While I have spent countless hours running Waterdeep: Dragon Heist and creating DM's resources for the adventure, I realized that I have never actually sat down and reviewed it. So, even though I'm probably a bit late to the party, here's my review of Waterdeep: Dragon Heist.
In this post I'll explain my house rule for fixing falling damage in fifth edition D&D. It's a quick, simple rule, that makes falling damage in 5E a lot more realistic, and which can be implemented without changing too much else about the game.
In this post, I'll describe how you can replace 5E's skill proficiency system with Skill Points – yeah, those nifty little things you may remember them from earlier editions of Dungeons & Dragons!
Just like a book or a movie is composed of a long series of scenes, a game of Dungeons & Dragons (and other tabletop roleplaying games) is, in essence, composed of a long series of encounters. I don't think it's a stretch to say encounter design is one of the most important skills in the… Continue reading How To Make Great Encounters
Knowing D&D-players, the question "could I become a lich?” will invariably come up at some point. The instinctual answer may be “eh… I don’t know?” or “of course not! Are you insane?”, but it doesn’t have to be that way....
I stumbled across a post on Reddit a while back. It was a simple, one-sentence question, somewhere along the lines of: Can anyone become a lich? Pretty innocuous question, but it got me thinking. And thinking. And thinking so much I decided to write a whole damn book about it, which is being publishing today:… Continue reading The Lich in Dungeons & Dragons – excerpt from Larloch’s Lexicon of Lichdom
Each year, WotC publishes an official adventure for fifth edition Dungeons & Dragons. Some are adventure anthologies with several smaller adventures, such as Tales of the Yawning Portal or Ghosts of Saltmarsh, while others are entire campaigns, like Curse of Strahd, Waterdeep: Dragon Heist, and Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus. These official adventures are aimed… Continue reading Running published adventures – how to run official 5E D&D campaigns
The newest D&D sourcebook, Mythic Odysseys of Theros dropped on DNDBeyond.com this week. Greek mythology has always fascinated me, so while I haven't done sourcebook reviews before, I felt like this would be a good time to start. Because I have no interest in running a game in a Magic the Gathering-setting, I'll focus on… Continue reading Mythic Odysseys of Theros – Races and Subclasses Review
If you ever frequent Reddit's various D&D-subreddits, you've probably heard about Dungeondraft. It's a really cool piece of mapmaking software with a very affordable pricetag (19.95$). Anyway, I downloaded it, played around with it a little, and came up with an additional Avernus encounter map. It's nothing fancy, but it was quick to make –… Continue reading Free Avernus Dungeondraft map!
If you're anything like me, you can never get enough D&D-content. So, I thought I'd let you know about some of my favorite, underrated YouTube-channels. There's a tonne of great content creators for D&D out there, and I won't pretend to know all of them. Of course, there's some that most of you probably know.… Continue reading Review – Underrated D&D YouTube Channels!