The Icy Embrace of Winter : Real-time Weather

This month, Nils Jeppe from Enderra.com is hosting the Blog Carnival for the RPG Blog Alliance. Our topic: The Icy Embrace of Winter. Being a pretty wide open topic, I can take this opportunity to go over how I deal with weather in my campaign world, and being that this year has been particularly brutal…

Simple Rogue Skills

I started doing some work on my Priest class variation today, but instead got distracted by the list of rogue skills my players were working from. They were a bit overstated and bulky, some were poorly described. It took me a lot of willpower to pare them down to the very basic concept of each…

Two-On-Tuesday

It’s been quite a while since I pulled out this particular feature. I’ve decided to bring it back to show off some of the cool and interesting D&D blogs that I’ve been running into across the internet. The wealth of interesting bits and pieces these prolific bloggers jot has inspired my personal campaign dozens of…

Abusing Sanctuary

Back when I was still green to this whole DM’ing thing and I had a few more players that were clever casters, this was something that happened all the time. They would find themselves faced with imminent danger and tap on the Cleric for Sanctuary which would more or less give them a free pass…

Turn Undead

Turn undead is a default ability for Clerics in 2e, and while it makes sense on the thematically generic version of what D&D is, once you start throwing in specific deities and domains, it tends to fall apart. The only real caveat for the ability is that evil clerics do the opposite in controlling undead.…

My D&D Blogroll

It seems the long established gaming blogroll that I’ve followed over the years has been dwindling, down to ~21 active blogs with a handful more that post months apart. Personally I’ve found a rather strong correlation to these blogs quieting down and the shutdown of Google Reader. Perhaps this is just coincidence, and the vast…

Campaign Resources

Hey, just a quick post. There’s a new sub-menu under Dungeons and Dragons that links to a my campaign resources page that I’ll keep updated with google drive links for quick reference. There’s a couple new things in there right now that I haven’t had a post about just yet, and a couple entries that…

2013 Gaming Year In Review – Part 5

Finally wrapping up this mini series of reviews. Maybe by now Raptr will have their 2013 gaming summaries finished, or maybe they’re just not doing them at all. I rather liked what they did last year even though it wasn’t particular packed with data. Seems like it would be right up their alley to continue…

Determining Starting Spells

How do? Personally I’ve had several different ways to do this over the years. I’ve run games where I just gave players full access to the spells in the PHB, a long time ago when I was younger an silly. It did help us all to learn the spells however, so that was nice. In…

2013 Gaming Year In Review – Part 4

Historically this time of the year is one of my most productive. Coming off the new year blogging is a bit stronger in general as everyone is taking a look at what’s gone down the year before. 2013 gave me very few games to laser focus on, even in spite of trying out several MMOs.…