My group just finished up a year and a half long arc that left them a good deal of downtime and spending money as their reward (also pardons for past crimes, but that is another story altogether)
The rogue of the group is a great cook, has expertise in the tools, and wanted to open a restaurant and casino in a town along a caravan route. Being an ex-assassin, he also had some additional requests that wouldn't show up on the regular floor plan, namely several weapon caches throughout the building and a bunker/trap maze/safe room underneath only accessible through the building's regular safe.
Enter invisible ink. Now he has the plans, and I don't have to make 2 copies.
EDIT: for my sanity's sake and not cluttering the thread, I used these markers: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076YP74C4?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf
They worked really well!
Originally made for my Oath of the Ancients Paladin, who is a follower of Selûne. I plan on making it into a double-sided sheet with backstory and trait information on the back in the same style.
I like having sheets that reflect the character and help me get into the right mindset for roleplaying. I also get to optimize space and cut out sections in the old sheets I don't use, plus add areas I regularly need (exhaustion, attuned items, spell casting info).
EDIT: Thanks everyone for being so awesome.
I have a twitter that I post updates to (same username) and my gumroad is gumroad.com/nethkaria
EDIT 2: I'm going to try and get back to everyone here (sorry if I miss you). I'll be posting a double-sided pdf version of this sheet tomorrow afternoon on my gumroad (hopefully around 5:00pm CST).
And the pen is from a local artist who used a pen kit (all the metal parts) and reclaimed antler.
My first attempt at drawing anything like this. Was inspired by the maps on www.elventower.com. Highly recommend checking it out if you like stuff like this. Plan to use it in the 5e campaign I am currently running. If it is not clear, you access the bottom floor via the elevator, and the Xs on the floor represent traps. Open to any constructive criticism! Not usually an artist, so I know I still have a lot to learn.
Wow. Just woke up to find this post at the top of the subreddit. Been awesome reading how much people enjoy it, as well as all the advice on how to improve with my next drawing. A few people have been asking what paper I use, so I figure ill just drop the amazon link for it. Here it is
There is currently this app, which I like to use.
Yours however looks a lot nicer. Will check it out if you release it! Good luck!
I get that this is a joke, and not meant to be taken seriously. I do find it amusing.
I worry newer DMs do take this kind of thing seriously though. What I say below is directed at such new DMs.
If a player says something like that, feel free to do one of these things:
I submitted beta feedback but I want to say it twice so that others can chime in.
I think the entire TTRPG community has been screaming for something like this for years. Right now when I want a game I have to plaster it on Reddit, Facebook, Craigslist, Meetup.com, etc. before I can get enough people.
So I would highly reccommend removing all of the DnD specific stuff on profile creation and instead ask about how they like to play, the tone of the game, the amount of meticulous realism or item tracking, do they prefer more combat, puzzles, or storytelling in their sessions, etc.
Then let us pick as many different games as we want. Call of Cuthulhu, World of Darkness, Starfinder, etc.
That way, anytime I want to DM a game of Stars Without Number I know exactly where to go to find me 4 players. Basically... take Roll20, make it for 'in-person' instead of online and you'll have a hit on your hands.
I've been working on new ways to improve my DM organisation and the players seem to take interest, so thought I'd share.
After trying a few methods to record my campaign (onenote, physical notebooks, etc), I ended up deciding I wanted to keep my campaign (printed) on 3x5 index cards; green for locations, blue for NPC's, red for enemies and encounters, yellow for lore.
What you're seeing in the video is my regular 5th edition screen with magnetic sheets super glued onto it, and magnetic strips onto the backs of my index cards so they just slap right on the screen, and move around with no effort.
The standard screen easily fits up to 16 cards total, so plenty of space without even taking up desk space yet. I've found it pretty handy, but it's an ongoing trial and error.
Hope this helps someone else reading this in some way. :)
EDIT: I am now going to be taking the cards in the above, and instead attach the magnetic strips to some 3x5 index card sleeves, so I don't have to keep getting magnetic tape. Credit to /u/Moleculor for turning my cool idea into an amazing idea!
Further credit still goes to /u/averageordinaryguy for suggesting to put the magnetic strips on the BOTTOM of the cards so I can have an extra row extending from the top of the screen, which is a subtle but brilliant change that brings the card limit up from 16 to 24. :)
Here is how to submit a proposal to Unicode.org to make a new emoji link
But a d20 emjoi is a long shot because a game die emoji already exists.
Xanathar's Guide to Everything ($29.99)
The latest official D&D book with 25 new subclasses and loads of alternate rules and DM tools.
Suitable for both players and DMs, it's suitable for everyone and new, so most D&D'ers may not have it yet.
That's an awesome lamp, I love lamp. I've just started using https://tabletopaudio.com/ to make custom D&D soundboards that I use in combination with atmospheric or combat-y music to create atmosphere too. I highly recommend it. my preferred combat track is the Witcher 3 combat music ;)
There are few abilities as iconic as Divine SMITE!
As a DM, I still always get surprised by just how much damage paladins can put out in one turn. So, here is an animation of a paladin doing what they do best. Just use your imagination to add a vampire or fiend getting hammered, after which the DM silently adds another 50 HP to make sure they won't beat the big bad in just two turns.
