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Tribality: Princes of the Apocalypse Adventure Supplement

Posted Monday 20 Apr 2015 8:20 PM

A 55 page printer friendly PDF adventure supplement for Princes of the Apocalypse has been posted by Wizards of the Coast on the official D&D website. The PDF provides all themagic items, monster stats and spells that aren’t already in the Basic Rules for D&D orPrinces of the Apocalyps - more

Skyland Games: Review: Inside the Demon Idol

Posted Monday 20 Apr 2015 11:57 AM

I made a number of purchases at GaryCon. I am still reading and sorting through some of the adventures I picked up. My con-buddy and fellow Skyland Games guy Mike bought EVERY zine at the DCC booth. Needless to say he has got some reading ahead of him. Watch this space for reviews of those […] - more

Sly Flourish: When to Use Side Initiative

Posted Monday 20 Apr 2015 6:00 AM

The Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition Dungeon Master's Guide is packed with lots of great tips and optional rules often squirreled away in a single paragraph among the 320 pages of the book. The rule w - more

www. Newbie DM .com: Elder Brain for 5e

Posted Monday 20 Apr 2015 4:11 AM

Here’s my version of an Elder Brain… a mind flayer city’s god-like center of attention. I made it a Challenge 22 legendary creature, with lair and regional effects. It spawns a brain golem, a challenge 5 creature with mind blasting powers as well as slam attacks. This can make for - more

Throat Punch Games: Daily Punch 4-16-15 Way of the Chair and Table

Posted Sunday 19 Apr 2015 9:31 PM

Let’s continue building on the monk with a chair theme from yesterday. Way of the Chair and Table(Combat) You’ve trained, and you’ve drank. At this point, your fists are good, but the chair is better. Prerequisite: Catch Off-Guard, Monk unarmed damage, Way of Your Surroundings Bene - more

Throat Punch Games: Ring Side Report-Board Game Review of King of New York

Posted Sunday 19 Apr 2015 8:20 PM

Product– King of New York Producer-Iello Price– $50 here ork – 45 minutes (2-6 players) Type-American Depth-Light TL; DR– A much improved second version. 95% Basics-Time for a rumble in the Bronx! King of New York is a standalone game that builds on the popular King of Tokyo - more

Throat Punch Games: Daily Punch 4-13-15 Tit-for-Tat maneuver for DnD 5e

Posted Sunday 19 Apr 2015 5:18 AM

Let’s build on to the fighter’s maneuvers! Tit-for-Tat. When you are damaged by a melee attack from an enemy, you may spend a superiority die to gain advantage on the next attack on that enemy as well as gaining bonus damage equal to the rolled result of your superiority die on that one - more

Throat Punch Games: Daily Punch 4-10-15 Magic Master feat for DnD 5e

Posted Sunday 19 Apr 2015 4:23 AM

Let’s build on the idea of a feat tree to teach magic. Now with third level spells! Magic Master Prerequisite: Magic Initiate, Magic Adept Be it from your own training or intense studying. Gain the following benefits for the spell casting class you choose for Magic Initiate: Learn one addition - more

Throat Punch Games: Daily Punch 4-9-15 Magic Adept feat for DnD 5e

Posted Sunday 19 Apr 2015 4:02 AM

If you don’t want to multiclass, but you want some spells, let’s add some feats to build on this idea! Magic Adept Prerequisite: Magic Initiate For the class you choose for Magic initiate, you gain the following: Gain two more cantrips Learn three more 1st level spells and the ability to - more

Tribality: And Hang the Musikers, Too Even More Roles on a Pirate Ship

Posted Saturday 18 Apr 2015 1:00 PM

Here is the final post in this series by guest poster Mark S. Cookman. Previously in this series I looked at command officers and mid-grade officers on a pirate or privateer vessel. In this article, we will be looking at the makeup of the crew itself. Remember that the only rule with pirates is that - more

