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 13 August, 2006

Look to Catherine and Julie's 
3.5E D&D Campaign
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From the Forgotten Realms Adventures book:

"King's Tears: Sometimes called Frozen Tears or Lich Weepings, these gems are known only in the Realms, and are rare there. Clear, teardrop-shaped, smooth surfaced, and awesomely hard ... these stones are said to be the crystallized tears of long-dead necromancer kings. In each gem can be seen that which the weeping king loved long ago: in some, women; in some, lands now lost and forgotten or greatly changed with time; in some, dreams...."

Welcome!

Hi!  Welcome to Catherine's D&D fan-site; King's Tears: D&D Campaigns.  

Both my husband, Scot, and I have been playing D&D since the early 1980's.  We play games at the local game club, the SIUC Strategic Games Society, and Castle Perilous, the local game store with friends.  We have a some ideas that we would like to share.

Wow!  Sometimes I'm amazed at the amount of time that passes between updates to the website.  Life is frequently busy, and I tend to put the time into the games I play, rather than into the upkeep of the site.  However, I would like to keep some of the things I've offered in the past available to fellow surfers looking for some ideas.  For those who are interested in what's actually happening at my game table, see the message board link at the top of the page.  While I love to game, there's not always something happening, but then sometimes, for months on end, there is!

Order of the Stick

I invite you to take a look at Rich Burlew's comic Order of the Stick. My friend Jane tuned me onto the web comic a while ago; I had some catching up to do, as a new strip is published more than once a week.  But that was all right, as I find the material very funny.  It's about the adventures of a typical D&D party, called the Order of the Stick.  They've been updated (the party, that is) to 3.5E and they do a bit of meta-gaming.  My favorite is #150, the best argument I've seen from a dwarven fighter in a long time. The comic is just one of the features at the Giants in the Playground gamesite.

Navigation/What's on the site

Use the buttons on the left* to take you to various areas of the site.  Many pages will have some description of what follows in the main body of the page.

bulletForgotten Realms: There is general FR material here for players to reference.
bulletGoodies:  Stuff for DMs to use: Magic Items, Treasure Lists, Mage and Scribe Guilds. 
bulletI've got a page here for Scott Bennie's Mulhorandi goodies!
bulletI've got a page here for Michael J.N. Arellano Maztican Human Regional articles, too!
bulletCampaign: Basic campaign information. 
bulletAbout this Site: Table of Contents, Biography, and Glossary.
bulletEssays:  Rants and ideas that I need to share.
bulletDownloads**:  Programs and forms that I use; you might like them, too!
bulletLinks: Links to interesting sites around the web.  Updated links, cleaned out the dead ones, and added a couple. (As of Aug 10, 2006)

*For those familiar with FrontPage, I moved the top banner links to the left.  
  On this page it causes some redundancy but on following pages this problem clears up.

**This section is outdated, but may be mildly interesting.

A note about links you'll find around this site:

You will find links all over this site: in the margins, in text, as buttons and icons, and in the bulleted sections.  I try to follow some basic patterns with the links:

bulletLinks in the margins and in the navigation descriptions and will take you from the page you are on to the linked page on my site, and the Off Site Links buttons and icons will open new windows to those sites.
bulletI recommend that you use these links, and check the margins for additional links.  I try to keep the text updated, but sometimes I add pages and miss getting the text links updated.
bulletLinks in regular text will either open a new window to the referenced material if the material is off site or take you to the linked page if that page is on my site. 
bulletLinks on the Links pages will take you off my site completely to the linked sites, so be sure to bookmark my home page to come back another day.

If any material on this site violates any person's or company's copyright, 
please let me know what I can do to correct the situation.

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This page designed and written by Catherine Keene, unless otherwise stated. 2001-2005.
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This page was updated on Sunday, August 13, 2006