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

Musing on the implications of the D&D 5e SRD

The main reason I stopped playing D&D Fifth Edition was that it read too much like a set of software requirements (use cases). 5e writes everything out in expansive detail, rather than in a concise "Strunk & White-esque" manner. This drove me back to simpler rule sets like Swords & Wizardry and even Microlite20 or Searchers … Continue reading Musing on the implications of the D&D 5e SRD

Review: “A Practical Guide to Monsters”

I recently got a copy of A Practical Guide to Monsters. An in-universe reference volume for apprentice wizards, it lists 53 different monsters by my count. Each of them has a bit of fiction, a fact box (e.g. height, weight, habitat, diet, attack methods, etc.), and an artistic representation. If you think this sounds like a Monster … Continue reading Review: “A Practical Guide to Monsters”