Monster conversion: Sandman

September 11, 2016
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Here’s another monster conversion, this time the Sandman, which first appeared in 1e’s Fiend Folio, and was later taken into 2e’s Al Qadim setting in a boxed set called “Assassin Mountain”. The Sandman’s a simple monster, it’s an elemental made of sand who basically puts people to sleep. In 2e, their lore was expanded and made […]

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Stranger Things Demogorgon for 5e

September 7, 2016
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Netflix’s show Stranger Things is a love letter to 80’s entertainment. It takes Spielberg, Stephen King, John Carpenter, and George Lucas and puts them in a blender, creating a fantastic 8 hours of television. One of the highlights of the show is its unabashed love of D&D, as it is a major part of the show, […]

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Three Dollar Monsters: Creatures of the Shadowfell

May 20, 2016
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  Today I launched “Three Dollar Monsters: Creatures of the Shadowfell”, my first DM’s Guild product. What is it? Well, it’s basically a handful of D&D monsters converted to 5th Edition, each with a little bit of fluff , some WOTC art, and a stat block designed by me. And surprise! If you couldn’t tell […]

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Couple of things for your Curse of Strahd game…

April 18, 2016
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  Curse of Strahd, 5e’s entry into the world of Ravenloft, finally dropped unto our game tables. I’ll be reviewing it soon, along with the Tarokka deck for it, but I thought I’d share some things I made or found for your Ravenloft game. First, the Powers Check for Ravenloft, converted over from 2e’s Ravenloft: Realm […]

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My mild spoilerish review of The Force Awakens

December 18, 2015
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Mild spoilers ahead… but no major secrets or plot points given away…. You’ve been warned…. Are you still here? Okay, good. If you’ve read this blog with any regularity, or follow me on social media, you’d know that I’m a big Star Wars fan. In fact, when it comes to gaming, I prefer to play […]

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Is the D&D module dead?

September 22, 2015
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I know this question is maybe a little sensationalist, but I think it’s fair. Is the module dead?  First, what do I mean by module? I see modules as cheap, short, low prep adventures that a DM can run in a few sessions and be done with it. The kind of adventures we’d get in […]

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NewbieDM Review: Encounter Decks 3 by Inkwell Ideas

September 2, 2015
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During Gencon, I saw that my friend Mike, who runs SlyFlourish, picked up a deck of cards with what looked like an encounter and a map on them. These cards intrigued me, so I looked around and picked up a batch from Drivethru RPG. I picked up the bundle that includes the PDF of the […]

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