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Thoughts on running the beginning of Descent into Avernus

October 11, 2019 by

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I’m a few sessions into Wizards of the Coast’s latest D&D hardcover, Baldur’s Gate: Descent into Avernus for my home group, and I thought I’d put out some thoughts about my experiences running the beginning of the adventure. For those of you into this sort of thing, here’s my party’s makeup: Human Fighter Kobold Ranger […]

A look at the roll20 version of Baldur’s Gate: Descent into Avernus

September 21, 2019 by

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The folks at roll20 were kind enough to provide a review copy of Descent into Avernus, so I streamed my look at it. If you’d like to support the work I do on my blog, podcasting, or twitter, perhaps you’d consider supporting me on Patreon. I’m only asking for $1, and I’m doing it for […]

Launched a new campaign last night and other gaming updates

March 9, 2018 by

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It feels like forever since I’ve updated my blog, and I’ve had so much to talk about here but haven’t had the time. So last night I launched a new campaign on Roll20.net, and I’m pretty excited about it. It’s a Star Wars game set in the new films’ era, right after Last Jedi, and […]

NewbieDM Minicast relaunch Episode #1 released

December 19, 2017 by

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As promised, I’ve relaunched the minicast, now as part of the Don’t Split the Podcast network. The first episode is now live, and together with James Introcaso and Ruddy Basso, we tackle player engagement at the table. Go subscribe, give it a listen, and please vote and leave a comment! Find it on ¬†Itunes Google […]

5e monster conversion: Jungle Giant

June 16, 2017 by

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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 […]

Is the D&D module dead?

September 22, 2015 by

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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 […]

NewbieDM Review: Encounter Decks 3 by Inkwell Ideas

September 2, 2015 by

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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 […]