This one took longer to make, since the body moves a lot more when doing attack moves than just standing there and casting a spell. The paladin in question is the dragonborn paladin of Bahamut of a friend of mine.
Note that divine smite is typically just one big whack, and here it's three attacks. I just liked the way it looked better this way. Maybe in the future I'll do one the other smite spells and make it look more like a singular nuke like smites typically are.
Software used: Aseprite - https://www.aseprite.org/
No pixel art on there (yet).
People use D&D for therapy: https://kotaku.com/therapists-are-using-dungeons-dragons-to-get-kids-to-1794806159
It fosters creativity and social skills:
But really what you should consider is saying:
I see you have concerns about our children and i will continue doing my best to address these. I will ensure they are bathed, take care with their classes, and make sure they get exercise/outdoor time. However, I will do this while still playing a game that fosters critical thinking, uses math skills, and encourages creativity.
She expressed ZERO concern about the game itself and just about how their time is spent. Sounds like she is jealous of the time youe kids enjoy playing with you.
I hope this helps. Good luck.
I believe it's actually a Robe of Eyes. However, I would like to see more art of bird people/kenkus with eyes on the sides of their heads.
lol way ahead of you, picked up one of those leather dice mats in the same amazon order. And it looks like I snagged one of the last all brown ones too!
The wait until our session tomorrow afternoon where I get to pass them out is somehow getting longer with every passing day lol
I wanted to have a more tangible way to “Spend” your spell slots.
In addition I made a few inspiration tokens to hand out as well so folks don’t forget they have them.
The picture shows about 80 chips. I made enough on that pile for two full casters and two half casters.
I would have rather had different colors for the diffident slot sizes, but it would have gotten very expensive.
I’ll turn it into a pdf template and link that in a few days.
Pdf template TBD
I'm ready... are they?
I run two sessions; my First Friday (once a month, that's tonight!) group is doing White Plume Mountain and my every Saturday group is doing a homebrew campaign of my own creation.
I run a secondary computer (Surface) with a secondary Discord account for voices/effects/music. I run my midi controllers through FL Studio and I mix it all down through MME (audio repeaters) into Audacity...
Edit: Ignore my crappy patch job on the wall :x hehe
Since a number of people have been asking how this works.
The general principle is to have a structure to keep the dice stacked in a column. At the bottom there is a plunger that you can push forward that sends the bottom die rolling. The rest of the dice fall but are caught by the structure and plunger, ensuring only one die is dispensed at once. The plunger is pushed back into place by pen springs (because finding small springs is surprisingly hard). As the plunger returns to the original position, the column of dice fall once more so that the bottom die is in place to be rolled.
This structure is duplicated for each die type, although the d20 requires scaling up, and the d4 only works with the 12-sided version (either the Roman d4s or the Triple Fours).
For the DM: If you don't have the money or space for enemy minis for every encounter, consider getting your DM a set of Pathfinder Pawns. It's technically for another system but comes with over 300 cardstock pawns (full color, same image front and back) along with a pile of bases for a wide variety of creatures and sizes. There are several collections (I have the Bestiary Box and the NPC Codex) but you can get away with subbing in something that resembles your enemy instead of buying them all.
So Being the only girl that Plays in My DnD Game I make a lot of Stupid jokes about being our Partys only/token girl
A few weeks ago U I started selling shirts on Amazon and So I made one to specifically to where to Game night
you can find it here of Amazon It says Every group need The Brains, The Looks, The Muscle, The Wildcard, And the Useless chick with this stupid cute baby chicken. I was met with eye rolls So a total win for me :P
>In most cases, a magic item that’s meant to be worn can fit a creature regardless of size or build. Many magic garments are made to be easily adjustable, or they magically adjust themselves to the wearer. Rare exceptions exist. If the story suggests a good reason for an item to fit only creatures of a certain size or shape, you can rule that it doesn’t adjust. For example, drow-made armor might fit elves only. Dwarves might make items usable only by dwarf-sized and dwarf-shaped folk.
Those little kitchen rollers are a god-send for a DM. I recommend every DM, especially those who use terrain, pick one or two up.
I was starting with making a Turn Undead animation, but in the end, I shuffled closer to the Light Cleric Channel Divinity: Radiance of Dawn.
This animation marks the 6th class, which means that we're halfway to them all (excluding Artificer). I got to say though, I have no idea what I should animate for Fighter once that one comes along. ...I'll think of something.
The cleric in question isn't a direct replica of one of my players' characters, but still, this one is in honour of one of the clerics I've killed as a DM.
On instagram you can see the scrapped version with lightning instead of light. It's not as good, hence why it's scrapped.
Link for the Alt covers
The free version isn't too shabby but the Pro version is sadly subscription based. I highly recommend Wonderdraft, which only costs $20 and isn't subscription-based. Financially it is a better move but also quality-wise I think Wonderdraft beats out Inkarnate.
That's a clever use of a a silly thing, I'd let him have it.
Hey, I work for a company called Roll20, a virtual tabletop. It’s a site where you can play D&D over the internet and make new friends.
