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Freakazoid

Flickr Dungeons and Dragons Tag Feed - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 18:24

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Freakazoid

The mere word "insane" is not enough to describe this horrific being's mind.

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Nuglub Gremlin

Flickr Dungeons and Dragons Tag Feed - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 18:24

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Nuglub Gremlin

Nuglubs are exceptionally violent grelins, and enjoy kneecapping anybody they can find.

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Sun Titan

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Sun Titan

It is powered by a miniature sun.

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Elemental Evil: Set 3 (Water)

Wizards of the Coast D&D - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 14:25
Description: Members of this cult seek to harness the power of Olhydra, the Princess of Evil Water, and drown the world with typhoons, tidal waves, and torrential rain. Picture: Type: WallpapersDisplay Mode thumbnail: LargeTitle: Elemental Evil: Cult of the Crushing WaveImage : 

A quick update

A Hero Twice a Month - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 13:21
I normally try to keep my posts here strictly geek related.  It has been long enough since I posted last though that I thought a quick update was warranted before I (hopefully) begin posting regularly again.
So a lot has been going on in my personal life.  Most significantly, my wife and I have moved halfway across the country from the Windy City to the Valley of the Sun.  We moved because of my work, which has been pretty hectic since I arrived here.  Things have calmed down a bit now though, which is why I am going to try my hand at blogging again.
I am still gaming with the Lords of Tyr using the various amazing digital tools which are available nowadays.  Currently I am running Princes of the Apocalypse (Dungeons & Dragons 5e) and playing through Rise of the Runelords (Pathfinder).  I also recently ran Duty Unto Death (Dragon Age) for my old group when a few of them were in town visiting.
Over the next few weeks I plan to post about virtual table tops, my experience running the Dragon Age RPG, a couple of book and TV show reviews, and possibly a major model building project I am thinking of undertaking.
So if you have been waiting for my triumphant return, here I am!  If you have stumbled across this page by accident (more likely), then I hope you like what you see.

Star Wars/5e Hack Minor Update

Newbie DM - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 10:59

I’m still moving along with my SW/5e hack (my friend Mark from Dice Monkey and Marvel Plot Points has offered to help me out)… I’ve done some thinking about how I’d like to see it progress in certain areas, and here’s what I have:

Classes: I am leaning towards a classless system that gives you decision points as you level instead, leaning on backgrounds a little more (for like weapon proficiencies for example) at character creation. I have a few reasons for this, some having to do with what the films seem to imply (in my eyes), plus I’m interested in experimenting with a classless 5e model, so why not use this hack to try out my thoughts.  I’m heavily leaning on SW Saga to help me out in that regard. That game had many, many, many options for its classes and they could easily help fill in the gaps in a classless 5e system.

The Force: I am going to keep it as simple as possible. The optional spell points (renamed as force points) system from the DMG, with a small tweak for recuperating some points after a short rest. In fact, I’m sure some spells could be simply refluffed into SW and that’s that. Not going to try to invent a whole subsystem. At character creation you’ll decide if you are force sensitive or not. And as you level, you can learn Force Powers in lieu of other choices if you are in fact sensitive. Simple.  Also, I’ll use the optional Honor system, from the DMG, as my Dark Side meter, perhaps tweaked to account for penalties as you slip into the dark side… disadvantage on certain things, that sort of idea.

So that’s the update. Here’s the weapons and armor chart, which I’ve kept short and sweet on purpose, at least for now. Also,  #sw5e is what I tag my posts on twitter about this hack with.

weapons

 

 


Apocalypse Locust

Flickr Dungeons and Dragons Tag Feed - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 18:27

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Apocalypse Locust

Then the fifth angel sounded: And I saw a star fallen from heaven to the earth. To him was given the key to the bottomless pit. And he opened the bottomless pit, and smoke arose out of the pit like the smoke of a great furnace. So the sun and the air were darkened because of the smoke of the pit. Then out of the smoke locusts came upon the earth. And to them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. They were commanded not to harm the grass of the earth, or any green thing, or any tree, but only those men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads. And they were not given authority to kill them, but to torment them for five months. Their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it strikes a man. In those days men will seek death and will not find it; they will desire to die, and death will flee from them.

