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…

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.

room of doom, version 3

This is the third of three versions of this room. The whole room is a gigantic ancient mimic. The chest is to lure hapless adventurers into the room at which point the “door”, which is its mouth, will close and the mimic will proceed with devouring anyone inside it. Mimic (Ancient) Huge monstrosity (shape changer),…

room of doom, version 2

This is the second of three versions of this room. The chest is, in fact, a mimic and will hungrily attempt to devour any adventurer that gets close enough. Mimic (Mature) Medium monstrosity (shape changer), neutral Armor Class 12 (natural Armour) Hit Points 58 (9d8 + 18) Speed 15ft. STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA…

room of doom, version 1

I’m planning to inflict this room on my players 3 times over the course of them gaining several levels. The room will look identical each time, but be subtly different. This is the first version of the room. The platform is, in fact, a pressure plate and any change in weight on the platform will…

seed bombs

Seed Bombs appear to be small round balls of clay about the size of a golf ball. The surface is hard and has been polished somewhat and has a pattern pressed into the surface suggesting the kind of bomb that it is. Nicely formatted version of this on GM Binder.

distracting blade

The amazing polish on the surface of this knife will reflect any available light into the eyes of the attacker, blinding them momentarily. This is another one I’ve posted on GM Binder. This is also my 4th post this weekend. I don’t normally like to post so frequently and usually schedule posts to space them…