Tribality: Campaign Coins Kickstarter

Posted Friday 17 Apr 2015 7:00 PM

I’m a huge fan of the Campaign Coins company and until recently their incredible coins were extremely difficult to get. I managed to find a large starter set and supplements at Paizo.com a few years ago, and I’ve never regretted the investment. Well, Campaign Coins is at it again with a - more

Tribality: Creating an Archipelago World

Posted Friday 17 Apr 2015 5:01 PM

It’s been a crazy week and I’m only about 50% done my the second entry in the Adventure Building series. I thought this guest post by Ben Latham would be an excellent replacement for me this week and my series will resume next week. – Shawn In this article, I will reference a great - more

D&D Adventurers League Organizers: FAQ Update 4/17/2015

Posted Friday 17 Apr 2015 4:00 PM

The new Elemental Evil Players Guide is out! The V2 of the Players Guide has a few changes and resulted in a few commonly ask questions.This article aims to tackle a few of these questions at a time. To see previous questions please review the FAQ Wiki. Do you have questions about D&D Expedition - more

Dungeon's Master: Friday Favourite: Should the DM Use a Screen?

Posted Friday 17 Apr 2015 1:00 PM

On Friday we comb through our extensive archives to find an older article that we feel deserves another look. From June 19, 2013, Dungeons Master once again presents:Should the DM Use a Screen? The DMs screen thegreat barrier that separates the DM from the players. Behind the screen the DM can do w - more

www. Newbie DM .com: 5 Monsters for your 5e game

Posted Friday 17 Apr 2015 12:05 PM

I’ve been converting old monsters from AD&D that haven’t seen the light of day as (official) 5e critters. My goal obviously was to get the core of what made these monstersunique to work within the 5e ruleset and monster design guidelines. Here’s what I have for you with this po - more

Tribality: Plot Points

Posted Thursday 16 Apr 2015 8:12 PM

Are you using Plot Points for your game? We have been doing it for a while now, and it makes the game very interesting. But sometimes it is hard for some of the players to come up with relevant or interesting plot twists. I see those plot points going to waste, and I am starting - more

Power Score: Princes of the Apocalypse - Cult of the Crushing Wave

Posted Thursday 16 Apr 2015 4:53 PM

I have been trying to map out this campaign and figure out the best way to try to get the whole thing done by August. We have about 17 sessions worth of Wednesdays until mid-August. If I do just the essential stuff in this adventure, that's 2 more keeps, 4 temples and 4 nodes. That means I'd have to - more

Ultanya: Magic Pillow Table

Posted Thursday 16 Apr 2015 4:36 PM

In one of my current campaigns we had a rather comical moment when the party found a plush yet simple red pillow. There was a tug of war between my wifes character, a 14 year old thief and character which is a Brixie ranger. For reference in Ultanya a Brixie is a brownie/pixie mix which resembles a - more

Jade Gaming News: The Campaign Creator

Posted Thursday 16 Apr 2015 4:10 PM

So you have all of your rulebooks, your players lined up, and a sweet idea for an tabletop RPG adventure. Now for the hard part: writing it.Now there are many different ways to go about writing your campaign, but there aren't a lot of tools out there to actually help you write it. Sure you can find - more

Tribality: The Paladin Class, Part Four

Posted Thursday 16 Apr 2015 11:00 AM

My general sense of the Paladin class is that it really took root in the imaginations of gamers during the eleven years of 2es publication (1989 to 2000), but as soon as the 3.0 Paladin came along, its one meaningful addition to the classs mechanics propagated all but instantly throughout gaming. Th - more

Jade Gaming News: The Maps of Interstellar Exports Part I

Posted Wednesday 15 Apr 2015 2:39 PM

Since I am the one hosting JADE's Traveller Campaign: Interstellar Exports, I took the time to sit down and throw together a whole bunch of maps for the game. Personally I really like using maps in my campaigns. I find they help me figure out the setting and really create a believable scene for my p - more