#d&d stuff
bards-anonymous · a day ago
Explaining that absolutely wild theory you have about the Campaign to your DM who KNOWS 100% none of it is correct:
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vaults-n-wyverns · a year ago
Things I Include In My D&D Games That My Players Don't Know About
If they hold a wooden bowl and walk into a locked door, they'll phase through it like it's Skyrim
If they attempt to jump backwards up a set of stairs, with a high enough dex roll, they will launch up the stairs, through the roof, and into the upper atmosphere
There is an Anti-Tarrasque.
Trolls have 12 different blood colors, with only 2 existing in aquatic troll varieties.
If they enter a new area fast enough, they can catch the birds flying without moving anywhere.
Trees DON'T make sounds when they fall and no one's around, there's just no one around that can prove that
Lazer guns exist, they're just shy
If you get knocked prone on a sloped surface, there is a 1% chance of clipping into the terrain
There's a 1% chance of the textures in someone's face not loading correctly
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zhjake · a month ago
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1/3 unique Highfane lineages, Erfitt.  big crab, we love
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lunar-eclipse-bunnies · 8 days ago
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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cactusdealer · 9 months ago
screw you!
*undungeons your dragons*
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contextfreedungeon · 3 months ago
When your party's plans go terribly wrong but somehow you succeed anyway
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karlskrafts · a month ago
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" Pezzak had produced a small skinning knife and was cleaning the hares.
'All these things you say are indeed true, but it is true also that they still carry weapons and are sworn to defend the city they call home. Not all of the city's enemies are monsters. Sometimes they are soldiers from Ardem, or otherwise honest people turned bandits that hunger has driven into the hills to waylay caravans. Nen has a strong dislike for soldiers. I’ve never gotten her to say exactly why, although I may suspect. I believe the Masked Saints are broadly a force for good, even if they are much too stiff for my liking. Most I’ve met could stand to relax a little more, though I’m conscious of the responsibility of the legacy they have taken up. Your goal is a noble one. Do not let her dissuade you.'"
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serpentsembrace · 4 months ago
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@lunarprincx surprised me on my birthday with this incredible artwork of one of the magic items I had created a couple of weeks ago! You can see the rest of the items here.
If you like the item(s), let me know if there's an idea you'd like to see come to life! If you like the artwork, please give your compliments to the artist!
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glitteryfairyprincess · 6 months ago
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I did a thing :)
Its a caduceus inspired dice bag shaped like a mug with some nice bee-fabric and some soft pink/lilac accents (also note my gorgeous bi-dice that my amazing friend got me!)
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juspeczik · a year ago
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My first set of dice Handmade! You can find more dice on my instagram page: jeze.dice
Opaque cyan with gold leaf mixed with resin. Golden numbers made with Citadel Acrylic colours. What do you think?
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carolwell-art · a month ago
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• Another pieces for the special edition of the D&D playing cards🐉.
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chaoticsheepmoonlight · 9 months ago
My contribution to Humans Are Space Orcs
Imagine if other alien species don’t have games like D&D.
Alien, walking in on the crew playing D&D: What’s going on? I heard screaming and you guys talking in weird accents.
Human DM: We’re playing a game called D&D. You wanna join?
A: What are these strange plastic geometric shapes? Why do they have numbers carved into them?
H: They’re dice. They’re used to generate random numbers.
A: Couldn’t you just pick a random number yourself?
H: Yeah, but we’d always pick ridiculously high numbers so we succeed constantly, and that’s not very fun.
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zhjake · a month ago
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Highfane unique lineage 2/3, Woodwose.  Folks, if you liked big crab, I think I can interest you in big turnip
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lilmj · 10 days ago
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roguesbazaar · 4 months ago
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Adventurer's Supplies always at hand. Find them along with other enamel pins at the Rogue's Bazaar!
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contextfreedungeon · a month ago
"Wow, [ranger] isn't even here and he's still causing trouble."
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naturalnerdz · 5 months ago
Druid: Just wait till I get that 9th level shapechange 😘
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Check us out on Twitch! twitch.tv/naturalnerdz
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serpentsembrace · 4 months ago
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Bug-themed magic items for every class! Thank you so much to @lunarprincx for drawing the Vestments of the Sunset Moth as surprise for me, and to Oddsocket for giving me permission to include the art of their druid, Heather Winterbright. You can find them on DeviantArt here. Yes, this is a repost, but it's prettier with the art, and I've made some corrections, clarifications, and balance changes to make these work a little better for anyone who wants to use them, I hope. If you do use them, please let me know! I would love to hear what your players do with them!
