After running through Revenge of the Giants I created this flowchart to manage the adventure path. The adventure itself is pretty confusing and I found this useful. Enjoy. AdvertisementsRead more "Revenge of the Giants Flowchart"
Here is a simple rule I am going to try next campaign. Monsters are worth 1/10th their listed XP value and a gold piece is worth 1 XP. I expect it will promote a bit more exploration and creative thinking in how to extract as much treasure as possible from a dungeon. Reminiscent of D&D […]Read more "Old School XP in 5e"
I have been running my family (wife and three eldest kids) through a 5e conversion of Revenge of the Giants which finished today. The big bad of the campaign is Piranoth a primordial who apparently created the fire, frost and earth (hill giants). The characters eventually had to face off against a diminished version of […]Read more "Piranoth, Primordial of Ice, Fire and Earth"
When I ran Into the Past it was a series of battles using tactical maps. I “borrowed” the basic setup and idea from the encounters of the same name from Revenge of the Giants. Here is the layout of Xoud’s Laboratory with each monster key. These were tough encounters for my party of four level 8 […]Read more "Into the Past: Putting it Together"
A very useful blog post when building monsters and deciding when to use advantage and disadvantage.Read more "D&D 5e: Probabilities for Advantage and Disadvantage"
Previous entries in this series “Into the Past“: Gearsmen Mk. I – “Knight” Gearsmen Mk. II – “Destroyer” Gearsmen Mk. I – “Thunder Priest” Gearsmen Mk. I – “Boneclaw” Guardian-Skull Hunter-Killer – “Bastion Class” Prototype Robot Apprentice Smoke Archon Finally, the man himself, Furkas Xoud – before he was killed and turned into a ghost. My players decided to […]Read more "Into the Past: Furkas Xoud, Nano Mage"
Previous entries in this series “Into the Past“: Gearsmen Mk. I – “Knight” Gearsmen Mk. II – “Destroyer” Gearsmen Mk. I – “Thunder Priest” Gearsmen Mk. I – “Boneclaw” Guardian-Skull Hunter-Killer – “Bastion Class” Prototype Robot Apprentice A new type of paraelemental in the vain of the fire archons from 4e. Essentially smarter and more martial versions of a standard […]Read more "Into the Past: Smoke Archon"