D&D Blogs

Dungeons and Dragons blog articles from across the web.

The Angry DM: D&D Advice with Attitude: RPG a Day in a Day

Posted Sunday 31 Aug 2014 2:59 PM

Like most DMs, I work best under pressure. Or at least, thats what I tell myself. Because, like most DMs, I am lazy and I procrastinate. So I end up doing all of my stuff at the last minute. And its just easier to claim that I work better under pressure than to admit Im a lazy procrastinator. So the - more

Throat Punch Games: Ring Side Report- RPG Review of Barrow of the Cursespawn

Posted Saturday 30 Aug 2014 1:09 PM

Product-Darkwood Arc Excursions: Barrow of the Cursespawn Producer- Saga RPG System-Pathfinder Price- ~$6 here PG-PDF TL; DR-Zelda puzzles in Pathfinder!? 93%   Basics- Welcome back to the world of Darkwood. Miners are missing, and OTHER adventures are on the way! But, after a chance meeting in - more

The Learning DM: A Boy, a Dad, and the Players Handbook

Posted Friday 29 Aug 2014 5:14 PM

As I was perusing my shiny new copy of the Player’s Handbook in my easy chaira few weeks ago, my thirteen year old son asked me a question. “Hey Dad, does that have the rules for making a barbarian instead … Continue reading - more

Dungeon's Master: Friday Favourite: Back to School Tips for Gamers

Posted Friday 29 Aug 2014 1:00 PM

On Friday we comb through our extensive archives to find an older article that we feel deserves another look. From September 3, 2013, Dungeons Master once again presents:Back to School Tips for Gamers. Going to college was an opportunity for me, as a gaming and comic book nerd, to try and reinvent m - more

Throat Punch Games: Daily Punch 8-27-14 Tracer Understanding feat for Pathfinder

Posted Friday 29 Aug 2014 2:43 AM

Reading stuff for the Iron Gods Adventure Path, and I though of this for androids   Tracer Understanding Be it being better built or a better understanding of your biology, you know how to use the tracing built in your body. Prerequisites: Android Benefit: You can illuminate with dim light an a - more

The Angry DM: D&D Advice with Attitude: Stuff I Dont Hate: Extra Life

Posted Friday 29 Aug 2014 2:13 AM

Theres this group called Extra Life. Every year, they invite gamers of every variety to have a 24-hour marathon of gaming. You broadcast your personal 24-hours of gaming and people donate money. All of the money goes to support Childrens Miracle Network hospitals pretty directly. If you have the whe - more

NEUROGLYPH Games: EN World Review The Clement Sector by Gypsy Knights Games

Posted Friday 29 Aug 2014 1:24 AM

Greetings Fellow Gamers and Gentle Readers!It’s certainly been a busy couple of weeks in the wake of GENCON 2014, and it’s been great sharing some of my experiences from the convention in my blogs here. One of the great things I love about going to GENCON is the opportunity to chat with - more

Dungeon's Master: D&D Encounters: Hoard of the Dragon Queen (Week 2)

Posted Thursday 28 Aug 2014 1:00 PM

The town of Greenest is under attack. Kobolds and members of the Cult of the Dragon are ransacking the town, accosting villagers, and setting building on fire. In the sky a Blue Dragon continually swoops towards the keep, blasts it with his lightning breath, and flies away. Fortunately a band of adv - more

Power Score: Hoard of the Dragon Queen - Seek the Keep

Posted Thursday 28 Aug 2014 2:33 AM

At last we have begun the first adventure of the Adventurer's League! I prepared like a maniac. I took four pages of handwritten notes on the opening episode, two pages on rules notes, and one page on league rules.Last week, I thought I had settled this weird issue with the store owner. He suddenly - more

TheSheDM: How We Grow

Posted Wednesday 27 Aug 2014 7:55 PM

This is Part 1 of 2 about coordinating organized play for D&D Adventurers League. Getting Rid of Bad Apples Sifting the wheat from the chaff. Culling the herd. Not letting a bad apple spoil the barrel. There are different ways … Continue reading - more

