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zhjake 11 months ago
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you've heard of owlbears but have you considered aperavens
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fairmaidnelly 4 months ago
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More swords and things 馃棥馃尮
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artandstarstuff 7 months ago
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Hey all! The Kofi goal for my holidays tables is complete, and here they are. What do you guys think the next goal should be? Put a suggestion in my inbox if you have any ideas. Shoutout to @sagenfrom7-11 for fulfilling this goal!
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rustymaps 18 days ago
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Mountain Assets for worldbuilding!
Build your own World map!
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lunar-eclipse-bunnies 8 days ago
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Long time dm here: 12+ years of experience. Here's some tips:
Relax. You got this.
It isn't all on you. DnD is cooperative before anything else. I like to think of my role as being like a video game console: I'm there to provide a physics engine and lay down a scenario, but that doesn't work unless my players help out by buying into the scenario and accepting the way I run those physics. If anyone at the table is throwing off the vibe, your job is to remind them that they need to cooperate or it won't be fun.
On that note, communicate with your players. Communicate frequently and make sure you talk over any problems anyone has, and also call out when people are being awesome.
Your favorite home brewed item, mechanic, or monster is going to break the game. No, not that one that you've suspected of wrongdoing for months. That one is going to be comically underpowered. I'm talking about the clever mythology reference that neatly explains why your favorite region is as cool as it is. Yeah, that. It'll let a level 3 barbarian become immortal or something. When this happens, calmly inform your players that this was a mistake and the game will be much better if Gregnagax The Oaken-Thewed can't suplex the tarrasque.
Seriously, you will need the phrase "that effect is unbalanced, so we won't be using it."
You will need the table of damage by severity and level. It's on page 249 of the DMG. It is absurdly useful. Anytime you need to improvise damage, this chart is useful.
Print out your monster and npc Stat blocks. Flipping through the books in combat sucks.
Your campaign will go off the rails. Your plans will be destroyed so badly you don't even recognize them. This is normal. After the damage is done, consider how the people in your world will react to what just happened. Congratulations, that is the plot of your next session.
Remember to keep play fresh. Spice up combat heavy areas with cool lore moments, throw social encounters into clue gathering, make the mayor a very silly person, let the stablehand whistle all the damn time. This is especially helpful if you're including mysteries or politics, since vibrant worlds can make allegiances and deceptions less obvious.
You are not Matt Mercer. Matt Mercer has a whole production team behind him, years of experience, and a party of professional actors. I love the DnD Renaissance, but it can make a dm feel really inadequate. This is a game of basements, rickety chairs, old dining room tables, and improvised miniatures. I promise that you will feel silly for your first couple of sessions. That's okay. You'll hit your groove, and it'll be fun tabletop evenings, not professional quality polished narrative and character arcs. Those silly low-budget moments are the best sign that you're doing it right.
Most campaigns are confined to one or two tiers of play. Levels 3-to-10 is common. Campaigns to level 20 take years, and I've never been in one or run one that got all the way there. You'll spend a lot of time doing shorter campaigns, one shots and the like. If you manage to play to level 20, great, but be ready to accept that you might not. Campaigns fall apart because people have busy lives, and that's okay.
And finally: relax. You got this.
i shaking this is extremely helpful thank you?? /gen
i never realized it before but the game console analogy is very helpful and also very true!! all the (good) dms i've had have always been very good at painting pictures of what's going on/explaining how the world works and if anything, i want my world to be really colorful! and i want my players to enjoy playing in it
thank you so much for sharing your wisdom!!! very much appreciated by this babey dm <:)
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dm-clockwork-dragon a year ago
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Time for a trip to the magic pet store: Here is a preview of what will be
Clockwork Dragon鈥檚 Guide to Arcane Familiars
Familiars have always been an exciting prospect for me, but 5e鈥檚 handling of them is... well, lackluster at best. To that end, I took it upon myself to retool the familiar system and provide a suitable myriad of options for people seeking to keep and train a tiny magical companion.This supplement is still in progress, and likely needs quite a bit of play testing. The final release will have a total of 100 familiars, but quite honestly, I am burnt out on familiars, and want to work on another project for while, so for now please enjoy 13 new Feats, and the first 50 familiars in this聽extended preview.
