The City of Torch | New Base of Operations for Fifth Edition (Bloody Bunch Spoilers)

Currently, my players are in the town of Torch in the Outlands of the Forgotten Realms' Great Wheel Cosmology. Next session, I plan on running them through the town and thought I might flesh it out a bit more. In this article: I'll look at all the information that's come before for Torch. This includes … Continue reading The City of Torch | New Base of Operations for Fifth Edition (Bloody Bunch Spoilers)

Blueshift 5E | Science Fiction Roleplaying Rules Part 1 – Races

A few days ago, I announced that I would be slowly working my way through a science fiction series now called Blueshift. The basic idea of Blueshift is that it's a Star Trek style roleplaying game where the players are all members of a space exploration crew. In the last edition, I created a "checklist" … Continue reading Blueshift 5E | Science Fiction Roleplaying Rules Part 1 – Races

Sci-Fi Fifth Edition Rules Quickie Design Notes

I got a little burned out recently. When I get burned out, I don't stop writing, I just write something different; like a palate cleanser, if you will. In this instance, I thought I might come up with some quickie science-fiction design notes, zip up some easy changes, and throw it all in a PDF. … Continue reading Sci-Fi Fifth Edition Rules Quickie Design Notes

Wandrossa Gazetteer Volume 1 (February 10, 2019) – FREE PDF Download

If you haven't heard already, myself and the worldbuilding patrons over on my Patreon page are creating a crowdsourced world. With each new request and poll, we'll add to this world, watching it evolve and change with each new day. Each week, I'll be collecting the content and additions into a weekly Gazetteer. This is … Continue reading Wandrossa Gazetteer Volume 1 (February 10, 2019) – FREE PDF Download

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!

The Ascended: Races of Omerian Echo

Recently, on Instagram, I started working on a "crowd-suggested" campaign setting titled Omerian Echo. The concept is simple: 400-500 years ago, the world of Old Omeria was destroyed by a catastrophic event known as the Banevoid, eliminating 80% of all life that existed. Those who foresaw the apocalypse took the skies in massive motes known … Continue reading The Ascended: Races of Omerian Echo

Introducing the “Shattered Lands” Campaign Setting

Thanks so much to everyone who entered the campaign setting contest! The final tally is in. Here is how it played out: In first place was the suggestion from Instagram user @stephenbogle03. I have tentatively named the setting "Shattered Lands" but will probably change it to something more appropriate. A world which has been consumed … Continue reading Introducing the “Shattered Lands” Campaign Setting

19Q1 Campaign Setting Finalists and Poll

Recently, I put out feelers on Instagram for the first official DMDave campaign setting to be launched on Patreon sometime before the end of this quarter. Well, I got back over 380 answers! And let me say, it was IMPOSSIBLE to pick just one. They were all too awesome. So, I did the honorable thing … Continue reading 19Q1 Campaign Setting Finalists and Poll

Zombie Apocalypse Campaign Setting for Fifth Edition aka ZACS 5e | (Part One: PHB Adjustments)

This is a new series ("jeez, Dave, how many series do you have?") that I thought I might cook up real quick. Basically, I thought I might create some fast and easy ways for Dungeon Masters to create new settings using Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition rules beyond just Forgotten Realms/Ravnica. I've since updated this … Continue reading Zombie Apocalypse Campaign Setting for Fifth Edition aka ZACS 5e | (Part One: PHB Adjustments)

Survivor Class and Talents | Variant Class Option for ZACS 5e (Updated 12/9/2018)

The following is a player class option for a "Campaign in a Bottle" ruleset I'm working on called┬áZombie Apocalypse Campaign Setting for Fifth Edition (ZACS 5e for short). Note: It isn't intended to be played with typical Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition class options. This is mostly a work in progress so it may be … Continue reading Survivor Class and Talents | Variant Class Option for ZACS 5e (Updated 12/9/2018)