Tales From the Yawning Portal

Tales From the Yawning Portal

The seeds of these stories now rest in your hands. D&D's most storied dungeons are now part of your modern repertoire of adventures. Enjoy, and remember to keep a few spare character sheets handy.

Author: Dungeons & Dragons

Publisher: Wizards of the Coast

ISBN: 9780786966097

Category: Games & Activities

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Within this tome are seven of the most compelling dungeons from the 40+ year history of Dungeons & Dragons. Some are classics that have hosted an untold number of adventurers, while others are some of the most popular adventures ever printed. The seeds of these stories now rest in your hands. D&D's most storied dungeons are now part of your modern repertoire of adventures. Enjoy, and remember to keep a few spare character sheets handy. DREAD TALES TOLD IN THE DEAD OF NIGHT When the shadows grow long in Waterdeep and the fireplace in the taproom of the Yawning Portal dims to a deep crimson glow, adventurers from across the Forgotten Realms, and even from other worlds, spin tales and spread rumors of dark dungeons and lost treasures. Some of the yarns overheard by Durnan, the barkeep of the Yawning Portal, are inspired by places and events in far-flung lands from across the D&D multiverse, and these tales have been collected into a single volume. For use with the fifth edition Player's Handbook®, Monster Manual®, and Dungeon Master's Guide®, this book provides fans with adventures, magic items and deadly monsters, all of which have been updated to the fifth edition rules. Explore seven deadly dungeons in this adventure supplement for the world's greatest roleplaying game. Tales from the Yawning Portal Includes the Following Adventures: Against the Giants Dead in Thay Forge of Fury Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan Sunless Citadel Tomb of Horrors White Plume Mountain
Categories: Games & Activities

Dungeons Dragons Art Arcana

Dungeons   Dragons Art   Arcana

The Curse of Strahd, Princes of the Apocalypse (aka ElementalEvil), Tales of the Yawning Portal, Tomb of Annihilation, and others, which revive.classicadventuresfrom assorted realms, all look inspirationally to the pastwhile ...

Author: Michael Witwer

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 9780399580956

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 448

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An illustrated guide to the history and evolution of the beloved role-playing game told through the paintings, sketches, illustrations, and visual ephemera behind its creation, growth, and continued popularity. FINALIST FOR THE HUGO AWARD • FINALIST FOR THE LOCUS AWARD • NOMINATED FOR THE DIANA JONES AWARD From one of the most iconic game brands in the world, this official DUNGEONS & DRAGONS illustrated history provides an unprecedented look at the visual evolution of the brand, showing its continued influence on the worlds of pop culture and fantasy. Inside the book, you’ll find more than seven hundred pieces of artwork—from each edition of the core role-playing books, supplements, and adventures; as well as Forgotten Realms and Dragonlance novels; decades of Dragon and Dungeon magazines; and classic advertisements and merchandise; plus never-before-seen sketches, large-format canvases, rare photographs, one-of-a-kind drafts, and more from the now-famous designers and artists associated with DUNGEONS & DRAGONS. The superstar author team gained unparalleled access to the archives of Wizards of the Coast and the personal collections of top collectors, as well as the designers and illustrators who created the distinctive characters, concepts, and visuals that have defined fantasy art and gameplay for generations. This is the most comprehensive collection of D&D imagery ever assembled, making this the ultimate collectible for the game's millions of fans around the world.
Categories: Games & Activities

Dread Trident

Dread Trident

This mechanism of an inn through which player-characters may jaunt to the differing campaign worlds emerged again in 5e, with the publication of Tales from the Yawning Portal (2017). This adventure gametext combines several iconic, ...

Author: Curtis D. Carbonell

Publisher: Liverpool Science Fiction Texts & Studies

ISBN: 9781789620573

Category: Fantasy games

Page: 258

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Dread Trident examines the rise of imaginary worlds in tabletop role-playing games (TRPGs), such as Dungeons and Dragons. With the combination of analog and digital mechanisms, from traditional books to the internet, new ways of engaging the fantastic have become increasingly realized in recent years, and this book seeks an understanding of this phenomenon within the discourses of trans- and posthumanism, as well as within a gameist mode. The book explores a number of case studies of foundational TRPGs. Dungeons and Dragons provides an illustration of pulp-driven fantasy, particularly in the way it harmonizes its many campaign settings into a functional multiverse. It also acts as a supreme example of depth within its archive of official and unofficial published material, stretching back four decades. Warhammer 40k and the Worlds of Darkness present an interesting dialogue between Gothic and science-fantasy elements. The Mythos of HP Lovecraft also features prominently in the book as an example of a realized world that spans the literary and gameist modes. Realized fantasy worlds are becoming ever more popular as a way of experiencing a touch of the magical within modern life. Reworking Northrop Frye's definition of irony, Dread Trident theorizes an ironic understanding of this process and in particular of its embodied forms.
Categories: Fantasy games

TALES FROM THE PORTAL

TALES FROM THE PORTAL

Aarious asked still yawning? “We have been offered a ride to Ironstone Mountain.” “With who?” Asked Jason. “With the man you saw in the corner last night. His told me that his name and trade is Smith.” “Do you trust him?” Asked Aarious.

