Relearning D&D Through The Eberron Setting

My kids and I have been playing through an Eberron campaign since early 2021, and to my surprise my kids enjoy it more than our previous campaign, but as the DM I also have re-learn many things. Previously, I wrote about my review of the 5th edition Eberron sourcebook, and I’ve made good use ofContinue reading “Relearning D&D Through The Eberron Setting”

Building a Buddhist Monk in Dungeons and Dragons

Due to the confusion of the term “monk” in English, which has become overloaded with multiple, conflicting meanings, I wanted to take a moment and explore how to build a character in Dungeons and Dragons that mirrors a Buddhist monk. I have posted this in my Traveler’s Guide to the Hamato Islands adventure guide onContinue reading “Building a Buddhist Monk in Dungeons and Dragons”

A Nerd Dad’s Review of Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything

Late last year, I picked up a copy of Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything, but with so much going on, I never got a chance to properly read through the book until last month (one year later 🤦🏽), which I now regret. What an excellent addition to the D&D canon. Tasha, also known as Iggwilv, isContinue reading “A Nerd Dad’s Review of Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything”

Polytheism in Dungeons and Dragons

Religion has always been a fascinating subject to me, and when I play Dungeons and Dragons (or build adventures for my kids), I spend a lot of time thinking about it. By default, religion in Dungeons and Dragons is polytheistic, and mostly just a vehicle for clerical players. As a teenager, I remember way backContinue reading “Polytheism in Dungeons and Dragons”

Rations In Dungeons and Dragons

Recently, in our humble play-by-post group, which I’ve informally labeled Two Dwarves and an Elf, my colleagues and I got to talking about field rations. It all started when I saw this post on Twitter: Fifth edition Dungeons and Dragons invested a fair amount of design into the concept of traveling from point A toContinue reading “Rations In Dungeons and Dragons”

Getting Around in Dungeons and Dragons

Recently, in my play by post D&D group, my fellow players and I decided that after completing a few adventures, we could afford to upgrade to proper shelter and transportation. Up until now, we have been traveling from town to town, place to place either by walking, or asking our hapless druid character to WildContinue reading “Getting Around in Dungeons and Dragons”

The Return of Heian Amakiiro

A while back, I posted about an elf-samurai character concept I created for Dungeons and Dragons, and from this character concept I created a character for Adventurer’s League named Heian Amakiiro (character sheet here). His backstory was based on my own Hamato Island series of adventures. After playing several adventures in Adventurer’s League, I wantedContinue reading “The Return of Heian Amakiiro”

Adventurers League: Starting Over

Recently, the admins of Adventurers League made a major rules announcement: You can also read here for a detailed explanation as to why. This a pretty exciting change after Season 10 introduced some pretty controversial changes (which have effectively been reversed) in 2020, which led to a lot of grumbling among D&D players on Discord.Continue reading “Adventurers League: Starting Over”

Hobgoblins: the Klingons of Dungeons and Dragons

It’s been a while since I had a good D&D post, but after being sick in July and taking some time off, I honestly haven’t played in over a month. Even my play-by-post group had to take time off due to personal life interruptions affecting other players. So, this weekend, I finally got back intoContinue reading “Hobgoblins: the Klingons of Dungeons and Dragons”