D&D Story: Soloing a Dungeon with a Deception Check | The DM Lair

What would you say to being able to completely overcome an entire dungeon in D&D with just a clever story and a few Deception checks? In this video, I tell the story of a time one of my Dungeons & Dragons players did just that. For more videos to help dungeon masters run awesome games, … Continue reading D&D Story: Soloing a Dungeon with a Deception Check | The DM Lair

The Beast (Patron Request) | New Monster for Fifth Edition

This comes from Patreon Darrion N. The First Demon Lord, the Beast, basically Satan, takes the form of either a black constantly shadowed humanoid figure who’s features you can’t make out or a seven headed dragon with burning crowns that emit and aura of flame to burn those nearby, the dragon form can conjure a … Continue reading The Beast (Patron Request) | New Monster for Fifth Edition

How to Create a Roguish Archetype | Resource for Fifth Edition DMs (plus a NEW Roguish Archetype Option)

For a long time now, this has been my most popular article. Recently, I got off my lazy butt and finally decided to create a PDF for this. You can get it on my Patreon. That way, you can download it and read it on your own time. Design Notes Here is the thought process … Continue reading How to Create a Roguish Archetype | Resource for Fifth Edition DMs (plus a NEW Roguish Archetype Option)

Buckler October 2019 | Collected Works of DMDave

Buckler is a monthly digital publication that contains the collected works of DMDave. Everything in this book debuted between October 1st, 2019 and October 31st, 2019. This book is 59-pages long and formatted to make printing easy. Patrons of Silver Tier+ get this book for 22% off PLUS they get access to 80+ more PDFs … Continue reading Buckler October 2019 | Collected Works of DMDave

Ghost | New Martial Archetype for Fifth Edition

Martial Archetypes At 3rd level, a fighter gains the Martial Archetype feature. The following Ghost option is available to a fighter, in addition to those normally offered. Ghost "We are the unseen," read the pamphlets and graffiti left behind by the fighters who share this mysterious, cult-like martial archetype. And there is a lot of … Continue reading Ghost | New Martial Archetype for Fifth Edition

Neverending Dungeon Room 5 – Mouse

Welcome to the Neverending Dungeon! The adventure starts when characters wake in a dungeon with no recollection of how they got there. Each room of the dungeon is loaded with traps, monsters, puzzles, treasure, and more. As time goes on, I'll create more and more rooms, building out at least one room per week plus … Continue reading Neverending Dungeon Room 5 – Mouse

Secret Citadel of the Diamond Prince | New 3rd-Level Adventure for Fifth Edition

For several centuries the citadel of the Diamond Prince was considered lost until it was rediscovered by a gang of goblins. This Fifth edition one-shot adventure is intended for 3-5 characters of 3rd level. Some of the traps in this dungeon are particularly dangerous—players who charge in expecting an easy romp may find themselves rolling … Continue reading Secret Citadel of the Diamond Prince | New 3rd-Level Adventure for Fifth Edition

Knights and Nerds Podcast | Episode 38 – The Danger is Here

This week in Dungeons and Dragons, the heroes try to make sense of an ominous warning, and wonder if a familiar face is friend or foe. If you're just finding out about us, why not start the adventure from the beginning? Click here! Follow Knights and Nerds Podcast: FacebookInstagramTwitterKnights and Nerds.comArt by Unknown Artist Background … Continue reading Knights and Nerds Podcast | Episode 38 – The Danger is Here

Metagaming in D&D – Is It Cheating? | The DM Lair

Are all forms of metagaming in D&D bad? Is it cheating? In this video, I discuss what metagaming is, two basic types of metagaming, whether or not it's always bad, and what a dungeon master can do about it. For more videos to help dungeon masters run awesome games, check out the DM Lair on … Continue reading Metagaming in D&D – Is It Cheating? | The DM Lair

The Four Gnolls of the Apocalypse | New Monsters for Fifth Edition

My first foray into creating Fifth Edition content was when my players hit the 3rd level of the Lost Mines of Phandelver adventure.  After returning to Phandalin following a visit to Cragmaw Castle, the characters discovered the mining village besieged by gnolls. Leading the gnolls were four critters each representing a different aspect of the … Continue reading The Four Gnolls of the Apocalypse | New Monsters for Fifth Edition