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Limitless Encounters vol. 1 in Print

Posted in D&D 5e, D&D Fifth Edition, D&D Next, Dungeons and Dragons, Limitless-Adventures.com with tags , , , , on November 14, 2016 by boccobsblog

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Limitless Adventures 

Limitless-Adventures was created as a way for busy DMs to liven up their campaigns, and generally reduce the burden of game prep. We specialize in DM-friendly products that minimize your prep so you can spend more time at the table playing and less time writing. Since the launch of our website, Limitless-Adventures.com has offered high-quality 5e gaming products in a digital medium. Now we’re ready to offer our products in print.

Our First Kickstarter

On November 14th, we will launch our first Kickstarter campaign with Limitless Encounters vol. 1, a collection of our first 15 Limitless Encounters products. The roughly 200-page soft cover book will contain:

  • 150 fully detailed D&D 5e encounters set in 12 different environments
  • OGL stat blocks for all monsters
  • Creative, CR appropriate treasure
  • 451 Further Adventure™ writing prompts

Limitless Encounters vol. 1 is available in an economical black and white format, a deluxe full- color format, or as a full-color PDF. All printing and order fulfillment will be handled by Ka-Blam, a digital printing house with over a decade of experience and multiple Kickstarter campaigns under their belt. Shipping is available to any country in the world.

The Limitless Design Team

Every member of our design team has been gaming for over twenty years and played through every edition of the world’s first fantasy roleplaying game (seriously, we can’t even use the abbreviation? no? OK), and despite hectic lives, manages to game together every Tuesday.

FlatCon 2016

Posted in Conventions, D&D Fifth Edition, D&D Next, Dungeons and Dragons, Limitless-Adventures.com, Uncategorized with tags , , , on October 20, 2016 by boccobsblog

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October 21 – 23, 2016

Every year, hundreds of gamers from near and far gather at FlatCon for, as we say, “Three Days of Dice-Rollin’, Mini-Bashin’, Nacho-Eatin’, Friend-Fraggin’, Gaming Fun!” We play a multitude of games including board games, RPGs including Pathfinder organized play, miniature games like Warhammer, Star Wars minis, and historical minis, “homebrew” games, and many more.

Probably the coolest part about FlatCon is that all proceeds of the con are donated to Gamers For Life – a Relay for Life team.

Limitless Adventures will be present in the vendor area, as well as running the following games:

Other Flatcon vendors include, but aren’t limited to:

It should be a great con. If you’re looking for a game this weekend, don’t hesitate to join us.

The Pilgrimage – Lake Geneva, WI

Posted in Dungeons and Dragons, Limitless-Adventures.com with tags , , , , on October 13, 2016 by boccobsblog

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I’ve been playing D&D for about 25 years. When we were still playing second edition, I would look at the TSR address on the back of my game books and think that Lake Geneva wasn’t that far away from my home in Illinois. I dreamed of visiting TSR, maybe pitching a few ideas and rolling some dice with the designers. This summer I was lucky enough to finally make the pilgrimage to the birth place of Dungeons and Dragons.

As I drove to the, I noticed that we were on county road DD, and that made me smile. I wanted to pull over and slap an ampersand sticker on every sign we passed. The area around Lake Geneva is beautiful, rolling hills, green fields, trees and lakes. It honestly reminded me of Tolkien’s descriptions of the Shire. It is an area that would spark anyone’s imagination.

Downtown Lake Geneva is an extremely cool town, beautiful lake front mansions, interesting shops, and dozens of great restaurants. Prior to my visit I inquired about what TSR era landmarks still existed on the GP Adventures Old School Roleplaying Group on Facebook and got several helpful responses immediately. Among other community members, Gary’s son’s, Luke and Ernie were especially helpful feeding me addresses and advice by FB message during my stay.

First Stop – Angel of the Waters Fountain

This fountain is a replica of one found in Central Park, New York. On the bricks around the fountain are messages from family and friends honoring those that have passed away. Gary has a stone here placed by his loved ones (pictured above).

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Next Stop – Popeyes

Luke Gygax told me that if you visit Lake Geneva, you have to eat at Popeye’s (no, not the fast food place). The food is amazing, try the roasted chicken. Popeye’s has a small BBQ shed next to the restaurant where they rotisserie several chickens at the same time over charcoal.

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Horticultural Hall

The Horticultural Hall was the site of the first official Gen Con in 1968 (many gamers cite Gygax’s home as the site of Gen Con 0 in 1967).

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Please ignore the dashingly handsome warlock in the pic, he photo bombed me… I dont know him

Dungeon Hobby Shop

Now an ice cream parlor, the Dungeon Hobby Shop was a store owned by Gygax, served as the headquarters for TSR in the early days, and was managed by Ernie Gygax.

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Gary’s Homes

I was also able to see the Gygax family home, and Gary’s home at the time he passed away. Out of respect for the Gygax family and the current occupants I won’t post any images.

Lake Geneva is a great town, and I highly recommend it as a travel destination to gamers and non-gamers alike. One thing that did bother me though, there are no markers (with the exception of the stone pictured above), no plaques, no D&D shirts in the souvenir shops. Lake Geneva is the birthplace of role-playing games – an amazing, life-changing, innovative, and infinitely creative subculture, and it should be made more apparent to visitors. Luckily for me, the gamers in that community reached out with addresses, history, and even offers to personally escort me around town.