聽As a major notice on this bit of brew: the guide to familiars is still a work in progress, and I鈥檓 still in the process not only of adding new familiars, but also sourcing all of the artwork. I don鈥檛 do any of my own art, and I always try to credit that artwork back to the original creator. The final published release of this document will contain citations and sourcing for all artwork, but as ths is only meant to be a WIP preview so you all know what I have been working on, much of that is still missing, and will be updated as I work through it.
Preview images above are low resolution, and does not contain all 50 familiars.聽For the latest high-resolution PDF, as well as a whole host of other work I have done, check out this聽handy dropbox link. And be sure to tell me what you think!
If you like what I do and want to support me or just generally help out, Check out my聽Patreon聽page, or throw some coin at me through聽Paypal.me. If you wanna just come say hi on my聽Discord, that鈥檚 great too!聽聽
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bornwithawarriorheart 7 months ago
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Okay Okay Okay we see you apocalyptic King's and Queen's
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cactusdealer 9 months ago
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YOU KNOW WHAT?
screw you!
*undungeons your dragons*
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contextfreedungeon 3 months ago
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When your party's plans go terribly wrong but somehow you succeed anyway
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47crows 4 months ago
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concept for my newest oc for a strahd campaign
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uniiiqueart a month ago
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At Your Command.
A piece for an upcoming D&D campaign I鈥檓 going to be running in the (far) future. This is Perdita Vesper, an amnesiac hexblade warlock. She鈥檚 the campaign鈥檚 main character, and one I am incredibly excited to write for.
Perdita Vesper, Ferric, and art belong to @uniiiqueart
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zhjake a month ago
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1/3 unique Highfane lineages, Erfitt. 聽big crab, we love
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darkmist111 24 days ago
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If Fearne doesn鈥檛 atleast threaten to kill everyone in the room I will get extremely disappointed.
Actually this is my phantasy of how it should go.
The Guard staring at Fearne is shock while she huffs.
鈥淲ell darn, that didn鈥檛 go to plan at all.鈥 She says with a pount.
鈥淲ho the fuck are-鈥
Fearne hold a finger to her lips.
鈥淚 really am sorry, this wasn鈥檛 supposed to happen but I鈥檓 afraid I鈥檓 gonna have to kill you, but if you wanna bargain for your lives.鈥 Fearne raiser her a grow claws with primal savagery 鈥淚 would recommend you talk fast.鈥
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artandstarstuff 6 months ago
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Last of the location plot hooks. Support or commission me here!
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rustymaps 27 days ago
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Brovic Village - Patreon
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blackcoffeewrites63 a month ago
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D&D dice with chickens in them. It鈥檚 like a mix of Shane and Seb 馃槏馃鈥嶁檪锔忦煇
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thebeardlyben 2 months ago
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#Gnollvember Day 8 - Catch
Bramble: "I gotta get off this balcony before I'm spotted!"
Abott: "Just jump, I'll catch you. My arms are long."
Bramble: "I dunno about this..."
Abott: "Trust me, we got this!"
*rolls a NAT ONE on a Dex save*
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chaoticgooddm 3 months ago
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Next puzzle is going in a goddamn anti-magic field.
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astro-biologist a year ago
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Calling anyone who's played or is a fan of D&D! I'm working on an art project and got stumped trying to pick colors. I'm doing some research on what colors people associate with different classes! If you have a second, I'd love it if you could take this survey for me! No pressure to fill every single blank out but anything you have an opinion on is appreciated 馃グ Reblogs are very very valued!!!
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contextfreedungeon a month ago
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"Wow, [ranger] isn't even here and he's still causing trouble."
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