Will-o’-Wisp Playable Race/Class | New Player Option for Fifth Edition

About a year ago this time I created one of my first ever playable race/classes, the will-o-wisp for one of my players. Hard to believe this, but a year ago I was still pretty new to class and subclass creation. So overall, the class was a disaster. Recently, I've noticed a few folks are going … Continue reading Will-o’-Wisp Playable Race/Class | New Player Option for Fifth Edition

Knights and Nerds Podcast | Episode 37 – Celebration and Discovery

This week in Dungeons and Dragons, the heroes bond with the people of Tall Hill after taking stock of their findings in the Black Bog. Later, they make an important step forward in their quest to save Farro's Point. If you're just finding out about us, why not start the adventure from the beginning? Click … Continue reading Knights and Nerds Podcast | Episode 37 – Celebration and Discovery

Tips for Running Large Dungeons with Complex Maps in D&D | The DM Lair

Have you ever been frustrated with running large dungeons in Dungeons & Dragons? Perhaps not sure about the best way to prepare for them? In this video, I'll discuss how I run large dungeons with complex maps in D&D and give some tips for dungeon masters. For more videos to help dungeon masters run awesome … Continue reading Tips for Running Large Dungeons with Complex Maps in D&D | The DM Lair

Aboleth Variants | 4 New Monsters for 5th Edition (Updated 10/13/19)

Welcome back to Dave's Daily Fifth Edition Monsters! Today, I'll be tackling the aboleth. Here's what you can expect from this post: A short introduction to aboleths. My thoughts and inspirations going into creating these variations. 2 new aboleth variants plus 2 spin-off creations. Aboleths, the Horrors from the Depths Aboleths. They're totally gross, right? … Continue reading Aboleth Variants | 4 New Monsters for 5th Edition (Updated 10/13/19)

Knights and Nerds Podcast | Campaign Planning Episode 7 (parts one and two)

Featuring Ryan Howard Tim is joined by long-time supporter and fellow podcast host Ryan Howard (of Rollin' Bones with Ryan Howard) to discuss where the campaign is heading.  Topics range from trying to anticipate the players' actions, to planning on how the enemies will react to the party's successes.Spoilers ahead! Be sure to check out … Continue reading Knights and Nerds Podcast | Campaign Planning Episode 7 (parts one and two)

Fire-Eater Sorcerous Origin | New Player Option for Fifth Edition

At 1st level, a sorcerer gains the Sorcerous Origin feature. The following Fire-Eater option is available to a sorcerer in addition to those normally offered. Fire-Eater Fire-eaters can trace their origins to the strange fire elves of the elemental planes. As the name implies, fire-eaters consume fire, converting it into raw arcane energy. Fire-Eater Features … Continue reading Fire-Eater Sorcerous Origin | New Player Option for Fifth Edition

BroadSword Monthly #2 PDF – Now on Sale

The second issue of BroadSword Monthly is now on sale in the SNEAK PEAK PDF-format. This 100-page, hardcover HORROR issue of BSM includes: 3 New Fifth Edition Compatible Adventures (including Quarantine, a massive whodunnit-style mystery with over 190 NPCs) 19 New Monsters 19 New Magic Items Illustrated by Bodieh Hartley New rules for monster hunters … Continue reading BroadSword Monthly #2 PDF – Now on Sale

Stat Anything – Iron Man | New NPC for Fifth Edition

Anthony Edward "Tony" Stark was a billionaire industrialist, a founding member of the Avengers, and the former CEO of Stark Industries. A brash but brilliant inventor, Stark was self-described as a genius, billionaire, playboy, and philanthropist. With his great wealth and exceptional technical knowledge, Stark was one of the world's most powerful men following the … Continue reading Stat Anything – Iron Man | New NPC for Fifth Edition

7 Reasons to Run an Acquisitions Incorporated Style of Game in D&D | The DM Lair

Have you heard of the new Acquisitions Incorporated D&D book, but aren't sure what it can do for your campaign? In this video, I explain seven things running an Acquisitions Inc. style of game can do for your game. And all of them have the potential to make the game decidedly better. For more videos … Continue reading 7 Reasons to Run an Acquisitions Incorporated Style of Game in D&D | The DM Lair

Survivalist Ranger Archetype | New Player Option for Fifth Edition

At 3rd level, a ranger gains the Ranger Archetype feature. The following Survivalist option is available to a ranger, in addition to those normally offered. Survivalist The survivalist a lone wolf, an outcast, a one-person-army. They excel as outsiders and are masters at vanishing into the wilderness for extended periods of time. Survivalist rangers are … Continue reading Survivalist Ranger Archetype | New Player Option for Fifth Edition