The first thing to do is go to Roll20.net and make an account.
Next you select from the game drop down the option to “Join a Game”. Filter by Dungeons and Dragons along with whatever time of day or day of week works best with your schedule. Be sure to also filter for only games that “Welcome New Players”. This will make sure that each of these groups will be open to teaching you both D&D and how to use Roll20.
Once you’ve looked through the list and found some games you’d be interested in joining, add a new message to the game’s forum introducing yourself and ask to be invited. The game owner should get back to you with a game invitation if they have space. If you don’t get into a game right away, keep trying! There are hundreds of games open all the time, with new ones opening up every day.
In the mean time check out the 5th Edition rules on Roll20’s Compendium.
If you have any questions about this process, making an account, finding a game, or anything else, send me a message and I’ll do my best to help.
I'm buying one of these for my party as we're starting a brand new campaign in the new year :
Cup Of Plenty
Cup Of Wonder
They each come with 5 sets of 7 dice, as well as a dice cup & box. My intent is to give one set of dice to each other member in the party (3), one for the DM, and one for myself. At $21.99 CDN, it's a pretty fair deal.
I wanted to take a quick second and share an accomplishment and a funny story with the you. My accomplishment is that I have my first D&D shirt up on the amazon store! The link I attached will take you to it it so you can see that it is D&D material :) but enough of the shameless plug.
The second is that amazing story the shirt pays tribute to it. I DM for a 4 party group. The party is made of all halflings. This past session, the party came upon a bandit encampment made up of vampires. Now they were out numbered 3 to 1 but one of the Halflings was missing from the party when they found the camp. As they were debating on their plan of action the missing hobbit (Blint Burrogh) leaped over their heads rushing the camp riding a war Llama. The party charged the camp following Blint. The battle was long and hard and by the end of it, the vampires fell to the party. But alas, the war llama (Llama see your grill) was bitten. Instead of killing the heroic steed, Blint gave a single slap to Llama see your grill's butt and sent it off into the wild as he could't slay his brave companion. So now in this universe, there may or may not be a pack of vampire llamas herding fields and sucking blood XD
Here’s the link to shirt :D
May the dice be in your favor!
In our current campaign, I am playing a half-orc cleric (nature domain). All of my skills are pretty solid with the exception of CHA, where I rolled a 4. To roleplay this abysmal charisma, I play my character as being barely literate in Common, but fluent in orcish. This mostly manifests in not being able to use big words and an inability to understand sarcasm.
In our last session, our party was passing through a town, so while we were restocking I decided to browse the local bookstore. I asked the shopkeeper if he had a copy of "Hooked on Common," a popular book series that teaches the fundamentals of Common. The bookkeeper glanced at me over the rim of his glasses with an amused smirk and directed me to the children's section of the store.
This is what I imagine my character found.
The font on the right is Olde Thorass, based on the Forgotten Realm's "Common Thorass" from the 2nd edition rulebooks, and can be downloaded here.
The dragon was created by Alexis Winward, and can be downloaded here.
I spotted a lightbox for cheap on Amazon and just couldn't resist. The players loved it for the sense of dread involved. I think I'm going to make it say something different each session until I get bored doing it. This week, for instance, it'll say, "Big damn heroes!"
I'm open to suggestions for future signs. It came with hundreds of letters and emoji.
For those who are interested in getting one of these for your own purposes, you can find it here: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0745HHTJM/
I third this.
My group plays 5e now, but I frequently use my old 0DD, 1st and 2nd Ed. books for inspiration.
I especially love the 2nd ed. "The Complete ... Handbook" series for their kits.
This thing has 50 HP, 3 attacks, can regen most of its health in a single round, is invisible, and has an AoE frighten?
Is that really only CR 3?
For comparison, an owlbear, which is given as CR 3 and 700 XP, has 13 AC, 59 HP, two attacks (avg dmg 10 and 14), and none of the other abilities you've given this guy.
For a this dungeon I have home-brewed a race called Krenn. They are a cave dwelling species that uses echo location to live and get around. During the time period the players are captured from and brought along to this ancient ruin of a civilization and end up wandering down into something evil.
On this level however there are minimal enemies. Instead the players are tested more with puzzles like the two black hexagons in the floors. These become a theme in the dungeon on later levels. You get an inkling as a player what they may be for if you discover the hidden chapel to the top left. When opening that secret door, you are plagued with wretched sight of a room covered in crimson. Floor to ceiling the empty chapel hosts secrets about the race and what may have transpired. However none of it is in common or is even written (echo location so a similar type of braille is used).
The main points of this map are that the far room with crypts is a room of worship and none of the tombs lay open. If a player tries to open it they can but find a pool of blood filling it nearly full. The hexagon floor pieces are mean't for blood sacrifices and are filled using the basins just south of the top left one and on the walls in the right one!
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I don't really know, but I've only seen Damage Threshold used as I described it in 5e. I don't have the books in front of me, but here's a description from Roll20:
> Damage Threshold: Big objects such as castle walls often have extra resilience represented by a damage threshold. An object with a damage threshold has immunity to all damage unless it takes an amount of damage from a single Attack or effect equal to or greater than its damage threshold, in which case it takes damage as normal. Any damage that fails to meet or exceed the object’s damage threshold is considered superficial and doesn’t reduce the object’s hit points.
