Bone-Chilling Monsters for Your Tabletop

It’s been a while since I did an ‘underrated monsters’ post, but the winter weather in my area has me thinking about all kinds of weird mythological beasties that roam the tundra. Today, I thought it would be fun to spotlight some creatures that will make your players’ blood run cold–literally! Ijiraq The ijiraq isContinue reading “Bone-Chilling Monsters for Your Tabletop”

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”

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”

Embracing the Beautiful Insanity of Starfinder

I like a classic sword-and-sorcery game, a la Dungeons & Dragons, as much as the next person. After all, I grew up on fantasy books; I adore the genre and will take any excuse to play around in those worlds. But it’s hard to deny that a lot of fantasy relies on tropes that dateContinue reading “Embracing the Beautiful Insanity of Starfinder”

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?”

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”