Formal Garden

My sons D&D game is now in a Fey palace for a while. A curious thing about this palace is that depending on which door you go out of, it’s a different season. This formal Garden is outside the North door, which is Spring. While it is a formal garden, there is a wild edge…

Face to Face

Just about to run my first face to face sessions in a long time. Covid’s had us all in lockdown so that all of our games have been online for months. I’ve developed workflows for online gaming. Let see how everything falls apart when we are sitting around the table. Combat will be the biggest…

Hedge Maze

My sons D&D game is now in a Fey palace for a while. A curious thing about this palace is that depending on which door you go out of, it’s a different season. This Hedge Maze is outside the west door, which is Winter. I kept thinking about the hedge maze from The Shining when…

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…

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.