D&D: Building a Sandbox

When I started this blog a few months ago, one of my first posts was about starting a Dungeons & Dragons campaign. That post dealt primarily with narrative-focused campaigns that followed a central story arc, but I said I’d do a follow-up at some point dealing with more open-ended, sandbox-style games. That time has finallyContinue reading “D&D: Building a Sandbox”

What Kind of Monster Are You?!: Aboleths

It’s been a bit since I wrote about tabletop gaming, so I thought now would be a good time to return to the Monster Manual to discuss a personal favorite monster of mine: the aquatic, psionic aboleth! I’ve got a weakness for aberrations, seeing as they draw heavily from the cosmic horror genre I’m soContinue reading “What Kind of Monster Are You?!: Aboleths”

Explorer’s Guide to Wildemount: Player Options

I had some time the other day to read through Chapter 4 of the exciting new Dungeons & Dragons setting book, Explorer’s Guide to Wildemount. As much as I love new setting info (after all, I am usually DM for my group, so any new DM tools are appreciated), the first thing I gravitate towardContinue reading “Explorer’s Guide to Wildemount: Player Options”

What Kind of Monster Are You?!: Aarakocra

Alright, full disclosure: today’s post was supposed to be about the new player options presented in The Explorer’s Guide to WIldemount. Unfortunately, I didn’t get as much time to look over the Wildemount book as I’d have liked, so I wasn’t able to get that post written just yet. I’ll certainly be discussing that bookContinue reading “What Kind of Monster Are You?!: Aarakocra”

D&D: Starting A Campaign

One of my favorite pastimes is playing Dungeons & Dragons with my friends. I’ve been playing tabletop role-playing games for about a decade at this point; I started with 4th Edition D&D before moving on to Pathfinder and, finally, back to D&D for its 5th Edition. In that time, I’ve almost always played the roleContinue reading “D&D: Starting A Campaign”