To show your respect and support of Gary and Dave’s legacy, please consider attending Gary Con and/or donating to the Gary Gygax Memorial Fund.

Geeks New England

Posted in D&D 5e, D&D Fifth Edition, D&D Next, Dungeons and Dragons, Limitless-Adventures.com, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on October 7, 2016 by boccobsblog

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Recently I had the pleasure of working with the folks from Geeks New England. GNE is a high-quality blog and very entertaining live-play podcast. In the last episode, GNE played through one of our Haunted Encounters in their “The Secrets of the Lionheart Inn” episode.

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According to GNE’s DM, Jeff Venancio:

Legends from Aeramis is a D&D actual play podcast, run using the fifth edition ruleset for Dungeons and Dragons.  Join Camden, the blood hunter whose hands are always hidden within gauntlets of steel, Leander, the “lawful evil” cleric with a likely unhealthy obsession with death, Talia, the ranger with a painful past and her alcohol-loving wolf Nova, and Evathon, the wild-child druid who only has only recently attempted to rejoin society.  These heroes travel across the land of Aeramis, seeking coin and working to protect the world from the newly re-emerged self-christened “Black King.”  Legends from Aeramis is available on iTunes and YouTube, and on geeksnewengland.org.  Go Like their Facebook page for information pertaining to episode releases.

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The Legends from Aeramis party

GNE can be found on their website, Facebook, and Twitter. We suggest you check them out! I mean they have a wolf with a drinking problem! What other podcast can boast that?

Download high-quality, low cost D&D 5e gaming materials at out store, Limitless-Adventures.com

 

Storm King’s Thunder Reviewed

Posted in D&D Fifth Edition, D&D Next, Dungeons and Dragons, Product Review with tags , , , , , , on September 2, 2016 by boccobsblog

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This is a spoiler free review. I have read the book, but not DM’d the adventure yet.

From Wizards:

Giants have emerged from their strongholds to threaten civilization as never before. Hill giants are stealing all the grain and livestock they can while stone giants have been scouring settlements that have been around forever. Fire giants are press-ganging the smallfolk into the desert, while frost giant longships have been pillaging along the Sword Coast. Even the elusive cloud giants have been witnessed, their wondrous floating cities appearing above Waterdeep and Baldur’s Gate. Where is the storm giant King Hekaton, who is tasked with keeping order among the giants?

The humans, dwarves, elves, and other small folk of the Sword Coast will be crushed underfoot from the onslaught of these giant foes. The only chance at survival is for the small folk to work together to investigate this invasion and harness the power of rune magic, the giants’ weapon against their ancient enemy the dragons. The only way the people of Faerun can restore order is to use the giants’ own power against them.

Our Thoughts:

The Good

  • The Art is amazing
  • The story is well thought out
  • The plot connects to all 5e published adventures (even MoP)

The Badass

  • A lot of fleshed out NPCs that could be reskinned for other campaigns.
  • The body count is high, really high

The Ugly

  • No player content
  • A lot of plots and NPCs (not George RR Martin level, but close)

All in all this is a solid campaign. There are quests and side quests to keep your party busy, and the art and cartography are beautiful. But, while I understand we’ve moved away from the days of splat books and endless feats, a few new spells, backgrounds, and player options go a long way.

Want to expand your SKT campaign even further?

Check out our SKT Encounters on DM’s Guild. You wont need to look up stats or roll treasure. Download 10 encounters, 30 further adventure hooks, and a new monster.

Visit our D&D 5e store for high quality, low priced products!

Download the Oath Bound Blade Free!

Posted in D&D 5e, D&D Fifth Edition, D&D Next, Dungeons and Dragons, Uncategorized with tags , , , on August 2, 2016 by boccobsblog

Limitless Exclusive

The Oath Bound Blade – This is a sample of a new product line of unique magical items we’re considering. This month’s freebie outlines a sword for a paladin that scales from level 1 to level 17+. The item grows and evolves as the paladin gains levels, staying relevant throughout the campaign. Did we mention that it’s totally free for download?

Visit Limitless Adventures for affordable, high-quality D&D Quest Ideas!

New Products from Limitless Adventures

Posted in D&D 5e, D&D Fifth Edition, D&D Next, Dungeons and Dragons, Uncategorized with tags , , , on August 1, 2016 by boccobsblog

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Decrease Your Prep Time with New Products from Limitless Adventures

Underdark Encounters – Ten D&D 5e random encounters set in the deadly subterranean realms of the Underdark. This is our second product through the Dungeon Master’s Guild. While the majority of our products will still be offered on our website, DM’s Guild allows us an opportunity to use monsters, places, and NPCs that are normally not available to us under the terms of the Open Game License, like the Underdark.

Arcane Quarter – this Limitless Location is comprised of ten places in the magic district of a city. Each location has a detailed NPC, hooks for further D&D adventures (30 total), and in the case of the shops, products for sale. The Arcane Quarter can be attached to an existing setting in your game world, or combined with other Limitless Locations to create a unique city.

Limitless Backgrounds: Acolyte – this new line of adventures is written to incorporate your players’ backgrounds as seeds for adventure. These quests will draw upon skills and tools gained by the character in the days before they became an adventurer.

Check out Limitless Adventures for affordable, exciting D&D 5e quest ideas!

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