Author: RUSSELL A RICE

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 9783743895300

Category: Fiction

Page: 324

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As one of the sun's light beams shown down through the golden autumn trees, he noticed a very small dot of a target, straight ahead of him. He quickly drew an arrow from the quiver, nocked it and let it fly. The arrow hissed through the cool autumn air, but suddenly, just when he had expected it to hit the mark; He instead heard a horrifying scream that made him flinch and lose track of where the arrow had gone. Jason's heart pounded in his throat, and he stood perfectly still, for what seemed to be an eternity. He listened and watched but nothing moved. There were no sounds at all. Had he killed an animal? For once he wished he were not all alone in the woods. After a moment or two, when his heart finally returned to a more normal beat, he cautiously approached the area where the arrow had vanished. The moment he stepped into the vicinity of his last target, the hair on the back of his neck stood on end. The leaves rustled before him in an odd breeze as a large dark circle suddenly appeared before him.
Categories: Fiction

Waterdeep

Waterdeep

Yawning Portal” was a tonguein-cheek reference to the tendency of those who indulged in the tavern's fare to tell tall tales. But the name also referred to a deep shaft, resembling an indoor well, which led into the caverns beneath ...

Author: Troy Denning

Publisher: Wizards of the Coast

ISBN: 9780786961641

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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An all-new digital version of the New York Times best-selling title. This title is the third in the popular Avatar series. At the time of its original release, this series presented key events that impacted the entire Forgotten Realms world, and the effects of those events are still felt in current novels. This re-released series will have a cohesive cover design and all-new art. This title was originally released underneath the pseudonym Richard Awlinson and was a New York Times best-seller. The Streets of Waterdeep... Where danger lurks round every corner as the avatars of the gods seek the Tablets of Fate. Where Cyric and Myrkul, god of death, plot to capture Midnight and twist the Tablets to their own dark ends, imperiling the very existence of Faerûn. Where the destiny of the world will be decided and a new pantheon of gods will rise into the heavens.
Categories: Fiction

Heads and Tales

Heads and Tales

There wasn't anybody inside , so I hesitated outside the yawning portal until the pretty Indian girl's insistent beckoning caused me to come inside and follow her . The interior of the ramshackle ...

Author: Harry Benjamin Johnson

Publisher:

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173018264131

Category: Adventure and adventurers

Page: 190

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Categories: Adventure and adventurers

The Macabre Megapack

The Macabre Megapack

25 Lost Tales from the Golden Age Erckman-Chatrian, Villiers de L'isle-Adams, Lafcadio Hearn, Moritz Jokai, ... horse and hound, dashed through the yawning portal and leaped into the midst of the glowing furnace Shrieks and yells most ...

Author: Erckman-Chatrian

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781434448286

Category: Fiction

Page: 285

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Editor Duane Parsons has assembled a treasure-trove of rare macabre stories for lovers of classic fantasy and horror. From ghosts of mind and spirit to exotic paranormal tales, each story in this volume has never before appeared in an anthology. Included are: The Silent Man, by Henry Fothergill Chorley The Strange Ormonds, by Leitch Ritchie The Mysterious Wedding: A Danish Story, by Heinrich Steffans The Burial by Fire, by Louisa Medina Hamblin The Vampyre, by Elizabeth Ellet The Sleepless Woman, by William Jerdan A Peep At Death, by Peter Von Geist Killcrop the Changeling, by Richard Thompson Carl Bluven and the Strange Mariner, by Henry David Inglis The Prediction, by George Henry Borrow The Story of the Unfinished Picture, by Charles Hooten Eule: The Emperor’s Dwarf, by John Rutter Chorley The Green Huntsman, by Joseph Holt Ingraham A Revelation of a Previous Life, by Nathaniel Parker Willis Moods of the Mind: The Old Portrait, by Emma Embury A Night on the Enchanted Mountain, by Charles Fenno Hoffman The Living Apparition, by G.P.R. James The Three Souls, by Alexander Chatrian and Emile Erckmann The Death Watch, by Luise Muhlback An Evening of Lucy Ashton’s, by Letitia Elizabeth Landon The Haunted Homestead, by Henry William Herbert The Withered Man, by William Leete Stone La Malroche, by Louisa Stuart Costello The Three Visits, by Auguste Vitu Lieutenant Castenac, by Erckman-Chatrian Torture by Hope, by Villiers de L’isle-Adams The Black Cupid, by Lafcadio Hearn The Bundle of Letters, by Moritz Jokai Nissa, by Albert Delpit The Dream, by John Galt And don't forget to search for "Megapack" in this ebook store for other volumes in the series, covering such subjects as ghost stories, vampire stories, science fiction, horror, adventure, and much, much more!
Categories: Fiction

