Tomb of Annihilation: Thoughts on structure

I have a group starting Tomb of Annihilation in the next week or two as we wrap up a run through DDAL07-01 “A City on the Edge”. (That’s why I hedge on the date – it all depends on how long we take to finish the last of the missions.) The actual hardcover has a pretty […]

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DDAL07-01: A City on the Edge (review)

The first DDAL module for Season 7, “A City on the Edge” attempts to provide a pathway to the Tomb of Annihilation storyline at tier 1. It starts off a bit rough, though. As usual, this review contains SPOILERS, so the TL;DR version is “not bad”.

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Campaign planning: Autumn 2017

Right now feels like a good time to look back at my gaming for the last few months and then ahead to what comes next. Weyward Scions (homebrew) My alternating Sundays campaign with friends has almost wrapped up. The DM and one of the other players are law students, and thus they don’t have nearly […]

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Six Knives for Torin Nomerthal

The “Rage of Demons” tier 1 storyline wraps up with “Six Knives for Torin Nomerthal”. This mini-storyline actually consists of DDEX03-12 and -14 together. I found them somewhat different, though, so I’ll separate them out a bit as I review them here. As normal, these reviews include spoilers after the jump. So for this portion, players should […]

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Adventurers League Season 7: Kickoff

Dungeons and Dragons Adventurers League Season 7 has begun! Already we have two individual adventures, DDAL07-01 City on the Edge and DDAL07-02 Over the Edge. Both of these resemble introductory adventures from earlier seasons in that they consist of five 1-hour scenarios. OtE differs a little in that it provides this type of introduction for Tier 2 […]

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Forge of Fury: Random Encounter Tables

In Tales from the Yawning Portal, we have a collection of some of the best (well, most popular) dungeons from D&D’s history, updated for Fifth Edition. Adventurers who delve into these dark holes in the ground can uncover lost secrets and discover untold wealth… or die trying. But players themselves can be a bit risk averse […]

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Shatterspike in 5e

Introduction In Sunless Citadel, one of the major pieces of loot is a magic weapon called Shatterspike. It has a special ability that doesn’t necessarily translate well into Fifth Edition without a bit of extra thought. In this post, I’m going to take a look at the guidance we have and how I have decided to handle […]

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