Cover is probably the most surefire trick to making sure that you and your party come out of an encounter alive, though it's often forgotten about or tossed by the wayside. We need to get a better understanding of this mechanic so we can make it work for us!
Running your first game of D&D requires a little preparation. Whether you’re running it online or in person, there are certain things you’re going to need to make the game a success!
For everything good in D&D, there is a dark reflection. For the gods, there are archfiends. For every angel, there is a devil. For dwarves and humans there are duergar and hobgoblins. And for the graceful, magical, elegant elves? Well, we have the insidious, demonic, sadistic drow....
Changing up a monster’s stat block can drastically change the way they function in and out of combat, the way the players and their characters receive them, and even add to the story of the encounter or the world at large! It also helps keep the game fresh, so players aren’t fighting the exact same monsters over and over again, or the same ones they faced last campaign. And we’re going to discuss some simple ways to do that in this week’s article!
In this latest installment of Monsters Mastered, our aim is to elevate kobolds to something beyond a comedic encounter in your campaigns, and give them distinguishing features useful for kobold enemies, kobold NPCS, and kobold player characters alike!
A warrior race, bred for untold centuries to be perfect killing machines. Instructed by their god to brutalize and destroy all others. Trained from birth to fight and win. Taught that there is no such thing as honor or disgrace, only victory and defeat. They do not fight because they have to. They fight because they revel in it. They fight because they must.
This is what it means to be an orc.
Whether you are an experienced Dungeon Master looking to make life a bit easier, or new to the chair looking for help overcoming the daunting task, apps can make your job easier. These apps are fine tools that help with generating quick content, keeping track of stats, maintaining the flow of combat, and more! Here are some of the ones I recommend for Android.
Grungs are a fierce, proud race of tree-dwelling, amphibious, frog-like humanoids that typically hail from jungle and rainforest climates. They are only three feet tall on average, but are fierce combatants despite their size, relying on their natural advantages and ingenuity over sheer power...
What should you be sure to AVOID doing while at the D&D table? What could you do that will earn the ire of your fellow players, a stern word from your DM, or an invitation to leave the game?
My New Year’s resolution is to play more D&D. To run D&D, you’ll need three things: friends, rules, an adventure, and supplies like paper, pencils, and dice. We here at Misty Mountain Gaming are determined to give you a hand with all of the above! Well, except the pencils and paper… you’re on your own there. Let’s take it step by step!
Each and every combat has the potential to be memorable and exciting with just a little consideration for what opportunities are being left on the table. Having the monsters (and the players) use every tool in their arsenal to win will make a great difference towards making combat as fun and unforgettable as it can be!
Variety is the spice of life, and variety is born from choices made in the presence of a bevy of options. Keep your D&D games zesty, unpredictable, and diverse!
Don’t be George Jetson.