I'm in the process of uploading my own battle maps right now. I always start by asking myself this same question, so maybe you'll like some of them.
If you happen to use them, I'd love to see some pictures. :)
I use Walter Kammerer's 5e Character Sheet app + Fifth Edition Spell Cards on all of my android devices. They're on iOS as well, I just don't apple.
In fact, they're about as intelligent and wise as any average person. Not to mention that the philter of love is just a charm potion, not a "automatically have sex" potion.
But never let the facts get in the way of a good session! As long as everyone had fun it's all good.
Is he able to use a touchscreen? Because a dice-rolling app seems like it might be the simpler solution than modifying a dice tower. Could maybe find some way to make siri/ok google/whatever respond to dice voice commands, too, though I have no idea if that kind of app/modification exists
You could also maybe try modifying the board/dice popper that some games use to put other kinds of dice in them, or maybe make spinners in different numbers of sides. I found this on amazon that looks like it might help as well: https://www.amazon.com/SmartDealsPro-Automatic-Professional-Battery-Powered/dp/B00SH2BDJU/ref=sr_1_3?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1519064387&sr=1-3&keywords=dice+popper and there's a lot of dice-rolling cups (which seem like they could be replaced by any plastic cup, really) that seem like they might be helpful depending on the exact nature of the disability
This is definitely awesome if you like physical references. For those who like to manage everything electronically though, check out the "5th Edition Spellbook" app for Android. It's laid out just like the cards but is searchable/filterable, can track your prepared spells and expended spell slots, and more. Only minor gripe is that it hasn't been updated with XGtE yet
A few things:1.One thing from what I can recall was healing was harder. Most of the time you only regained 1hp from resting. For example, 2e Ad&D had:
>Natural Healing: Characters heal naturally at a rate of 1 hit point per day of rest. Rest is defined as low activity - nothing more strenuous than riding a horse or traveling from one place to another.
>If a character has complete bed-rest (doing nothing for an entire day), he can regain 3 hit points for that day.
Wow, 3 hp for a whole day of bed rest! Now you could have someone with healing skills help you out, or get the beloved cleric to patch you up, but that still drained you. (Also, some dungeons explicitly 'refilled' a certain amount per day. If you took too long healing up, all your progress could be undone).
In 1e Ad&D some races couldn't even be raised- they had no souls. And by some races I mean most non-human, including elves. They could be reincarnated, but not rezzed. Also, rezzing reduced the life expectancy of the cleric. And cost a lot. Sometimes it was better just to make a new character.
As a random example of something I noticed recently- Violet Fungi.In 5e, they're CR 1/2. They're not that bad. In 1e, these things made you loose limbs. Not just necrotic damage or stat damage. They rotted entire limbs off of you. And if you were hit too many times and didn't have limbs to sacrifice, you were just dead. And considering they could hit a lot of times, well...
in 1e Ad&D, you mostly got XP through treasure- the gold you took out of a dungeon was your XP. You leveled based on treasure. So, if you could get the treasure without risking death do it.
I'm with you buddy, I used to tease my friend for playing, calling him a nerd and a dork, and so on... but once I played I haven't missed a game in 10 years.
There is firstly Leagues, D&D adventure leagues, they are often hosted at conventions or in stores that sell the material, either of those locations regardless of the league should have ideas, information, or social media social groups for which you can find out.
there is also /r/LFG
you might want to grab Dungeons & Dragons Core Rulebook Gift Set
Its cheaper than buying the books individually, cheaper than buying 2 books.
There are also other games, /r/rpg is a place for things that are not just D&D, vampire games, robots, D&D in the future (shadowrun) war-hammer fantasy and 40k...battle tech, exalted, traveller.... many many games. Some might be more or less for you than others.
D&D is the most popular by far, games everywhere, its easier to find groups, get material, use digital resources all kinds of stuff.
you might want to get your own dice too, you can get plastic, metal, rare metal, rare stone dice, all kinds.
You can even play with your friends online, using online group meet -up's
I played D&D first on skype and IRC, There is a thing called D&D beyond but its a bit pricey for not giving physical copies of the material. Roll20 is another (but the owners are assholes) and some others people might know of. I also played starwars edge of empire on google hangouts for a year, it had a dice roller app, and we displayed our digital character sheets as out profile picture.
So far the craziest things that we have gotten away with are:
Our Wizard Aarakocra paying a massive sum of money along with seducing an Archmage to semi-perma-transform him into looking like a celestial angel
Me persuading a High Priest of the Church to give us a scroll of True Resurrection (in exchange of an I.O.U a favor)
Our Rogue stealing the before mentioned Archmage's mansion and accidentally killing her grandchild
Me using Legend Lore on a former Ancient Dragon God and then using learned information on semi-blackmailing him and persuading him to grant us a gift
The last one nearly TPK'd us since the dragon got a tiny bit mad at me but we managed to talk it out.
