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Submitted by Derek Holland on May 26
Submitted by Chris Van Deelen on May 26
For those of you who are reading this, I hope you realize this is an actual video blog as well! Just click on the image in the header of this blog and you can listen to the blog instead of taking the time to read it. Much to my surprise I have something to talk about this blog. So much so, this blog is nearly three times as long as my average blog tends to be. So you have the choice… read it, or watch / listen to the blog! Choice is always a good thing.
Submitted by Clint Staples on May 20
This week's D-infinity Challenge was Hometown History! The gauntlet thrown down by artist and frequent guest Amanda Kahl was to take some historical event or series of events in a place where you have lived long enough to have a postal address, and turn it into something gameable - and Ideally - fun!

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Retort of alembic?

Between our latest oddities table and our list of new material components, we've got alchemy on the brain at d-Infinity. Any alchemist worth her essential salts is always looking for new ways to improve her craft and boost the potency of her extracts. But who needs purity when you can have versatility, brewing one potion with the power of two?

Live on April 6th, 2017 at 9pm EST

The last week or two I have been reworking spells from Metagaming's classic The Fantasy Trip, specifically Advanced Wizard, into my own

A few months back we published a table of strange elements, rare substances varying in value and usefulness, from ignoble fool's silver to the dangerous but life-preserving red amber. Now we turn our attention to a different kind of element. What follows is a table of material components that can increase the potency of various spells, along with where these components can be found and how much a single use costs.

Last week's Episode of D-Infinity Live was on Dragons in RPGs - what we like, what we hate, how to play them and make them special - i.e. awesome, memorable, and terrifying! We touched a little bit about dragons and what they represent cosmically, or at least cosmologically, in an RPG. We talked about what makes a dragon, including the shape, number of limbs (if any), whether it flies, breathes fire or something else, etc. 

The party travels through the 3rd circle of hell. Pelias summons a whale and gives it wings!

Following is a writeup and stats for an Adult Brown Dragon, one of the creatures that appears in the sourcebook on "Men & Monsters of Ethiopia" I wrote for Skirmisher Publishing! Stats for this monster at three different age categories, Wyrmling, Young, and Ancient, appear both in this book and the spinoff mini-publication "Brown Dragon." I was especially pleased with what I accomplished with this monster and, in the wake talking "All About Dragons" on a recent episode of "d-Infinity Live!", wanted to share it with anyone not yet familiar with it. 

These long, legless dragons are the offspring of Vrita, a huge immortal dragon defeated in an ancient battle with Indra. In this battle several scales were torn loose from Vrita and fell to earth, where they sprung to life and became vriti. Their name means "obstruction" and it is the mission of these monsters to prevent people from acquiring whatever it is they need. Resources such as water are typical.This is one of the many monsters I developed for my "Indian Adventures" campaign many years ago and the file containing this writeup was dated December 1995. It is stat'ed for 2nd Edition AD&D but can easily be adapted for use with any other edition of the game. 

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