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Rime of the Frostmaiden

Running Rime of the Frostmaiden – Part 2: Structure

Learn how you can restructure Rime of the Frostmaiden to create a more cohesive structure that makes the adventure easier to run, includes more cool stuff from the book organically, and keeps the players engaged and interested in the adventure throughout.

Running Rime of the frostmaiden

Running Rime of the Frostmaiden – Introduction & Overview

In this article, and in more articles to come, I will present my overhaul of Rime of the Frostmaiden’s story and structure – an ‘Eventyr Edition’, if you will. The intention is that it will be a helpful guide for anyone running Rime of the Frostmaiden, whether they’re a new DM or a seasoned veteran.

Icewind Dale Battlemap

Free Icewind Dale River Crossing Encounter Map

We have just put out our second set of DM’s resources for Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden, covering Chapter 2: Icewind Dale. Let’s celebrate with a free map! The DM’s resources contain troubleshooting, advice on encounter difficulty, encounter tables & sheets, an Icewind Dale cheatsheet, and much more – including a handful of battlemaps …

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Fixing Falling Damage in 5E D&D

In this post I’ll explain my house rule for fixing falling damage in fifth edition D&D. It’s a quick, simple rule, that makes falling damage in 5E a lot more realistic, and which can be implemented without changing too much else about the game.

Using Skill Points in 5E D&D

In this post, I’ll describe how you can replace 5E’s skill proficiency system with Skill Points – yeah, those nifty little things you may remember them from earlier editions of Dungeons & Dragons!