Just like a book or a movie is composed of a long series of scenes, a game of Dungeons & Dragons (and other tabletop roleplaying games) is, in essence, composed of a long series of encounters. I don't think it's a stretch to say encounter design is one of the most important skills in the… Continue reading How To Make Great Encounters
Knowing D&D-players, the question "could I become a lich?” will invariably come up at some point. The instinctual answer may be “eh… I don’t know?” or “of course not! Are you insane?”, but it doesn’t have to be that way....
I stumbled across a post on Reddit a while back. It was a simple, one-sentence question, somewhere along the lines of: Can anyone become a lich? Pretty innocuous question, but it got me thinking. And thinking. And thinking so much I decided to write a whole damn book about it, which is being publishing today:… Continue reading The Lich in Dungeons & Dragons – excerpt from Larloch’s Lexicon of Lichdom
Each year, WotC publishes an official adventure for fifth edition Dungeons & Dragons. Some are adventure anthologies with several smaller adventures, such as Tales of the Yawning Portal or Ghosts of Saltmarsh, while others are entire campaigns, like Curse of Strahd, Waterdeep: Dragon Heist, and Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus. These official adventures are aimed… Continue reading Running published adventures – how to run official 5E D&D campaigns
The newest D&D sourcebook, Mythic Odysseys of Theros dropped on DNDBeyond.com this week. Greek mythology has always fascinated me, so while I haven't done sourcebook reviews before, I felt like this would be a good time to start. Because I have no interest in running a game in a Magic the Gathering-setting, I'll focus on… Continue reading Mythic Odysseys of Theros – Races and Subclasses Review
If you ever frequent Reddit's various D&D-subreddits, you've probably heard about Dungeondraft. It's a really cool piece of mapmaking software with a very affordable pricetag (19.95$). Anyway, I downloaded it, played around with it a little, and came up with an additional Avernus encounter map. It's nothing fancy, but it was quick to make –… Continue reading Free Avernus Dungeondraft map!
If you're anything like me, you can never get enough D&D-content. So, I thought I'd let you know about some of my favorite, underrated YouTube-channels. There's a tonne of great content creators for D&D out there, and I won't pretend to know all of them. Of course, there's some that most of you probably know.… Continue reading Review – Underrated D&D YouTube Channels!
As a little weekend project, I went back and took a look at the very first adventure I published to the DM's Guild: Mystra's Secret. I was happy to find that the general idea and the adventure's structure still seemed solid, but I wasn't too pleased with the execution – from editing to formatting and… Continue reading Mystra’s Secret – free adventure!
So, we recently published Nybor's Tome of Enchanted Weapons to dmsguild.com. We've just spent some extra time going over it, and just today we actually pushed out a new, major overhaul, adding another 15 pages to the PDF – and doubling the amount of magic weapons within! infernal-weaponsDownload To showcase what the tome can do… Continue reading Free Infernal Weapons!
Dead knights hanging from iron trees, surrounded by buzzing stirges, writing and screaming in eternal torment. Haruman's Hill is a cool location – but there's no map for it! So, we decided to put together a quick map for Haruman's Hill, so you have somewhere to place your players when you run the inevitable encounter… Continue reading Haruman’s Hill – free Baldur’s Gate: Descent into Avernus Map