Category: Gaming

Anything related to games that I play, particularly tabletop RPG’s like DnD 5e.

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 […]

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 […]

Advice For Any RPG DM

The Internet is full of advice for dungeon masters / game masters. Some of it is good, some of it is intentionally complicated, and some is as useful as a tick on a beach ball. Of all the advice I’ve ever received about being a better dungeon master, this is by far the most useful […]

D&D 5e – How-To: Cleric

Clerics are a prepared spell casting class and rely on devotion to their deity for ability to cast magical spells. Clerics can be extremely effective healers and tanks.   Hit Dice New players are sometimes confused about “hit dice” in D&D. Hit dice does not relate to doing damage at all. Hit dice determines your […]

D&D 5e – Rolling for Initiative! (combat encounters)

Roll For Initiative   Initiative Checks At the start of a battle, each combatant makes an initiative check. An initiative check is a Dexterity check. Each character applies his or her Dexterity modifier to the roll. Characters act in order, counting down from highest result to lowest. In every round that follows, the characters act […]

D&D 5e – Death Saving Throws

Dropping to 0 Hit Points – Death Saving Throws   When you drop to 0 hit points, you either die outright or fall unconscious, as explained in the following sections. Instant Death Massive damage can kill you instantly. When damage reduces you to 0 hit points and there is damage remaining, you die if the […]

D&D 5e – Saving Throws

Some people get a little confused about all the “throws” in a typical D&D 5e game, and one of the most common misunderstood one is the saving throw. A saving throw is an  attempt to resist a spell, a trap, a poison, a disease, or a similar threat When you are subject to an unusual […]

Crafting A Dice Tower

After seeing some really awesome dice towers on the web and some D&D FaceBook groups, I decided to give it a shot and do one myself. Below is the results. Over all, I’m very pleased with the completed tower. Keep in mind that I am not a very artistic person, and I’m sure there are […]

D&D 5e – Determining Difficulty Checks

Used by permission from:  https://simplednd.wordpress.com/dungeon-mastering/determining-difficulty-checks/ Determining Difficulty Checks   Everything in the game is based on the d20  Check and it is referenced as Difficulty Check (DC) or Armor Check (AC) All Checks work the same way: Roll a d20 and add your modifier (Ability Score, Attack Bonus or Skill Bonus) Add any situational modifiers, usually […]

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