Drow Archive

  • Drow of Porphyra – Xelusine, Sirens of Sin The third book taking a look at the diverse types of drow stranded on the patch-work world of Porphyra clocks in at a massive 29 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with a massive 26 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   “You know us. You have always known us. We are what you wish you could be in your darkest moments, when you cannot help but give in to the worst of what you are. We have all the grace you lack then, and none of the regret.” This is how this pdf begins, and it is a perfect introduction of both […]

    Drow of Porphyra – Xelusine, Sirens of Sin

    Drow of Porphyra – Xelusine, Sirens of Sin The third book taking a look at the diverse types of drow stranded on the patch-work world of Porphyra clocks in at a massive 29 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with a massive 26 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   “You know us. You have always known us. We are what you wish you could be in your darkest moments, when you cannot help but give in to the worst of what you are. We have all the grace you lack then, and none of the regret.” This is how this pdf begins, and it is a perfect introduction of both […]

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  • Drow of Porphyra – Nalbrezu, Devils in Disguise The second installment of books detailing the subtypes of drow that exist on the patch-work planet of Porphyra clocks in at 24 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2/3 pages of SRD, leaving us with 21 1/3 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Unlike other planets, Porphyra, defined by the NewGod War and the Calling, is a unique place regarding the drow – taking vastly diverging drow from various worlds, they are NOT all the same. The Nalbrezu, in particular, are a radically different take on the drow: On their home world, the ran perhaps one of the greatest cons of all time, self-styling themselves as a […]

    Drow of Porphyra – Nalbrezu, Devils in Disguise

    Drow of Porphyra – Nalbrezu, Devils in Disguise The second installment of books detailing the subtypes of drow that exist on the patch-work planet of Porphyra clocks in at 24 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2/3 pages of SRD, leaving us with 21 1/3 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Unlike other planets, Porphyra, defined by the NewGod War and the Calling, is a unique place regarding the drow – taking vastly diverging drow from various worlds, they are NOT all the same. The Nalbrezu, in particular, are a radically different take on the drow: On their home world, the ran perhaps one of the greatest cons of all time, self-styling themselves as a […]

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  • Drow of Porphyra – Karza, Children of the Loomqueen This pdf detailing drow of Porphyra clocks in at 18 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD (featuring a bit of rules text), leaving us with a bit more than 15 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Porphyra is unlike other campaign settings – the patchwork planet has been very much defined by the NewGod War and the Calling – and when the creatures called out for the reach of other worlds and deities…they got more than they bargained for. A LOT more. One of the drow (yes, ONE of the nations of these guys and gals know for their kind hearts) that responded […]

    Drow of Porphyra – Karza, Children of the Loomqueen

    Drow of Porphyra – Karza, Children of the Loomqueen This pdf detailing drow of Porphyra clocks in at 18 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD (featuring a bit of rules text), leaving us with a bit more than 15 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Porphyra is unlike other campaign settings – the patchwork planet has been very much defined by the NewGod War and the Calling – and when the creatures called out for the reach of other worlds and deities…they got more than they bargained for. A LOT more. One of the drow (yes, ONE of the nations of these guys and gals know for their kind hearts) that responded […]

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  • DARE TO DESCEND INTO THE UNDERDARK IN RAGE OF DEMONS Fight Alongside Drizzt Do’Urden in the New Dungeons & Dragons Storyline on Computer, Console or Tabletop This Fall Today, Wizards of the Coast announced Rage of Demons, the new storyline for Dungeons & Dragons fans coming in Fall 2015. The demon lords have been summoned from the Abyss and players must descend into the Underdark with the iconic hero Drizzt Do’Urden to stop the chaos before it threatens the surface. Rage of Demons is the story all D&D gamers will be excited to play this fall, whether they prefer consoles, PCs or rolling dice with friends. Following on the critically-acclaimed Tyranny of Dragons and Elemental Evil stories, Rage of Demons […]

    First Underdark adventure for 5e Announced!

    DARE TO DESCEND INTO THE UNDERDARK IN RAGE OF DEMONS Fight Alongside Drizzt Do’Urden in the New Dungeons & Dragons Storyline on Computer, Console or Tabletop This Fall Today, Wizards of the Coast announced Rage of Demons, the new storyline for Dungeons & Dragons fans coming in Fall 2015. The demon lords have been summoned from the Abyss and players must descend into the Underdark with the iconic hero Drizzt Do’Urden to stop the chaos before it threatens the surface. Rage of Demons is the story all D&D gamers will be excited to play this fall, whether they prefer consoles, PCs or rolling dice with friends. Following on the critically-acclaimed Tyranny of Dragons and Elemental Evil stories, Rage of Demons […]

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  • Underworld Races: Drow This supplement clocks in at 24 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 19 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   We kick off this installment of the Underworld Races with a general subterranean origin-myth for the races that inhabit the lightless depth of Aventyr – which can, coincidentally, be introduced with relative ease into other settings. Now part of this myth is the origin of the most famous of subterranean, evil races – the drow. The dichotomy and splitting of the elven races takes a more classic turn in the example of Aventyr than in Golarion’s take on being drow. […]

