I have to be honest, I oversized the rooms in this drawing by an extra 5 feet. I'm also not terribly satisfied with the color palette either. But, live and learn. This entry is of a wealthy, ancient Egyptian home. While obviously spacious and comfortable, I'm fascinated by the unique nature of the design. For … Continue reading Wealthy Egyptian Home
A long time ago, when the DMSGuild first launched, I wrote a simple setting guide for a charming little Inn and tavern I called Fox's Heart. Inns are a classic staple of D&D and I can't count how many sessions I've started in one. As part of that supplement, I drew a simple map of … Continue reading Vizier’s Mansion
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)
A trivia hunt ...
Roughly two minutes into my second (ever) game of Warhammer 40K, another player decided to have his character pull out a space gun and shoot mine in the face... Twenty minutes later, the GM decided to mention, rather casually, 'x-card's' were fully operation at his table. Thank goodness for that! If you're not familiar with … Continue reading The (Unfortunate) Myth of The X-Card
Wizards, the company behind 5th Edition to the Worlds... Most Awesome Role-playing game, has gone back to pushing out monthly Unearthed Arcana articles. This month, they revised a few class options they have begun play-testing over the past year. I wanted to give a break-down of my own thoughts on some of these changes, as … Continue reading Unearthed Arcana: Revised Class Options
I have been slowly developing a distinctive style on my products for the DMSGuild that I feel increasingly confident about. Recently, I was lucky enough to stumble across a style of map-drawing that I think just might increase my overall productivity. Its an older, throw-back style that I've seen on a few other blogs and products that I decided to try … Continue reading Owlbear Nest – Map
New York City has a great many weekly gaming events, groups and meet-ups that happen on a regular basis. Last week I went to a few focused on designers who were in the beta and development phases of their designs. It's always interesting to be around folks in the early stages of an idea.
Curated Tools to Mimic Wizard's D&D Beyond
A long overdue review of the lamented 2014 MERCS Recon Kickstarted game