Hello everyone, haven't posted in this sub for a long time, so here it goes one of my latest works. This was a commission i made for an illithid character that a client of mine plays. The idea is that he went to a crashed illithid ship in search of a skull and is now studying it, he is kind of a skull collector. Hope you all enjoy it. If you wanna see more of my work feel free to check out my portfolio and patreon where im developing a fantasy universe. All critique and advise is welcome btw, thank you very much!
At the risk of sounding sarcastic, it's called a pen and paper game for a reason. As long as you've got that, you're golden.
In all honesty, people can get carried away setting up their first few gaming sessions and throw a lot of money at things that contribute little to the game itself, and miniature figures are jut one such money sink. I'm not saying that they're a bad investment, but if you run your campaign for a while and decide that D&D just isn't for you, you're gonna be stuck with a box of over-priced mini-gremlins etc.
If you need low budget alternatives for miniatures, hit up some second-hand stores, dollar stores, and flea markets... that sort of thing. you're looking for cheap play sets like this.
You might feel a little twinge of "wtf am I doing" when your dragon tunes out to be a poorly molded stegosaurus with post-it note wings, but your wallet will thank you.
Also, legos. Oh god legos. Obviously lego men can be used in place of any humanoids, and you can keep a little box of bricks to do quick mock-ups.
This is an awesome method, I’ve done similar in the past and I would suggest for added durability and some nice dimension you can use epoxy stickers to top them. I’m not sure about the larger sizes, but 1” ones are very cheap and easy to find.
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You can learn about it by rolling a Knowledge (History) check. Or a Knowledge (Relgion) check if that's your higher Knowledge stat.
Or you could part with a few gold...
How good are you at pixel art? Because this little gem turns your standard 8-bit sprites into sleek, hi-res vector graphics. Still slightly cartoony, but I like it.
So I got this coffee cup for my dm last year after amazon only recommend this and not a worlds best mug. Great for a joke gift before giving them a real gift. Strongly recommend it, my dm loved it and it's a great thing to joke about at times.
>Reducing something (making it 1/8th it’s weight) then casting Enlarge on it effectively increasing its weight by 64 times.
Enlarge. The target's size doubles in all dimensions, and its weight is multiplied by eight... Reduce. The target's size is halved in all dimensions, and its weight is reduced to one-eighth of normal.
If you Reduce something, it's weight decreases to 1/8th of normal. If you then Enlarge it, it's weight increases by 8, making it's weight... normal.
Normal weight x 1/8 x 8 = normal weight.
>Make your enemy bigger so he can’t get through a door
Umm... probably not.
>Make a lock smaller so previously mentioned Barbarian can cast smash
No. Reduced items have the same hit points and armor class, the same overall toughness and difficulty to break.
>Put a rock in someone’s mouth then Enlarge it, reverse bear trapping their jaw
No. Per the spell, emphasis mine: "Choose either a creature or an object that is neither worn nor carried." A rock in someone's mouth would be consider an object that is carried by that creature.
Don't get me wrong, some of this stuff, like shrinking doors and blocking passages is good. But there are limits written into the spell.
A souped up wight could make sense. Maybe also give it dissonant whisper, and definitely upgrade the armor and double the HP.
Give the longsword and longbow attacks a lasting necrotic damage, like a sword of wounding, and players that have taken a hit have disadvantage to save against life drain.
Here you go. I was hesitant about linking them in the first post because I didn't want it to seem like I was shilling product.
I found these.
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You are playing a module called Out of the abyss
The story starts with you as a prisoner of the drow in the underdark. Seems your DM wanted to do a pre-session showing how the characters end up there, so indeed he was not going to give you a choice there.
Overall it seems you DM is just new and trying to follow the module to the letter. It takes time for you to improve and be able to be more flexible and work with the ideas that come from the players, improvising as you go.
These sort of problems are quite common with inexperienced DMs. You have to figure out if you are having enough fun and willing to wait the DM get more confident or if you would rather leave the group and search for a more experienced DM.
In case you decide to stay, try to explain to your DM what certain parts of the adventure you didnt like and why. At the same time, try to mention the parts you did like. DM job is tough and can benefit from friendly constant feedback.
Hope it works out for you
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I think that's what he's talking about, it's the one I was talking about. Not an affiliate link. Just sharing.
I think / they look like the things made by the free service provided by the website "roll20", I´d check that out if you´re interested, the tool is free and great fun to use.
Edit: Link: https://roll20.net/
You are mistaken if you think all those pages are rules after rules. The rules are actually quite few and simple. What takes most pages are content: spells, monsters, abilities, advice, helpful charts, and other things you don't have to learn. It's a game people play for years and in very different ways, so there has to be a lot of stuff to keep it interesting for a long time.
If you are still feeling intimidated but want to give it a shot, there is a an inexpensive Starter Set with minimal rules and a fine adventure for beginners. It's a very good first step which will help you understand how the game works. It also looks nice on the shelf. You can buy it from amazon quite cheap: https://www.amazon.com/Dungeons-Dragons-Starter-Set-Roleplaying/dp/0786965592/
Or just find a local group and ask them if they can teach you. Most of us are happy to see new blood. Newbiews keep the hobby alive.
