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D&D 5eGM ResourcesThe Game Room

17 Magical Weapons for 5th edition

The lands of Magnamund were created by Joe Dever for the 1984 Choose Your Own Adventure novels of Lone Wolf, a Kai monk who finds himself the sole survivor of a massacre that killed his friends, colleagues and mentors. In the ...
Aquatic / PirateD&D 5eNautical Nonsense

Fixing the Trident – Homebrew D&D 5e Trident

For my seafaring campaign (Seas of Vodari) I wanted to add lots of nautical flavor and when it came to weapons, tridents were a must have. Tridents are three-pronged spears used for spear fishing and historically as a polearm. Tridents ...
Thoughts & ThingsWuxia / Oriental Adventures

Oriental Adventures – Food

Building a campaign world can be a lot of fun, but it also requires a lot of preparation and creativity. That preparation should start by deciding on a theme for your campaign world. I really like the Wǔxiá (武侠) ideas that ...
System Agnostic

5 Ways to Scratch the Gaming Itch When You Don’t ...

We’ve all been there; real life intrudes in our role-playing and we simply don’t have time to game like we used to. I know that my daughter definitely scored a critical hit against my game time and I’ve been scrambling to ...
ClassesD&D 5eThe Game Room

5th edition Alchemists (Artificer, Metamorph, Poisoner)

[The Alchemist originally appeared at www.gameschangelives.com, and has been updated here to include new playtest information. Five (5) additional alchemical traditions will be posting here in Rich’s Gameroom over the next few months.] About the Alchemist The alchemist for 5th ...
Survivalist Gaming

Survivalist Gaming: What is Survivalist Gaming?

My name is John, I write as J.M. Perkins, and I spent a lot of my childhood preparing for the end of the world and how our family was going to survive it. (My parents were evangelical post-tribulation biblical literalists ...
D&D 5eFrom the DepthsRaces

Aquatic Allies: Lizardfolk

Lizardfolk Lizardfolk are typically seen as primitive humanoids with minimal intellect and a brutal, highly territorial culture. Though that is true in many villages, lizardfolk honor intuition and wisdom in a way most civilized cultures cannot understand. Lizardfolk adventurers are ...
ClassesD&D 2eHistory of the Classes

The Bard Class, Part Two

This time out, I’ll be writing about the Bard of AD&D, Second Edition. The bard of OD&D started as a magical and thiefly dabbler, loremaster, and diplomat, and grew into a quite potent magic-user. The 1e bard is an end goal ...
HomebrewsMonsters & NPCsSystem Agnostic

System Agnostic: Grokking Orcs

Hi, I’m John and I write as J.M. Perkins. Every Tuesday in my column ‘System Agnostic’ I’ll be bringing you a setting, game concept, or toy you can play with no matter what game system you prefer. My first post ...
ClassesD&D 5eThe Game Room

Kai Monks of Sommerlund for 5th edition

The Kai Monks of Sommerlund The Kai monks of Sommerlund first appeared in the Lone Wolf Choose Your Own Adventure game book, “Flight from the Dark” by Joe Dever and Gary Chalk, published in 1984. Until that time, Choose Your ...