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Phandalin 0

Phandalin

The next map to come from the journal of esteemed cartographer Minty Burrows is of Phandalin itself. Phandalin was my home for a short while and, indeed, my aunt still lives there. I’m not...

Waterdeep and the North 0

Waterdeep and the North

With the upcoming releases of Waterdeep: Dragon Heist (next month) and Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage (November) what better time to look at one of the original releases for the Forgotten Realms: Waterdeep...

Day 30: Best DM You've Had 0

Day 30: Best DM You’ve Had

Best DM? Wow, they’ve saved the hardest for last! I’m been roleplaying for almost 35 years and have played with a large number of DMs. If I include convention DMs we could be looking...

Day 29: Favourite Spell 0

Day 29: Favourite Spell

5th Edition has some great spells but some a just more fun that others. Choosing one to be my favourite spell rests on whether I’m the player or the DM. From the player’s perspective,...

Day 28: Favourite Weapon 0

Day 28: Favourite Weapon

I’m not sure that I have a favourite weapon. I don’t tend to pick weapons for my characters based on how much I like them. I tend to pick them based on how they...

Unique Magic Item Cards Volume 1 0

Unique Magic Item Cards Volume 1

The 5th Edition D&D rules offer a number of magic items in the Dungeon Master’s Guide. Sometimes though, you need something a little different. With that in mind, the first entry in the Treasure...

Day 27: Favourite Cursed Item 0

Day 27: Favourite Cursed Item

I’ve never been a big proponent of cursed items so picking a favourite cursed item is difficult. In fact, the last time I used a cursed item I think was back in the ’80s....

Day 26: Favourite Non-Magic Item 0

Day 26: Favourite Non-Magic Item

There are a number of things that could qualify as my favourite non-magic item. Almost everything available in the equipment section of the rules has a shot at the title. There’s the historically iconic...

Day 25: Favourite Magic Item 0

Day 25: Favourite Magic Item

My favourite magic item is one that you should never actually give to your players. That’s the Deck of Many Things. The Deck of Many Things is not something I would hand out to...

Day 24: Favourite Energy Type 0

Day 24: Favourite Energy Type

Despite there are a number of different ones, picking my favourite energy type is easy. It’s coffee! OK, it’s not an energy type from the rules but I don’t really have any affinity with...

Day 23: Least Favourite Monster 0

Day 23: Least Favourite Monster

Least favourite monster? This is actually extremely easy. There is only one monster that I dislike. Actually, that’s a bit unfair. It’s not that I don’t like it, it’s that I just don’t understand...

Day 22: Favourite Monster 0

Day 22: Favourite Monster

There are plenty of monsters left, so picking a single favourite monster is tough. I’m going to stick within the spirit of the rules though and pick something that I haven’t picked before. That still...