Stripe handles businesses of all sizes for all sorts of purposes. They have plugins for most major CMS and websites, and even have Checkout which provides the entire frontend workflow. Plus, most of what you need for a non-enteprise business is barely more expensive than the CC fees, and more feature rich than paying PayPal for their myriad account upgrades.
I use this successfully for a small business and it handles thousands of dollars without a single issue. Honestly, the only reason I feel to still use PayPal is ignorance of the competition or sticking to habit, and neither makes me particularly trusting of a company. I'm sure even a medium sized company would be fine with the standard tier, although depending on the number of sales you perform, the additional support with the Enterprise tier might be necessary.
It's way cheaper on amazon. Nearly half price.
After a year and half of Dnd taking up a good chunk of my life I have decided to start putting my Art skill to use in Making some fun shirt for around the table, and It helps that pretty much all Day all I Do is think about my games And one of my friends suggested that Draw some cool Dragons T-shirts cause he knows I'm minorly obsessed them.
if you Like you can find the Shirt on amazon here
May I also suggest this book I co-authored on the visual history of Dungeons & Dragons. Something in it for fans of all generations! Happy Holidays!
Here is the form-fillable, cleaned up version version. Removed text, added some writing lines in the bigger boxes, and cleaned up some of the JPEG artifacts. This is my first time making a form-fillable PDF so I hope it doesn't suck! https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1o1H5ImXDBSYU1fM2dZTXk0MTQ/edit?usp=sharing
>EDIT: Dracoprimus' version is even better, check it out: http://www.reddit.com/r/DnD/comments/28hacz/starter_set_pregen_fighter_from_mearls_twitter/cibij6q
(In the Google Drive preview you may not be able to see all the text, but it will be there when you download it, rest assured!)
Sounds like it's just a crappy group. If you're in an area that doesn't have a lot of in-person games available, you can always look for a game on roll20 or another online system.
These are official character folio's ! They are lifesavers for spellcasters. Got all my own players hooked on it too haha
They're creatures that look like cave formations:
OP is trying to say that he used one on his party, and now they are fearful every time they go into a cave and he describes its features.
For those wondering, this is the brush pack used. Also looks like they used the tutorial linked from the same place. I highly recommend both, I paid for these brushes and am very happy with them.
I'm not aware of an explicit rule. For something like a drinking contest you'd probably do opposed Constitution checks. To determine the effects of drinking heavily, you could do a Constitution saving throw (DC set by the potency and quantity of drink). A failure results the character suffering the poisoned condition for a few hours.
If you want to have different levels of drunkenness, you can use the exhaustion levels as a basis. Maybe swap levels 2 and 3, and change level 4 to incapacitated. Have it so one hour of not drinking removes a level of intoxication, and any effects that remove the poisoned condition also remove all levels of intoxication.
I would totally pimp out Roll20 to anyone, the base features of the software are more than enough for any DM to get a great campaign going. I won't lie, it does take setup time, just like any Virtual Tabletop would, but it's all pretty straightforward and easy to use. I just really really wanted the line of sight feature so I paid for it. I probably used Roll20 for a solid 6 months to make sure it was worthwhile before I stepped up and got the Pro. They actually have a subreddit /r/Roll20 or the site. If you have any questions just let me know.
Looks like a plastic modular toolbox like the kind you'd find cheap at Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Lowe's, Menards, etc. If you don't need something as deep as a standard toolbox, you could use an (usually) even cheaper (and flimsier) hardware organizer with adjustable dividers instead.
Just... beware anything with cheap plastic closing clasps instead of proper metal snap or other more secure closure types. They don't require a lot of force such as slamming into the back of the rear seats in the trunk during an abrupt vehicle stop and toppling over to come open and spill your clicky-clack math rocks everywhere...
^(don't ask me how I know this ;_;)
Depends what you think affordable is. They are ~$21/set so for yourself or a single gift for someone, pretty reasonable in my eyes.
What is pictured tho is ~$115 worth of dice and another $10 in stickers which most people would say is insane to spend...
I prefer this one, because it has all the Unearthed Arcana and SCAG spells. More importantly to me you can edit the custom spells you add (which as far as I know you can't do with that app) and you can import them if you have the premium version.
The OP's cards do look a lot nicer though, so if it's released I will certainly take a look.
This is cool, but the "Hot Streak" feature felt broken. So naturally I did the math.
Default average PC to-hit chance is ~65% that they hit. That means they'd need to roll 7 on the die to hit most monsters, which is really convenient for this gimmick.
By default, Critical Hits are 5% likely to hit.
Statistically, there's a 11% chance they roll 7 or better 6 times in a row if you make the auto-crit trigger on 7+ only. However, since you're adding +1 to hit every time, the trend will statistically be nearly 90% likely to trigger the auto-crit every 3 turns.
If you get rid of the +1 attack/damage rolls, and increase the streak to require 8, it's about 5-6% chance of making it. I know this ruins the whole 7's thing, but greatsword crits aren't screwing around. If you do go for the 7 charges, I'd put this on a longsword or Greataxe instead to mitigate some of the damage.