Jade Gaming News: Federated States of America Saratoga Class Fleet Carrier

Posted Wednesday 27 Aug 2014 5:26 PM

The Federated States of America Saratoga Class Fleet Carrier was the first "super weapon" any of us used in Dystopian Wars.  And it dominated the field.The endless streams of Fighters quickly destroyed the enemies, only to be replaced with bombers to wreck the remaining fleet.Everyone was blown - more

Dungeon's Master: Never Say Bloodied Again

Posted Wednesday 27 Aug 2014 1:30 PM

As we transition from 4e D&D to 5e D&D we have seen significant changes to the way D&D works. The new edition has cherry picked some of the very best aspects of all previous editions to bring us into a D&D sweet spot called 5e. To make this work some things were left out, even [̷ - more

Throat Punch Games: Ring Side Report-RPG Review of Crawl! #10

Posted Wednesday 27 Aug 2014 12:01 PM

Product- Crawl! #10 (Fanzine) Producer- Stray Couches Press Price-$3 here o-10 System- DCC RPG TL;DR- Class options for demi-humans! 100%   Basics-Crawl! is the semi-official fanzine of the DCCRPG. This month its options for demi-humans. Instead of the basic race as level options frorm the main - more

Throat Punch Games: Daily Punch 8-26-14 Arcane Avenger (Ranger) for DnD Next

Posted Wednesday 27 Aug 2014 11:22 AM

We have the Eldritch Knight for DnD Next-WHICH IS AWESOME! But I want to make a ranger who uses arcane magic as well. Let’s see what we can come up with.     Arcane Avenger (Ranger Archtype) Use the standard ranger class abilities except as noted.   Spellcasting You have learned - more

Throat Punch Games: Daily Punch 8-25-14 Augmented Summoning Feat for DnD Next

Posted Wednesday 27 Aug 2014 11:05 AM

Its an oldy but a goody-Augmeented Summoning. Here is my take on it.   Augmented Summoning What you create is just more powerful the other casters. Any conjuration spell that you cast gains the following benefits: The spell gains additional hit points equal to double your level. You must split - more

Jade Gaming News: Jeff's Allied Planes

Posted Tuesday 26 Aug 2014 1:04 PM

The first minis Jeff ever painted were his WWI planes. Jeff prefers to play the Central Powers over the Allies in Canvas Eagles, but when he does, he makes sure to include as many countries as he can. Here we have a Romanian Nieuport 17. One of the more famous French planes in the war, widely used b - more

Power Score: Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG - Castle Greyhawk and Sniper Rifles

Posted Tuesday 26 Aug 2014 10:43 AM

This article is about two sessions of DCC RPG: One was pretty bad, and one was really good.I had an odd couple of weeks when it came to Dungeon Crawl Classics. As I've mentioned in other posts, right now I am very into Shadowrun and less into fantasy RPGs.It is funny how this works. Often you may fi - more

Throat Punch Games: Ring Side Report- Board Game Review of Run, Fight, or Die

Posted Tuesday 26 Aug 2014 3:44 AM

Product- Run, Fight, or Die Producer-Grey Fox Games Price- ~$35 here com%2Fp%2F205940 - 10 min per player 1-6 players TL; DR-Zombies!!! without the annoying length/Yahtzee with Zombies! 90%   Basics- Zombies!!! meat Yahtzee! In Run Fight or Die, you play several different survivors trying to fl - more

Ultanya: 5E Monster Conversion: Thork

Posted Monday 25 Aug 2014 5:07 PM

Im a big fan of obscure monsters since they keep the players guessing and surprised. I decided to update the much maligned Thork from the AD&D Fiend Folio for 5E. This is a monster that inevitably has been passed over by DM and player alike for decades. It also has made several lists as one of t - more

Jade Gaming News: Dave's Allied Planes

Posted Monday 25 Aug 2014 3:51 PM

Dave likes to paint his 1/300th scale WWI planes with flare and style. And his three allied planes are no exception.His Sopwith Snipe is green with white patterns, and the Ace of Spade replacing the standard Allied insignia.His Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutter is painted with American insignia and and a green - more