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ringwaldtworldbuilding · 6 months ago
Catfolk of Darodem and Beyond
Ringwaldts Catfolk design came as much from the want to buck fantasy conventions as it was to design a cat people I found interesting.
I knew I did not want to fall into the genre convention of, X group is just here because they are.
And that led to the spark that would be ‘Catgirl Vikings’ which also works as a good tag line better then ‘Catfolk Vikings’ I feel.
So I now knew where I was going with catfolk as before that they were planned to have gone mostly extinct.
This new spark revitalized my thoughts so my designs started to formulate.
One of the first things to come from this was to answer the question what do the Catfolk of my setting look like?
Thinking about that gave me an idea what to call each of my catfolk subtypes.
Lions or Tigers(sometimes Ligers);  These are the most bestial and outright animalistic, at least in appearance, catfolk. 
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( Art by Awkwardos )
Leopards;  Refer to any catfolk who are mostly passable for human but still have the fur claws and other traits of a cat.
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( Art by MizaelTengu)
And another just for reference
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( Artist I...actually can’t read their signature *sweat drop* )
Lynx or Kitten(if you are feeling to be rude);  These cover Catgirls characters with claws, ears, eyes, and/or tail and no other major additional traits.
The Nekomata of Eriona are this category.
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( Artist :  Embersign!)
So I had 3 Distinctions of Catfolk in three differing sub-types.
And from that I started to expand outwards on what makes Catfolk, well Catfolk.  Starting by noting the differences between the subtypes.
Ligers obviously were the biggest but such size and competitive attitudes led me to the idea they were the traditional leaders in older times.  The more technology has advanced with weapons and armour the less they have been able to assert such physical power on the other Catfolk.  They also traditionally controlled most of Darodem pushing out the other Catfolk into surrounding regions in waves of  migration.
Leopards as one of the groups oppressed by the Ligers initially moved to outlying regions.  They would return with new weapons, allies etc, to retake territory from the Ligers in a dance back and forth for territory.
Lynx spread out faster then the Leopards.  They were aided by a mostly human appearance making it easy to attach themselves to human traders, ships and more.  Along with joining Leopards migration away from Liger controlled territory has greatly spread the Lynx beyond their home region of Darodem.  Well the Leopards and Ligers fought the Lynx simply avoided it and carved out their own small region outlying far from the territory of the other two.
This is all historical and isn’t set in stone as I am very much still working on the Catfolk as a people.  I wanted my catfolk to be spread out.
My biggest problem has been connecting this past with the present.
By that I mean it goes;  Historical Catfolk, The Star Fall, 300 years pass and then....
‘The Eruption of Gwydenlvier‘
This super volcano at the center of the territory, Nore-Ewden at the center of Darodem.  The destruction was huge and radically reshaped the region.  That was with the aid of many powerful Catfolk mages diverting, redirecting, and sealing away parts of the eruptions destruction.
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The eruptions effects were intense and the widespread destruction from famine set the stage for a brutal series of conflicts.
And that is where my historical lore for Catfolk of Darodem stops in the middle of a civil war post a super volcano which devastates the region leading to at least 50 years of war.
I do not know how I want the region to have begun to recover.  Maybe unification under a singular King or Queen?  Maybe it hasn’t recovered or it has under competing fiefs.
Maybe it is currently under occupation by Rivermoot and/or Dragons Reach?
I have earnestly been playing with the idea of running a campaign; during this turbulent period for the sole reason of creating the future narrative.  And it is important to figure out how it stabilizes or does it not and how do its neighbors impact it in the following years.
The Catfolk or the Nekomata of Eriona have more lore to them but that will be for a future post.
So in the future expect an expansion upon the catfolk lore and history.
Fun Fact;  Darodem isn’t even the set name as I debate between it and Daevnish for the regions name.  At one point Nore-Ewdin was the regions name.
I now leave you all with this.
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fenteii · a month ago
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dnd insert! <3 race is a Satyr and class is Healer! :)
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