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Tribality: Food, Iron Rations & Starvation

Posted Wednesday 04 Mar 2015 7:36 PM

Adventuring is hungry work. A normal, sedentary lifestyle runs you around 2000 calories a day. Athletes (which would probably be more akin to adventurers) do around 3800 healthily. In addition to calories, theres also a idiosyncratic set of nutritional needs per person – vitamins, minerals, an - more

Ultanya: Remembering Gary Gygax

Posted Wednesday 04 Mar 2015 6:21 PM

I would like the world to remember me as the guy who really enjoyed playing games and sharing his knowledge and his fun pastimes with everybody else.In memoriam, I thought it would be nice to talk some about Gary Gygax today. As some of you may be familiar Gary passed away on this day in 2008. I wil - more

Tribality: 5th Edition Fighters Built for Speed: Mariners/Skirmishers

Posted Wednesday 04 Mar 2015 1:00 PM

This 5th edition fighter-based mariner is inspired by the ranger-based class introduced in one of my favorite Pathfinder supplements, Cerulean Seas, and credit goes where credit is due. Huge thanks to Emily Kubisz and the team at Alluria Publishing. Mariner/Skirmisher Fighter Archetype The mariner i - more

Throat Punch Games: Daily Punch 3-2-15 Support feat for DnD 5e

Posted Tuesday 03 Mar 2015 9:03 PM

How about giving a helping hand in DnD 5e? I don’t see enough people using the aid another for advantage rule. Let’s make a feat to help with that.   Support You work for the good of the team. As a bonus action, you can now the aid another action.     Thoughts? - more

Tribality: System Agnostic: Dungeon Concept The Fungal Sieve

Posted Tuesday 03 Mar 2015 5:32 PM

Based on this prompt over at the r/dnd subreddit, I decidedto create my own dungeon based on a fungal growth. While drafting this, I wanted to explore a couple of thoughts – I’ve always liked engineered organisms designed for a purpose, I think that when you ground a story in economics f - more

Tribality: What if Kili and Tauriel D&D 5e Dwelves

Posted Tuesday 03 Mar 2015 2:00 PM

When I was watching the Hobbit trilogy, I found it hard to miss that a little romance was added between Tauriel, captain of the guard of the Kingdom of Mirkwood (formally Greenwood) and Thorin’s nephew Kili. While the character of Tauriel was added to the story by Peter Jackson (along with 2 e - more

Tribality: 3 Contentious Roleplaying Extras

Posted Tuesday 03 Mar 2015 12:43 PM

Sometimes DMs like to add a little something extra to their games. Sometimes these extras are fun and add significantly to the playing experience. Other times they can seem a bit too much and arent well received. Not to mention that every individual player has his or her own tastes and what one find - more

D&D Adventurers League Organizers: Master, Dungeon Master #8

Posted Monday 02 Mar 2015 8:26 PM

#8 : The Fourth Council of Waterdeep Planning the Finale of Tyranny of Dragons At Twenty Sided Store, players began Hoard of the Dragon Queen in August of 2014. The campaign began when the adventurers approached Greenest, the small town centered in the green fields of the southern Sword Coast, and f - more

Tribality: Mass Combat Rules for D&D Released for Free!

Posted Monday 02 Mar 2015 6:52 PM

Mike Mearls has released the second Unearthed Arcana article on the official D&D website! It’s the second in the monthly series and this month looks at the Mass Combat Rules for D&D. A nine page PDF download is provided with info providing rules for a battlesystem to handle “When - more

Tribality: Gith Player Characters for 5th edition

Posted Monday 02 Mar 2015 4:00 PM

The githyanki and githzerai (sometimes referred to collectively as the “gith”) were created byCharles Strossfor his own AD&D game and first appeared in the April/May 1979 issue of White Dwarf magazine. They gained their prominence in the D&D pantheon for their fascinating origin - more

Jade Gaming News: Connor's Tau Fire Warrior Squad 1

Posted Monday 02 Mar 2015 3:36 PM

JADE guest Connor, bought a starting Warhammer 40k Tau army while on a trip to Scotland almost 10 years ago. Two weeks ago, he finally got around to painting his first squad and playing his first couple of games.The hardest part for Connor was deciding what colour to paint his guys, and even after f - more

Throat Punch Games: Daily Punch 2-27-15 Support quality for Shadowrun 5e

Posted Monday 02 Mar 2015 1:31 PM

I always like when another character helps another character in an RPG. Support classes might not get the accolades they deserve, but behind every troll tank is a medic keeping that meta standing! How about a quality to help those players?   Support Cost: 10 karma You don’t have the lime - more

Sly Flourish: Playing Favorites

Posted Monday 02 Mar 2015 6:00 AM

We witnessed an interesting dynamic in the PAX Prime 2014 Acquisitions Incorporated game. We saw a situation that we, as dungeon masters continually looking to improve our game, rarely get to see so c - more

Throat Punch Games: Ring Side Report- RPG Review of Liber Arcanum

Posted Sunday 01 Mar 2015 10:11 PM

Product- Liber Arcanum System- Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG Producer- Cognition Pressworks Price- PDF ~$10 here 9777/Liber-Arcanum TL; DR- More wizard options than you can shake a wand at. 90%   Basics- Behold the Book of Secrets! Liber Arcanum contains new wizard and elf player options for DCCRP - more

Power Score: Tyranny of Dragons - Neverwinter MMO

Posted Sunday 01 Mar 2015 9:28 AM

 I normally write about tabletop D&D, but today I'd like to write about the online MMO known as , which came out a little over a year ago. I tried it and liked it when it came out, but I moved on pretty fast (tabletop D&D takes up a lot of my free time).Recently I realized that Neverwin - more

Ludus Ludorum: Legacy Items: Magic Items that Scale, Part 1

Posted Sunday 01 Mar 2015 4:41 AM

Part 1: Reconstructed Items In my last article, I introduceda way to rethink attunementand possibly make it more interesting by connecting it to proficiency. Gray Scott followed this up with discussions about how to make interesting, low-power, or even nonmagical items and on how to theme items by f - more

Jade Gaming News: Memories of Ivershill: To the Victor Go the Spoils

Posted Saturday 28 Feb 2015 4:12 PM

Game Master: AndrewGame Edition: AD&D 1st Ed Players: Dave, AdamStarting Level: 3Current Level: 3Dave holds the honoured distinction of being the only player character to have "beaten" Ivershill. That is he survived a game, and left Ivershill a richer man then when he came in without any ill con - more

Dungeon's Master: D&D Encounters: Elemental Evil Kit Preview

Posted Friday 27 Feb 2015 3:05 AM

On March 18, we begin D&D Encounters season 20. The adventure is called Princes of the Apocalypse and is part of the larger Elemental Evil story arc. In order to entice new players to come out and try D&D 5e public play, Wizards of the Coast has kindly offered up free rewards for DMs and [&# - more