Nautical Nonsense

Notes on all things nautical.

Aquatic / PirateNautical Nonsense

6 Kinds of Waterborne Cutthroats from History

I thought this guest post by Mark Cookman might be interesting to listeners who caught my spot as a guest on the Dungeon Master’s Block podcast. In the episode we talked about pirate campaigns and this look at the different types ...
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Pirate Campaigns – Tribality Writer Shawn on Dungeon Master’s Block

I had a blast being a guest to talk about pirate campaigns with DM Mitch and DM Chris on the Dungeon Master’s Block podcast. We discussed everything from history, themes, monsters, weapons, eye patches, peg legs and more. “This week ...
Aquatic / PirateClassesMonsters & NPCsNautical NonsenseRacesSeas of Vodari

D&D 5e Aquatic Campaign – Monster & Hero Race Options

I run a weekly game D&D 5e game in a seafaring setting called Vodari. For this week’s Nautical Nonsense column I wanted to gather up all the aquatic monster races and hero races in one handy list that I draw ...
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 ...
Aquatic / PirateD&D 5eGM ResourcesNautical NonsenseSeas of Vodari

Naval Combat Rules for D&D 5th Edition – Part 3

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Sea Chases & Complications The Seas of Vodari – 5th Edition Swashbuckling & Sorcery Everything you need to run exciting seafaring campaigns full of swashbuckling action and magical ...
Aquatic / PirateD&D 5eGM ResourcesNautical NonsenseSeas of Vodari

Naval Combat Rules for D&D 5th Edition – Part 2

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Sea Chases & Complications The Seas of Vodari – 5th Edition Swashbuckling & Sorcery Everything you need to run exciting seafaring campaigns full of swashbuckling action and magical ...
Aquatic / PirateD&D 5eGM ResourcesNautical NonsenseSeas of Vodari

Naval Combat Rules for D&D 5th Edition – Part 1

I just started running a new campaign set in Vodari, a homebrew world where an entire continent sunk nearly 1000 years ago. Today, my players find themselves in a world where civilization has risen again on the scattered islands that ...