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D&D Ideas — Encounters

Welcome once again to the weekly Nerdarchy Newsletter. We’ve got one of our biggest announcements to date — Our first ever Kickstarter is now live! Out of the Box: Encounters for 5th Edition has been in the works for years now. You can see the project and learn all about the incredible team and everything we’re putting into this project on the Out of the Box Kickstarter page to find the pledge level that’s right for you. You can get the Nerdarchy Newsletter delivered to your inbox each week, along with updates and info on how to game with Nerdarchy, by signing up here. Since we’ve just launched a Kickstarter about D&D encounters that seems a fitting topic for this week’s newsletter.
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D&D Ideas — Tips for a New Dungeon Master

Welcome once again to the weekly Nerdarchy Newsletter. We were running late again! Between being away in the UK for D&D in a Castle and all the work for our Out of the Box: Encounters for 5th Edition Kickstarter launch things have been crazy around here. If that isn’t enough we also had a couple of products in the Beast of a Bundle — 5E D&D related Humble Bundle which sold over 15,000 bundles to help RAINN. You can get the Nerdarchy Newsletter delivered to your inbox each week, along with updates and info on how to game with Nerdarchy, by signing up here.

D&D Ideas — Underdark

Welcome once again to the weekly Nerdarchy Newsletter. This week’s topic is the Underdark. By this time normally we would have done our live chat and started the discussion there on YouTube, but unfortunately YouTube live was down at the time and we weren’t able to stream. We were back the following Tuesday June 17 at 8 p.m. eastern time to talk about heroism.
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D&D Ideas — Seasons

Welcome once again to the weekly Nerdarchy Newsletter. This week our topic is seasons in your D&D game. This week we also had a new sponsor join the Nerdarchy family, Campfire Technology. It’s a tool to help authors and anyone interested in worldbuilding. You can give them a look and explore what Campfire Technology can do for your games on their website. There is a 10-day trial to poke around and see how useful this can be for you. After you get some ideas for using seasons in your D&D campaign, expand on the ideas and develop your own calendar for your campaign setting.

D&D Ideas — Aquatic Adventures

Welcome once again to the weekly Nerdarchy Newsletter. This week we are feeling a little inspired by the new Wizards of the Coast adventure Ghosts of Saltmarsh. Also, Frog God Games currently has a live Kickstarter for Sea King’s Malice: a 5E Adventure in the Deadly Depths. It’s designed to take adventurers on a sweeping quest across the ocean, to previously uncharted lands, and finally down under the waves to the very depths of the sea.

D&D Ideas — Nightmares

Welcome once again to the weekly Nerdarchy Newsletter. This newsletter was super late. My apologies, fellow Nerdarchists. It’s been a bit tough readjusting to the new Nerdarchy schedule. We’ve front loaded most of what we do here Monday-Wednesday. We’ll do our best to get on track so you fine nerds will know when to expect the newsletter. You can always find these newsletters here on the website every Sunday too. This week’s topic is nightmares.
We All Live In A Castle web comic D&D

WALIAC No. 2 — Five Easy Dungeon Room Pieces

Hello! In We All Live in a Castle No. 1 Goblin Chief, Lackey, Troll, Rascal and the Maker arrived at their new home. But before this abandoned castle can truly be a monster lair, these dungeon denizens will have to pick their rooms. It ought to be a simple, fair and equitable process right? These are fictional fantasy comics telling the story of five allies on a quest to live in a castle and have their lives illustrated. Use the navigation bar under the title to check out the WALIAC No. 1 and enjoy WALIAC No. 2 — Five Easy Dungeon Room Pieces below.

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D&D Ideas — Artifacts

Welcome once again to the weekly Nerdarchy Newsletter. This week we are talking about artifacts — uber-powerful magic items that can reshape your D&D campaign world. But before we dive into that, an update on the Facebook page. I’ve regained access, but I wouldn’t say control. The forces of evil are still listed as the owners of the page. I’ve got it unpublished but not deleted. These people won’t have to be subjected to the nonsense that has been going over there. I’m convinced I won’t be booted off the page by these evildoers again. We are fighting to get it back before we initiate the self destruct mechanism. We are leaving that for the last resort.

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D&D Ideas — House Rules

Welcome once again to the Nerdarchy Newsletter. Today’s topic is D&D house rules. Before getting into it, we’ve made a small change to our Patreon-only Live Chat and our Weekly Live Chat. Recently we streamed our first Patreon-only Live Chat. Just login to Patreon and you’ll be able to find the post to it. It’s recorded and you can watch it even if you can’t be there live. We haven’t decided 100% on the format and right now we are doing live Q&As. In future we might do them more as live content creation videos. Our weekly Live Chats will be on Tuesday nights. They will be live on YouTube for anyone that wants to come hang out with us. Both happen 8 p.m. eastern time.
We All Live In A Castle web comic D&D

We All Live In A Castle — WALIAC No. 1 A Sign of Things to Come

Hello! Welcome to a new series from Nerdarchy — fantasy comics! We All Live In A Castle follows the lives of five fantasy characters inspired by our passion for Dungeons & Dragons. WALIAC won’t be the first comics we’ve created. Nerdarchist Ryan created How to Speeks Goblin back in April 2014 and it ran for over a year. Now in 2019, we fell in love with the work of artist William Elder and wanted to create something together with him. One of William’s pieces was done as promotional art for our adventure as guest Dungeon Masters at D&D In A Castle. Nerdarchy has our own castle in Staffordshire, UK in June 2019. Caverswall Castle is the only moated castle in the UK you can stay in, and we’ll be there with our own guest DMs Lysa Chen and Vee Mus’e to guide players from across the globe through an unforgettable three day D&D campaign!

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D&D Ideas — Fey

Welcome once again to the weekly Nerdarchy Newsletter. It has been trying a week. If you are a fan of the Nerdarchy Facebook page you may have noticed some weirdness over there. On Monday the page was hijacked, or stolen if you would. We would appreciate anyone who reaches out to Facebook on our behalf. We are working on getting the page restored, but haven’t had a ton of headway yet. We were also given the sad news that Nerdarchy writer, community mod, and friend James Leslie has passed. His friends and family are in our thoughts. He will be missed. [NERDITOR’S NOTE: It was a great pleasure to work with James here on the site. He put his heart into everything he did, including a lot of terrific writing. You can check out James’ posts here.]
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