Despite Electronic Arts, the gaming company behind 2017's much anticipated Star Wars:Battlefront 2 video game, going out of their way in sabotaging their own product through such blunders as garnering accolades as the most downgraded comment in Reddit history ever, claiming Star Wars fans have no desire to see a pink Darth Vader, losing over … Continue reading Star Wars BattleFront 2 – 5E Class Archetypes
If you're like me and enjoy a good zombie game as much as the next gal, you might try a quick session of Outbreak: Undead. Outbreak: Undead is a Zombie Survival 'Simulation' RPG that: originally premiered at GenCon 2010, and won several awards (ENies 2011 - Judges Choice, GenCon Marketing Fellowship Award) So naturally, over … Continue reading Quick Review– Outbreak: Undead (1E)..Play Yourself in A Zombie Apocalypse
At a recent pick-up game I was introduced to a one-page RPG system called lasers & feelings. Its a quirky Star Trek themed rpg, the rules of which are all contained on a single page. There is literally only a single stat, the game simply refers to as a number. Players get to choose this … Continue reading Lasers & Feelings
I recently played a one-shot Chronicles of Darkness mash-up scenario where the Storyteller had a group of players battle an infamous slasher movie villain-- Jason Voorhees of Friday the 13th notoriety. I thought it might be fun as Halloween approaches to add a rendition of this horror icon to the 5e menagerie of monsters. So here … Continue reading Jason Voorhees – Halloween 5e Creature
In a previous post I began a discussion on how you can add a little more detail to the traditional city guard or police force in your fantasy campaigns. I talked about the various commanding bodies as to who may be in charge of these fantasy law forces. In this post I delve a little … Continue reading DMing a Fantasy Police Force – Part II – Composition
This months Unearthed Arcana dealt with Fiendish options for PCs as well as NPC cultists. Some excellent tiefling variants were offered up but as a DM I was personally slightly more intrigued by the Diabolical Cults section of the material because it has some nice flavor and mechanical benefits to monsters useful to throw at … Continue reading Archfey Cultist Options
Rather than simply having 'a demon' possess an NPC, I thought it might be interesting to give that demon a specific personality similar to real-world traditions. I also thought that these may be nice little markers that perceptive players can pick up on and deduce, without arcane or divine means, that a certain NPC is more than meets the eye.
As a DM, fantasy police forces, or as they typically come under their more common guise as city watches, offer a great way to mitigate more impulsive players and subtlety guide PC behavior. However, why not go a little further when it comes to fleshing out your own personal fantasy police force and truly make them a vital part of your campaign?
So I finally got a chance the other day to read through The Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan in Tales from the Yawning Portal, and I must say I was thoroughly satisfied with the self-imposed wait. Over the years I've seen the evocative cover of the legendary AD&D mod, but never got a chance to flip … Continue reading Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan – Then (AD&D) & Now (5e)
Running a D&D game with a fair amount of intrigue has always been a particular DM goal of mine. In preparation for a new campaign, I decided to take a slightly different approach in implementing this concept.