getting a new #TTPRG campaign running!
here’s the hook:
To Parties Well-Proportioned—
Do you seek adventure, for your life has become boring? Do you seek riches, for you find yourself penniless? Do you seek forgiveness, for some bond worth restoring? Do you seek a solution, some deus ex…me? Do not think, for a wink, that I will help with all three! But a favor delayed leaves rewards yet unpaid, and I do not default on my debts—especially those yet met!
Trollkin Male Ranger by mz4250
Enter the world of Dungeons and Dragons with the Trollkin Male Ranger, a colossal character hailing from a unique and underrepresented race.
Material: Eco-friendly Water Washable Resin
Dimensions:26.99 × 28.99 × 41.70mm
Simic Hybrid Female Sea Ranger by mz4250
Submerge yourself in the mystical world of the Simic Hybrid Female Sea Ranger, a captivating mariner who commands the sea's secrets.
Material: Eco-friendly Water Washable Resin
Dimensions: 32.10 × 26.97 × 33.52mm
Rooster Aarakocra Ranger by mz4250
As the first rays of dawn pierce the morning sky, a figure takes flight amidst the rustling leaves - the Rooster Aarakocra Ranger.
Material: Eco-friendly Water Washable Resin
Dimensions: 83.16 × 29.29 × 67.69mm
Everyone in my D&D group thinks my artificer has some kind of deep secret, because the rest of them have secrets. He even has an eye patch. But he has no secrets; the eye was an accident when he was a child. He's just a reclusive, former military engineer who does odd jobs, and this current job happens to be very, very odd... #DnD #DungeonsAndDragons
#DnD5e #DnDItems #DnDHomebrew #Nintendo #TTRPG #DnDArt #5e #DnDPokemon #5eItems #DungeonsAndDragons #DnDArtwork #DungeonsAndDragonsArt #DungeonsAndDragons5e #Homebrew #FantasyArt #ItemArt #NintendoSwitch #TableTop #TableTopGames #DungeonMaster #DnDLife #WizardsOfTheCoast #PokemonArt #PokemonRPG #PokemonDnD
In #DungeonsAndDragons "Dragon Heist: Waterdeep", as written, there is a way that you can accidentally force the DM to read out the entire contents of a 25-page chapter.
#PennedPossibilities 84 — Did your SC fit in with the family they grew up with? If not, why?
No. Sanise was more of a “free thinker” and could never get along with the rules made by the upper class. She was bored and partly disgusted by the way they tried to lead her in a direction that she never wanted to go in her own life.
Here's a build I really enjoyed.
I had to fill some pretty large gaps with CA (superglue) and sculpting compound (Apoxie Sculpt.)
Many overlapping layers of washes and dry-brushes, just to see how it would turn out.
The drool was done with #Vallejo gloss varnish and cheap UV craft resin.
We're live! Come watch! https://www.youtube.com/live/OdnJWKbUVc4?si=Z7ERG2vSa-ui-Q2K #TotalPartyKill #dungeonsAndDragons
Do you want to know what I , as a dnd GM have to work with sometimes? Here you go!
My players on the search for an item that doesn't exist in the home of a campaign ending Big Bad (they are lvl 4)
Gilgamessedup did such a great job doing a little story time please go check it out!
Explore infinite realms of immortals and impossibilities in Sigil and the Outlands with D&D's newest boxed set! Planescape: Adventures in the Multiverse releases in less than a month! Reserve your copy today at https://hairyt.com/products/planescape-adventures-in-the-multiverse-alternate-cover
#WordWeavers 26: Are your antagonists or protagonists more fashionable?
Definitely my protagonist, Naldela. As a dressmaker, she always tries to look as elegant as possible. Claudia is more the rustic type.
#PennedPossibilities 83 — SC or MC POV: What keeps you awake at night?
Naldela (MC): “My sweetheart.” giggle “He is sometimes, often, voracious. But I love that.”
Ykril (MC): “Sometimes it’s nightmares that snatch me from my sleep all over again. But mostly just thoughts about everything and nothing. I am delighted that my love creates a great distraction, even if it is at the cost of my sleep schedule.”
Sanise (SC): “The two damn lovebirds. They absolutely need a soundproof bedroom. Or I need to learn the spell silencio.”
In the 5e game I am currently in, all the characters were gifted or together acquired items of power that will grow as the character grows.
These are the items in their original form before any advancements.
Just watched a great vid review of a monster supplement called A Folklore Beatiary for #DnD. I’m just learning about #OSR and #OSE / #OldSchoolEssentials this last week honestly, but I think it’s pretty clear where the hobby is heading when a publisher makes a book for #5E AND #OSE only. Interesting times for the #DungeonsandDragons community.
