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.
Author: J. A. Valeur
Fixing Falling Damage (5E D&D)
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.
Using Skill Points in 5E Dungeons & Dragons
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!
How To Make Great Encounters
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
Lich Player Characters – excerpt from Larloch’s Lexicon of Lichdom
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....
The Lich in Dungeons & Dragons – excerpt from Larloch’s Lexicon of Lichdom
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
Running published adventures – how to run official 5E D&D campaigns
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
Mythic Odysseys of Theros – Races and Subclasses Review
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
Free Avernus Dungeondraft map!
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!
Review – Underrated D&D YouTube Channels!
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!