Stat Anything – War Boys | New NPCs for Fifth Edition

War Boys are handpicked at a young age by the guardians of the elevator platform of The Citadel and are indoctrinated as zealots in the cult of V8 with Immortan Joe as their immortal leader. They are completely loyal, blindly following their leader, never questioning the morality of his actions. They view death in service to Immortan Joe … Continue reading Stat Anything – War Boys | New NPCs for Fifth Edition

How to Create Level-Independent Challenges (a la Challenge of Champions) | DMDave Workshop

BroadSword Magazine #1 is officially on the way, the entire run of the magazine has secured over $40,000 on Kickstarter. One of the adventures in the first issue involves an old-school, level-independent adventure that requires the characters to think... instead of, you know, just stabbing everything in sight. However, level-independent puzzles and challenges aren't something … Continue reading How to Create Level-Independent Challenges (a la Challenge of Champions) | DMDave Workshop

Blood Beast Template | New Monster for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition (and Sanguine Plague)

Coming up at the end of February, I’ll be launching two cool books for Patrons. These books will be available here on the site as well as FREE in their blog format as usual. The first book will be an adventure set in the Patron-created world of Wandrossa. While it’s still in the works (and doesn’t have … Continue reading Blood Beast Template | New Monster for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition (and Sanguine Plague)

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

How to Make a Legendary Monster| DM’s Workshop for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Hey all! Thought I might whip up a real quick article today on creating one of the most fun elements of a good Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition game: big bad evil guys (aka BBEGs). This method is pretty simple, too. In fact, it works more or less the same way adding a template to … Continue reading How to Make a Legendary Monster| DM’s Workshop for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

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

Bloody Bunch Episode 37 – “The Eyes Have It” | DMDave Saturday Session Recap

Hello all! I thought I might start putting out recaps of my Saturday sessions so you all can get a look into the world of DMDave. And don't worry, Twitch/Live Streaming is coming as soon as our Twitch man, Clint, gets his laptop running (it failed its Dex save versus lightning a couple months ago). … Continue reading Bloody Bunch Episode 37 – “The Eyes Have It” | DMDave Saturday Session Recap

10 Ways to Get Your ADHD Players to Pay Attention During D&D Sessions

This request has come up a few times on my Instagram, so I thought I might address it. But it seems that some folks have trouble getting their players to pay attention. Either, they're staring at their phones, erupting into joke tangents, or just off in space, it seems impossible to get them to care. … Continue reading 10 Ways to Get Your ADHD Players to Pay Attention During D&D Sessions