DM's Tips, News, Rules & Mechanics

The Lich in Dungeons & Dragons – excerpt from Larloch’s Lexicon of Lichdom

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

DM's Tips

Running published adventures – how to run official 5E D&D campaigns

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

Review, Rules & Mechanics

Mythic Odysseys of Theros – Races and Subclasses Review

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

Descent Into Avernus, Maps

Free Avernus Dungeondraft map!

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!

Descent Into Avernus, Maps

Haruman’s Hill – free Baldur’s Gate: Descent into Avernus Map

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