NewbieDM Review: Tomb of Annihilation

September 30, 2017
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I’m going to get it out of the way before I even begin the review… I love Tomb of Annihilation. I think it is the best big adventure Wizards of the Coast has put out in the last decade, and it sets a high bar for future 5e adventures and stories. It’s 5e firing on […]

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Changing the way I use tokens

September 22, 2017
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I’ve been looking at how I run my games lately. I’ve been thinking about minis, paper minis, and tokens, and what I want for my game and my table. Tomb of Annihilation has a SHIT LOAD of possible random encounters. It is a hex crawl after all…a damn good one, but a hex crawl nonetheless […]

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NewbieDM Review: Tomb of Annihilation dice

September 21, 2017
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Wizards of the Coast was kind enough to send over a box of Tomb of Annihilation goodies to review. I’m still digesting the adventure, including the D&D Beyond version I purchased, so that review is forthcoming (spoiler: the adventure is really good), but I thought I’d at least give you a look at the dice. […]

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Paper Minis!

August 31, 2017
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Everyone loves their minis. Everyone loves having a unique mini that represents their character, or in the case of DMs, that represents the monsters that the PCs will ultimately face. Even back in the old days, when I was a player in 1e or 2e games, we had minis there to represent marching order and […]

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5e monster conversion: Jungle Giant

June 16, 2017
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So I hear we are going to Chult this fall? Is that right? Well then, fellow DM’s, we’re going to need a Jungle Giant. No. Come on. Not that guy. Jungle Giants first appeared in 2e’s Al-Qadim Appendix for the Monstrous Compendium, and were later renamed Forest Giants in 3e’s Monster Manual II. They were […]

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NewbieDM Review: Tales from the Yawning Portal

April 25, 2017
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One of the biggest love/hate relationships I have with 5e D&D is their release schedule for adventures. One one hand, I love the fact that 5e is a healthy, vibrant game for WOTC due in large part to their measured releases, but by the same token, I hate the fact that I don’t have a […]

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Star Wars cockpits for your digital tabletop game

January 18, 2017
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You know I love me some Star Wars gaming, right? I made these cockpits for use in roll20, as a way to make the digital tabletop a bit more immersive, and I thought I’d share them here. They live on a google folder, so I’ll be adding to it as I make more. Let me […]

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