Detect Poison and Disease: Senses within 30 feet of you, and is blocked by "1 foot of stone, 1 inch of common metal, a thin sheet of lead, or 3 feet of wood or dirt". Spell doesn't explicitly state it penetrates other dimensions, but does show how it can be blocked quite simply. It also a first level spell, not much power in it.
Now is a great time to get into D&D. The starter set has pretty much everything you need to get going. It is also like $12 on Amazon right now. It gives you a starter rulebook and an adventure to run.
The 8-bit characters are from an artist named Chloe (http://azidraws.tumblr.com/post/43668843808). I found them on Tumblr and didn't even notice they were characters from The Hobbit; they really remind me of my brothers and friends.
Also, the background was found on google but I can't seem to find the original artist; the only thing close was this article talking about SNK: https://kotaku.com/5977912/the-best-animated-backgrounds-of-2d-fighting-games.
The Realm of Aesen is the world in which me and my closest friends play D&D 5e in. It had a humble beginning where i only made a very small location map with a few towns strewn in and it has grown into this world map which it is today.
Summarize of the realm:
The realm has five major factions. The Northern Kingdoms, the Last Sovereign, the Order of the Raven, the Empire of the Gods and the Emerald Enclave.
The Northern Kingdoms hold the north protected by a barrier of mountains from the rest of the realm. Here the all the dwarfish kingdoms have rose to unite under the banner of the High-King.
The Last Sovereign control the Aspaarian deserts of the east as well as much of the land surrounding it as well. Here all races who want to seek a better life live in coexistence in the huge cities erected by the now deceased Sovereign Gwyneth.
The Order of the Raven lies in the murky and dark south of the realm. Here the landscape is harsh and the reign of the King even harsher. But even the king fall under the dominion of the Raven God Nevermore, who controls the faction from the shadows.
The Empire of the Gods rest in the west as the strongest of the five major factions. The empire has always followed of the Gods of old, whom where shattered during the War of Mortality. Even though their Gods have gone, they still hold true to the traditions and principles they left behind.
The Emerald Enclave have complete and utter control of the center of the realm, they built their whole society around the dead corpse of a God, Zaw'mjir, who was the world tree and the one to control nature itself. After his passing the faction took it upon themselves to uphold his job.
I made this using the latest version of Photoshop CC and THIS brush set by Joel Pigou.
https://roll20.net . On the other hand, a 30 minute drive or ride isn't much for a four hour game. I vastly prefer sitting on an actual table facing my friends and holding paper, but that might be because I'm old and a grognard.
Most staples have a large-scale printer if you're willing to shell out some cash. But if your at-home printer seems better for the job the website https://rasterbator.net/ will split up your images so you can print them over multiple pages, chances are the scale isnt going to be perfect, but thats okay!!
Good luck on your game :)
The starter set is not a bad way to go to learn basics. And pretty inexpensive
Here is a link for it on Amazon
Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set: Fantasy Roleplaying Game Starter Set (D&D Boxed Game) https://www.amazon.com/dp/0786965592/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_nHaeybWDDEXEQ
I've started using various meeples from Meeple Source, as well as wooden doll bodies from amazon (the baby sized ones are about medium creature sized).
I use a marker or pen to number these - it makes it easier to keep track of hit points. I use them for most of the monsters they fight. Sometimes I color code them too - the green ones are goblins, the brown ones are bugbears, etc. They're cheap enough that I just buy a bunch and write/color/decorate them as needed.
So I got caught up making it and didn't take any photos until it was finished.
I got the idea after finding this LED bulb on Amazon. The whole thing is made from PVC plumbing fittings, cable ties, and a sprinkler head
This starter set is a fantastic place to begin.
You can find online play groups through places like /r/lfg or Discord servers like Pair o' Dice and use tools like Roll20 or Fantasy Grounds to play.
Dont forget there are also larger D&D communities on Reddit: /r/DND
I've enjoyed many of those games; seems like a good list. I'd put the first two Diablo titles on there. During the ADnD/3.x era, the Collectors Editions came with supplemental crossover books to run Diablo in DnD.
And no list of D&D PC games can be complete without the best ADnD simulator there is: nethack, which happens to be free.
A mag generator for anything from a small island with a single nation to complete multicontinental worlds: https://azgaar.github.io/Fantasy-Map-Generator/
It won't give you any DND related things, but once you have the map, you can plot things on it and dictate campaign locations.
I use it pretty often, and although my group doesn't use combat maps, I think you can still get some good use of it.
Also, if you want to join a DnD server on discord, here is a link: https://discord.gg/yx9VsyU
Honestly, being the DM takes a lot of preparation, but at the same time half of that preparation can go into the trash. Players have a way of making your plan go into disarray and derailing everything. It's a lot of on the spot thinking and many times the best way to do so would be to read a lot of books or stories set in the type of world your campaign is. Knowing how the world would react to different events is key.
When building the world, I would suggest possibly using a map generator. My favorite one is https://azgaar.github.io/Fantasy-Map-Generator/. Then look through the world and decide possible types of culture and/or races for each country. Keep it simple, and honestly dont plan each country out too much, you may never actually use some of them. Decide the basics and let ideas come to you as you play.
The story is the hardest part. Honestly, most of my campaigns have just been me giving them some sort of event to push them into the world and letting them decide what to do, and then I know what to plan for the next session.
You guys should look into an app called DNDify! It's specifically made for rpg games and comes with so many different situations, moods, atmospheres and location ambiance! I found it a couple months ago and my weekly group uses it every session. It is currently free and works through your spotify account (so if you don't have premium, expect the occasional add), but the developers are currently working to implement a one time buy (as far as i'm aware) and i'm fully onboard to support such a needed and useful tabletop tool!
Good games for the role playing aspect:
The Sorcery! series:
They're $5 each, but as an avid DnD player, I felt they did a great job of emulating the feeling of playing a tabletop campaign in a choose-your-own-adventure format. I binged the first game. My wife was mad.
There are also a lot of apps for character sheets, etc. If you want to do a little prep, pick up a players handbook and read through the classes and races to start figuring out what kind of character interests you. Don't worry so much about the stat blocks just yet; focus on the descriptions and flavor text and just let your imagination run rampant.
find a VTT like roll20.net for online play. Find a local game store many areas do not have one. Go to the library and see if there are clubs. Talk to your friends about D&D and see if they are interested.
Hopefully that link works. That's the exact one she bought. It's actually really helpful as tbh, my wife is similar to yourself, forgetful sometime and it helps 😊
I get you on being a bit conscious about it, but it's absolutely expected if you haven't been playing for years and years. That extra bit on the 2nd character is great, you're already weaving more story into the PC's you're creating!! Maybe that could have something to do with why you're going with them? Your current PC might not die, DM's don't all want to go out collecting character cards 😂 great idea though! You could also use this for your story arc and have that one actually meant to die and your proper character will be the daughter?
There are a ton of ways you can take this, and it all depends on which way you want to go
I always recommend The Starter Set from Wizards of the Coast. This has easy to read rules, pregenerated characters so you can start right away and a complete campaign which is really fun and has lots of side quests and hooks to keep the game going for years.
If you're not sure you want to shell out $12.59 USD, then you can try out the Basic Rules as a FREE download from the Wizards of the Coast website. It has the rules for character creating so you can make your own. Download them, read them, and feel free to ask questions. 🙂
They steal art from legit artists, then upload them to their own shop site and use Reddit posts with weird titles to trick people into buying from them. The merch they sell has very low-quality art (since they don't have access to the actual image files) and the company responsible for delivering the merch has a history of keeping peoples' money and not sending them their orders.
If you want to try DMing without paying a dime, there are plenty of resources on the internet available for free.
I'd recommend starting with the starter kit or the essentials (both links to the Spanish version on Amazon) if you're playing IRL or dndbeyond + some VTT (roll20, foundry, fantasy grounds...) if you're playing online.
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Putting distance between you and the threat is a strong plan.
What are your damaging cantrips? What are their ranges? As you can see from the above, on your turn you essentially get:
1) An Action
2) A potential Bonus Action
Movement is not well understood in my experience. You have 30ft of movement which means you can use it to move to the edge of your cantrip ranges and then take the Cast A Spell Action. If you have extra you can use it to move into charging range (30ft) and snipe off a cantrip then move back out of range.
Quickened Spell lets you cast a spell as a Bonus Action and also use a cantrip.
If you're not sure what to do, or are surrounded then take the Dodge action. That (due to the math around Disadvantage) effectively gives you +4 to AC and Dex saves until the start of your next turn.
Pay attention to the initiative order. Goblins are really hard to hit. If one rushes up and attacks you, and someone could come help you, then don't attack the Goblin yourself, declare you're using the Help action to help your ally gain advantage against the Goblin.
Consider also Hiding (if you cast a ranged spell from hiding you gain advantage on your next attack). That's not a great option for you but basically your stealth roll needs to beat their passive perception and if you succeed they have to spend their action searching for you.
I know this is a slow reply, but it was all typed on mobile so whatever. Hope this helps, enjoy!
D20: Use - Almost everything! Seriously. Whether or not you hit what you attack, if you succeed at whatever skill you're doing and how effective it is, how well a character uses an Ability Score Modifier (strength to lift something, intelligence to recall something, etc.), if a character makes a specific Saving Throw. And other matters of random chance at DMs discretion.
D12: Use - Almost nothing. Barbarians roll one upon leveling to decide health. I think the Great Axe uses it for how much damage they do.
D10: Use - Some of the classes use it for health per level, a few weapons and many spells use it for damage. When rolled in pairs they can be treated as a percentage roll or D100 roll. Some D10s come in pairs with one reading as 00, 10, 20, and so on, these are to be treated as the tens place; the other die is labeled 0-9. If a 00 is rolled the second die is the value (so a 00 and 8 would just be 8), unless the ones place die reads 0 in which case (a roll of 00 and 0) is a 100.
D8: Use - Most classes use this for HP per level, and many weapons and spells do damage with it.
D6: Use - One or two classes use it for health. Again many weapons and spells use it for damage. Also can be rolled in sets of four (often rolled four times keeping the highest three such as, 4, 5, 4, ~2~ = 13)
D4: Use - Only a hand full of weapons and spells use it for damage. Improvised weapons (rocks, books, stools/chairs, bottles, etc) deal 1D4 damage, unless otherwise decided by the DMs judgment.
Standard weapons and damages can be found here
Classes and their HP die:
Barbarian - D12
Bard - D8
Cleric - D8
Druid - D8
Fighter - D10
Monk - D8
Paladin - D10
Ranger - D10
Rogue - D8
Sorcerer - D6
Warlock - D8
Wizard - D6
Hello! I just recently released a Dnd-Inspired Children's Book and I wanted to reach out and share it with some fellow Dnd-enthusiasts. The book is about an adventuring party that set up camp near a bunch of Goblins that immediately start pranking them. It's a fun story for children and just general fans of Fantasy and TTRPG's like Dnd. If you wanna check it out, you can find HERE
For the eyes, if you use a pen (I use micron pens ), you can round out the eyes with more control, usually.
Hey guys! So a few months ago, I went around the dnd subreddits to promote a dnd children's book I made but, had it up as a free PDF on Gumroad. After some careful consideration of Wizards of the Coast's policies, I decided to pull the trigger and put the book on Amazon so everyone can get an actual printed version of the book! This is just the first in a series,no have so many other ideas. Feel free to check it out here
Thank you guys!
Oh man, did you buy that big bucket of monsters on Amazon? This looks suspiciously similar to my green dragon...