Author: dave

Moving the website in August

Due to a very poor experience with IXWebHosting, I will be moving my shadowkeepzine.org website around the 1st week of August 2018. I’ve been with IXWebHosting for many years, but the support has become less than tolerable. There should be no gap in website availability. If there is, give it a little while and try […]

Casted Dungeon Tiles (on the cheap!)

I love crafting things for my Dungeons and Dragons games. From small farm cottages to complex and intricate traps and caverns, this is a very inexpensive hobby. The following photos are from a set of dungeon tiles and walls I have made in the style of Dwarven Forge. These are obviously my own versions, and […]

New Player Friendly 5e Character Sheet

Are you new to Dungeons and Dragons, or do you have new players coming to your table? If a new player looks over the default character sheet for 5th edition, it can be incredibly daunting. All those numbers, all those spaces… Have no fear, and take heart! I have created a new character sheet that […]

Dalai Lama’s words

This morning, Dalai Lama tweeted this: Although I am a Buddhist monk, I am skeptical that prayers alone will achieve world peace. We need instead to be enthusiastic and self-confident in taking action.   Doesn’t matter your faith or religious views, Dalai Lama has a very good point, one that church folks as well as […]

Passive Perception (Wisdom) in D&D 5e

Passive Perception is 10 + your Wisdom (Perception) modifier. If you are proficient with Perception, you add your proficiency bonus as well. Advantage/Disadvantage changes the score by +5/-5. You’ll find the full rules on page 175 of the PHB and page 59 of the free Basic Rules.

The Goals

Welcome, 2018. My goals for this year: Lose 50 pounds. Currently at 287. (Wow, I can hardly believe this, but it’s true.) Stop using inappropriate language in every-day conversation. Move on with my life and be happy. Happiness, to me, is a choice, a goal, and it takes work and determination. Goodbye, 2017.  

Pixel 2 XL Screen Shot Directions

I really love the Pixel 2 XL phone, but the documentation to take screenshots is misleading and incorrect. The directions state to take a screenshot, press the power button and the volume down button at the same time. Unfortunately, there’s a little more to it. To take a screenshot on the Pixel 2 XL, or […]

Damage and Hit Dice – D&D 5e

(Please see each class, spell, or weapon for a full description of damage. Below is a simplified, generalized breakdown of damage dealing in 5e.)   A lot of new players to Dungeons and Dragons (fifth edition) are confused about how much damage their character can do at higher levels, particularly with melee or ranged weapons […]

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