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D&D Optional Rules #2: Skill Proficiency Options

Your character must convince a noble to fund your group’s expedition to find an artifact. Perhaps you have to instill a bit of pants-peeing fear into a bandit to show him that his effort is pointless. Your bard attempts to play a particularly difficult song to woo…well, anyone or anything they encounter. All of these scenarios require dice rolls that correspond to the long list … Continue reading D&D Optional Rules #2: Skill Proficiency Options

How I Discovered D&D, or How I Owe All My Internet Entertainment To One YouTuber

Think of one thing in your life that you are a complete fan of. The thing that brings you the most joy to experience. How did you discover that thing? Did a friend mention it or show it to you? Did you stumble upon it one day while idly surfing the internet? Were you eagerly searching for something to fill that creative void in your … Continue reading How I Discovered D&D, or How I Owe All My Internet Entertainment To One YouTuber

Thoughts on Effort, Creativity, and Goals

My 10th grade American History teacher was named Mr. Coffee. Yes, that was his real name. He was a very interesting teacher and person, always motivating his students with consistent use of a few catchphrases. When assigning chapters to read for homework, he always told us to “read this as if it were important” and to “soak the information up like a proverbial sponge.” I, … Continue reading Thoughts on Effort, Creativity, and Goals

DMsGuild Published Content: The Planestalker

In the dead of night all over the world, creatures of pure evil and darkness crawl out of the depths of the earth and sea, escape ancient tombs, or even rip an extra-planar hole and cross over from the most dangerous planes in existence. They prowl the countryside, terrorize citizens, and wreak havoc everywhere they go. Most people cower in fear of these beasts and … Continue reading DMsGuild Published Content: The Planestalker

Homebrew Worlds 101: The Creation Story

The deities of your world are created. Relationships and rivalries between them have been forged. It is now time to give them a playground and a battlefield to celebrate those relationships and reconcile those rivalries. It is time to give birth to your homebrew world. A creation story ties together several elements of your homebrew world: the deities, the physical terrain and features, and the … Continue reading Homebrew Worlds 101: The Creation Story