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300. And no, not muscled men with hard abs.

October 14, 2010 by


And here’s my 300th post on Whew, what a ride.  I recently said all the sappy things you say in times like this, when the blog turned 2, so I’ll tone it down here.  What I’d rather do is give a top 10 list of my favorite posts out of the 299 that qualify. […]

Winter Lands tiles

September 7, 2010 by


I was messing around on photoshop the other day making tiles I needed for my game.  These are a winter themed set, with a snowy field serving as the base.  Some of the things you’ll find in the small set include a bridge crossing over a frozen river, a temple out in the wilderness, and […]

A quick look at the Dark Sun Creature Catalog

August 19, 2010 by


I was pretty surprised at the Dark Sun Creature Catalog.  Aside from being in essence a Monster Manual, it also includes Monster Themes, Fantastic Terrain and Hazards, which have historically been part of the DMG’s.  I guess this may come as a result of the Dark Sun setting being combined into one book, rather than […]

NewbieDM Review: Pathfinder Gamemastery Guide

July 23, 2010 by


Being the author of a relatively successful D&D blog comes with its perks.  One of the perks being that publishers seek you out for your reviews and opinions, lavishing you with free stuff along the way. Sadly, that’s not the case with my blog just yet, so I’m forced to borrow books I don’t actually […]

Making tokens for Gametable

June 21, 2010 by


In this quick tutorial, I’ll show you how simple it is to make tokens for use in Gametable.  This tutorial is based in part on my token making tutorial for your face to face game, as it uses the same software, except that this is for a virtual table and nor a real one. Okay, […]

Desert of Athas Dungeon Tiles

June 8, 2010 by


Here’s a quick look at the Desert of Athas Dungeon Tiles set.  I haven’t put together the 3d elements yet, but I can tell you that they do not include any instructions as to how to put them together.  You are left to your own devices, much like the Harrowing Halls set.  Having said that, […]

Downloadable Delves is open for business…

April 10, 2010 by


I few months ago I blogged about having a one stop place where 4e DM’s could go to download adventures for a night of gaming.  Many people chimed in, and the idea seemed to be a hit, after all, a place to find 4e adventures would be very handy to have. Well, there’s a great […]

“The 36 Dramatic Situations” by Georges Polti

April 8, 2010 by


“The 36 Dramatic Situations” is a 19th century book by french author Georges Polti.  By analyzing Greek texts and contemporary French writings, Polti attempted to categorize every dramatic situation that might occur in a story. This list of 36 situations remains, until today, very popular among writers and storytellers.  Here now are the situations: 1. […]

D&D Encounters Twitter Effects

March 25, 2010 by


D&D Encounters is an organized play thing Wizards is doing on Wednesday nights at game stores around the country.  On Twitter, they post certain effects that DM’s can grab and use at their table during the session. While I am not playing in D&D Encounters, I thought it would be kind of neat to collect […]

NewbieDM Review: Harrowing Halls 3d Dungeon Tiles

March 11, 2010 by


The Harrowing Halls set in the Dungeon Tiles line fill a different niche from that of previous sets.  The included 3d tiles aside, the 2d stuff is unlike any seen in previous Dungeon Tiles sets.  If you’ve ever wanted to design the inside of an inn, or perhaps a mansion, then this is the set […]