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NewbieDM Review: Encounter Decks 3 by Inkwell Ideas

September 2, 2015 by


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 […]

Dungeon Tiles: Shadowghast Manor

December 12, 2011 by


WOTC has released their latest Dungeon Tiles set, Shadowghast Manor.  This set is certainly nice to look at, it’s basically a large manor or mansion, with the underground catacombs for it on the flip side.  I think that owning two sets of this would probably get you more use out of it though. The tiles […]

Cheap poster map printing

October 3, 2011 by


This past week I decided to seek out other ways to print out poster maps besides just using up all my ink at home.  It turns out that printing some posters at the bog box stores wasn’t too expensive.  Check it out. I grabbed the map for the Neverwinter region that the artist Mike Schley […]

The Home Encounters world map

November 6, 2010 by


Some of you may now that I’ve got this side project going called 4e Home Encounters, with Gamefiend from the At-Will Blog, Mark Meredith from the Dice Monkey Blog and Tim Hely working on the cartography (he’s producing the  battle maps, not this particular map). I wanted to show you the world map and make […]

NewbieDM Tutorial: The Battlemap Part III

November 17, 2009 by


Here is the last part of the battlemap tutorials for, written by professional cartographer Jonathan Roberts.  Click here for part 1, and here for part 2. At the end of the last tutorial we had a lovely map, though it’s a little bare. In this tutorial I’ll cover the little tweaks that will finish […]

NewbieDM Tutorial: The Battlemap Part II

November 11, 2009 by


Here is the 2nd Part of Jonathan Roberts’ battlemap series for readers.  Part 1 can be found here.  In the following weeks, he’ll be providing us with mapping tutorials for regional maps and world maps as well.  You can visit Jonathan’s site, Fantastic Maps, to find other great examples of his work. Designing and […]

NewbieDM Tutorial: The Battlemap, a guest post by Jonathan Roberts

November 9, 2009 by


With this website, I’ve tried to give new DM’s out there tools, resources, and tips to run a better D&D game with.  One of the things that I’ve never been able to offer before today, simply because I have no skills at it, is a robust mapping tutorial or series.  So I reached out to […]