Why adding damage works better than other options for resolving the problems with encounter challenge… with some important considerations.
Let’s look at the reasons why so many DMs struggle to challenge their players.
Hear the cheers and lamentations of your players with new adventures and sourcebooks from Encoded Designs!
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.
Lurkers in 4E are the basis for several aspects of D&D Next stealth… and that’s a huge problem for both DMs and players. Fortunately, history also shows us the solution!
Organized play aims to create fun adventures DMs can run easily. Comparing organized play’s monster formats across the editions is an excellent lens by which to study monster design and identify a path for the future.
Should D&D Next stat blocks be so plain? Let’s compare them to a similar 4E monster and identify how the format could improve.
In OD&D a greatsword and a chair do the same damage, the best defense against trolls is a mule, and you heal 1 hit point every other day. And we still have fun.
Turn a cheap rubber octopus into silt horror tentacles! This is a fun and easy do-it-yourself project.