‘Heart of the Iron God’ Part 1 – Adventure for 13th-Level Characters

This was a third edition adventure in Dungeon Magazine #97 that was just too cool to pass up. Basically, a giant robot has risen out of the ocean with the goal to destroy a nearby town. This paired perfectly with a request I received recently from a Patron asking for a kaiju adventure. Instead, of totally … Continue reading ‘Heart of the Iron God’ Part 1 – Adventure for 13th-Level Characters

Lair of the Vampire Spawn | 3rd-Level Adventure for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Recently, one of my patrons, Travis, contacted me about making a first tier vampire adventure for his PCs. Here are the notes from our correspondence: ... I guess next thing I would ask of you when ever you get a chance is a vampire lair or a cult lair. I'm thinking count strahd esc and … Continue reading Lair of the Vampire Spawn | 3rd-Level Adventure for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Introducing Wandrossa: a NEW Campaign World Created by YOU!

A couple of days ago, I introduced a blank map on Patreon that I created using donjon's map generator. It has a few names on it, some geography, but that's it. Here it is: I don't know anything about this world. Which is kind of overwhelming and thrilling all at the same time. Yesterday I … Continue reading Introducing Wandrossa: a NEW Campaign World Created by YOU!

A Quick Primer on Encounter Mathematics | DM’s Workshop for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Last night, I whipped up a quickie (well, it was around 4,000 words, but I digress) document on how to create an adventure in 30 minutes or so. While looking at it, I realized that I probably zipped through the math on it pretty quick. I realize now that I sometimes take for granted how … Continue reading A Quick Primer on Encounter Mathematics | DM’s Workshop for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

How to Create a Bad Ass Adventure in 30 Minutes or Less | DM’s Workshop

Recently, my Saturday group hit the infamous level 11, placing them in the third tier. What does third tier mean in D&D? In the third tier (levels 11-16) characters have reached a level of power that sets them high above the ordinary populace and makes them special even among adventurers. At 11th level, many spellcasters … Continue reading How to Create a Bad Ass Adventure in 30 Minutes or Less | DM’s Workshop

The 3 Types of Encounters in D&D 5e (Plus 3 FREE Adventures) | [Guest Post]

Today, I have a treat for you guys. Landon Guss of Quest Chests offers up some great insight into what makes for a cool adventure and then offers up links to 3 FREE adventures. Hope you enjoy! An adventure in Dungeons and Dragons can be a lot of things, but if there’s one thing every … Continue reading The 3 Types of Encounters in D&D 5e (Plus 3 FREE Adventures) | [Guest Post]

Yew Lane Estate | Scalable Adventure Setting for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

A modest estate within the city, the Yew Lane Estate is a small walled estate with three buildings. The main building is the estate house proper – two-storied stone construction with a small (unmapped) attic and servant’s basement, topped with a gently sloped slate roof. Attached to the estate wall is a small gardener’s house … Continue reading Yew Lane Estate | Scalable Adventure Setting for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

The Secret of Forsaken Peak Resources

Last Updated: 1/2/2018 What is the Secret of Forsaken Peak? A shadow falls across The Graywood Forest, cast by the titanic, lonely mountain known as The Forsaken Peak. Its jagged, snow-capped peaks hide many secrets and equally as many terrors. For years, the mountain has been at the heart of multiple mysteries. Why do the … Continue reading The Secret of Forsaken Peak Resources

Kobold Alone | 1st-Level Holiday Adventure for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition (PDF included)

Kobold Alone Home Alone Holiday Christmas Adventure for D&D Fifth Edition

Happy holidays, everyone! A few days ago, I got the wild idea to create a holiday-themed adventure. And not just any holiday-themed adventure, but one based on none other than the 1990 film, Home Alone. If you aren't familiar with the film, it tells the story of a kid named Kevin McCallister (played by a … Continue reading Kobold Alone | 1st-Level Holiday Adventure for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition (PDF included)

10 Changes DMDave Made to the Lost Mines of Phandelver

Back when I started my main campaign in March of 2018, I needed to knock some of the rust off. It'd been a while since I'd DM'ed a full game and I hadn't yet been fully introduced to Fifth Edition yet (obviously, I've learned it since). So I thought, "Why not start with the Starter … Continue reading 10 Changes DMDave Made to the Lost Mines of Phandelver