Thoughts & Things

Collection of tools, ideas, rules, research and other fun stuff we thought we share.

Thoughts & Things

The Angry DM’s Guide to Combat Encounters

There are a lot of guides out there for running encounters, and putting together stories.  I’ve read a bunch and some of them are very helpful, while others are just short lists put together without any real meat on the ...
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Are you switching from Pathfinder to D&D 5e?

I have seen a lot of people jumping over to D&D 5th edition.  Really, trust me, it’s A Lot!  I got this crazy funny picture of a book stabbing another book. I also did this scientific analysis: I saw a ...
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Star Wars Jedi – D&D 5e Build

So I started making this Star Wars Jedi build with my son. He is a Dungeons & Dragons 5e rules guru, and I discussed some things I’d light to see, and ideas I had and we worked on this for ...
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Dungeons & Dragons Dominates?

Roll20 recently did a survey of over 600,000 users, and found out a lot of interesting statistical data of what games are being run. It gives a telling story about all the games being run, and it also seems to ...
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D&D 5e Aerial Combat

So you’re flying that cool Pegasus that just appeared earlier in the forest and it let you ride it.   Coincidentally, your DM had bought a Icon of the Realms Miniatures Booster Pack, and found a Pegasus inside.  He’s now making ...
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Can you make Chess an RPG?

That’s not a challenge, or maybe it is.  I just discovered John Wick’s Post about Chess is not an RPG, as have a lot of other people, and this came up on my radar because of the mention of Chess ...
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D&D 5e Apprentice Character Update

So, I’ve been play testing and starting off each new player with an Apprentice (level 0) character. Everyone thinks it is running awesome, and it’s cool to start the character at level 0, and only have the background. But they ...
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D&D 5e Psionics

Okay, so after working with Star Frontiers using D&D 5th edition rules,  I just realized that I needed to figure out Psionics. This will probably be in the DMG, but I don’t wanna wait (it wasn’t!!!). So where do I begin, ...
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Star Frontiers / D&D 5e Conversion Part 2

So here is the continuation of my Star Frontiers conversion using Dungeons & Dragons Fifth edition core rules.  I’ve been tweaking things, and pulled the equipment side out of the character creation.  I created the Astronaut class, and changed the ...
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Star Frontiers / D&D 5e Conversion Part 1

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 Okay.  There are three role playing games that I liked back in the ’80s from TSR: Dungeons & Dragons, Star Frontiers and Top Secret. With the ...