This looks like it: https://www.amazon.com/Electronic-Grabber-Machine-Creative-Children/dp/B07BR7W3JB/ref=mp_s_a_1_14?adgrpid=64528206468&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIyKTe1c7x5QIVsP_jBx1LMA3PEAAYASAAEgIIjvD_BwE&hvadid=274730007829&hvdev=m&hvlocphy=9051964&hv...
The scrolls I made (the paper was ordered from Amazon) and the map also was ordered from amazon.
A dry erase DnD map. I got one as a gift and it was the best DnD gift I’ve ever gotten. I’ll link the one I got below.
A DM screen is always a safe bet too if they do not have one. I assume you can find that thru Amazon.
It is a 60+ lb glass top for $49 preprinted with a hex grid in the middle so that it won't rub off and slightly frosted so that it show up well. Just a regular battle mat 2/3rd the size is going to ruin you half of that
Basically after a year and half of Dnd taking up a good chunk of my life I have decided start putting my Art skill to use in Making some fun shirt for abound the table, and It helps that pretty much all Day all I Do is think about my games, So after after polling a ton of Dnd Discords, and My group I came to conclusion that people like dice, dragons and fire! if you Like you can find the Shirt on amazon here
You can find the basic rules for free here.
Find a group of 3-5 friends who are also interested and get together to buy the Starter Set.
Play through that, and by the end you should
a) Know if you actually like D&D or not
b) Know enough about the rules to continue playing
These ears we got on Amazon. But the actual ears she will wear in the night are foam latex appliances ears that need to be glued on. I work in the special effects
Make up department on Fear the Walking dead and have the supplies for the glueing and removal but if you want to do it get some spirit gum and some coconut oil.
I used some loctite stik'n seal, then stuck a tooth pick in the tube and got a little glob of the adhesive out.
Then just a matter of touching from tooth to tooth.
It's very forgiving and easy to do
Take him to a local gaming store or sit down with him at the computer at some point and pick out a new set of dice with him. If he's anything like most of us... he probably had a few sets, maybe even a favorite set, but if they're all gone the first thing he's gonna need to get going is so more dice. To clear the initial hurdle of being bummed about it you can offer to buy them for him...a set is normally no more than about $10.
Keep an eye on Amazon prices for the Player's Handbook it's about $27 currently but goes on sale from time to time. Its the core rulebook so it's more important than the Starter Set box.
Talk to him and figure out if he wants a replacement Starter Set. Its great for beginners, but if he's already completed it he might not 'need' it replaced until the funds are around. If he was running it currently for his friends or something this might bump it up the list of importance but the situation on this one is really fluid.
Stories and characters of course are something you can simply re-buy. Smooze up to him and do what you can to make it less of a chore to re-do the work. Print off some sheets at home or the local library and offer to set down and help him re-make his characters.
Several neat gift ideas and stuff come to mind, but of course, budget is a key issue here. So rather than making it a chore of simply buying replacements and rewriting stuff ... do your best to get involved--even though you dont know jack about it--and help how you can.
Well, I did it, since it was a lot easier and faster than I expected.
Here they are. (And stickers, too)
I made it last 3 weeks because someone's RemindMe was longer than all of the others. (And sorry for not waiting for a response, mods, I didn't want to disappoint people who came back to check.)
EDIT: Thanks for the gold, person, never been gilded before!
Thank you! What you're saying makes sense, but I really don't have anything else to put in that space and thought it did well in tying the card together. I also imagined players rifling through cards to choose their spells, and the classes may come in handy in that case.
Shoutout to the artists at The Noun Project for the great icons!
The setup for the pics of it? This is in a large rubbermaid container with a piece of black posterboard curved across the back. Then two largish led lights on each side of it. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B079BPB9HR
Yeah the flayers gonna flay flay flay flay flay
And your brains they went and ate ate ate ate ate
Baby you just gotta save save save save
These suckers get you every time, eh? Don’t hate the Flayer, hate the game 😎
Do you Mind if I Flay around with some more lame Mind Flayer puns?
Ok, ok I’ll stop. 🦑
Hope you enjoy.
I’ve added it to my t-shirts on teespring:
Technically you'll add the creature's dex save to the d20 roll. Usually it's the same as the modifier but not always. Example: A Pit Fiend. Notice how it has a 14 dex (+2 modifier), but under Saves it has a Dex+8. So you would roll a D20 and add 8, rather than 2. If the save isn't listed, then yes, it is the relevant modifier.
Speak with Dead requires a corpse with a mouth. If you destroy the lower jaw, or maybe cut out the tongue (DM discretion), Speak with Dead won’t do anything.
(The easier answer, of course, is give them no hints that you’re coming)
I still don't understand what minmaxing has to do with this, why would interpreting Charisma as the dictionary definition of charisma, rather than as attractiveness be minmaxing? Minmaxing is focusing on getting the best stats you can over RP, not having such a narrow definition of Charisma allows you to RP what you want and have a high Charisma character who is ugly but persuasive, or a low charisma character who is beautiful but a dick. And I also don't think you have a point either, because Saunders' 'low charisma score' clearly is because she constantly fucks up every bit of PR she can.
For reference, here are previous editions described Charisma:
>Charisma (Cha) measures your force of personality,
persuasiveness, and leadership.
