Thematically, stoneskin has always been a cool spell. Mechanically, however, I think it’s between a rock and a hard place in D&D 5th Edition. Let’s see what we can do about that. Continue reading Mystra’s Musings: Making Stoneskin A Rock-Solid Spell
DMs and writers love to work in NPCs with secret connections or allegiances. This post looks at some of the common pitfalls of this fantasy trope and how you can run secret connections to make for an epic reveal. Continue reading Making Secret Connections Less Secret
This article is the first installment of Mystra’s Musings, a new blog segment devoted to spells, wizards, and the arcane. Tonight, I was sitting at Union Hall’s Urban Eatery while my wife, Sam, DM’d her ladies’ night D&D game. It’s … Continue reading Mystra’s Musings: Who Is Nystul
Baldur’s Gate: City Encounters is now available on the Dungeon Master’s Guild! Anthony Joyce and I co-led this project with amazing contributions from Anne Gregersen and Gordon McAlpin (who also did the fantastic graphic design). This supplement provides Dungeon Masters … Continue reading Watch Your Back in Baldur’s Gate: City Encounters
Have you ever tried to avoid an encounter in D&D, but it didn’t quite go how you wanted it to? The roleplay started to feel awkward, and you ended up fighting anyway, making the whole interaction seem pointless? We had … Continue reading Take a Beat to Avoid a Beating
Back in 1985, when Advanced Dungeons & Dragons was in its prime, TSR released Unearthed Arcana, a collection of supplemental rules written by Gary Gygax. It contained new races, classes, and previously published material from sources such as Dragon Magazine. … Continue reading Using Unearthed Arcana at Your D&D Table
Hey everyone! A lot of exciting things have been happening, and I’m long overdue for a blog post. I can’t tell you how strange and amazing this year has been. I’ve got to catch you up on new releases, GameHole … Continue reading Projects, People, and Platinum Editions!
A couple of weeks ago, I returned from my annual trek to Gen Con. Since Gen Con 50 was so incredible, I have attended every year since. While I was there, I thought I would pick up a couple of … Continue reading Norse DM Convention Sponsorship
My best friend, Tim, used to dress up as a pirate in high school. It all started when he received a tricorne hat in the mail from his father. Over time, Tim collected a poofy shirt and authentic leather boots … Continue reading Quick Look: The Curious Case of the Calm Delilah by Vall Syrene
When I released my first Norse-themed subclass, the Oath of the Aesir, I put a post here on my website. Somehow, I forgot to do the same for Devil’s Advocate: A Guide to Infernal Contracts. It could have been all … Continue reading Devil’s Advocate: A Guide to Going Gold!