What do you get when the half-formed ideas you’ve been bouncing around in your head collide with your self-imposed timetable-blog-post-deadline-thing? I’m not sure, but we’re about to find out! Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about how Dungeons and Dragons has evolved over its long history into its current iteration. I’m well aware that this … More Monsterous Monday – Where I Ramble About Things Like Dungeon Design
I’m anal picky when it comes to character sheets. I like things to look and feel a certain way, and I’m almost never happy with the stock character sheet for any given roleplaying game. I’m seeking help, but so far I haven’t been able to find a support group for this particular malady. So in lieu of … More Here, Have a Dungeons and Dragons Character Sheet!
Of course, I’m not referring to the myriad ways you can obtain a lion’s pelt, but I have always wondered how many peer reviewed and endorsed methods there actually are for skinning a cat. I’ve been led to believe there are at least two such methods out there. But this isn’t about that. This is about … More Monstrous Monday – There’s More Than One Way to Skin a Monster!
Keeping with the theme from my last Monstrous Monday, I stuck my nose back into my trusty old Fiend Folio to dig up some old monsters and give them a modern makeover. The Fiend Folio is an absolute gold mine of weird, and it’s crammed full of monsters that for the most part are way … More Monstrous Monday, Monsters That Time (Rightfully?) Forgot: The Umpleby
I was doing some research on the Eye of Fear and Flame, thinking it would be a good monster to feature on Monstrous Monday with the theme “Monsters that Time Forgot.” The idea was to find a cool monster from the earlier editions of Dungeons and Dragons, talk about it a little bit, and give … More Monstrous Monday, Monsters That Time (Almost) Forgot: The Eye of Fear and Flame
This is my last installment of #NPCNovember and it’s been a pretty interesting exercise. In general, the challenge ratings for each character class have tracked pretty consistently with each other, which I suppose speaks to how balanced the character classes are or how fast and loose the monster creation rules are. I think it’s a … More Wizard Stat Blocks! #NPCNovember