My AirDnD Dungeon Master kit

Become an AirDnD Dungeon Master

I mean, I am a Dungeon Master on AirBnB Experiences*. AirDnD is not a real thing (but it should). If you’re not aware of AirBnB Experiences, it is a part of the global lodging marketplace that puts visitors in touch with local hosts offering food […]

My notes, maps, rule book, and pregenerated character sheets for Macchiato Monsters

DM prep with Macchiato Monsters

Last weekend, I ran Macchiato Monsters for the first time since Easter. Over a couple days, I tweeted a sort of journal of my DM prep. Go read it if you want the background info or skip to the listicle. Oh, and I don’t think […]

Goblins chasing chickens outside the Sleeping Hound inn

A Roomscape in an Inn

Here is a roomscape for you: This used to be a wide, well appointed kitchen before it got looted. A smell of burning stew drifts from the fireplace (and into the adjoining rooms). Referee info: the kitchen was recently visited by goblins who took most […]

Ask me about playing Dungeons & Dragons flyers -D&D flyers - art by Tony DiTerlizzi

Get these ‘Ask me about playing D&D’ flyers to make new friends!

Following on last week’s post about finding D&D groups in Dublin (and everywhere else), I thought I’d push these free Ask me about playing Dungeons & Dragons flyers. I made them using one of Tony DiTerlizzi’s Inktober sketches. My first impulse was to do these […]

Cool people playing D&D. Uncredited CC pic, WikiHow.

D&D groups in Dublin: how to find people to play with

lfg* is not just flgs** anymore. Back in my day (you kids might now those olden times as the Stranger Things Era), finding a group of like minded nerds to gather around a table covered with dice and potato crisps wasn’t easy. And you know […]

The cover for The Drama Module

The Drama Module for 5E now available!

I made a thing for fifth edition D&D. It is called The Drama Module. Here is why I made it: You know how, watching people like the cast of Critical Role bring these wonderful characters to life, you think: “how will I get my players […]

Five of the 36 character cards

Your backpack is your background

This rather long winded post tries to explain the thought process behind the new rule for backpack equipment and background in Dungeonsnack, my minimalist adventure game designed for one-hour sessions. Gear as origin story I’m not exactly sure how it happened, but over its years […]

The giant crab from White Plume Mountain by Erol Otus

Lunchtime Dungeons: in praise of mix-and-matching game rules

My office Lunchtime Dungeons game stopped in the middle of a fight this week. Tomorrow, the players will face two high-level priestesses of Lolth who planeshifted on them to free a prisoner. And I have no idea who will die. I know, you can never […]

A wizard casting Magic Missile at an ogre. Art by Larry Elmore

Rewriting the B/X Spell List (2nd level)

As promised, this is the second part of the spell list for Dungeonsnack, my minimalistic adventure game system. (I guess I have no excuse to not release it now.) You can find the first part of the spell list here. Again, the goal is to […]

The Hit Dice Wounds System

Here’s an offering for you, D&D DMs, adventure game masters, old school referees: a wounds system where your hit dice are a pool to roll from every time you get hit. Use it, hack it, mock it. It’s your call! I’ve used these rules for […]

A group of adventurers by Erol Otus

Rewriting the B/X Spell List (1st level)

Look! Another blogger is rewriting the spell list from B/X! How exciting! My lunch hour game uses ALL THE SPELLS. It started with the lists from the Venerable Old Tomes that are Basic/Expert D&D and Advanced D&D, but I soon added those from Wonder & […]