10 Ways I Plan on Making My Players’ Characters’ Lives Hell Tonight (Spoilers)

So tonight is a big showdown between the characters and an adventurer-hunter named Umgru the Slayer. The characters are all 9th-level, which means they can handle most challenges I throw at them. But tonight I want to change things up a bit. I want to hit them with some of the toughest things that they've … Continue reading 10 Ways I Plan on Making My Players’ Characters’ Lives Hell Tonight (Spoilers)

10 of the Most Broken Things Ever in Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition (That’re in the Official Rules) | [NSFW]

A big part of being a creative is accepting criticism. And as someone who dabbles in the world of creating new game mechanics, I receive plenty of criticism. Like, a lot. Plus, I post to Reddit, too, because, well, I'm a masochist, I guess. Anyways, I thought I might share a funny list of 10 … Continue reading 10 of the Most Broken Things Ever in Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition (That’re in the Official Rules) | [NSFW]

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

5 Cool Things Happening in the World of D&D This Week (12/23/2018)

Hey all! Happy Sunday! Hard to believe it's just two more days until Christmas. Hope someone got me something nice like one of those gold death knight rings over on Death Saves. 😛 Kidding. But for real, I will take one of those beholder pins. Sucka nice. Anyways, I thought I might throw out some … Continue reading 5 Cool Things Happening in the World of D&D This Week (12/23/2018)

10 Things to Know About The Secret of Forsaken Peak

Those of you who've been keeping an eye on the blog know that Justin David Russell and I have been hard at work on an adventure setting titled The Secret of Forsaken Peak. I thought I might take today's Top 10 list to offer some insight into what it's all about. #1 - It's Fifth … Continue reading 10 Things to Know About The Secret of Forsaken Peak

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

10 Celebrities That You Didn’t Realize Were Huge D&D Nerds

There's no denying it. Dungeons & Dragons is a big deal. And D&D players no longer have to hide their identities. In fact, many celebrities play D&D, too. Here is a list of 10 celebrities who've recently come "out from behind the Dungeon Master screen" and revealed their love for the game. 1 - Joe … Continue reading 10 Celebrities That You Didn’t Realize Were Huge D&D Nerds

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

Recently, I received a request for a new roguish archetype from one of my patrons. While working on it, I thought it might be useful to explain my process for creating roguish archetypes. Hence, this document. If you'd like to put in a request, it's totally free. Design Notes Here is the thought process I … Continue reading How to Create a Roguish Archetype | Resource for Fifth Edition DMs (plus a NEW Roguish Archetype Option)

10 Ways to Bring Realism Into Your Campaign

If you’re looking to infuse your sessions with a touch more realism or authenticity, you’re in the right place. Adding realism to a session can give players something to really cling to and can inspire creativity and memorable table banter. It can also challenge players looking to really get into their character’s head and the … Continue reading 10 Ways to Bring Realism Into Your Campaign