I was fleshing out the gods of my homebrew D&D setting, Primordia, in preparation for my Hinterlands of Elandria campaign. I quickly realized that the domains provided for D&D weren’t enough to cover the Primordian gods, so I decided to come up with a few domains of my own to fill the gaps.Read More
I thought I’d share some backgrounds I created for my current D&D campaign, Hinterlands of Elandria. (If you’re interested in checking out my campaign, I have the actual play of our game sessions as part of my Game Master’s Journey podcast.) These backgrounds can be used in pretty much any D&D setting. Presented below are the Alchemist’s Apprentice, Cartographer, Farmer, and Independant Merchant.Read More
This is the third part of a series of articles on flexible encounters—my alternative to random encounters. Part 1 explained the advantages and disadvantages of random encounters and offered flexible encounters as an alternative with all the advantages but none of the disadvantages of random encounters. Part 2 explained how I build flexible encounters and how I use them in play. Today I’ll give you some tips and tricks to use with flexible encounters, and I’ll also give some ideas of how you can reuse your flexible encounters later in the campaign or in future campaigns.Read More
This is the second part of my series of articles on flexible encounters. I use flexible encounters instead of random encounters in most of my D&D games. They can be used in any game that uses random encounters or something similar.Read More
I’ve always been a fan of dark elves. Here are two new backgrounds I created for the dark elves of Primordia. They could be used in any setting that has dark elves. They could even be used for characters other than dark elves with a little tweaking.Read More
I really learn a lot by listening to Jeremy Crawford's Sage Advice segments on the D&D Podcast, Dragon Talk. Unfortunately, he's not on very often, and it can be time consuming and irritating trying to find the relevant episodes on the website.
I finally broke down and compiled all episodes with Sage Advice segments for myself, so I thought I'd share the list with you. I'll try to keep this up-to-date. Please let me know if I've missed any.Read More