The shape of the locusts was like horses prepared for battle. On their heads were crowns of something like gold, and their faces were like the faces of men. They had hair like women’s hair, and their teeth were like lions’ teeth. And they had breastplates like breastplates of iron, and the sound of their wings was like the sound of chariots with many horses running into battle. They had tails like scorpions, and there were stings in their tails. Their power was to hurt men five months. And they had as king over them the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon, but in Greek he has the name Apollyon.
-Revelation 9:1-11

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Chupacabra

Flickr Dungeons and Dragons Tag Feed - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 18:27

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Chupacabra

A surprisingly young cryptid, The Goat Sucker dates back only to 2005.

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Flickr Dungeons and Dragons Tag Feed - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 11:54

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this is an illustration of my next real book (not an ebook) "Di Undici Foglie".
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3 More Adventure Starters for your D&D games

dungeonmastering.com - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 01:55
We’ve talked before about how there’s a middle ground of having to buy a module or creating absolutely everything yourself.  While there’s an advantage in time saving to simply...

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Strongholds

Wizards of the Coast D&D - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 11:00
Type: FeaturesAuthor: Bart Carroll, Shelly Mazzanoble, Trevor Kidd, Greg TitoSubtitle: D&D PodcastBanner: Thumbnail (869x490): Text: 

To find out more about this episode's topics:

Neverwinter MMO

Rob Overmeyer serves as Executive Producer for Neverwinter. He rejoined the podcast to tell us about Neverwinter: Strongholds. This seventh expansion of the game—announced for this summer—will see players join with their guild to claim an abandoned keep from the wild and build it back into its former glory on the largest map in Neverwinter.

Find out more at playneverwinter.com.

Subscribe to the D&D Podcast on iTunes.

Publication date: 06/26/2015Introduction: After an overdue introduction of D&D’s Greg Tito, we revisit the Neverwinter MMO and discuss the coming Strongholds expansion!Tags: Podcastexternal_urls:  External url: http://media.wizards.com/2015/podcasts/dnd/DnDPodcast_06_26_2015.mp3External url description: Strongholds Podcast Texture banner: HideBanner video: 

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Flickr Dungeons and Dragons Tag Feed - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 09:09

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this is an illustration of my next real book (not an ebook) "Di Undici Foglie".
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Let’s Build a 5e-Based Star Wars

Newbie DM - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 00:42

As some of you who know me may know, I love Star Wars.

I also love Star Wars rpgs. I love gaming in that universe, I love reading and playing any and all versions of Star Wars roleplaying. It’s up there with D&D.

I also love trying to hack games into SW. I released a Dragon Age version some time ago, and people dug it, so I figured, it was time to try a 5e one.

So here’s what I’ll do. Little by little I’ll design and whatever I come up with, I’ll put up here on the blog. If I have something to say about it on twitter, I’ll use the #sw5e tag.

Today, I’ll start with some species, the rodian, twi’lek and bothan.

The rodian is a Wisdom +2/Dex +1 species with darkvision who can double its proficiency bonus when tracking prey.

The twi’lek is a Cha +2/Con +1 species with darkvision who gains proficiency in Deception and has advantage on saves against poisons and toxins.

Finally the bothan is a Dex +2/Int +1 species with proficiency in Investigation and advantage on saves against being frightened.

I’m still formulating my thoughts about how some things will work, but 5e gives a nice solid foundation to work off.

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Phoenix

Flickr Dungeons and Dragons Tag Feed - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 17:59

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Phoenix

The Phoenix, that ancient symbol of death and rebirth, is a legend so old that we can only guess at its origins - possibly Phoenician or even older, with analogues everywhere from Egypt to Babylon to China.

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Brinebrood Queen

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Brinebrood Queen

She's one of the oldest and most powerful Grindylows - her rank is justly deserved!

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Andrazku Demon

Flickr Dungeons and Dragons Tag Feed - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 17:59

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Andrazku Demon

These savage creatures hate females, and often serve mariliths and succubi to their chagrin.

