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Authoring Dwarven Forge’s Dungeon of Doom!

Just announced: I’m working with Dwarven Forge to write adventures supporting the awesome encounter rooms in their Dungeon of Doom Kickstarter!

July 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Lazy Dungeon Master

With so few hours in a day, becoming an efficient dungeon master is a key to great gaming. The review of Mike Shea’s new book, The Lazy Dungeon Master.

October 17, 2015

Classic Adventures: Converting Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh to D&D Next

Learn the steps to easily convert a classic adventure to 5E. The excellent Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh is used as an example.

October 17, 2015

Making Silt Horror Tentacles!

Turn a cheap rubber octopus into silt horror tentacles! This is a fun and easy do-it-yourself project.

October 11, 2015

Organizing and Using WotC Poster Maps

The amazingly beautiful and inspiring WotC poster maps, captured as a downloadable image gallery for DMs. Plan your next exciting battle!

October 11, 2015

Point, Counter-Point: Combat Speed

Combats have to be under an hour to be fun? Utter nonsense. If the combat’s elements are engaging, it will never drag.

October 10, 2015

Tavern Trouble and Taking Risks

What if we create a Dark Sun bar fight, where every PC can discover special tavern-related “powers” they can use? These kinds of experiments can really help us grow as DMs.

October 9, 2015 · 2 Comments

Gamma World Add-Ons!

Cool add-ons: Print out Junk Tables so your characters can get creative with what they find! Download Origins and Rules cheat sheets for new players. And, create your own Alpha and Omega mutations with these cool templates.

October 7, 2015

Hexploring the Possibilities

SRM has a cool idea on giving players a hand in overland exploration, turning random encounters into a neat new system of Hexploration. Let’s experiment and apply it to Dark Sun!

October 7, 2015

Creating a Chaos “Change Deck”

Capture the effects of chaos or the Spellplague on your PCs with this Change Deck. Or, learn how to make your own decks with MSE.

October 2, 2015