    Underworld Races: Drow

    Underworld Races: Drow This supplement clocks in at 24 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 19 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   We kick off this installment of the Underworld Races with a general subterranean origin-myth for the races that inhabit the lightless depth of Aventyr – which can, coincidentally, be introduced with relative ease into other settings. Now part of this myth is the origin of the most famous of subterranean, evil races – the drow. The dichotomy and splitting of the elven races takes a more classic turn in the example of Aventyr than in Golarion’s take on being drow. […]

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  • Rise of the Drow   This massive tome of a module is 494 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page designer signatures, 1 blank page inside front cover, 1 page editorial, 5 pages ToC,2 pages of SRD, 2 pages of backer-lists, 12 pages of advertisements (all in the back), 1 page back cover, leaving us with 469 pages of content…that’s A LOT, so I’ll better get going!   First, let me preface this review with a disclaimer: I reviewed the original Rise of the Drow-trilogy back in the day, and it already was a very good array of modules then. When this kickstarter happened, I was asked to be a stretch-goal and I agreed. I did receive compensation for […]

    EZG reviews Rise of the Drow

    Rise of the Drow   This massive tome of a module is 494 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page designer signatures, 1 blank page inside front cover, 1 page editorial, 5 pages ToC,2 pages of SRD, 2 pages of backer-lists, 12 pages of advertisements (all in the back), 1 page back cover, leaving us with 469 pages of content…that’s A LOT, so I’ll better get going!   First, let me preface this review with a disclaimer: I reviewed the original Rise of the Drow-trilogy back in the day, and it already was a very good array of modules then. When this kickstarter happened, I was asked to be a stretch-goal and I agreed. I did receive compensation for […]

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  • Amazing Races: Drow This installment of Amazing Races, as always, is 4 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, 2 pages content, so let’s take a look!   We kick this off with 4 new feats: -Darklands Elite: A teamwork feat that rewards using aid another to improve atk and AC of allied drow by netting a bonus to atk and damage with AoOs equal to the number of allied drow within your reach. This feat suffers from multiple issues – what classifies “Within your reach”? Within the weapon’s reach? Adjacent? I don’t know. I also am not sold on whether this is appropriate for the back-stabbing, chaotic drow on a fluff-side. -Demonic Consular: When your quasit communes […]

    Amazing Races: Drow

    Amazing Races: Drow This installment of Amazing Races, as always, is 4 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, 2 pages content, so let’s take a look!   We kick this off with 4 new feats: -Darklands Elite: A teamwork feat that rewards using aid another to improve atk and AC of allied drow by netting a bonus to atk and damage with AoOs equal to the number of allied drow within your reach. This feat suffers from multiple issues – what classifies “Within your reach”? Within the weapon’s reach? Adjacent? I don’t know. I also am not sold on whether this is appropriate for the back-stabbing, chaotic drow on a fluff-side. -Demonic Consular: When your quasit communes […]

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  • The Rise of the Drow Trilogy Kickstarter by Adventureaweek.com just went live.  So, what’s all the fuss about?   Here’s Stephen Yeardley (co-author of RotD) to tell you a bit more! Adventureaweek.com puts out a new D&D 3.5 and Pathfinder Role-playing game compatible adventure every single week. In 2012 we released a popular and critically acclaimed trilogy called Rise of the Drow, but it’s only available in PDF format. We’d like your help to transform this into a single fully illustrated, full color, premium edition hardback book with loads of expanded content. Even if you aren’t familiar with the Rise of the Drow trilogy, you can grab an introductory pdf adventure to get in on the action and help do your […]

    Rise of the Drow Kickstarter

    The Rise of the Drow Trilogy Kickstarter by Adventureaweek.com just went live.  So, what’s all the fuss about?   Here’s Stephen Yeardley (co-author of RotD) to tell you a bit more! Adventureaweek.com puts out a new D&D 3.5 and Pathfinder Role-playing game compatible adventure every single week. In 2012 we released a popular and critically acclaimed trilogy called Rise of the Drow, but it’s only available in PDF format. We’d like your help to transform this into a single fully illustrated, full color, premium edition hardback book with loads of expanded content. Even if you aren’t familiar with the Rise of the Drow trilogy, you can grab an introductory pdf adventure to get in on the action and help do your […]

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  • Hej everybody, Today I’m going to take a look at the furious finale to Adventureaweek.com’s Rise of the Drow Trilogy,   Rise of the Drow III: Usurper of Souls The final installment of the “Rise of the Drow”-trilogy clocks in at a whopping 252 pages, 1 front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages ToC, 8 pages of very readable and informative bios of the AaW-team, 1 page SRD, leaving us with a whopping 239 pages of content. Not bad! This being the review to the conclusion of the final installment of AaW’s Rise of the Drow-Saga and sequel to one of the best underdark adventures I’ve read in quite a while, the following contains SPOILERS and for your own sake, […]