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Homecoming for R.A. Salvatore

Wizards of the Coast D&D - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 11:00
Type: NewsAuthor: D&D TeamSubtitle: The New York Times best-selling author hits the road this fall!Banner: Thumbnail (869x490): Text: In-Person Appearances

Wichita, KS – Monday, August 31
Watermark Books & Cafe, 6 pm
4701 East Douglas
Wichita, KS 67218
watermarkbooks.com

St. Louis, MO – Tuesday, September 1
Left Bank Books @ Webster Groves Public Library, 7 pm
301 E Lockwood Ave
St Louis, MO 63119
left-bank.com

Indianapolis, IN – Wednesday, September 2
U-Indy, 7:30 pm
Schwitzer Student Center, Room 010
1400 E Hanna Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46227
bkstr.com/indianapolisstore/home

Cincinnati, OH – Thursday, September 3
Joseph-Beth Books, 7 pm
2692 Madison Road
Cincinnati, OH 45208
josephbeth.com

Cambridge, MA – Tuesday, September 8
MIT Coop at Kendall Square Bookstore, 5 pm
3 Cambridge Center
Cambridge, MA 02142
mitcoopbooks.bncollege.com

Hartford, CT – Wednesday, September 9
Mark Twain House, 7:30 pm
351 Farmington Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105
marktwainhouse.org

Concord, NH – Thursday, September 10
Gibson’s Bookstore, 7 pm
45 South Main St
Concord, NH 03301
gibsonsbookstore.com

Burlington, MA – Friday, September 11
Barnes & Noble Burlington, 7 pm
98 Middlesex Pkwy
Burlington, MA 01803
barnesandnoble.com

Boston, MA – Saturday, September 12
Boston Public Library, 2 pm
Central Library, Copley Square
Commonwealth Salon
700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
bpl.org

Chicago, IL – Monday, September 14
DePaul University Bookstore, 6 pm
1 East Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60614
depaul-lincolnpark.bncollege.com

Denver, CO – Tuesday, September 15
Tattered Cover Bookstore, 7 pm
2526 E. Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80206
tatteredcover.com

Spokane WA – Wednesday, September 16
Auntie’s Bookstore, 7 pm
402 W Main
Spokane, WA 99201
auntiesbooks.com

Tacoma, WA – Thursday, September 17
Fort Lewis-McChord Army Base, 4 pm
(open only to U.S. Military ID card holders)

San Diego, CA – Friday, September 18
Mysterious Galaxy Books, 7:30 pm
5943 Balboa Avenue, Suite #100
San Diego, CA 92111
mystgalaxy.com

Montclair, CA – Wednesday, September 23
Barnes & Noble Montclair Plaza, 7 pm
5183 Montclair Plaza Ln
Montclair, CA 91763
barnesandnoble.com

Salt Lake City, UT – Friday, September 25 and Saturday, September 26
Salt Lake City Comic-Con
Salt Palace Convention Center
100 S. West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
saltlakecomiccon.com

North Haven, CT – Saturday, October 10
Connecticut Renaissance Faire, 1 pm
300 Washington Ave
North Haven, CT 06473
ctfaire.com

Fitchburg, MA – Thursday, October 22
Fitchburg Public Library, 6:30pm
610 Main Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420
fitchburgpubliclibrary.org



Online Appearances

Kill Pop Culture – Wednesday, August 26
killpopculture.podomatic.com

Reddit Ask Me Anything – Thursday, August 27
reddit.com/r/AMA/
8 pm EST

Dungeons & Dragons Podcast – Friday, September 4
DungeonsandDragons.com

The Grim Tidings Podcast – Saturday, September 12
stitcher.com/podcast/the-grim-tidings-podcast

Dungeon Crawlers Radio – Thursday, October 1
DungeonCrawlersRadio.com
8 pm EST

Can’t be there in person? Reserve your signed copy at rasalvatore.com.

Publication date: 06/23/2015Introduction: Meet the New York Times best-selling author during his 2015 tour for the release of Archmage, Book I in the Homecoming series.Tags: Newsexternal_urls: Texture banner: HideBanner video: 

11 - Gli Eletti - Di Undici Foglie © Dino Olivieri (low res)

Flickr Dungeons and Dragons Tag Feed - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 09:25

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this is an illustration of my next real book (not an ebook) "Di Undici Foglie".
Support me and pre-order at:
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Bone Golem

Flickr Dungeons and Dragons Tag Feed - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 19:41

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Bone Golem

Made from the remains of countless victims, a bone golem is most often crafted as a show of necromancer ability, or to guard a tomb.

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The Tears of Hell

Flickr Dungeons and Dragons Tag Feed - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 19:41

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The Tears of Hell

This version of Multiskull drips balck ichor from its eye sockets.

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