Whoops: I missed my second anniversary. Can’t believe it’s been two years! Thank you for reading, sharing, and commenting. To celebrate, here are my top ten posts.
This was quite a personal one for me. I had been playing D&D for 20 years and never used time travel in the story. It was a fun, unique, and memorable session – but time travel is not something to approach lightly.
I’m glad this post has done well: it was a lot of work! I don’t often make forays into game design, but Vancian magic (‘fire and forget’) has always felt . . . off, to me. So I redesigned it.
Is it fighter, wizard, cleric, rogue? Halfling, human, dwarf, elf? I think you can do better. This was an early post and still seems to get a lot of searches.
Another post on game design. In essence, 4d6 drop lowest can generate some very weird rolls, and I think ‘the Scroll Method’ is just as easy to use but much less swingy.
Improv is hard, yet it’s arguably the most important skill a DM can have. So how do you get better at it? A few ideas here, plus a list of all the random, random stuff I stole for my last 20-level campaign.
I loved writing this one – and learned a lot from doing so! Have you ever struggled with duergar, erinyes, sahuagin, or yuan-ti? Me too. I hope this post helps.
Another post I really enjoyed researching. I saw someone on Twitter go off on one about how D&D is fundamentally Germanic and thought, really? Turns out I was right.
I’ve written two of these, and the 2021 list is one of the most read posts on the site. No Amazon links, no paid promotions: just my own tips and ideas. If you have any recommendations for the 2022 list, let me know!
I find it kind of hilarious that this is the second most popular article I’ve written. It’s essentially a summary of the biggest monsters in D&D and just how big they are. Never will again will I feature the Arc de Triomphe, a Boeing-747, and an Olympic swimming pool in the same post.
The Internet loves a listicle: this is mine. It might be due an update: I’m starting to wonder whether Mad Mage deserves to be higher and Frostmaiden lower. And the first-place post seems like such a cop-out – but it is brilliant . . .
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