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Throat Punch Games: Daily Punch 1-20-20 Obscure cantrip for DnD 5e

Posted Wednesday 22 Jan 2020: How about the anti-true strike? Obscure Enchantment cantrip Casting Time: 1 actionRange: 30 feetComponents: SDuration: Concentration, up to 1 round You extend your hand and point a finger at a target in range. If the target fails a Wisdom saving thro - more

The Monsters Know What Theyre Doing: Leucrotta Tactics

Posted Tuesday 21 Jan 2020: Given a choice between looking at a completely new monster and one from the good ol days, I have a strong tendency to gravitate toward the latter, and when I wrote up a list of creatures from Volos Guide to Monsters and Mordenkainens Tome of Foes - more

Rand Roll: D&D City Encounters using the Monster Manual

Posted Tuesday 21 Jan 2020: Random encounters in the City with a mix of non-combat, low-level, mid level, beasts and locations. The tables have a sub-theme of a snake cultFor Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition using the Monster Manual.Inspired by my D&D Encounter Generator an - more

RPG MUSINGS: Monster Workshop: Mud Mimicker

Posted Tuesday 21 Jan 2020: I have been creating a bunch of new creatures for my DnDeBrief game (link) and I think it might be interesting to show everyone these creatures and talk a bit about how and why I made the decisions I did. Without further ado, here is the first in the - more

CROSS PLANES: Monstrous Monday: Sathar for White Star

Posted Monday 20 Jan 2020: SATHAR for White br />Armor Class: 6 [13]span>Total Hit span>5pnosisAttack: By weaponHit an>Saving span>"Sathar are long, worm-like creatures. Their bodies are divided into segments, like an earthworm's. They do not have a skeleton. In - more

Master The Dungeon: Complex Encounter Design

Posted Monday 20 Jan 2020: When designing encounters for DnD we typically think about the enemies, their stats, and area they’ll be fought in. These are the basics of any combat encounter, but there’s tons of room for improvement. If you want to really take your en - more

Dungeon Solvers: Tabletop Tactics: Pillars and Spider Climb

Posted Monday 20 Jan 2020: This past week I ran perhaps the greatest boss fight I’ve ever created in D&D 5e. While the homebrew version of Lolth that I created [...]The post Tabletop Tactics: Pillars and Spider Climb appeared first on Dungeon Solvers. - more

Sly Flourish: Running Episodic Games

Posted Monday 20 Jan 2020: I'm a huge fan of serials. Shows like True Detective put a limit on the overall story but give that story enough room to breathe and fill out across many episodes. The game Shadow of the Demon Lord by - more

Nerdarchy: Way of the Four Elements Monk Reborn for 5E D&D

Posted Sunday 19 Jan 2020: Earth, fire, air, water: long ago, the four elements lived together in harmony within the fifth edition Dungeons & Dragons beta. Then, everything changed when the Player’s Handbook was officially released. Only the Dungeon Master, master of - more

Nerdarchy: D&D Ideas Beginnings

Posted Sunday 19 Jan 2020: Welcome once again to the weekly newsletter. This week’s topic is beginnings, which we discussed in our first live chat of 2020. With the beginning of our new schedule, we combined the topical chat of our long running Quests & … Read - more

CROSS PLANES: Ruins of Arduin

Posted Sunday 19 Jan 2020: In a thread on the excellent, I'd Rather Be Killing Monsters Facebook Group (thanks Tim Knight for creating it) I came across an awesome blog called Ruins of Arduin.I missed out on Dave Hargrave's original books and only know of the setting thro - more

Nerdarchy: DC Comics Getting Their D&D On with The Last God

Posted Saturday 18 Jan 2020: Third party creators publish new content for fifth edition Dungeons & Dragons every single day. Many times each day. Since I’ve written this sentence there’s probably been a dozen titles published online along with crowdfunded project - more

Terminally Nerdy: TNs Indie Impressions (EA) Hades

Posted Saturday 18 Jan 2020: Support me on Patreon – com/terminallynerdy Buy me a Coffee – /terminallynerdy Watch my Streams on Twitch – /terminallynerdy Follow me on Twitter – terminallynerdy Visit me on the Web – lynerdy.com Time for another Early - more

Nerdarchy: History 101 5E D&D Skills and Skill Checks

Posted Saturday 18 Jan 2020: When it comes to fifth edition Dungeons & Dragons many newcomers will quickly notice the importance of the proficiency bonus and the prevalence of skills. In the system, ability checks determine outcomes at the will of the dice, but ability ̷ - more