Dungeons and Dragons

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 ...

Long Term Status Effects

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

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...

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.

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...

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...

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