Dragonshorn Studios, OGL, and the future

As you probably know by now, Wizards of the Coasts are meddling with OGL, the license that allows publishers like us to publish 5th and 3rd-edition compatible material (and much more). WotC are trying to deauthorize OGL 1.0a and push a new license version. While we do not know how it will end up looking – the recently presented OGL 1.2 seems less harsh than previous leaks, and the moving of some parts of 5th edition rules to CC seems a decent move – we want to be able to bring adventures, encounters, and items to you. We also know about ORC and that a large group of publishers is working on an alternative to OGL (us included!).

Because of that, we are diversifying and making our content available in even more TTRPG systems, so no matter what happens, we will be able to bring new stories to you.

Legacies of the Dragon and System Agnostic Adventures

Because of recent events, we do not know what the future will bring. We, however, know that we can do something to make our adventures future-proof – and we are launching Legacies of the Dragon, our system-agnostic framework for writing (and running) adventures. You may have seen it already in some of our books where we experimented with it – Encounters Vol. VII, Rhaxir’s Lost Treasures and the re-edition of In the Court of the Frozen Queen.

Legacies of the Dragon is meant to make the adventures easier to run in any fantasy TTRPG system. The framework is designed so each skill challenge, trap, and puzzle is easy to convert to the system of your choice. 

In most cases, if licenses allow, we will include the essential bits in the adventure itself – like converted statblocks, magic items, and tables for the most popular systems (5th edition, 3rd edition, and Pathfinder Second Edition). We also provide ready-to-use conversion guides for several systems that will help you convert the adventure when playing in person – even if the adventure does not contain pre-converted elements.

Adventures that use the Legacies of the Dragon framework will use the Legacies of the Dragon logo at the top instead of our usual Dragonshorn Tales one.

Legacies of the Dragon logo, which you will find on top of our system-agnostic adventures

Pathfinder Compatibility

As a part of the Legacies of the Dragon initiative, we also are taking part in Pathfinder Compatibility Program. All our adventures, starting with Splintered Pyramid (out early February 2023), will be fully Pathfinder Second Edition Compatible – from the PDFs to Foundry VTT modules. If you play Pathfinder Second Edition, you will see a familiar logo on the cover.

The Trampling Charge – Exclusive Encounter – Download – November 2022

Below you can find Patreon exclusive files for The Trampling Charge encounter – PDF with the encounter, code to download the encounter in Dragonshorn Encounter Browser for Foundry VTT, and EncounterPlus module file.

Foundry Module

To install this encounter in Foundry VTT, install Dragonshorn Encounter Browser first (see instructions here). Then open Encounter Browser and enter the following code to download the encounter.

Code: the-trampling-charge-m8oc4S

EncounterPlus Module

You can grab the Encounter+ Module from the Encounter+ sections on the Rewards Page!

The Trampling Charge – Exclusive Encounter – November 2022

The usual silence of the savannah is broken by the loud cries of birds that try to run away from the jungle. A moment later, the sound of broken branches and loud thumps of heavy feet can be heard from the jungle direction, and three large animals break through the treeline, charging at you!

The Trampling Charge is a combat encounter for parties at level 3 (level 2 in 3rd edition) featuring a new monster with art by Ayatee!

Get the Encounter

If you are a Patron you can get this Encounter as PDF, and as Foundry Tabletop and Encounter+ modules in a separate post.

Blades of the Swordsage – Ayatee’s Artifacts – November/December 2022

“You say you know everything about swords? That only tells me that you know nothing.”

This small collection of sword was drawn by Ayatee as a part of Swordtember 2022, and now they land in your hands, designed and stated for both 5th and 3rd editions!

Below you can find Patreon exclusive PDF with all the swords!

Foundry VTT Version

You can get access to the item by installing Dragonshorn Items Browser. For more information about the browser here.

Abyssal Bow – Ayatee’s Artifacts – Download

Below you can find Patreon exclusive files for Abyssal Bow – card sized images, and links to Patreon exclusive modules for Foundry VTT and Encounter+ containing the item.

Foundry VTT and Encounter+ Versions

You can get access to the item by installing Dragonshorn Items Browser. For more information about the browser here.

Encounter+ version will be released at a later date.

Abyssal Bow – Ayatee’s Artifacts

This longbow is made of a weird material that looks like an abyssal rock but is flexible as ironwood. The spikes growing from the limbs of the bow are sharp – and covered in blood.

You have a +1 bonus to Attack and Damage Rolls made with this weapon. This bow can be used as a two-handed melee weapon, dealing 5 (1d10) piercing damage.

Enemy of the devils. Hitting a devil with an arrow shoot from this bow deals additional 4 (1d8) damage to the creature. Hitting a devil with the bow itself deals additional 5 (1d10) damage to the creature.

Abyssal origin. While in Abyss, you have a +2 bonus to Attack and Damage Rolls made with this weapon.

Get the Item

If you are a Patron you can get additional versions of this item: poker cards sized images, and as Foundry Tabletop and Encounter+ modules in a separate post.

The Game Corner – Exclusive Encounter – Download – October 2022

Below you can find Patreon exclusive files for The Game Corner encounter – PDF with the encounter, code to download the encounter in Dragonshorn Encounter Browser for Foundry VTT, and EncounterPlus module file.

Foundry Module

To install this encounter in Foundry VTT, install Dragonshorn Encounter Browser first (see instructions here). Then open Encounter Browser and enter the following code to download the encounter.

Code: the-game-corner-EqYmjq

EncounterPlus Module

EncounterPlus module is attached to this post! Download it and open in EncounterPlus to install.

The Game Corner – Exclusive Encounter with Metidating Munky- October 2022

A young man is standing in front of the entrance of a small shop in the city center, shouting, “Come on in! Only one shot is between you and a fabulous prize!” Will you try your luck?

The Game Corner is urban combat and social-based encounter for parties at level 5 (level 6 in 3.5 edition) featuring a new item with art by Ayatee and a map from Meditating Munky!

Get the Encounter

If you are a Patron you can get this Encounter as PDF, and as Foundry Tabletop and Encounter+ modules in a separate post.

Two-Faced Luck – Ayatee’s Artifacts – Download

Below you can find Patreon exclusive files for Two-Faced Luck – card sized images, and links to Patreon exclusive modules for Foundry VTT and Encounter+ containing the item.

Foundry VTT and Encounter+ Versions

You can get access to the item by installing Dragonshorn Items Browser. For more information about the browser here.

Encounter+ version will be released at a later date.

Two-Faced Luck – Ayatee’s Artifacts

This two-colored longsword feels like the luckiest blade ever made in one instance, just to feel like the worst sword ever created a moment later.

You have a +1 bonus to Attack and Damage Rolls made with this weapon.

Tough Luck. When you roll natural 20 on Attack Roll made with this sword, you have a 50% chance of missing and a 50% chance of dealing additional 1d8 damage (multiplied by the critical damage roll).

Lucky Strike. When you roll natural 1 on Attack Roll made with this sword, you have a 50% chance of missing and hurting yourself (dealing 2d8 damage) and a 50% chance of hitting the enemy, just as if you succeeded on the Attack Roll.

Cursed. This item is cursed. Identifying revelals only positive effects.

Get the Item

If you are a Patron you can get additional versions of this item: poker cards sized images, and as Foundry Tabletop and Encounter+ modules in a separate post.