3Brothers Campaign Intro Trailer

It may seem a little odd to do a teaser video for the campaign, after all we’re 3 sessions in to our 5E D&D Campaign with the fourth session taking place tomorrow, however I had some free time and wanted to make a short video hinting at some of the campaign worlds history, the battle to throw off the shacles of Gith oppression occurred 100 years before the start of our campaign.

The Obisidian Portal site for the campaign can be found here: https://threebrothersdd5ecampaign.obsidianportal.com/

Random Things: Gothic horror trinkets for D&D 5E

These random things articles are designed as quick idea generators for time-pressed GMs who want to inject some additional details into their game, in this article we look at trinkets. Trinkets were one of my favourite things about character generation in D&D 5th Edition, each character starts with at least one, a small item or curiosity that has some odd property or something strange about it, it’s not a powerful magic item, just something interesting that could spur conversation and plot.

These items can of course be used in other RPGs.

To honour the recent of the Curse of Strahd by Wizards of the Coast this article provides 100 gothic/horror themed trinkets that can be substituted for those in the 5E PHB. Continue reading

Random Things you might hear said in insult

These random things articles are designed as quick idea generators for time-pressed GMs who want to inject some additional details into their game. This series of tables are designed to create interesting in-character insults that can be used during a RP session.

This post differs from previous ones in the series since it has three tables, you roll a D20 on each table and apply the results to the following formula/madlib to get your devil/demon name.

[Table1][Table2][Table3].

For example: If I roll 3D20 and get 12, 14 and 20 then I might call someone a villainous, knock-kneed cur.

Table1
No.Description
1Blubbering
2Catawauling
3Foul-mouthed
4Idiotic
5Feeble minded
6Hot headed
7Vain
8Venomous
9Foolish
10Impetuous
11Surly
12Villainous
13Vicious
14Weak-willed
15Twisted
16Deceiving
17Conniving
18Droning
19Mangy
20Craven
Table2
No.Description
1watery-eyed
2loose-limbed
3full-fed
4fat-headed
5loose-lipped
6pox-marked
7adle-minded
8toad-faced
9half-witted
10milk-livered
11wandering-fingered
12spineless
13feculant
14knock-kneed
15fool-born
16weather-bitten
17stone-headed
18grasping
19greedy
20grasping
Table3
No.Description
1dolt
2fool
3imbecile
4dullard
5miscreant
6strumpet
7varlot
8charlatan
9vagabond
10harpy
11bore
12viper
13snake
14serpent
15lout
16maggot
17whey-face
18peacock
19boot-licker
20cur

3Brothers Obsidian Portal

After watching the second session of TheRogueDM’s excellent Clockwork Opera steampunk D&D 5E game I noticed that Jenny had set up an Obsidian Portal page for the game (you can see that by clicking here), I remember using this campaign management website years ago but had never really got into it, I took a look and was please to see that it looked like a possible solution for my note/plot management concerns for my 3Brothers Campaign so I rolled up my sleeves and dived in.

You can find my the 3Brothers Obsidian Portal page here: https://threebrothersdd5ecampaign.obsidianportal.com/

RPG Review – Cinematic Environs, Arctic Lands

Reviewing Cinematic Environs: Arctic Lands by Critical Hit Publishing.

RPG Review: Gothnog’s Critical Hits

Reviewing Gothnog’s Critical Hits by Critical Hit Publishing.

3Brothers D&D 5E campaign : Episode I

Very enjoyable game of D&D 5E this evening, my first time running the game (having only played it once before), I forgot a few things and made the odd rules flub but still had a great time. Many thanks to my excellent players 🙂