Adventures in Hawk's Rest is my love letter to low-level gaming: a mini open-world hexcrawl, perfect as a prologue to a longer campaign, with fantastic maps by Dungeon Baker. Think Studio Ghibli meets the Shire meets Lost Mine of Phandelver.
Make your own megadungeon with Dungeon 23
It's 2023, and many people in the tabletop RPG space have decided to do 'Dungeon 23'. The principle is simple: a 365-room megadungeon, with one room for every day of the year. What a great idea!
The 2022 Holiday Gift Guide
Welcome to the 2022 Scroll for Initiative Holiday Gift Guide! No affiliate links, no product endorsements, just well-intentioned, thoroughly researched advice!
How to make Halloween D&D spooky
Just two weeks until Halloween! How do you run a spooky four-hour game that's easy to run without upsetting anyone?
Coming soon: Adventures in Hawk’s Rest!
I’m disappearing for a bit but excited to share my latest project with you!
How to Balance Encounters in D&D
Encounter balance is a big worry for lots of new DMs out there. Here’s my take on the subject.
5 Ways to Make Cave Adventures More Interesting
Caves have been one of the ‘go to’ dungeons since the earliest days of Dungeons & Dragons, and some of the most famous dungeons in the game are caves. If you play through the D&D starter set, Lost Mine of Phandelver, the first and last adventure are both caves. They’re iconic. So why don’t they … Continue reading 5 Ways to Make Cave Adventures More Interesting
Awesome, free adventure hooks from the Monster Manual
Have you ever read the Monster Manual? From cover to cover? If not, you really should. It’s a gold mine of inspiration and ideas, easily my favourite of the core rulebooks. Here are 64 mini adventure hooks I found there.
Happy Belated Birthday, Scroll for Initiative!
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. 10. How to Run Time Travel in D&D This was quite a personal one for me. I had been playing D&D for 20 years and never used time … Continue reading Happy Belated Birthday, Scroll for Initiative!
Site-based adventures, or how I learned to stop worrying and love the dungeon
Are site-based adventures going out of style? If you think dungeons are unimaginative, repetitive slogs that only reward combat – read on!