How to Make a New Magic Item for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition (In 15 Minutes or Less)

Magic items are a fun part of D&D. And while the Fifth Edition Dungeon Master's Guide offers up plenty of cool magic items, sometimes there's a concept that you have that could fit better into your campaign world. But how do you create a magic item? There are rules, sure, but they can seem sort … Continue reading How to Make a New Magic Item for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition (In 15 Minutes or Less)

The Goblin Mine | The Secret of Forsaken Peak Part 1

This entry is part of an ongoing series that follows the development of The Secret of Forsaken Peak megadelve project that myself and Justin David Russell are working on. It is part prototype, part proof-of-concept, and part design journal. Please note that some details may be missing (such as story hooks, etc.) but are due … Continue reading The Goblin Mine | The Secret of Forsaken Peak Part 1

Tuuk the Thief of the Book | The Secret of Forsaken Peak

Yesterday, I held a contest on Instagram to name a goblin that's going to be one of the bosses of the first chunk of The Secret of Forsaken Peak adventure. Things got a little out of hand. I got a whopping 414 replies (and they keep coming)! But out of those 414 replies, I decided … Continue reading Tuuk the Thief of the Book | The Secret of Forsaken Peak

An Introduction Into Ravnica for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition Players | The DM Lair

Are you a D&D player who has never played Magic the Gathering before? Maybe you're interested in learning about the Magic multiverse and the plane of Ravnica? In this video, Luke's friend Jon gives an overview of Magic and Ravnica for dungeon masters considering picking up the new campaign setting, Guildmaster's Guide to Ravnica. Be … Continue reading An Introduction Into Ravnica for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition Players | The DM Lair

10 Stupid Rules in Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition (That Make Zero Sense)

I love D&D. Duh. And I love Fifth Edition, too! But there are just a few rules that really irk the hell out of me. I understand that most of the time it's for balance or for mechanics, but still. Here they are in no particular order: #1 - Medicine uses Wisdom modifiers for ability … Continue reading 10 Stupid Rules in Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition (That Make Zero Sense)

2 New Magic Items for The Secret of Forsaken Peak

The best part about creating this megadelve with Justin David Russell is all the cool stuff I get to make on the side. Case in point, these two magic items: dragon's tooth and the Necromancer's Cookbook. Dragon's Tooth Weapon (dagger), uncommon (requires attunement) You gain a +1 bonus to attack and damage rolls made with … Continue reading 2 New Magic Items for The Secret of Forsaken Peak

Necrochefs | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

As I continue to build out the Goblin Mine for Justin David Russell and mine's megadelve project, The Secret of Forsaken Peak, I keep coming up with cool, new challenges to throw at the characters. Case in point: Lamarr the Necrochef. A killer and a cannibal, Lamarr is evil personified. And if that wasn't bad … Continue reading Necrochefs | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Potted Plant of Sleep and Hypnosis | New Magic Item for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Today on Instagram, I threw out a mini-contest: come up with a cool magic item and you'll win a contest. I expected maybe 25-30 entries. However, when I logged back into Instagram about 8 hours later I discovered that I had over 93 ideas thrown my way. Wow! Thus, I decided, "Why not choose all … Continue reading Potted Plant of Sleep and Hypnosis | New Magic Item for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Dragon Domain | New Cleric Subclass for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition (PDF Available)

At 1st level, a cleric gains the Divine Domain feature. The following dragon domain option is available to a cleric, in addition to those normally offered. Dragon Domain Dragons are an awesome force in the world, and as such, demand worship. Those who succumb to their whims are sometimes blessed with powers drawn from the … Continue reading Dragon Domain | New Cleric Subclass for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition (PDF Available)

Rolfin the Dragon Priest | NPC for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

The goblin mine is managed by a dragon priest named Rolfin who is a half-red dragon goblin. Rolfin is somewhat insane and feared by all in the mine, including the azer smith, Roez, and Lamarr the Necromancer. While Gurd and the other goblins try to keep him safe--after all, the goblins believe that Rolfin is … Continue reading Rolfin the Dragon Priest | NPC for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition