Action Points

When Standard Actions Aren't Enough

Action Points
Consolidation of House Rules

Consolidation of House Rules

Clearly when I am a mere player I don’t update regularly.  Anyway, I am considering starting my campaign up again...

A Little Late.

A Little Late.

It’s been a busy few weeks with upcoming finals, tests in a lot of classes, and Portal 2 being released. ...

Parsing Treasure Parcels

Parsing Treasure Parcels

Treasure parcels have been something that have confused me from the beginning of D&D.  I’ve always tried to give my...

Sisters of the Oak

Today we’ll be taking a basic woodland dryad and try to make it a bit more interesting. The basic dryad ...

Saving throw? saving throw? how about that saving throw? SAVING THROW PLEASE!

Long Term Status Effects

Simple ways to make your punishments stick for just a little bit longer

This is the Arcane Guardian from WoW TCG, and how I imagine the Crystal Fold Guardian looks.

Monster of the Week: Crystal Fold Guardian

One of the things I enjoy the most about roleplaying games is creation aspect.  World building, character building, designing history...

I use to love this show

Ring of Power

Using a physical object to visually represent active initiative order has a multitude of direct benefits to the speed and flow of combat during Dungeons and Dragons combat encounters

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Grabbing Larger Creatures

Here is a small change to the grab rules I am making for my home game. Essentially if you grab a creature one size larger than you it is slowed and you move with it. If you grab a creature 2 or more sizes larger with you then you move with it. The purpose of this change is to accommodate rules where a creature of insignificant size grabs onto a larger creature. Last I checked I was still able to keep moving with a 4-year-old latched to my back so I am confident that I could with a halfling in the same position. This also allows for some rather epic scenes in which a character grabs onto a dragon that is attempting to escape only to climb onto their back and bring them down. Perhaps several creatures grab hold of the dragon, maybe using harpoons, and bring it to the ground.

Combat Objective: Evasion

Combat Objective: Evasion

Combat Objectives are something that I’ve been working with lately.  While most combats are straightforward, decrease all targets health to...

Save on Miniatures by Purchasing from Other Games

Save on Miniatures by Purchasing from Other Games

The official Wizards of the Coast Dungeons and Dragons miniatures can be quite expensive, especially for the rarer models, but...

The Stages of Planning

The Stages of Planning

I’ll admit that I spend a decent percentage of my free time planning for my Friday night gaming sessions.  I’ve...

Three blades for the price of one!

Megaman Style Loot Distribution

Personally, I’ve never enjoyed paging through the thousands of items available to players in order to try to pick an...

My Dice box.

Use a Dice Box to Roll Dice

If you’re tired of dropping your dice on the floor resulting in a Natural 1, if you don’t like your...

Make Shopping More Involved

Make Shopping More Involved

Shopping in 4e is boring.  Very boring.  From what I understand of Lost Forgotten Realms shopping is essentially “Can you...

Running Proper Skill Challenges

Running Proper Skill Challenges

Skill challenges are one of the strangest types of encounters in 4e and I do not think I have found...

Shadow Dragon Optimization

Dragon’s are very weak.  I’m sorry if I am offending one but 4e dragons are one of the weakest boss-type...

Superior Implement Training

Superior Implement Training

I hate superior implements.  Not so much the concept behind them, but how they work.  First you have to take...

Unique Kobold-Crafted Rewards

Unique Kobold-Crafted Rewards

Recently my groups have been traveling incognito deep within a kobold warren in search of The Staff of Eyes, an...

Benefits to Sleeping Indoors

Benefits to Sleeping Indoors

If you have players like mine you know the trouble that can be had when there isn’t a clear benefit,...

Define Free Actions to Avoid Confusion

Define Free Actions to Avoid Confusion

The 4e rules are pretty well defined, but there are situations where the vagueness leaves room for debate.  There are...

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