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Explorers Emporium Radio


Welcome Explorers and Adventurers! Explorers Emporium Radio is for listeners who enjoy the music and sounds of the Celts, Renfaires, Adventure Movies, and More. We are a community station- for current events keeping listening here. Safe travels one and all. Public safe- BMI and ASCAP Licensed Music.

Explorers Emporium Radio features delightful music from all over the world. We even have music from the Harry Potter movies, Lord of the Rings, Willy Wonka, and so much more. Great for listening tp while you work to create your next TTRPG. Have Explorers Emporium Radio playing in the background at an event. ALL FUN!

Click here to enjoy fabulous music: Explorers Emporium Radio

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20240330 Laser and 3D Designed TTRPG Terrain Coming Soon

3D Dungeon Door

Explorers Emporium has assembled two FUN videos on Candela Osbcura available on YouTube and Patreon: Explorers Emporium Shopkeeper Adventures Collection . The 3rd video of character creation is in production and should be out shortly. Another FUN part of doing these videos will be creating game terrain. Candela Obscura is very TTRPG based, but as we continue to do videos we are going to create terrain for playing and doing video production. We are currently designing Laser Cut and Etched buildings with 3D Printed integrated parts for a more efficient design and quicker production. The templets and designs will be made available to sponsoring Journeyman and Expert Members on Patreon, plus sold on Patreon and this website.

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The Shopkeeper Adventures- Candela Obscura 002

Candela Obscura 002Developing Character Roles

The Shopkeeper and Captain Skeleton- Candela Obscura 002 (Developing a Character Role- Pre-Dialogue) (Video at bottom of page)

  “What was that!”  The shopkeeper says aloud to Captain Skeleton.  “We were just talking about playing Candela Obscura, then suddenly this bellowing voice echoes in and offers to show us how to play?  STRANGE!”

  “That was a surprise,” says Captain while stroking the side of his skull with his sharpened pirate hook.

  “Do you think it is coming back?”  The Shopkeeper glanced around thinking at any moment that the massive voice will reappear.

  “Can’t say.”  The Captain joined the Shopkeeper looking around.

  “I did find the tutorial very helpful.” Captain stated this as a matter of fact.  “I am intrigued.”

  The Shopkeeper paused and considered the Captains words.  Learning how to play a new game can be intimidating.  The voice made it seem so simple.  “I agree.  I think breaking a big project down into smaller parts helps.  Then, you just take a project one part at a time until the project is finished.”

  “Right you are Shop.”  The Captain patted the Shopkeeper on the back with one of the flattened sides of his sword.  “So…  You chose the Character Role Slink Criminal.  Fitting.  Have you thought how you would like to develop your character?”

  “Not sure how to do that part, yet.  What about you being Weird Occultist?  I almost chose that one.  Glad you did, though.”  The Shopkeeper smiled.  “I think I will really enjoy playing this RPG.”

  Both the Captain and the Shopkeeper sat down and looked at their Character Role sheets.  The Shopkeeper leaned over to the Captain and showed him his sheet, “What do you suppose these diamonds and boxes are?”

  Just then a powerful voice filled the room, “You are about to find out!!!”

The Shopkeeper and Captain Skeleton- Candela Obscura 002 (Developing a Character Role- Pre-Dialogue)

The Captain and the Shopkeeper Develop their Candela Obscura Character Role Sheets
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The Shopkeeper Adventures- Candela Obscura 001

The Shopkeepers Adventures with Captain Skeleton

The Shopkeeper and Captain Skeleton

Candela Obscura  001 (Video Link at Bottom of the Page)

  “Hi Cap!  Thank you for meeting me here.”

  “Aye…  Always happy to cross swords with The Shopkeeper.”

  The Shopkeeper slides back into his chair in deep thought.  You can see his mind working on things.  Always a thinker The Shopkeeper is.

  “You and I have been through a lot over the years.”  The Shopkeeper turns his head to look at Captain Skeleton.

  “True.  True.” Captain Skeleton replies as he raises his missing skeletal hand and admires his hook.

  “I have been thinking.”  The Captain roles his eye…  When is The Shopkeeper NOT thinking?  The Shopkeeper chuckles.  “We have built and helped children’s museums.”

  “True.  True.”  Captain patiently waits for the big question.

  “We have done live shows and concerts.”  The Shopkeeper says this as his mind reaches back to all the years of struggles, work and efforts.  “They were exhausting, but so very fun.”

  “True.”  The Captain repositions himself and faces The Shopkeeper.  “The Adventurers’ Store is amazing.”

  “It is.”  The Shopkeeper says quietly.

  “We have also done hundreds, thousands, of science school programs and science workshops.”  The Shopkeeper pauses, again, then huffs.  “I am hoping to do one more great project.  Something happy.  Something good.  Something that might be there for others for a very long time.” 

  The Captain looked over at his friend.  The Shopkeeper looked tired, now.  His 60 years of life weighed down upon him, yet he still has more to give.  It never ceases to be amazing.

  The Captain spoke gently, “What do you have in mind?”

  “I think…” The Shopkeeper trailed off for a moment.  “I think I want to play Candela Obscura.”

  If Captain Skeleton could smile, he would be grinning ear to ear.  “Explorers’ Emporium Style, I am assuming.”  Explorers’ Emporium Style is a long time reference between the two of them.  It references doing something with extreme creativity while making it a wonderful learning experience for everyone.

  The Shopkeeper tilted his head towards the Captain with a kindly grin, “Explorers’ Emporium Style.”

  “Do you have a plan?” The Captain asked almost jokingly.

  “I got a plan.”  The Shopkeeper states optimistically. 

  “When do we start?”  The Captain says already knowing the answer.

  “We already have…  We already have.”

  “We have to learn the game.  We need a Game Master, too.”  Said the Captain.

  A deep voice suddenly fills the air, “I will be the Game Master!”

  Startled!  Both the Captain and The Shopkeeper look around frantically. “Uh…  Who are you?”

  “I am your Game Master!  Let’s play!” 


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Explorers Emporium Retail Shop

Explorers Emporium Store Interior Picture.

Does Explorers’ Emporium have a normal Online Retail Store? Yes. For sure. We have what we call the Adventurers Store located at: . We also have a Brick n Mortar store at: 306 S. Ironwood Dr, Apache Junction, AZ 85120. Our store provides Pathfinder, Dungeons and Dragons, Board Games, Dinosaur Fossil Casts, Renaissance Clothing and Gear, LARP supplies, Critical Role merchandise and so much more. Please follow this link- more stuff being added all the time: .

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Advantages of Map Packs

ADVENTURERS!!! We hope you are finding the Digital Download website useful. Is having the ability to download rooms, corridors and maps for use in your RPG games helpful? Yes, absolutely. It is funny…. Forty years ago, many of us DM’s and GM’s had to craft our own tiles and rooms. I, personally, used to take white paper with a straight edge ruler and draw corridors, make 1 inch squares, or whatever. Then, I would go down to the local ice cream/Thrifty store with a bunch of quarters, then use there copy machine to make more. With all this new map software, things have gotten much better. As we have mentioned, we do use Arkenforge for many of the designs.

I do enjoy creating dungeons and maps using software. I found myself re-creating the Mad Mage dungeon with all its layers. But as I finished, I came to the conclusion that I missed just placing tiles down. Most of the prep was pretty much eliminated. I no longer had to worry about the software wanting to do an update or perhaps having a glitch or asset disappear. Laying down tiles automatically creates the Fog of War affect. The players still had a fabulous time. And, with our map packs, if I need a bunch of corridors- I just had to print them. Easy.