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AdventuresCampaign Trail

Adventure Building: Part 4 – Creating an Adventure

Part 1 |  Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 After looking at Creating a Threat and developing Backstory, Setting and Hooks, its time to write an adventure outline. There are two excellent tools for creating ...
Forgotten RealmsThoughts & Things

Menzoberranzan

With the Home Group going into the Underdark and about to face lots of Drow. I thought it appropriate to start researching some more on Drow. And surprisingly, I came across a used copy of the Menzoberranzan: Boxed Set 1992 ...
D&D 2eHistory of the Classes

The Sha’ir, Part One and Only

The Paladin, at last, is put to bed, and I can start on the Warlock. Except that there was no official warlock class in OD&D, 1e, or 2e, so I’ll be starting with its appearance in Complete Arcane, in 3.5e. ...
Aquatic / PirateD&D 5eFrom the DepthsMonsters & NPCs

Lord of the Deep: Dire Stomatopods for 5th edition

Life has been crazy over the past two weeks around the Howard household, so please excuse any delays in posting. I’ll be returning to the Enemies & Encounters series next week because I want to give it the time and ...
AdventuresEye of the Beholder

In the Eye of the Beholder: Treasure

Glistening piles of coin, an enchanted sword shining with elvish runes, a trinket stolen from a dragon’s hoard, all of these things are treasure to your players, and they are vitally important to making a storyline set in a fantasy ...
Role Initiative

12 Famous People Who Play D&D

The words nerd, geek, and gamer have come a long way in the past twenty years. Calling a person one of these names back in the 80’s or 90’s was often intended to be hurtful and insulting. Today, the stigma ...
AdventuresCampaign Trail

Adventure Building: Part 3 – Backstory, Setting and Hooks

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 In the first article in this series I looked at what you should consider when getting started creating your own adventure. This second article in the ...
Thoughts & ThingsWuxia / Oriental Adventures

Oriental Adventures – Vanara

This week I bring the Vanara race to my Wuxia Campaign.  The inspiration was watching Wuxia movies a few months ago about Sun Wukong the monkey king.  With a little reading, you can find Vanara were in Oriental Adventures and ...
ColumnsHistory of the Classes

The Paladin Class, Part Seven

To be honest, when I started this series I never would have guessed that I would need seven articles to talk about one class. On the other hand, D&D has a long and nuanced history, including a lot of offshoots, ...
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D&D Upcoming Storyline Predictions – Revised

Way back in November 2014, I made some predictions on upcoming storylines between now and 2018. I predicted that they would do an Underdark storyline… but I was way off thinking it would come out in 2018. As we have ...