Have you seen the creepy variants I've made for different bundles of maps so far? These are from:Desert Oasis, Lunar Pond, Corrupt Pond, Little Farm and Fire Giant's Lair.
Get them at DM's Guild: https://www.dmsguild.com/browse.php?author=To%C3%B1i%20Gil/Blueberrymaps
They all work on vtt like Roll20 or Foundry!
Cause & Effect Ep 28: Demolition Deconstruction
Chadrick and MEK have survived the explosion, but will they survive the building collapse?
Follow this series on…
Starting with the next issue of my #DnD zine, #d12Monthly, I will have 2 versions: a FREE one, which will have 20 pages of #DungeonsAndDragons goodness; and a FULL version, which will have an additional 8 pages & 5 articles!
The FULL version will be available to patrons & those who buy a copy - either a physical copy via my website or a PDF via DriveThruRPG. #TTRPG
All we're saying is that you can put stuff other than dice in any of the fab boxes and containers we have. Jewellery, a handful of loose teeth, a block of cheese.
Disclaimer: please for the love of zorg do not put cheese in them
The game has magic items called "Heirlooms" which level up with the player. Had a player who wants to rock a fire-bard vibe, who was asking for something custom. So I've been working on the "Violin of the Jilted Lover." Having a bit of fun with this.
Looks like the new big Baldur's Gate 3 patch has dropped, just found the appearance-changing mirror in my camp.
Weird thing that hurt #Calidar's broader appeal:
The setting neutral classes don't work IMHO. I tried to convert the Dragon Knight class out of it's system neutral language into OSE. But it never felt quite right. Strange for a setting targeting a D&D basic vibe. You shouldn't be having difficulties making it fit with OSE
Should have just been truly systemless where you publish the bulk of the setting sans crunch, then you just republish a slimmer volume for each system your supporting.
Weird thing that hurt #Calidar's broader appeal:
I feel like Meryath was only ever meant to be a waypoint/starting area for the ongoing Star Phoenix Air Ship Adventure, but then that means it's really of limited appeal from a sandbox perspective.
Instead of starting in one area and zooming out to neighboring countries in later gazetteers. Which area got covered in the next Gazetteer was based around the voyage of the Star Phoenix adventure. But whose campaign was playing that exact same path when there were years between installments?
The new DNDBeyond "maps" (VTT) requires a paid subscription, but I already had that to share my books.
I do wish it didn't have to be the DM who has the sub though. For content sharing any party member can pay to make their books available to all, but for maps it has to be thr DM who is paying.
I had to switch who “pays" for our group to be the account of our DM, which meant cancelling my subscription and adding my credit card on my nephew’s account 😅
Wow DNDBeyond finally added a "maps" feature (VTT, virtual tabletop) that integrates with their services!
Tried it very briefly and it’s extremely limited, but works to upload a map and add your character tokens, as well as tokens for all the monsters you have in your content library. Very cool!
Guess who's guest hosting on the Lore Link #Twitch channel?
Tonight, join me as I use Lore Link to prep for an upcoming session of Sunless Citadel from Tales from the Yawning Portal.
Head on over to their Twitch channel until around 6:30 PM Eastern.
“Dungeons & Dragons introduces its first canonically autistic character”
‘Designer Makenzie De Armas discusses putting a little bit of herself into the game’
#Asteria is “a princess turned paladine”.
‘De Armas herself is autistic, and was able to incorporate a lot of her own experiences into the character.’
what are your [player character] kobold cliches and subversions?
i've never been, or been in a party with a kobold before, so I'm making my first.
they're a monk (way of mercy), and I'm thinking... a bit thoughtful, traveling character, helping with healing or something similar. i just played a young grung that was happy go lucky and Good, but a bit of an airhead. I love them, but I don't wanna play the same/similar character just with a different Smol race. 😰
we're going to be in Matt Mercer's world, which is kinda unknown to me
#AskingAutistics There are two really important concepts that explain a lot of the #autistic experience: #DoubleEmpathyProblem and #SocialModelOfDisability. I'm always frustrated by how hard it is to explain these ideas, so I'm exploring new approaches. How about #DungeonsAndDragons?
The Double Empathy Problem is like you're D&D characters, and your CHA (charisma) is only full-strength with your own neurotype. When autistics encounter allistics, each sees the other's CHA at -4. Autistics can use the Masking skill to help on some CHA rolls.
The Social Model of Disability is like how a Halfling is fine in their home village, but in a Human town they are too short to reach all the things that have been built for people twice their height.
Am I on the right track here? What would make these better? And do folks have other explanations they have had success using?