    Rise of the Drow III: Usurper of Souls

    Hej everybody, Today I’m going to take a look at the furious finale to Adventureaweek.com’s Rise of the Drow Trilogy,   Rise of the Drow III: Usurper of Souls The final installment of the “Rise of the Drow”-trilogy clocks in at a whopping 252 pages, 1 front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages ToC, 8 pages of very readable and informative bios of the AaW-team, 1 page SRD, leaving us with a whopping 239 pages of content. Not bad! This being the review to the conclusion of the final installment of AaW’s Rise of the Drow-Saga and sequel to one of the best underdark adventures I’ve read in quite a while, the following contains SPOILERS and for your own sake, […]

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  • Hej everybody, Today it is my pleasure not only to review the second part of AdventureaWeek.com‘s Rise of the Drow Trilogy, but also introduce you to what might very well be the best underdark module released so far for PFRPG. Without further ado:   Rise of the Drow II: Scourge of Embla This module is 84 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving a total of 80 pages of content, so let’s check this out! The trade city of Embla is perhaps the most ingenious dwarven city I’ve ever seen – built into vast so-called Gonjolas, crystals suspended from vast chains and connected by suspension bridges – I expected much, but […]

    Rise of the Drow II: Scourge of Embla

    Hej everybody, Today it is my pleasure not only to review the second part of AdventureaWeek.com‘s Rise of the Drow Trilogy, but also introduce you to what might very well be the best underdark module released so far for PFRPG. Without further ado:   Rise of the Drow II: Scourge of Embla This module is 84 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving a total of 80 pages of content, so let’s check this out! The trade city of Embla is perhaps the most ingenious dwarven city I’ve ever seen – built into vast so-called Gonjolas, crystals suspended from vast chains and connected by suspension bridges – I expected much, but […]

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  • Hej everybody! How better than to delve into a series of reviews than with an epic trilogy? The Adventureaweek.com-crew has recently launched their first multiple module spanning epic, the Rise of the Drow and today, I’m going to take a look at Part 1!  Rise of The Drow I: Descent into the Underworld This pdf is 121 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving a whopping 116 pages of content, so let’s check this out! This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players might wish to jump to the conclusion. All right, still here? The underdark is boiling from the flames of war – Maelora […]

    Rise of The Drow I: Descent into the Underworld

    Hej everybody! How better than to delve into a series of reviews than with an epic trilogy? The Adventureaweek.com-crew has recently launched their first multiple module spanning epic, the Rise of the Drow and today, I’m going to take a look at Part 1!  Rise of The Drow I: Descent into the Underworld This pdf is 121 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving a whopping 116 pages of content, so let’s check this out! This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players might wish to jump to the conclusion. All right, still here? The underdark is boiling from the flames of war – Maelora […]

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  • the Fellowship of Lightning Chapter 2 The day prior was a long day and there was no reason to believe this day would be different. “There’s a big job today, a chance to make our names known to the powerful of Waterdeep.” As Morin prayed Queless took a short walk by the waterfront collecting his thoughts. There was a mystery on his hands, in a short period of time undead had ‘sprouted’ in three different locations. First Vendall’s, then Aurora’s, now the city council. What was the common thread? These necromantic items retrieved from the sites were his only clues so far. Perhaps going back to search again will reveal more in the light of day with fresh eyes, Queless […]

    Fellowship of Lightning #2

    the Fellowship of Lightning Chapter 2 The day prior was a long day and there was no reason to believe this day would be different. “There’s a big job today, a chance to make our names known to the powerful of Waterdeep.” As Morin prayed Queless took a short walk by the waterfront collecting his thoughts. There was a mystery on his hands, in a short period of time undead had ‘sprouted’ in three different locations. First Vendall’s, then Aurora’s, now the city council. What was the common thread? These necromantic items retrieved from the sites were his only clues so far. Perhaps going back to search again will reveal more in the light of day with fresh eyes, Queless […]

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  • ..and now for something completely different! The Fellowship of Lightning was a group of heroes in an AD&D 2nd edition – Forgotten Realms game I used to run.  The main character and leader of the group was a unique fellow indeed; An adopted Drow raised as a farmer in Shadowdale- Queless wielded the pitchform (or later the Trident since it was quite similar).  With the accent of the Dalelands and dealing with recently murdered human parents Queless ventured out into the world eventually finding himself in Waterdeep.  At this point in the game the player and I (all that was left of the party) realized that getting together for a game was becoming near impossible so we decided to run […]

    Fellowship of Lighting #1

    ..and now for something completely different! The Fellowship of Lightning was a group of heroes in an AD&D 2nd edition – Forgotten Realms game I used to run.  The main character and leader of the group was a unique fellow indeed; An adopted Drow raised as a farmer in Shadowdale- Queless wielded the pitchform (or later the Trident since it was quite similar).  With the accent of the Dalelands and dealing with recently murdered human parents Queless ventured out into the world eventually finding himself in Waterdeep.  At this point in the game the player and I (all that was left of the party) realized that getting together for a game was becoming near impossible so we decided to run […]

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