Lords, ladies, lads, and lassies, today I am here to talk to you about healers Clerics. I mean really, when most gamers think of clerics the first thought that comes into their minds is a healer, and they can be so much more than that. They are not the only class that has access to… Continue reading Dungeon Crawling: Clerics
Lords, Ladies, Lads, and Lasses, today I present my take on Bards. A class I have never played. You may ask, "How the heck can you have an opinion on Bards if you've never played one?!" Easy, I've played along side them, and I've DM'd for them. The Bard class is a charisma based spell caster,… Continue reading Dungeon Crawling: Bards
...Or Dungeons and Dragons for Beginners. So you want to play Dungeons and Dragons, but you don't know where to begin. There are so many books, so many rules, and so many choices that the options can be a bit overwhelming. Fear not for I shall simplify it for you. Before you worry about what… Continue reading Dungeon Crawling: My First Hero
Dungeons and Dragons is a social game. Sure, you can play video games based on the source material that is solely single player, but at its core it's meant to be enjoyed with friends. Sadly there are those among us who have no friends to play with. What do they do? First off, I suggest… Continue reading Dungeon Crawling: The Adventurers League
Arrrr me matey! You be seeking some sunken treasure in the depths of the deepest darkest oceans? Well pirate captain Oresan has a story for you… ::cough:: ::Clears throat:: Weird. Sorry about that. Sometimes national talk like a pirate day is every day... If you couldn’t tell I’m going to talk about a foe I… Continue reading Oresan’s Magnificent Foes: The Bloodsail Scavenger!
We built this city on Rocks and Rolls. We did! It’s the parody that plays in my head on a nearly endless loop whenever I think of a completed adventure. Following my methods from the previous articles allow you to do just that: make a city. We made a city full of foundations, roofs, and above all… Continue reading Adventure Framework Part 3: The Pillars of the Adventure or The Art of Leaving Blanks.
You gather your party and head into the darkest depths of the dungeons. The sirens song of fame and riches pulls you ever deeper. In a particularly dark corner you and your companions turn the corner and are met by a massive unblinking eye, glowing yellow in the dark. As you reach for your weapon… Continue reading Top 10 D&D Foes (You Probably Already Heard Of).
Dungeon Crawling: Warlocks
At the end of my last article (Adventure Framework Part 1: Start at the beginning) I said “You need to set a proper foundation, both for your players and yourself. From this, you set your pillars. The pillars are the stories you will tell. In part two we I’ll delve into the pillar of your… Continue reading Adventure Framework Part 2: Forget What I said, Do what I say! Conceptualizing Your Endgame.
When I make a character for Dungeons & Dragons they need to have the perfect name. If I’m not happy with the name, I won’t play the character. As such over the 30 plus years that I’ve played the game, my hall of champions has a relatively small number of characters. These are my top… Continue reading Top 10: D&D Characters I’ve Played