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July 2, 2021
Zone Of Truth: Playing An 'Open' Game Of D&D

What To Do When Your Non-Players Know Too Much Say your players cast Zone of Truth and now everyone in this 15' radius is compelled to tell the truth. Sure someone might make a few charisma saving throws but eventually they will fail - if drunk they are often considered intoxicated or suffering the poisoned […]

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November 26, 2021
inspired goblin / use fantasy factions to easily build your world

Different groups of goblins lead very different lifestyles. Magus Goblin One group of goblins abandoned all things hobgoblin, be it their gods, leadership or their domineering 'leadership'. They have no larger goblin-kin in their midst at all. They have instead the literal exposure to wizard magic - all their people are covered in tattoos and […]

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November 14, 2021
Goblins: Powerful Enough To Rock Your World

Goblins of myth deserve to be fun again! Try out these stories and Make Your Adventures Great Again (MYAGA).

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October 24, 2021
Epic & Amazing Magical Items

Seven Tricks To Make Magical Items Rock Your World Player 1: "You say we Detect Magic within the chest - did the rogue check for traps? If so... we open the lid, why not?" Dungeon Master: "It turns out you did disarm all the traps and there is a magic item inside. Well done. The […]

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October 14, 2021
The 5e Hedge Wizard: Making It Work In Your World

A 'common' hedge wizard - within the Rules As Written. TL;DR: using feats to build lesser casters as well as 'simple' enchanters of common & uncommon magic items. About half a century ago Gary Gygax said heroic classes were about 1% of the general populace. Of these heroes, casters were rare. Getting the help of […]

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September 21, 2021
Your Warlock Pact And YOU - The Evolving Relationship

Handling 'life-long' contracts in-game. The other day my player character asked: 'what does my patron want?' - i had to admit, it was a good question. This triggered a cascade of yet other very valuable queries: What 'payment' does it / he / she get in return for giving a mortal heroic superpowers? How often […]

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September 6, 2021
Too Much Gold? Have A Heroic Fantasy Shopping List.

The point of heroic fantasy gaming is to have or do stuff you cannot do in ‘real’ life - this includes being rich. Would you like to be rich for a while? Really? What would you buy? Well my friend, D&D is your chance! You already figured out you can ‘pimp out’ your character. Good […]

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August 20, 2021
Where Did The Lich Go? Why Your World Is Not Overrun By Ultrapowerful Casters

The Problem: Most powerful casters (& their friends) are effectively 'Immortal' Say you are a clever DM. You discover that nearly any mage (or bard) gets Clone spell: not only do they re-gain their youth with each casting but now they can carefully place at least one (if not thousands) of long-term insurance-policy bodies. Such […]

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July 22, 2021
The Awakened Shrub: Awaken Your Game

The Little Plant That Could The Adorable & Faithful Awakened Shrub & Humble Beginnings These shrubs may be more clever than most - but they have the land speed of a gnome, no ability stat above 11 (average of 8!), and only one language (yes, it does talk) - there is little to say about […]

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July 18, 2021
Medusa: Some Love For A Girl Done Wrong

"Mirror mirror, on the wall - who shall live and who shall fall?" Greek mythology is not always kind. If you look up the story behind Medusa, Stheno, and Euryale and what Poseidon does to them in a sacred temple - and then what their goddess does to them as a 'reward' - you should be upset. […]

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