Action Points

When Standard Actions Aren't Enough

Action Points

General – A note about fumbles and critical successes

I’m posting this in response to the enormous amounts of times I see GMs and players treating critical successes and...

Librium – Species Spotlight: Vespa

Librium – Species Spotlight: Vespa

No one is completely certain where the Vespa originated. Some scholars hypothesize that they are the result of an arcane...

Librium – Pawns

“They may be called the Palace Guard, the City Guard, or the Patrol. Whatever the name, their purpose in any...

Librium – Species Spotlight: Kobold

Kobolds are malicious, cruel, xenophobic, reptilian humanoids. They hate almost every other intelligent creature, especially earthen such as dwarves, gnomes...

When encountering an intelligent dragon, it is best to talk while you still have a chance.

Librium: Combat Basics, Part 2

  Last week we focused on basic attacking and defending. This week we will look at a breakdown of actions...

Librium: Kobold Residents Declared Protected Citizens

Thromgarde — In a landmark decree yesterday morning, Queen Regent Arandell of Thromgarde ruled that kobolds living inside and outside...

Librium: Combat Basics

So things are not going as well as you planned. It was suppose to be just a delivery run to another slum in Thromgarde, but you stumbled into gang territory and they don't like Lagamo. They'll let you go, but they want whatever it is you're carrying. Medicine and supplies for a clinic that needs them. Your auralei accomplice tried talking your group out of the trouble, but her words go over there heads. Hell, you're willing to give up the supplies to save your own neck, but your volkmyr friend refuses. The krothgar in charge of the small gang of brigands is getting angry and still wants blood. They draw their weapons and your group quickly takes cover.

Librium: Basic Rules

A "brief" overview of the basic rules for Librium

Librium: Skill list

This is the current list of skills in in Librium.

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


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...

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