3.5e (I'm assuming that 3e is much the same):
>Charisma measures a character’s force of personality, persuasiveness,
personal magnetism, ability to lead, and physical attractiveness. This
ability represents actual strength of personality, not merely how one
is perceived by others in a social setting.
>The Charisma (Cha) score measures a character's persuasiveness, personal magnetism, and ability to lead. It is not a reflection of physical attractiveness, though attractiveness certainly plays a role.
>Charisma is the measure of the character's combined physical
attractiveness, persuasiveness, and personal magnetism. A generally nonbeautiful
character can have a very high charisma due to strong measures
of the other two aspects of charisma.
So, as you can see, you have probably not been reading carefully enough for the last 35 years if you have been assuming high Charisma means someone is attractive or vice versa.
Depends how tall they are. According to roll20 https://roll20.net/compendium/dnd5e/Bag%20of%20Holding#content
This bag has an interior space considerably larger than its outside dimensions, roughly 2 feet in diameter at the mouth and 4 feet deep. The bag can hold up to 500 pounds, not exceeding a volume of 64 cubic feet. The bag weighs 15 pounds, regardless of its contents. Retrieving an item from the bag requires an action.
So, therefore, if they are super fat elves (170 lbs) you can fit about 3 or four. If they are skinny, you can fit 4-5. But if you want, you could have the heads of the elves stick out. Most elves that are short are 5'3, so there heads would stick out. Tall elves are 6 feet, so head and upper chest stick out.
Ha, not vinynl. I'ts a dry-erase mat: https://amazon.com/dp/B075WS9DGL
The dry erase marker gets a little hard to remove after a while but I've found that it comes off cleanly with a slightly damp paper towel.
As a DM, funny hats.
I put on funny, thematic hats and simple bits of costume while acting out various recurring NPCs. It helps me get into character and my players explode with laughter at all the right times. Go raid your local costume shop or get on amazon and you find a great selection of stuff on the cheap. Fake beards for a dwarf, pointy wizard hats, did I mention that the druid they know wears an enormous polar bear skin?
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In general, I would avoid taking away "agency" from your players. So in general, "instant knock outs" are not a good idea (though there are certainly ways to make them work).
I would suggest that you at least play it out a little so they don't feel cheated. For 1, if it's hard for them to move I'd say they're restrained. For two, if Tasha's Hideous Laughter states they are incapacitated. In both these scenarios, the characters could defend themselves somewhat - though the chances of them getting out successful are pretty much nil. With enough NPCs with clubs, you'd knock them out in a round anyways.
I know you can't go back in time but if you ever wanted to do this situation again (they get captured and put in a new location), there are some subtle ways you can make the players want to get captured. That way, when you ask to "fade to black", they're excited!
Hope that helps and good luck!
I 3D Printed this for my future campaign. It was modeled in Blender, spliced in Cura, printed on my Printrbot Simple Metal with PLA, then painted with acrylic. I printed each piece out individually, and just super-glued it together.
File can be found here: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:624569
I should probably put an arrow in it later :-P
Cannot stress this enough, read fantasy!
Reading Conan, Drizzt, and Disc World have grossly expanded my vocabulary as well as my narrative ability.
Reading Conan will show you how a dungeon should be narrated.
Reading Drizzt will show you how combat should be narrated.
Reading Disc world shows how a whimsical fantasy world should work in unexpected ways.
All of these series will force you to read with a dictionary which is awesome for vocabulary expansion.
An added bonus is that they're all fast paced and exciting which is exactly what GMing narration should feel like.
If you're looking for spoopy inspiration, HP Love craft all the way. He is also good at showing vs telling if you want ways of detailing a scene without just telling the players what's in front of them.
If you're looking for a place to start I know that Conan is in the public domain. Some of HP Love craft is in the public domain (under some debate). So you can find both of these on sites such as https://www.gutenberg.org/
It seems like everyone I’m close to—my girlfriend, best friend, and sister—have all recently gotten into D&D, so for Christmas this year I designed and printed some fancy spell slot cards to help them keep track of what they have available! I included enough cards for a full caster—4/3/3/3/3/2/2/1/1 for spell levels 1-9. Since we’re all playing in active campaigns I handed them out early; they’ve been well-received so far!
For printing I used www.moo.com, and I grabbed these little card holders from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0133TXHKY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1.
Refurbed TV we found is chromecast enabled, PI on one of the HDMI inputs with extended USB for input or extended HDMI for other device input.
The young blue dragon's damage was as written in the monster manual, but that is a CR 9 monster, which is waaaaaaay above your level. Did he expect you to run from it? Was there any way to escape? This is a challenge sometimes as a DM: you want to show your players a big bad, but also want them to realize it is way to difficult to take on at the moment.
You should post it somewhere with a Creative Commons license. I recommend this one:
You could also Photoshop in a piece text that states which license it is released with; like down in the corner.
It's really a matter of personal preference from lich to lich. A weekly application of a spell like gentle repose could keep a lich's body looking fresh for ages. I'm no necromancer, but I'd wager there are plenty of ways for a powerful caster to keep necrosis from setting in. Alternatively, a driven lich could remove all of his flesh on day one.