free material

Public Service Announcement: Wizards are making a bunch of gaming resources available for free during the COVID-19 lockdown. Have a look at their Free Material site for a heap of modules and stuff. I’ve been using some of this free material to get my sons campaign started before I get into some of my custom…

beyond

following on from my last post, I’ve now been running D&D games for my son and his friends online every week and I’m really getting into it. My current setup is to use Discord for voice chat combined with the Avrae bot to manage combat. The Critter DB site is great for building and storing…

d&d in a virtual environment

I took a little break from gaming after last Christmas, but then life happened and here I am, 3 months later, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, no longer able to play face to face even if I wanted to. My son, who I was running the game for, is chomping at the bit…

gaming workflow and tools

It’s been about six months since I got back into D&D, running games for my son. I have learned a lot in that time, including how to be a better DM, but that’s a story for another post. I thought I’d take a moment to go back and reflect on an earlier post I made…

eberron: rising

I just received my copy of Eberron: Rising from the Last War and I’m loving it. I bought a copy of the Sword Coast Adventurers Guide recently and while I appreciate the lore, I felt the book was thin on gameplay content. Sword Coast had some interesting subraces, a few new subclasses, and a few…

ko-fi

I’ve been wondering how to go about recovering some of my costs on all this stuff I’m publishing. I love sharing this stuff, but it still costs me money to pay for hosting and domain registration and it would be great to cover some of those costs. Patreon seems to be very popular for this…

blade of the pact keeper

The steel of this sword has been blued so that it reflects little light. It appears to be a plain sword, but close inspection shows that it is not tarnished in any way, and the keen edge seems to cry out for blood. Don’t be the fool who tests its edge with your finger. It will cut…

seriously cool shades

These are some very cool shades. Full stats for this item can be found on my GMBinder page.

necklace of the eight lords

There is a legend that eight great masters from eight monasteries came together to overthrow a mighty evil. Each fought in a distinctly different style, but their total strength was far greater than the sum of their individual schools, and so they won the day. For many years after, they remained close allies, until their…

pickle dragon

The Pickle Dragon looks a bit like a combination between a domestic dog and a crocodile, but with fewer teeth. They smell vaguely of vinegar and dill. They’ll eat anything pickled, and love cucumbers above all. They are primarily herbivorous but have been known to eat pickled meats like corned beef, picked tongue, or pickled…