Last Stand at Camp Starfall is the campy fun horror adventure that every DM needs to have in their arsenal! Perfect for Halloween or any dark and stormy night, it combines horror, sci-fi, and wacky monsters. I summon some of my love for the Aliens movies and a couple of my favorite monsters.
Free Creator Resource: Code of Conduct for RPG Products
The Code of Conduct for RPG Products is a free code of conduct for your next RPG project. Whether you are a freelancer joining someone else’s project or an organizer starting up a project, use this to ensure a safe and positive experience.
Tools and Techniques for DMs
The DM Advice category captures articles that discuss DMing techniques. Adventure authors may benefit from the Authoring tag.
The Props tag can be useful for finding physical things you can introduce to your game to make it better or fun. This includes Table or Initiative Tents, a Chaos Change Deck, ideas on using miniatures or terrain in play, blank Gamma World cards, and more.
This article provides a gallery of poster maps – useful if you have many of these and want to quickly select one, or if you want to know where to find and buy products with great maps. I also link to galleries maintained by others.
Mastering Dungeons podcast covers topics such as the 5E Exploration Rules or how to run specific adventures. You can find articles by topic with an index of episodes.
Looking for advice on converting classic adventures to 5E? The Conversions tag can help.
Guide to Microphones, Cameras, and Streaming
As I began streaming and podcasting, I wrote the RPG Beginner’s Guide to Microphones, Cameras, and Streaming.
I now have a page just for miniatures!
- Download the Collection Tracker to manage all your miniatures or find information on all DDM and WizKids minis
- Trade minis with me! See what I need and what I have for trade. Lots of minis from both recent and old sets!
- Read articles reviewing miniatures sets or discussing how to base or modify them.
Dark Sun Index
This post provides an index to all of my articles on the Dark Sun campaign setting. You may also click on tags to see posts specific to individual campaigns, such as my Dark Sun campaign, Crown of Sorrow, or the Ashes of Athas organized play campaign. You can request all of the Ashes of Athas adventures through my Contact page.
Here are a few of my all-time favorite products:
- You can see everything I’ve written on the DMs Guild here. You can find my Adventurers League adventures, The Howling Void and The Artifact, as well as my own creations: Jungle Treks and Chultan Death Curse: Revised!
- I wrote this article on which adventures and sourcebooks to pick up when there is a DMs Guild sale.
- You can buy the entire Elemental Evil season adventure and rules bundle, or the Curse of Strahd bundle, supporting me and my favorite adventure writers!
- Favorite module of all time? I3 Pharaoh for its tone, setting, and imaginative trap-filled rooms. The whole series rocks and you can save a bundle… on the bundle of all three!
- Best bundle that isn’t Desert of Desolation? The U-series brings easy-to-run and easy-to-convert fun, including underwater! The C-Competition series has some real finds, including the excellent and mind-bending Lost Island of Castanamir! Other bundles worth considering are the Giants-Drow series or all 12 B-Basic adventures.
- Module you should not die without running at least once? Temple of Elemental Evil! A classic that still resonates long after it was written.
- Best campaign world setting? 4E’s Dark Sun Campaign Setting – it was a really tough task to combine all the lore from so many previous projects and they did it fantastically. My favorite old sourcebook is Veiled Alliance – it walks through every city-state’s culture, politics, architecture, and more! Fury of the Wastewalker is a fun adventure, though my favorite battlemap is of a massive arena and comes in Bloodsand Arena.
- Best city adventure? 5E’s Murder in Baldur’s Gate takes many previous urban-centric efforts and finally delivers a cool story, DM guidance, and still allows for improvisation. The gold standard for a city setting is Ptolus.
- Best pre-5E monster book? I love Monster Vault: Threats to the Nentir Vale, but the Dark Sun Creature Catalog has 4E’s best foe stats, coolest powers, and best flavor.
- Best setting/adventure sourcebooks? 4E’s Neverwinter. Plenty of lore, but with a supreme focus on making it useful for the DM. The rules are specific to the setting, adding to it and helping immerse the player into the city.
- Best 5E one-shot horror adventure? Haunting of House Hargrave is fantastic, by Greg Bilsland.
- Best 2E adventure? Best TPK? Vecna Lives! is a lot of fun, over-the-top, guarantees a TPK in the first session (there’s a catch, and it’s fun), and has great advice for running horror adventures.