“Tha’ stranger what rode through town last night weren’t all good! My Jason says ‘e saw the man spew a buncha live frogs outta ‘is mouth! I tells ya, we better pray ta Nimlurun that such disease won’t strike us down as well!”
Divinely sourced disease is a common event in old stories, and as DCC tends to often be fairly deity-centric, I ended up needing a set of pestilences strange and unpleasant enough to fit such a use in-game. Our cleric of Malotoch is off to the Purple Planet on a quest at the moment, to heal themselves of the dreaded flakeflesh…
DCC Rules – Divine Diseases
Illustration by the always wholesome Joni Kesti.
OUR TENET TRUE
MORE THAN REAL
This week’s piece is an ineffable and incomprehensible lawful deity for DCC. I’ve noticed that while chaotic and even neutral deities are often portrayed as strange and difficult to grasp for mortal minds, lawful deities tend to be represented in a very human and approachable fashion. Melniscar is intended to buck this trend by offering a deity so lawful and ordered that its logic is entirely alien to mortal minds.
DCC Deity – Melniscar
High in top of the dragonhome tree,
Sleeps a little dragon, a dragon like thee
When the wind blows the dragon will fly
Sleep little lordling, now don’t you cry
– a lullaby sung to Rilvac I, the New King
This week’s piece draws its inspiration from the real world: all of the strange and fantastical plants in the article are more or less based on real world flora. Most of the time I’ve taken very slight poetic license with the plants in question. Sometimes the world is just weird enough.
DCC Flora – Weird Trees
Illustrations by the always arboreal Joni Kesti.
This week we’ll present you something different: a playlist we’ve optimized for peak creepiness and creating a pressuring, dangerous atmosphere, perfect for dungeon and cave exploration.
This piece is a part of a series we’ll release every so often between our regular articles: the playlists are in constant use at our own play table, so we figured that we’d share them with our readers as well .
AMP & JK