Owls: A Refined Mount for Discerning Adventurers

Conventional wisdom would have you believe that when it comes to single-rider transportation, the common horse is an adventurer’s best option. It’s an all-too-common sight: a brave knight on horseback, or a mercenary astride a galloping steed. The fact of the matter is, though, that horses make for subpar mounts by any metric. A farContinue reading “Owls: A Refined Mount for Discerning Adventurers”

5 Ways to Add Crabs to Your Tabletop Game

Look, we’ve all been there: you’re planning a session of D&D and you just can’t figure out a way to get a crab involved. Frustrating, right? You’ve got puzzles, you’ve got combat, you’ve got roleplay opportunities galore… but no crabs. Well, fear not! I’m here to help, with five suggestions for easy ways to addContinue reading “5 Ways to Add Crabs to Your Tabletop Game”

The Edible Bestiary: Top Cheeses at The Drunken Druid Dairy

By Genevieve Jethri I will confess, I don’t have a very refined palate when it comes to cheese. Most of the cooking and eating I’ve done has been done on the road–and while that’s great for learning about fresh ingredients, it leaves very little time for something as complex and involved as cheesemaking. Of course,Continue reading “The Edible Bestiary: Top Cheeses at The Drunken Druid Dairy”

Building a World: Selethor, the Impenetrable Nation

It’s time for more talk about Seliit! Today, I’d like to highlight another nation in the setting: Selethor, the halfling homeland. As with orcs, I knew I wanted to do something a bit different with halflings when I set out to make Seliit. They’re traditionally seen as a friendly, perhaps even somewhat goofy people; it’sContinue reading “Building a World: Selethor, the Impenetrable Nation”

Building A World: The People of Seliit

I tend to shy away from pre-made settings. There are tons of great worlds out there–I love Eberron and Athas, Faerun and Greyhawk are classics, and there are so many more–but I just prefer building my own stuff. It allows me to have a bit more creative control over the game and prevents me fromContinue reading “Building A World: The People of Seliit”

D&D: What Does an Adventurer’s Job Interview Look Like?

The most recent game of D&D 5E I ran was a version of Waterdeep: Dragon Heist. I didn’t want to just run the module as-is, though; I wanted to inject a bit of myself into it. I also happened to start running it around the time the Acquisitions Incorporated rules supplement came out, and–being aContinue reading “D&D: What Does an Adventurer’s Job Interview Look Like?”

How Pathfinder Reignited My Tabletop Passion

Folks, I’ve got a confession to make: when it comes to tabletop RPGs, I’ve been burning out pretty hard. “But Ethan,” I’m pretending you’re saying, “What about What Kind of Monster Are You?!, your more-or-less weekly column about cool D&D monsters? You’ve kept up with that! And what about a few weeks ago, when yourContinue reading “How Pathfinder Reignited My Tabletop Passion”

What Kind of Monster Are You?!: Solar

Today marks the close of our discussion on Monster Manual angels! I’ve already covered a lot of angel info in the last few posts, so if you haven’t seen them yet, check out the breakdowns of devas and planetars. If devas are messengers and planetars are soldiers, then solars are generals. They are the angelicContinue reading “What Kind of Monster Are You?!: Solar”

What Kind of Monster Are You?!: Planetar

It’s monster time again! Today I’ll be covering the planetar. This is a sub-type of a larger classification of monsters: angels. I already talked about angels a bit in my last WKoMAY (boy, that’s not a very handy acronym, is it?), so if you are looking for ideas about angels in general, check out thatContinue reading “What Kind of Monster Are You?!: Planetar”

What Kind of Monster Are You?!: Deva

It’s time to talk monsters again! As we continue to work our way through the 5th Edition D&D Monster Manual, we reach our first monster that is part of a larger category–in this case, the category is Angels while the specific monster is the Deva. I debated a bit on how to handle this; shouldContinue reading “What Kind of Monster Are You?!: Deva”