Posts Tagged ‘Dungeons and Dragons’

Game Day

Posted on February 6th, 2016 under . Posted by

Today is the 1st Saturday in February and it’s the traditional time for Game Day. Although, that term doesn’t have the same meaning for everyone. For a great many years, Game Day always meant football. And this time of year, Game Day referred to a specific game: the Superbowl. For many, that means watching the […]

CATALYST: KUMITE (PART ONE)

Posted on February 6th, 2016 under , . Posted by

THE MONKS ENTER COMBAT TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME.

CATALYST: SOVEREIGNTY

Posted on February 5th, 2016 under , . Posted by

20 Nightal, 1491 DR, Winter Solstice

CATALYST: TAYMING

Posted on January 30th, 2016 under , . Posted by

Tayming, Monk of the Silent Shroud

CATALYST: LOUGH LITTLEHAND

Posted on January 30th, 2016 under . Posted by

Lough Littlehand, Monk of the Passive Voice

CATALYST: ZHANG SANFENG

Posted on January 30th, 2016 under , . Posted by

Zhang Sanfeng, Monk of the Yellow Rose

CATALYST: SHENSHENG CIBIE

Posted on January 30th, 2016 under , . Posted by

Shensheng Cibie is a Sun Soul monk

Fantasy Gems

Posted on January 30th, 2016 under . Posted by

Years ago, I wrote an article about how I use gems in my game. Apparently, it was poorly written and people found it confusing. I’d like to take the opportunity to revisit that one, and see if I can do a better job of expressing myself. In the real world, gems are very small and […]

SPELLS: AREA OF EFFECT REFERENCE

Posted on January 30th, 2016 under , . Posted by

This is a visual reference to the information provided on pages 80-81 of the D&D 5th edition Basic rules.

CATALYST: THE BLACK SPIDER

Posted on January 29th, 2016 under , . Posted by

The Black Spider begins a new quest to appease Lolth, Mother of All Magic.

WALKING THE MONK PATH

Posted on January 23rd, 2016 under , . Posted by

The history of psionic power in the DUNGEONS & DRAGONS game dates back to 1976, when the Eldritch Wizardry supplement to the original DUNGEONS & DRAGONS boxed set introduced a psionics system that promised to “enliven games grown stagnant.”

BLOGGING vs. DEPRESSION

Posted on January 18th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

I blog because it helps me.

Casting Time

Posted on January 17th, 2016 under . Posted by

I was introduced to OD&D in the 70s by a high school friend and his brother. During one of these games, when it was my turn, I cast a fireball. I told the DM where I wanted it centered and rolled damage. He then explained to me just how big the area of effect was, […]

Casting Time

Posted on January 17th, 2016 under . Posted by

I was introduced to OD&D in the 70s by a high school friend and his brother. During one of these games, when it was my turn, I cast a fireball. I told the DM where I wanted it centered and rolled damage. He then explained to me just how big the area of effect was, […]

Mapping Resources

Posted on January 15th, 2016 under . Posted by

If you are a fan of fantasy mapping (or really any type of mapping for that matter), you are probably familiar with Cecil Soloman’s Ultimate Art Collection (CSUAC). It is a collection of user created symbols that were originally posted on the Dundjinni forums. Cecil collected these symbols, packaged them, and made them available for […]

Mapping Resources

Posted on January 15th, 2016 under . Posted by

If you are a fan of fantasy mapping (or really any type of mapping for that matter), you are probably familiar with Cecil Soloman’s Ultimate Art Collection (CSUAC). It is a collection of user created symbols that were originally posted on the Dundjinni forums. Cecil collected these symbols, packaged them, and made them available for […]

Alan Rickman

Posted on January 14th, 2016 under . Posted by

I usually don’t post when a celebrity dies or celebrates a birthday. It isn’t out of disrespect or even the fact that so many others are posting that I see anything I might add as being just a drop in an ocean of sentiment. Instead, it is because I see such things as being personal. […]

Warlocks

Posted on January 14th, 2016 under . Posted by

As a follow-up to my recent post about witches, it seems natural to move on to warlocks. Warlocks are not nearly as prominent in folklore. In fact, when they are mentioned at all, they are typically referred to simply as male witches. In 3e, warlocks were introduced as a character class. In 5e, warlocks saw […]

SCENE FOUR: BOUNTY HUNTERS!

Posted on January 14th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

Sondar and KI-11 are ambushed by Bounty Hunters!

LIGHTSABERS

Posted on January 12th, 2016 under , . Posted by

Jedi craft their own lightsabers, often based on the training and knowledge of their masters.

CATALYST: THE GATHERING

Posted on January 11th, 2016 under , . Posted by

20 Nightal, 1491 DR, Winter Solstice

My Most Played Games of 2015

Posted on January 10th, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

My Most Played Games of 2015

We have already covered what I consider are the Best Games of 2015 (that I’ve managed to play of course) but gaming isn’t, and shouldn’t be, dominated by just the new hotness. That’s why every year I look back at which games have actually hit my table the most.

As with every year I have to give kudos to Fire Broadside, who I shamelessly stole this idea from and I love reading his lists every year.
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Website Cleanup

Posted on January 8th, 2016 under . Posted by

One of my New Year’s resolutions is to give the web site a make-over. During the past few days, I’ve taken the first step and done some basic clean-up and updated the software. I’ve even started thinking about what kind of new look I want, but that’ll be a ways down the road yet. Update […]

CATALYST CHARACTERS

Posted on January 6th, 2016 under , . Posted by

Before you start designing your character, consider what type of monk you are planning to play.Once you have a character in mind, follow these steps in order, making decisions that reflect the character you want. Your conception of your character might evolve with each choice you make. What’s important is that you come to the […]

MAP SYMBOLS: STAR FRONTIERS

Posted on January 4th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

Map Symbols used for the Star Frontiers game.