Arthurian Tales

Arthurian Tales

Then he crost the court, And spied not any light in hall or bower, But saw the postern portal also wide Yawning; and up a slope of garden, all Of roses white and red, and brambles mixt And overgrowing them, went on, and found, Here too, ...

Author: Howard Pyle

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: EAN:8596547401278

Category: Fiction

Page: 3193

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This meticulously edited collection contains ten books of incredible & unforgettable tales of King Arthur, The Holy Grail, Sir Lancelot, Sorcerer Merlin, the Excalibur, the Legendary Camelot, Adventures of the Noble Knights of the Round Table, as well as other British Celtic Legends and Myths: King Arthur – An Introduction by H. W. Mabie Le Morte d'Arthur by Thomas Malory The Legends of King Arthur and His Knights by James Knowles King Arthur and His Knights by Maude L. Radford The Story of King Arthur and His Knights by Howard Pyle The Story of the Champions of the Round Table by Howard Pyle The Story of Sir Launcelot and His Companions by Howard Pyle Idylls of the King by Alfred Tennyson Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Richard Morris The Mabinogion Myths and Legends of the Celtic Race
Categories: Fiction

KING ARTHUR Ultimate Collection 10 Books of Myths Tales The History Behind The Legendary King and His Knights

KING ARTHUR   Ultimate Collection  10 Books of Myths  Tales   The History Behind The Legendary King and His Knights

Then he crost the court, And spied not any light in hall or bower, But saw the postern portal also wide Yawning; and up a slope of garden, all Of roses white and red, and brambles mixt And overgrowing them, went on, and found, Here too, ...

Author: Thomas Malory

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788026884026

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 3215

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King Arthur is a legendary British ruler who, according to medieval histories and romances, led the defense of Britain against Saxon invaders in the late 5th and early 6th centuries AD. This Ultimate Collection contains the most important 10 books about King Arthur, The Holy Grail, Sir Lancelot, Sorcerer Merlin, the Excalibur, the Legendary Camelot, Adventures of the Noble Knights of the Round Table, as well as other connected British Celtic Legends and Myths: King Arthur - An Introduction by H. W. Mabie Le Morte d'Arthur by Thomas Malory The Legends of King Arthur and His Knights by James Knowles King Arthur and His Knights by Maude L. Radford The Story of King Arthur and His Knights by Howard Pyle The Story of the Champions of the Round Table by Howard Pyle The Story of Sir Launcelot and His Companions by Howard Pyle Idylls of the King by Alfred Tennyson Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Richard Morris The Mabinogion Myths and Legends of the Celtic Race
Categories: Young Adult Fiction

KING ARTHUR Premium Collection 10 Books of Legends Tales The History Behind The King of Camelot and His Knights

KING ARTHUR Premium Collection  10 Books of Legends  Tales   The History Behind The King of Camelot and His Knights

Then he crost the court, And spied not any light in hall or bower, But saw the postern portal also wide Yawning; and up a slope of garden, all Of roses white and red, and brambles mixt And overgrowing them, went on, and found, Here too, ...

Author: Thomas Malory

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788027242092

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 3215

View: 877

This ebook collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. King Arthur is a legendary British ruler who, according to medieval histories and romances, led the defense of Britain against Saxon invaders in the late 5th and early 6th centuries AD. This Ultimate Collection contains the most important 10 books about King Arthur, The Holy Grail, Sir Lancelot, Sorcerer Merlin, the Excalibur, the Legendary Camelot, Adventures of the Noble Knights of the Round Table, as well as other connected British Celtic Legends and Myths: King Arthur – An Introduction by H. W. Mabie Le Morte d'Arthur by Thomas Malory The Legends of King Arthur and His Knights by James Knowles King Arthur and His Knights by Maude L. Radford The Story of King Arthur and His Knights by Howard Pyle The Story of the Champions of the Round Table by Howard Pyle The Story of Sir Launcelot and His Companions by Howard Pyle Idylls of the King by Alfred Tennyson Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Richard Morris The Mabinogion Myths and Legends of the Celtic Race
Categories: Young Adult Fiction