One of the coolest things about last night's session was the fact I got to show my players what one of the characters had a nightmare about. This was so much fun to put together and their reactions were insane. I'm so happy. I am honestly just so happy with how this turned out!!
You can watch the whole thing here: https://youtu.be/is6fzmOZ7uo?si=rg-hQuP4bd8GUVVv
The artist responsible for the box art here fuelled my imagination though my early teens. Larry Elmore created many of the images in the #DungeonsAndDragons materials on which we based our fantasy role-playing games. He also created a comic strip for Dragon magazine called Snarf Quest. Have you heard of it?
Hey look at this
* How Some Men Play #DungeonsAndDragons on Texas’ #DeathRow https://www.themarshallproject.org/2023/08/31/dungeons-and-dragons-texas-death-row-tdcj (h/t @kottke)
* How #BigTech Got So Damn Big https://www.wired.com/story/the-internet-con-cory-doctorow-book-excerpt/
Named after a monster, and songs about monsters. I'm there.
"Over time, their lives in the game world led to the sort of friendships solitary confinement usually prevents. From their respective rec cages in the prison yard, Wardlow would offer Ford advice whenever he was having problems with another prisoner." —@keribla for The Marshall Project
"The games served as their life-skills course, anger-management class and drug counseling, too... A lot of the men on the row came to prison at a young age and never had a chance to be adults in the free world."
This is an excellent, moving read.
The Dungeons & Dragons Players of Death Row https://www.nytimes.com/2023/08/31/magazine/dungeons-dragons-death-row.html?unlocked_article_code=qDRuR-68JNRTXGy4TRKprD6n1M9WtM-YxFzfU9DWQxZQs5Vo8CvcbGYYNskbnUDd-Vc4UAK3d4CImS_FhjgAIe2H2sRtnmE_hS7fmRQPDO8v4f_-sy2_gy1KiwC2afPYNS5-VDdfOVQj5H7fzv0uO-i3Ldi_KDVqrU6L0mk_pqflaq7ZFvJ0Llqzf-3FcDO5jcUXw4FyINI9DRM18GHMXtHDfMKaeWb-y7nXzMkTyYCOH7vZDVDojxN9CUYxQDHFYzkwY2d_8w5xHI3hxtkebzXA-zdjmXeBpctUUVP3HskNozjTVqJqZD9xdN5hQ0rR5VbstA8XQfpVz4UzzBx0VFtRxoFudg&smid=nytcore-android-share
looking for gigs. boosts really appreciated!
i've written and directed for the award-winning audio drama Someone Dies In This Elevator. also dying to work on a ttrpg/actual play!
#15yrsago #Klingon knife scares the crap out of credulous British scandal-sheet https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-387680/Lethal-Star-Trek-blade-seized-knives-amnesty.html
#15yrsago #Fafblog’s #MediumLobster becomes a political columnist for the Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2008/aug/21/uselections2008.barackobama
#10yrsago Larry Lessig and EFF sue music licensing company over bogus YouTube copyright claims https://www.eff.org/press/releases/lawrence-lessig-strikes-back-against-bogus-copyright-takedown
#10yrsago Of Dice and Men: The Story of #DungeonsandDragons and The People Who Play It https://memex.craphound.com/2013/08/23/of-dice-and-men-the-story-of-dungeons-dragons-and-the-people-who-play-it/
Am I considering buying a $500 #dungeonsAndDragons mini that's 90cm long?
Yes. Yes I am.
Do I have any idea where I'll put it, how I'll paint it, or what I'll do with it?
No. No I do not.
If you're an artist who does this, send me your rate card.
If you've commissioned something similar, send me your recommended artists.
I'm just trying to figure out what my options are, and a budget
I present to you the obligatory #introduction post for this account.
You will notice that I am nocturnal as I live the #nightshift life. I'm a creature of the #southern bogs who found themselves in the corn fields of the #midwest. Other interests of mine include #rocks, #overwatch, and #dungeonsAndDragons
Did I mention that I like rocks?
#15yrsago #Tekkonkinkreet: Black & White — absolutely extraordinary comic fuses manga and French comics in a story of violence and lost boys in a surreal Japanese cityscape https://memex.craphound.com/2008/08/19/tekkonkinkreet-black-white-absolutely-extraordinary-comic-fuses-manga-and-french-comics-in-a-story-of-violence-and-lost-boys-in-a-surreal-japanese-cityscape/
If you are playing #BaldursGate3 and haven't seen it yet - do yourself a favor and watch Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves.
It's fun, highly entertaining and full of heart and #DnD fantasy. You could probably even re-create the party from the movie in the game. Hope there's a sequel!🤞