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Ludus Ludorum: Get Medieval What Were the Middle Ages?

Posted Saturday 31 Jan 2015 6:47 PM

Now father, you’re living in the past. This is the fourteenth century. Nowadays … – Walt Disney animated feature Sleeping Beauty (1959) The “Get Medieval” series of articles we have been releasing aredesigned to give some useful perspective on what the real Middle Ages - more

Tribality: Tyranny of Dragons Online Comic Entire Series (Complete)

Posted Friday 30 Jan 2015 7:26 PM

Read all 10 pages of the completed series by D&D in one location… The biggest and most exciting year for Dungeons & Dragons hits a pivotal moment as the Tyranny of Dragons storyline kicks off. This rich new narrative challenges players to rise up against hoards of evil dragons, includi - more

Dungeon's Master: Friday Favourite: The 5 Ws of Treasure Maps

Posted Friday 30 Jan 2015 4:59 PM

On Friday we comb through our extensive archives to find an older article that we feel deserves another look. From October 10, 2012, Dungeons Master once again presents:The 5 Ws of Treasure Maps. Among the loot is a treasure map. This statement never fails to get the players attention. Suddenly the - more

Tribality: D&D 5e Carnivorous Plant

Posted Friday 30 Jan 2015 4:45 PM

Last week I wrote about Monsters & Traps for a D&D 5e Jungle Adventure. An interesting bit of feedback I received on Facebook was that I missed Carnivorous Plant. To update Carnivorous Plant for D&D 5e, I could just use Vine Blight, Roper or Shambling Mound, but I wanted something that w - more

Tribality: Miniatures Kids Building Characters with LEGO, Imaginext and More

Posted Friday 30 Jan 2015 12:00 PM

SHAWN: James Walls has written a guest post about the kinds of miniatures he uses while gaming with the kids. Check out his mini bio at the bottom too. There is a gallery at the bottom that I added a couple of my own LEGO shots too. When Dungeons & Dragons 3rd Edition crashed onto - more

The Tome Show: Erin M. Evans (Gamer to Gamer)

Posted Friday 30 Jan 2015 8:30 AM

James Introcasosits down with author and novelistErin M. Evansto talk about the games she loves to play, her personal gaming life, and her career. Erin's ... - more

Skyland Games: Pathfinder Society Core Campaign

Posted Thursday 29 Jan 2015 8:45 PM

With the announcement of the new Core Campaign option for Paizos Pathfinder Society Organized Play comes a new way to play. The Core Campaign only allows the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook, the Character Traits Web Enhancement, and the Guide to Pathfinder Organized Play. This is a perfect - more

Tribality: Top 14 Old School D&D Modules

Posted Thursday 29 Jan 2015 6:43 PM

So there have been a TON of modules that were created by TSR for Dungeons & Dragons over the years. The list is truly amazing once you see it, because of all the work and time that went into each adventure module. If you don’t believe me, check out a compiled listing here: List of - more

Tribality: The Bard Class, Part Five

Posted Thursday 29 Jan 2015 2:00 PM

The Bard Class, Part Five At last, we come to Act V in the drama of the Bard. The narrative arc to date has been more of a picaresque than anything, with movements in many conflicting directions, often contradicting earlier developments. In Act I (OD&D and 1e), we established the conflict: what - more

Throat Punch Games: Daily Punch 1-28-15 Animal Aid feat for DnD 5e

Posted Thursday 29 Jan 2015 4:08 AM

I think animals should give you a flank attract the attention of the enemies in 5e. Let’s make that happen!   Animal Aid You and your animal are a team. You hunt as one, and you fight as one. Gain the following benefits: Increase one stat of your choice by 1 to a maximum of […] - more

Throat Punch Games: Ring Side Report-Board Game Review Machi Koro

Posted Thursday 29 Jan 2015 3:40 AM

Product- Machi Koro Producer- IDW Games and Foxgames Price- $30 here - 20-30 minutes (2-4 players) Type-Euro Depth-Light TL; DR- A good lighter, quicker version of Settlers of Catan. 88%   Basics-Who’s the best mayor of Machi Koro? In this game each player has just been elected the mayor - more

Power Score: The Rise of Tiamat - Chuth, the Green Dragon

Posted Thursday 29 Jan 2015 3:20 AM

Well, it finally happened. The main reason why I started this blog in the first place has reared it's ugly head. Power Score is mainly about telling you what it is like to run an rpg game in a game store and the many things that can make it so unpleasant and difficult.I will try to be as polite and - more

Tribality: From the Depths: Paladin (Oath of the Waves)

Posted Wednesday 28 Jan 2015 7:00 PM

Aquatic Paladins The fight against corruption and evil doesn’t stop at the shoreline. Paladins who follow gods of the ocean, such as Poseidon, or who are born among marine races, often follow the Oath of the Waves. As with other marine classes, aquatic paladins focus on training with piercing - more

Tribality: Survivalist Gaming: The Survival Skill

Posted Wednesday 28 Jan 2015 4:00 PM

Like most skills in modern role playing games, 7; is something of a catch-all (though not so much as that most rolled skill in Pathfinder and Dungeons and Dragons 5e – Perception). Thisis totally fair; too much granularity gets in the way of fun. Basically, the 7; skill (in conjunction with pe - more

www. Newbie DM .com: Rethinking Initiative

Posted Wednesday 28 Jan 2015 7:04 AM

“You enter a room, the smell in here’s musky. The ground is covered in a fine dust, andyou can see footprints, along with a few drops of fresh blood.” “The creatures must have come through here. I want to roll perception, maybe to see if I hear something… 15… Anyt - more

Throat Punch Games: Daily Punch 1-27-15 Star Light Strike cantrip for DnD 5e

Posted Wednesday 28 Jan 2015 3:53 AM

My wife plays a druid, but she wants to stay a bit out of the way. How about a way to do that and not have to fire a crossbow? How about a spell?   Star Light Strike Evocation cantrip Casting Time: 1 action Range: 100 feet Components: V,S Duration: Instantaneous You call the light […] - more

Throat Punch Games: Daily Punch 1-26-15 Warrior Druid feat for DnD 5e

Posted Wednesday 28 Jan 2015 3:44 AM

How about we make our druids more powerful in 5e?   Warrior Druid Prerequisite:druid You have trained your whole life to be a force of nature. Gain the following benefits: Increase your wisdom by 1 to a maximum of 20. Add your wisdom as bonus damage to any cantrip you cast that does damage. Whe - more

Ultanya: 8 Spices For Your Magic Rings

Posted Tuesday 27 Jan 2015 10:55 PM

Purely mathematical magic items are often boring and certainly do not create memories at the table. The much maligned ring of protection +1 is a great example which has been a staple of the Dungeons & Dragons game for ages. I always like to add a twist to the more common magic items I give out t - more

Tribality: Kickstarter DemonWars: Allheart

Posted Tuesday 27 Jan 2015 9:44 PM

R.A. Salvatore has created another Kickstarter, and this one is for the expansion to hisDemonWars RPG. His first kickstarter forDemonWars: Reformation was a huge success in 2013 and raised $80k. DemonWars: Reformation focused on the Abellican Monk for players, and had Rogues in the appendix. He was - more

Tribality: System Agnostic: The City of Salt in Wounds

Posted Tuesday 27 Jan 2015 5:00 PM

Back in 2004 on the RPG.net D&Dish forums, Thomas T. suggested the idea of a city built around the D&D monster the Tarrasque – which, for those not in the know- is an unkillable Godzilla monster with wolverine like levels of regeneration. (It also serves as the standard unit of measure - more