Moving 3Brothers D&D 5E Campaign Notes

Previously my 3Brothers campaign notes have been stored using Obsidian Portal, by and large I’ve found it easier and user-friendly to create the campaign wiki, etc in OP, however due to Google Hangouts seemingly eating up all of my bandwidth when I’m running a game using it (as most of my TT games are run nowadays) using it during a session has been very problematic, which is unfortunate since that’s when I really need to check my notes.

So this weekend I’m transistioning my notes onto a Tiddlywiki that will be hosted on my dropbox account, since I will be able to use the dropbox version saved on locally on my machine and not have to rely on the scraps of bandwidth Hangouts leaves me.

At some point in the next couple of days I’ll be removing the campaign from Obsidian Portal, from that point on anyone wishing to see the campaign wiki can access it at this link (and previous OP links will become inactive):

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/129688634/3Brothers%20TW/3Brothers%20TW.html

The Tiddlywiki is already active but not all of the information has been moved over yet.

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

All About Aspects: D&D Alignments as an Aspect

D&D Alignments as Aspects

Someone on Google+ I think (I’m sorry I can’t remember who or find the original post) suggested in response to one of my previous All About Aspects articles that the concept of D&D alignments could be used for aspects.

Whether you love or hate them alignments have been part of the world’s most popular RPG since the year dot.

We’ve explained the basic formatting for our high concept aspects in one of our previous post, in this post I provide a single descriptions table (that can be used instead of the ones in previous articles) to add an alignment descriptor.

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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 D&D 5E Campaign Episode 2: Kortis lives!

The second of our 3Brothers D&D 5E campaign where our heroes discover more about Kortis the Manslayer and begin to realise that the bandit may pose an even greater threat than previously thought:

RPG Review – Epic Legacy

In this video I review Epic Legacy by 2CGaming, a supplement to take your D&D 5E games beyond 20th level. The supplement is currently in kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2cgaming/epic-legacy-the-5th-edition-game-beyond-20th-level

3Brothers Character Overlays

Inspired by the excellent overlay template that Andre Martinez made for the Tides of Change group (and that I have used extensively) I decided to try and make something similar for the characters in my 3Brothers Campaign:

overlay - avaestar tholedge

overlay - Drax

overlay - ordius mawlin

overlay - watoomb

Angels and Devils/Demons

There’s always been loads of demons and devils in D&D and other similar fantasy games, in D&D devils are normally described as being servants of Asmodeus and/or denizens of the Nine Hells, with demons being chaotic denizens of the Abyss. Angels normally get fairly short shrift TBH, described as errand boys for deities. Continue reading

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.