Chult collaboration released!

I’m proud to say I’m one of ten DM’s Guild creators who teamed up to bring you 27 new subclasses, 101 spells, new races and subraces, new backgrounds, and more. Nearly 160 pages of content, all designed to fit seamlessly into the Tomb of Annihilation storyline and other 5th Edition D&D games set in the …

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Aristobulus’s Armory – NEW on the Guild!

Just uploaded my latest project to the DM’s Guild! Aristobulus’s Armory Useful Items for Adventurers! If you missed the last catalog from Aristobulus’s Artificers, you won’t want to miss this one! A selection of items of immediate use to adventurers throughou Faerûn, the Armory has things you need to help you survive the dangers of a life on …

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AD&D Module Conversion live on DMs Guild!

 I’ve been working on this for months. It’s finally finished! Adventure Pack 1 (I13) was an AD&D bundle of short modules. Many of us Olde Tymers have played through it. They’re pretty good, by and large, if a little dated and trope-y. I’d wanted to convert it since 5e came out, and when Stan Shinn …

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Musing on heraldry and the Forgotten Realms

Thanks to a post on the Candlekeep forums, I was briefly re-infected with the heraldry bug. The conversation was about Daggerford and the canonical armorial bearings of the dukes and duchesses thereof. This is as close as I can get: Argent, on a ford a dagger gules in bend point downwards.

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This is VICIOUS. I love it.

My players don’t read my blog, so I can share this with you: http://2orcswalkintoabar.blogspot.com/2015/09/steal-this-deathgate-puzzle-room.html I cannot wait to throw this at one of my tables. It’s brilliant.

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Thanks for all the feedback!

I’ve been getting some great feedback recently, and I wanted to thank you, dear readers, for that. Without it, we creators exist in a vacuum, just kind of throwing things at the wall to see what sticks. With it, we can create stuff to meet your specific needs. That’s a win-win. In other news, I …

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Critical Fumbles. And why they suck.

A post on the Facebook “D&D DMs Only” group worries me.  You can click to go over there and see it for yourself, but you might have to be a member. I dunno. Anyway, here’s the post: Your player has just rolled a dreaded ‘1’. A fumble has occurred, what is your go-to story line? …

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A bit of a rant.

I read (or at least glance through) the ENWorld 5e forums every morning. Often there are neat ideas being kicked around, and I can either contribute or let them germinate in my own imagination, see if I can’t come up with a different approach to an interesting idea. Sometimes, however, the noise-to-signal ratio is too …

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Sandboxing is HARD

The first thing I wrote for DMs Guild was a stream-of-consciousness brain dump of DM-centric advice and trivia. It must not suck too badly, because it became a Copper Best Seller. (You can find it here, if you’re interested.) Periodically I get correspondence from that. Some of it has to do with clarification. Some is just …

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