn’t die alone. A bastard Thug-for-hire who should’ve never been born, determined to make her name live on. A noble fallen from grace, climbing through the shadows to get back what he’s lost and […]

Every End is a New Beginning

All things come to an end. Monsters meet their end to adventurers, adventurers meet their end to monsters or other adventurers, items are destroyed, and societies will disband.

Stories of the Fifth Age, Ep. 89: “Rangers”

Living amongst the wilderness, and traversing the myriad deadly terrains that make up the fantasy realms of D&D, few are as comfortable as the Ranger. Whether alone or in a group, these stalkers of the wilds are known to possess skills that allow them to survive and thrive in places that most others would perish […]