Episode 37 - Booze Hatchet
The final battle with Pal commences, and uncertainty hangs in the air. Will they save Robespierre? Will Pal be conquered with words or with violence? Will Lee Bronne ever tell the party what he saw under the tower?! Will Ragna ever get to hear that song he likes?!
We got together to record on a different day of the week, so Nadia and Maya got to introduce us this episode!
The bullywugs are coming! (Alan Hunter, from the AD&D Fiend Folio, TSR, 1981; originally created by Luke Gygax and Gary Gygax.) Bullywugs appeared in every edition since 1st ed AD&D, showed up in the D&D cartoon, and their 5th ed stats are available in the free Hoard of the Dragon Queen Online Supplement.
Dungeon Grind: Monomaniacal
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Since the release of Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition (D&D 5e), beginning with the Starter Set and Basic Rules, there have been dozens of reviews of this new addition of D&D. This article is not one of them. Instead of reviewing the system, this article focuses on helping 4th Edition (D&D 4e) Dungeon Masters understand some of the changes between 4e and 5e and offer tips for running a D&D 5th Edition game.
DUNGEONS & DECORATORS
Design by Eduardo San Gil Rodriguez
Deliciously drawn sketch dump. I finally finished my last chapter for my thesis so I rewarded myself with a ton of art.
A while back, a friend of mine asked for a brief overview on the different D&D editions; at the time (June 2012), the “edition wars” were in full swing, dominating the message boards and the communal hivemind of most D&D players. I say “most” because there’s a lot of history, baggage, and bile for a new player to walk into. So, I hashed out a brief history of D&D to show how we ended up at the edition wars of today. Originally I started with 3.x and the Open Gaming License since it was the escape hatch used to construct the OSR movement and Pathfinder, and ended up taking the history back to the beginning.
A sketch of a friend’s DnD character who is described to be a bit of a hipster mage who just got started adventuring :D.
My Warforge for an upcoming D&D game.
Her name is Lollop and I’m super excited to start this campaign and punch all of the things!
This is like my first time actually drawing a robot type thing it was super fun!
Today is my first day attempting to be a game master with some friends. Hopefully all goes well.
Twenty three years ago I left my just-purchased copy of the Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia in math class. I went back for it at the end of the day, and found that my teacher wanted to have a Very Serious Talk about D&D.
I was primed for this discussion, ready to fight. I’d been an avid reader of Dragon magazine, which in those days was filled with letters from soldiers in Iraq for Operation Desert Shield. They were writing in defense of D&D — how it taught them leadership, teamwork, even a little math. Most of all, they were pushing back against the moral panic that D&D had inspired in the ’80s. The Christian right had been campaigning against this role-playing game: it was a danger to the youth of America; the weak among them lost the ability to distinguish between fantasy and reality.
My teacher (let’s call him Mr. Johnson) jumped right in to talk about the demons featured in the game, which in the early days of D&D had become an easy mark for the 700 Club.
No, sir, I cut him off. I’m a good Christian and I know the difference between this game and reality. I am not confused about whether or not demons are real and anybody that is confused is probably mentally unstable in the first place. Soldiers play this game, American heroes.
No, son, Mr. Johnson told me. You misunderstand. Demons are real and this book of yours turns them into a game. You need to be more careful. I left in a hurry.
Dungeon Grind: Famished
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Dungeon friends #005! Be sure to check in next week for #006
Episode 36 - Back 2 Back (2Back2Back2Back)2
Our heroes get their act together and quickly conquer their foes before heading into the Tom Tit Tot. But what horrors await within it’s dark confines? And will Shira survive alone against Pal, having finally broken through the dome?
Listen to the episode and see if you can hear how many times Roxanne tries to stop everyone from killing themselves!