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CCC: Red War
Jul05

CCC: Red War

Waaaaay back in season 2, the heroes of the Moonsea banded together to fight back against the insane elemental cults. The battle was won, but at a terrible cost: through their actions, the heroes destroyed huge swaths of Mulmaster by allowing the devastation orbs to detonate in many locations. These actions have had numerous ramifications for the last few years, not the least of which was that the Red Wizards of Thay returning to the...

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CCC Blast for July 2018!
Jul05

CCC Blast for July 2018!

It’s the first Thursday of the month, so let’s get chatty about the slick new CCCs that are out there! Remember, if you’ve written a CCC and want to be featured here you’ll need to do the following: work with Bill & Greg to get your adventure requested, concepted, written, and posted appropriately on dmsguild.com send a complimentary copy (not just email the adventure – use this feature from the...

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In Which We Talk About Documentation
Jun29

In Which We Talk About Documentation

You know what I really don’t like when I run games? Piles of documentation. I want to tell stories. Awesome stories, full of player interactions and epic decisions and stupendous events that defy description outside of “HOLY CATS THAT WAS AWESOME!” And you know what? Our current documentation is not really conducive to meeting this goal. I love being able to direct new players and DMs to the Player’s Pack and...

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In Which We Discuss Experience Points
Jun22

In Which We Discuss Experience Points

Welcome to the first installment of “Behind the Screen”, a series of weekly (or more often!) articles that I’ll be putting out. Some of these will be about League matters like new rules and such, and some will be about the ever-pesky DM Empowerment topic and how I apply it to my own tables. That said, let’s get down to business! So, we recently had a brief post about using the checkmark/ checkpoint system...

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Some Season 8 Previews

Origins is a WRAP! Many awesome games were played, many excellent gamers met other excellent gamers, and a few tasty morsels of the season 8 preview came out during the convention. Sure, we already know that it’s gonna be in Waterdeep thanks to the recent Dragon Heist and Dungeon of the Mad Mage announcements, but did you catch our own Chris Lindsay on the D&D Beyond podcast on Saturday? No? Well, check this out! I’ve...

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