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GM worksheets for Dragon Age

March 10, 2011 by


I originally posted this article and the accompanying sheets over at the Dragon Age Oracle blog, but wanted to bring them over here as well.  I hope someone gets some use out of them, and enjoys their old school look and flavor.   I recently got my hands on the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Dungeon […]

NPC Tracker cards

December 29, 2009 by


I was talking to one of my players today, and he casually mentioned that sometimes there were too many NPC’s to remember in my game, and note taking is not their thing… so I decided to come up with npc cards. These are simple to use.  The Photoshop version has a “hole” where the portrait […]

Gencon knick knacks for 4th Ed. D&D

August 22, 2009 by


I wanted to share with you some of my purchases from Gencon for my 4th Ed. D&D game, with the hopes that it may help someone out there starting to play the game.  4th Ed., above all others, is in my opinion a game that lends itself very well to this type of thing, and […]

Improved Initiative: Initracker

August 6, 2009 by


I have been searching far and wide for an initiative and condition tracker for fourth edition.  For my condition, I’ve been using a modified version of the Alea Tools magnetic markers: For initiative, I’ve been using a sheet I created for my New DM Starter Kit.  It’s just a run of the mill Excel spreadsheet, […]

Creating character portraits with “Hero Machine”

May 7, 2009 by


My post on SW d6 reminded me of an online tool I used to create character portraits for that game, it’s called Hero Machine, and it is extremely cool. It’s a flash based application that starts you off with a generic “empty” pose, and you go filling it with layers of clothing, eyes, hair, beards, […]

Modifying the way I track conditions

March 2, 2009 by


So after using my paper condition tokens, I switched over to Alea Tools because they are probably the best thing out there right now for the 4th ed. DM looking for a solution to the game’s bookkeeping.  I also use them for Ranger’s Quarry’s, Paladin’s Divine Challenges, etc… But last session I did something different with […]

NewbieDM Tutorial – Printing Battle Maps to a 1″ Scale

January 13, 2009 by


So you’ve made yourself some kick ass tokens, but now you want to make yourself some kick ass maps to use them with.  Well, you’ve come to the right place! Taking a map from the Wizard’s gallery, and converting it to a 1″ playable map isn’t very difficult, and it looks better than some Dry-Erase […]