Quicksilver: the mystical name for mundane mercury. Brimstone: the spiritual name for standard sulfur. But having alternative alchemical appelations is not the only thing these two elements have in common.
Of all the monsters we’ve dealt with, none is more deadly serious than the flumph. And no, this has nothing to do with the date.
Alchemy appears in a lot of fantasy games based on Dungeons & Dragons. Funnily enough, it only barely appears in D&D though. And that has led to a lot of confusion. But that’s okay, because the history of alchemy is pretty confusing too.
Winter has come. It has finally come to the Windy City just as it finally came to Westeros. Fortunately, we haven’t had dire wolves in Chicago in 10,000.
Every adventure begins with rats. Swarms of rats, giant rats, and dire rats. But this is the story about how a real life variety of rats got misnamed. Because of British history.
What’s the secret history of the otyugh in D&D? There isn’t one. So we had to fill this episode with a lot of s$&%. Literally.
It can be hard to figure out how some weird monsters got into D&D in the first place. For example, who would guess that the bulette is only in D&D because of an economic collapse in 1873?
Sometimes the weird is bonkers. And sometimes it’s just incongruous. Like the backwards-handed cat demons of Dungeons & Dragons.