Varnek the Craven Necromancer – BBEG / NPC

Varnek is a cunning necromancer who poses a significant threat to the adventurers, utilizing both his dark powers and psychological manipulation to challenge them at every turn. The provided tactics and interactions offer a roadmap for bringing Varnek to life in your campaign, presenting opportunities for engaging encounters and memorable role-playing moments.


10 Lighthearted Quest Ideas

Looking for ways to add whimsy and wonder to your role-playing games? Look no further! This article brings together 10 lighthearted quests that are perfect for younger players or those seeking a lighter tone. With its charming setting, delightful challenges, and call to action, this article is a must-read for any Dungeon Master looking to spice up their game.


Character Alignments: Why They Are Excluded

Forget rigid alignments. Here in Cresthaven, heroism is a tapestry woven from deeds, not labels. A hero might possess a ruthless streak or a thirst for glory, but they'll never stoop to preying on the innocent. Their path may be unconventional, their choices sometimes questionable, but their actions ultimately tip the scales towards a better world.


Rules Updates and Clarifications

Added to the Combat and Playing the Game sections, these optional rules include using obstacles for cover, light conditions affecting gameplay, and detailed terrain interactions, all aimed at enriching combat with strategic environmental consideration.


Why Aren’t There Evil Monster Ancestries in CresthavenRPG? (And Why You Might Allow Them Anyway)

In crafting CresthavenRPG, I filled its world with a diverse array of inhabitants, including humans, elves, dwarves, and other fantastical races. However, one noticeable absence was the lack of monstrous options like goblins, orcs, or demons. This led me to ponder: why weren't evil monster ancestries a fundamental aspect of CresthavenRPG? From the outset, I…


Encounter: Jungle Whispers

"Jungle Whispers" is an encounter designed for four characters of level 2. It presents a challenging mix of combat, environmental hazards, and potential for role-playing, suitable for a party ready to tackle their first foray into the depths of a treacherous and rain-soaked jungle. Read to players: As the ceaseless rain of the jungle intensifies,…


Giant Spiders of Cresthaven

Deep within the dark caverns of outside the Village of Cresthaven, brave adventurers awaken entangled in the sticky embrace of giant spiderwebs. With time running out and the threat of monstrous arachnids looming, they must navigate the pitch-black labyrinth, battling for their very survival.


King’s Fell

King's Fell, the colossal gothic airship, loomed above, an enigmatic presence in the sky. Its ancient hull, a mix of ruin and fortress, held the secrets of a forgotten era. The eerie glow of arcane energy emanated from ornate spires, casting long shadows across the land. A kingdom in the sky, ruled by the enigmatic "King of the Sky", inspiring awe and fear in equal measure.