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Couple of homebrew 5e monsters…

March 23, 2015

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I went on a bit of a monster kick this weekend, only to see just how easy it was to take old AD&D monsters and turn them into 5e creatures. Here’s what I worked on… First, the Yuan-Ti Histachii. My version of this creature (a 1/2 Challenge monster) comes from the one found in the […]

The 5e Overland Travel Montage

March 9, 2015

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One of the things I’ve had to deal with in the 5e game that takes place in the 2nd Ed. era of the Forgotten Realms is overland travel. That map is huge! And there are quite a few empty spots along the way (one of the reasons why I’m switching to the 3e map actually, […]

Rethinking Initiative

January 28, 2015

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“You enter a room, the smell in here’s musky.  The ground is covered in a fine dust, and you 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… Anything?” “You do, you hear soft […]

NewbieDM Minicast Episode 14

November 12, 2014

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As I prepare to relaunch the NewbieDM Minicast, this time focused on 5e, I am making the 14 original 4e episodes available as originally produced. In this, the final episode of the original run of  the Minicast, released in February of 2011, I was joined by Dave “The Game” Chalker, Editor-in-Chief of the Critical Hits website. […]

NewbieDM Minicast Episode 13

November 12, 2014

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As I prepare to relaunch the NewbieDM Minicast, this time focused on 5e, I am making the 14 original 4e episodes available as originally produced. In this episode of the minicast, I was joined by Tracy, author of the SarahDarkmagic.com blog, and together we answered a question regarding whether a new DM is better served by […]

NewbieDM Minicast Episode 12

November 12, 2014

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As I prepare to relaunch the NewbieDM Minicast, this time focused on 5e, I am making the 14 original 4e episodes available as originally produced. In this episode of the Minicast,  I was joined by Mark Meredith,  writer of the Dice Monkey blog. Together we offered advice to a DM whose players are rolling a […]

NewbieDM Minicast Episode 11

November 12, 2014

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As I prepare to relaunch the NewbieDM Minicast, this time focused on 5e, I am making the 14 original 4e episodes available as originally produced. In this episode of the Minicast, I was joined by Jeff Greiner, host of The Tome Show, a long running D&D podcast. Togethered we offer advice to a video game player […]

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