Supplement: CampfireAuthor: Matthew RossPublisher: Abyssal BrewsSystem: Dungeons & Dragons (5e)Summary: Campfire is an elegant travel system created for D&D Fifth Edition. It provides a middle-ground between simply montaging travel and rolling for encounters on a table. It focuses on interesting skill usage, roleplay, and meaningful windfalls and hardships that last after travel. The system can resolve any travel inContinue reading “Review: Campfire (5e)”
Finally – you’ve found a good group of friends to play D&D with! You have a willing and able DM! Everything’s great for a month or two….maybe three….and then it starts: “Sorry team, I can’t make it this week.” And then, “Folks, I’ve got a lot going on right now, I need to take aContinue reading “Slaying the Scheduling Dragon”
Adventure: Watchers in the DarkAuthor: Kelsey DionnePublisher: The Arcane LibrarySystem: Dungeons & Dragons (5e)Summary: A meteorite has crashed into the countryside, and now vicious enemies prowl the night. Can the characters put a stop to the sinister force that is causing savage animal attacks and a growing list of missing people?Snap Judgement for Busy Wyverns: High-QualityContinue reading “Review: Watchers in the Dark (5e)”
Adventure: 15 Stand-alone AdventuresAuthor: Various AuthorsPublisher: Jeff Stevens GamesSystem: Dungeons & Dragons – 5eSummary: Adventures from the Potbellied Kobold provides you with fifteen unique adventures to use as one-shots, additions to your current campaign, or inspiration for a new campaign. We’ve even included a way to link several of the adventures, allowing you to run a short and quick campaign. TheContinue reading “Review: Adventures from the Potbellied Kobold (5e)”
Adventure: The Scarlet CitadelAuthor: Steve WinterPublisher: Kobold PressSystem: Dungeons & Dragons – 5eSummary: Once a fortress where wizards honed their eldritch craft, the Scarlet Citadel now holds a sinister reputation—and for good reason. The dungeon’s well-trod stairs have seen few return from their journeys below. Now, malevolent creatures spin shadowy webs, enchant foul magics, and summon forth darkContinue reading “Review: The Scarlet Citadel (5e)”
Product: The Game Master’s Book of Random Encounters (Print) (PDF)Author: Jeff AshworthPublisher: Jeff AshworthSystem: 5e, but can be used for to inspire in almost any systemSummary: Eight one-shot adventures, a Random NPC generator, d100 tables for curses, dreams, party connections and more – as well as 500 maps, story hooks, and even more ways to spark your creativityContinue reading “Review: The Game Master’s Book of Random Encounters (5e)”
Critical Role is the most popular Actual Play series of D&D in the English language. It’s rise perfectly tracks the current resurgence and boom of D&D – the point where it’s hard to even separate the fates of the two. Did one spur the other? Is it the other way around? Does it even matter?Continue reading “The Unrepeatable Success of Critical Role”
Product: Arcadia Magazine, vol. 4Author: VariousPublisher: MCDM ProductionsSystem: Dungeons & Dragons – 5e Summary: Cool stuff for your game from the best freelancers in the community. This issue contains rules for exotic mounts, a mysterious and dangerous location, and some drop-in road encounters. Snap Judgement for Busy Wyverns: Awesome stuff, as always. I’m a huge fan ofContinue reading “Review: Arcadia 4 (5e)”
“Running a game is so much work!” If this is your attitude – you’ve already put yourself behind the 8-ball. Yes, it’s work in the sense that effort is exerted, but we have to reframe GMing – and prep “work” – as “playing the game” too. Players don’t consider writing a backstory “work” – orContinue reading “Playing the GM”
Adventure: Heist on Miracle IVAuthor: Dominque DickeyPublisher: Monte Cook GamesSystem: Cypher SystemSummary: Your wealthy patron is convinced that evidence of alien intelligence has been uncovered on the research station Miracle IV, and she’s paying you handsomely to retrieve it. But the station’s staff has been replaced with synths, and its AI has some surprising tricks up its sleeve.Continue reading “Review: Heist on Miracle IV (Cypher System)”
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