Dungeons and DotA: Creating Ancient Apparition

Ancient Apparition: Frosty’s meaner cousin.

Ancient Apparition is classified as a ranged Intelligence hero whose roles are Support/Disabler/Nuker. Kaldr, the Ancient Apparition, is not necessarily a character. He is, according to his bio, “an image projected outside of time.” His purpose unknown, his final form incomprehensible; what we see now is just a glimpse of what Kaldr is. Continue reading “Dungeons and DotA: Creating Ancient Apparition”

Dungeons and DotA: Creating Alchemist

Alchemist: He rides the ogre.

Alchemist is classified as a melee Strength hero whose roles are all over the place. A mix of high damage, high health, debuffs, and a whole slew of other things make this disastrous duo a versatile hero. Alchemist’s backstory is pretty wonderful if you ask me. The little guy of the pair (the actual alchemist, Razzil Darkbrew) tried to turn a mountain into gold. He instead blew it up and destroyed a ton of stuff. In prison, he buddies up with the big fella (henceforth called “the ogre”). Razzil drugs him into a rage so they can break out of prison, with the ultimate goal of attempting to turn a mountain into gold (again). Continue reading “Dungeons and DotA: Creating Alchemist”

Dungeons and DotA: Creating Abaddon

Abaddon: the scary man with a scary face.

Abaddon is classified as a melee Strength hero whose roles are Support/Carry/Durable. Using a mix of healing, protection, and damage abilities, Abaddon is a mixed bag who excels in staying in lane and leading the charge. With a terrifying voice, an eerily buck-toothed horse, and a creepy slouch, the first thing that we can mark down with Abaddon is his alignment. His unnerving cool, title of “lord,” and allegiance to House Avernus mix well with his creepy demeanor to put him solidly into Lawful Evil (in my opinion the most playable of the evil alignments – don’t @ me). Continue reading “Dungeons and DotA: Creating Abaddon”

Dungeons and DotA: A Guide Series for Recreating DotA 2 Heroes in Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition

Personally, I find creating a character to be one of the most fun parts of any game. Over the past few months, I’ve found myself creating more and more character builds for Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition (henceforth called DnD 5e). Whether revamping a past character or designing a “horseless cavalier,” the variety in races, classes, weapons, spells, and feats makes character creation a nuanced and in-depth process. Continue reading “Dungeons and DotA: A Guide Series for Recreating DotA 2 Heroes in Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition”

TaleSpire, craft your own digital Tabletop RPG | Kickstarter

RPG TaleSpire

TaleSpire, developed by BouncyRock Entertainment out of Norway, is a new digital tool to build your own Tabletop RPG. TaleSpire’s Kickstarter campaign just launched on June 25th and runs until August 8th. The campaign has already raised over half of its first goal of $126,353. It’s no wonder it’s taken off, it looks beautiful and they’ve proven with their concept art and working Alpha that they know what they’re doing. Continue reading “TaleSpire, craft your own digital Tabletop RPG | Kickstarter”

Becoming a Dungeon Master: Running Your Game

The night is here! Again, you’re driving home from a very hard week of work. You got your Session 0 done last week, your gang has their characters, and you have your campaign. Tonight is finally here.

Running your weekly games takes effort, that goes without saying; it isn’t just improv and winging it, hoping your game sessions are epic. You need to know how to prepare, adjust, multitask and set up hooks for your players.

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Becoming a Dungeon Master: Session 0

This is the fourth installment in the series and is focused on creating Session 0 for your campaign. If you missed part three, check out Becoming a Dungeon Master.

It’s Friday night and you have your table set-up. Your group of players all said they would be there in about an hour, but you couldn’t help yourself; you got your grid out, set up your screen and have pencils placed in front of each seat.

You’re utterly giddy. Your first campaign is about to start. With this session; you just can’t wait to see what characters everybody came up wit-.

Wait a minute…

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Becoming a Dungeon Master: Building Your Campaign

This is the third installment in the series and is focused on people wanting to homebrew their story. If you missed part two, check out Becoming a Dungeon Master.

Happy Friday, fellow Dungeon Masters! It’s that time of the week for D&D! In the previous installments, we talked about getting started in your journey of becoming a DM and about building your very own world.

In this entry, we will be building the brain of your game-nights; the campaign (if you want to homebrew your campaign). Continue reading “Becoming a Dungeon Master: Building Your Campaign”

Becoming a Dungeon Master: Sculpting your World

Dungeon Master

This is the second installment in a series. If you missed part one, check out Becoming a Dungeon Master.

Hello, burgeoning Dungeon Master! In the last entry, we discussed getting your expectations at healthy levels and the materials you will need to start your journey. Assuming you have those, let’s build your world.

Roll for initiative!

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