This weekend, I'm going to try actual physical maps for D&D and miniatures. Paper miniatures, mind (using a bulldog clip as the base) and greyscale maps (which I have printed in many sheets on my A4 laser printer and am now sellotaping together into one map). We shall see how it goes and whether it's more effort than it's worth!

Mad idea for a campaign setting from a D&D homebrew competition I entered: the Octagem. Six crystal spheres each half-full of liquid gemstone that enhances magic, in which the people live in vast floating cities of tethered boats and occasionally go to war with one another.

are people rolling a d20 for ability scores rather than 4d6 drop the lowest now? Just had to explain to someone a bit about probability to say why d20 is bad.

This flowchart about choosing a D&D character class is rather tongue-in-cheek but is actually really useful to show to a new player who wants to get a sense of what they want to play.
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I wish downloadable D&D adventures and rulebook supplements and the like were available as epubs as well as two-column PDFs so they were easily readable on a phone.

Yay, there was a homebrew competition on one of the Discord servers I'm on to make a magical item with some sort of eldritch horror connection, and I won! With the Lantern of Leng, which I plan to use in a future game.
Light up your life -- or your enemies' lives -- with the Lantern.

Yay, my players have solved the first room in the puzzle dungeon they're in! Good work, people.

A few weeks ago I saw a wiki which produced automatic lists of things for RPGs, based on tables posted to a Reddit about d100. Now I can't find it again. Does anyone know what it was I saw?

"Roll a Strength check with advantage," I was told, and so I rolled two natural 20s. On the one hand: World's Strongest Man. On the other: I bet that's all my nat20s for the week used up now

Unsure whether to try to start a pbp campaign or do a bunch of pbp oneshots to, essentially, "audition" players. I don't like the idea of doing that, but equally I want smart committed players, not people who'll wreck immersion because they think it's funny, or who will demand their custom subclass because they've minmaxed it. Very unsure how to proceed.

You whisper, “I’m sorry. I had a dream about it.” It is a dream, and it has a horrible ending. You are a vampire, and you are the subject of a spell. You have a total of 10 hit points, and you must be within 60 feet of the target for the spell to occur. The target must make a Charisma saving throw. On a failed save, the target takes 1d6 necrotic damage and loses all its hit points.

From a list of D&D spells generated by an AI. They're a weird mix of nonsensical and funny iforcedabot.com/to-write-dunge

One of the things that stopped me using Kobold Fight Club's D&D encounter builder (kobold.club/fight/#/encounter-) was that I often want one monster to challenge a party with but the random generator would normally pick a collection of three or four less powerful monsters. So... because I'm a programmer, now you can say "no more than 1 monster" and that will constrain the encounter; that change I submitted has just gone live. I'm quite proud of that!

Not entirely true, and MY players don't do this stuff, but I laughed rather a lot at "roll every d6 in a one mile radius and add the total to your damage" (from reddit.com/r/DnD/comments/bdgn)

Unlike other items, attunement to this coin does not cease if the coin is more than 1000 feet from the attuner. However, if the attuner goes more than one week without using an action to sense the direction to the coin then the attunement is lost. The attuner can also drop attunement at will.

Homebrewing custom magical 5e items for upcoming games. The latest: a coin of finding.

This appears to be a normal gold coin. However, once attuned to, the attuner can use an action to sense the direction from themselves to this coin over any distance as long as the coin is on the same plane as the attuner. If the coin is moving, they also sense the direction of its movement.

Massive backstory reveal for one of my characters, which was fun!

Made some tweaks and sent them in; the people let you update your entry right up to the deadline, which is pretty cool.

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