Free D&D Adventures from Wizards of the Coast

I often see DMs (new and experienced) asking about where to find free adventures and similar content for D&D Fifth Edition. In D&D Adventurers League especially, we need to use official adventures approved for use within AL. The design of dnd.wizards.com sometimes makes finding older material difficult, including adventures they already released for free. Here are … Continue reading Free D&D Adventures from Wizards of the Coast

Kickstarter: Nahual (Mexican Urban Fantasy)

I have scaled my Kickstarter activity way, way down over the last few years. But this one really grabbed my attention and I felt the need to back it: Nahual. (For clarity, I have no association with this project or its creators.) https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1971035968/nahual-a-tabletop-rpg-of-mexican-urban-fantasy/description Nahual  is a tabletop roleplaying game of Mexican urban fantasy. In Nahual you  play as … Continue reading Kickstarter: Nahual (Mexican Urban Fantasy)

The secret to a fun roleplaying character

At some point, you've probably seen the cliched "brooding loner" character: hooded, sitting by themselves, maybe toying with a weapon. They're a strong independent adventurer with a dark past and a tortured psyche. When you look at them, you get a sullen glare in response. This character ends up not working, even when you try … Continue reading The secret to a fun roleplaying character

Undertake a Perilous Journey in D&D

My next D&D campaign will definitely port over more Dungeon World moves (rules) and other concepts, and I plan to write more about them as that happens. One that has been on my mind for a bit is the move for travelling through hostile territory to a known place, called Undertake a Perilous Journey: When you travel through hostile territory, … Continue reading Undertake a Perilous Journey in D&D

Out of the Abyss campaign review

I recently concluded two long-running campaigns, both of which started in late 2017. After some reflection and discussion with the players, I realized that I could extract some lessons to improve my future role-playing games. This post isn't really a review of the source material, just an overview of what I learned from running this campaign. … Continue reading Out of the Abyss campaign review