What’s My Motivation? Part One

With another expansion for World of Warcraft around the corner, I got to thinking about expansions past. Not in a nostalgia way, but rather in a contemplative way. This expansion, aptly named Legion, is all about the return of the Burning Legion. Alternate Past Gul’dan has been thrown into the current timestream and has been…

Plagued by Disease

One of the bad and good parts of Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition is the uniqueness of diseases. Poisons occupy a weird place where it is a damage type, a condition, and then also competes against acid as a damage type. Poisons used in combat are unique things, and the Dungeon Master’s Guide has a list of really…

Old King Heus

Today’s entry is once again inspired by the OGL cantrips I released some time ago. This time, I am attempting to hit a legendary creature with a lair around Challenge 8. If you have seen my previous attempts, or looked at printed creatures like the Aboleth, Solar, and Tarrasque, you know it’s something of an…

Misread Magic Items: Whelk

I love me a good sentient magic item. The conflict and tension that arises between object and bearer can be nothing short of gripping when told correctly. As with all other things, it can be the stuff of nightmares when told poorly. One of the things I’ve always wanted to do is tell a largely…

Archfey and Planescape

I hear a lot of hate for Wizards of the Coast reprinting various materials in new forms. People complain about Curse of Strahd and everything else that was updated, compiled, and released for 5th Edition. My argument has always been the majority of players have not ever experienced this content in any meaningful way. The amount of…