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]

How to Balance Combat Encounters in Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

One of the big questions that I get asked a lot on Instagram and Facebook messenger is how to properly balance encounters in Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition. After all, failure to improperly balance an encounter in D&D 5e can lead either to the players getting killed by a non-BBEG encounter or easily handling something … Continue reading How to Balance Combat Encounters in Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

10 Super Useful Sites Every DM Should Know About

It's a good time to be a Dungeon Master. Back when I started as a Dungeon Master back in the early '90s, the only resources you had available to you were those you could purchase at a bookstore or from the back of a magazine. Nowadays, thanks to the internet, there is a seemingly endless … Continue reading 10 Super Useful Sites Every DM Should Know About

10 Times Dark Sun Characters Stopped What They Were Doing to Pose for a Brom Painting (and Flex Their Quads)

I figure if I'm going to make a Top 10 list every week, I might as well make one that cracks me up. If you're a "new school" Dungeons & Dragons player, you might not get the joke with this particular list, but us grognards will probably smile. Back during second edition, there was a … Continue reading 10 Times Dark Sun Characters Stopped What They Were Doing to Pose for a Brom Painting (and Flex Their Quads)

10 Favorite Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition Books

Happy new years, folks! I'm going to be taking off most of today and tomorrow to spend time with the family before I return to my day job on Wednesday, but I thought I might get out a quick listicle to tide you all over. Recently, I sent folks on my Instagram account a picture … Continue reading 10 Favorite Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition Books

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]

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