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Dungeons and Dragons – Builds, Beasts, and Battles part 8: Terrible Terrain

Greetings and salutations Nerdarchy readers! Nerdarchist Nubz here with a new edition of 3B! Well we have covered builds (and since I have learned a thing or two and will have to update), and then we did beasts… Guess what is next? That is right, it’s time for battles!

As every gamer knows, the system for Dungeons and Dragons is made so that your imagination is the only limit in battle.

With that being said, Fifth Edition Dungeons and Dragons has a new system to make battles very interesting.

The lair actions and environmental effects make things exciting and new but that does not have to be the end of the creativity. Not by a long shot. Because I am a big fan of top ten lists, I am gonna do one for the top ten under used things to make a battle exciting!


 Ways to spice up those Dungeons and Dragons Battles

Nerdarchist Nubz’s Top 10

Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition – Builds, Beasts, and Battles part 7: Savage Species III

I consider it a compliment that others have asked me to do this, and trust me to come up with fair “home brew” version of a Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition “Savage Species”. To this end, I have done some math, tweeked things up and down a bit, and visited the stables to study more times then a Scottish sheep herder. That being said, this is home brew, take it as such. It is not canon and not official in any way. Previously we covered the land and air, as well as the meaner nastier races, today… we are getting all wet!

Fifth Edition Dungeons & Dragons — Running a Game

Hello, Nerdachist Ted here to talk about fifth edition Dungeons & Dragons. With each edition of D&D there are changes in perception and rules to challenge Dungeon Masters. With the Player’s Handbook and Monster Manual now completely available, running a game is easier but we have yet to get the Dungeon Master’s Guide. I wonder what new secrets or bits of information lie in those pages. I have run two sessions of 5E D&D for the Nerdarchy crew and friends and in just those two sessions it has changed my perspective of being Dungeon Master

Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition – Builds, Beasts, and Battles: Halloween Horror Happening Jason Voorhees

Greetings and impalations boils and ghouls! Nerdachist Nubz here for a Halloween special Nerdarchy 3B Style! What Dungeons goes bump in the night is old hat for Dungeons and Dragons. Well along comes the scariest holiday we celebrate here in the states, so we need something that makes you SCREAM in the night… NOT LIKE THAT. Geeze, this is a family show. Alright, well I started to think and the thought that made me really smile an evil smile was the thought of bringing the classic titans of Horror movies to life in the newest edition of Dungeons and Dragons. So I picked out the biggest, baddest, and buffest sultan of slaughter I could find to bring you something truly raw to scare the pantaloons off your players. Remember kiddies, it’s all a game… or is it? 

 


Camp Crystal Lake

Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition – Builds, Beasts, and Battles part 6: Savage Species II

I consider it a compliment that others have asked me to do this, and trust me to come up with fair “home brew” version of a Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition “Savage Species”. To this end, I have done some math, tweeked things up and down a bit, and visited the stables to study more times then a Scottish sheep herder. That being said, this is home brew, take it as such. It is not canon and not official in any way. The last time I covered land and air, today we really put the savage into savage species.

 

To use the following one should possess the Dungeons and Dragons Monster Manual.

I will be leaving out all the flavor text and just throwing in the mechanics plus any explanations+flavor I feel is needed. In some cases, such as age, I simply don't know and will put in my thoughts. Also worth note is I took parts out of certain races if it was blatantly too powerful in the hands of a player without a negative to bring it back into balance. Though pay attention as I have notes on what seems to bring it in line with other races.

The Desert World of Athas — Dark Sun Campaign Setting

Hello friends, Nerdarchist Ted here to talk about Dungeons & Dragons campaign settings. Today I would like to talk about Dark Sun or the desert world of Athas. With most D&D campaign settings the world is mostly good. That is not the case in Dark Sun. In most campaign settings magic is prevalent and not harmful at its core.  In the desert world of Athas magic destroys life just by being cast.

Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition Character Build – Human Tempest Cleric 1st and 7th level

I started this character Teslanon Stormchaser for a fifth edition Dungeons & Dragons meat grinder in Planescape run by SR2Joker for the November Brigadecon. My fellow Nerdarchist Ted has gone through clerics in general and has also discussed a different human cleric character build with the Knowledge Domain. I thought the Domain selection added such versatility to clerics that I went with the Tempest domain since I wanted to have some control over my enemies. What started out as a simple cleric concept for getting me through all of the terrors thrown in my way ended up as a really fleshed out cleric character build with personality and depth. I sat there scratching my head. How in the Middle Earth did this happen?

savage species

Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition – Builds, Beasts, and Battles part 5: Savage Species

I consider it a compliment that others have asked me to do this, and trust me to come up with fair “home brew” version of a Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition “Savage Species”. To this end, I have done some math, tweeked things up and down a bit, and visited the stables to study more times then a Scottish sheep herder. That being said, this is home brew, take it as such. It is not canon and not official in any way. I will be updating several times as the mood strikes me or your demand requires it.

 

To use the following one should possess the Dungeons and Dragons Monster Manual.

Several Dungeons & Dragons miniature figures. ...

I will be leaving out all the flavor text and just throwing in the mechanics plus any explanations+flavor I feel is needed. In some cases, such as age, I simply don't know and will put in my thoughts. Also worth note is I took parts out of certain races if it was blatantly too powerful in the hands of a player without a negative to bring it back into balance. Though pay attention as I have notes on what seems to bring it in line with other races.

Aarakocra (page 12)

Dungeons and Dragons – Where do you get your inspiration for campaigns

Hey friends, Nerdarchist Ted here. Running a campaign in fifth edition Dungeons and Dragons, Pathfinder or any other tabletop roleplaying game is hard and writing material for said campaign can be even harder. When doing so you have to predict possible actions your players will make and be prepared for the most obvious options but as as Dungeon Master where do you come up with the ideas?

5th Edition Dungeons and Dragons Races- Crafting A Gnome Illusionist

Nerdarchy recently did a video on fifth edition Dungeons and Dragons races — the gnome. Which has led me to want to play one. For me gnome illusionist was one of the iconic characters from AD&D. The great thing about gnomes to me is they share a lot of the cool traits of dwarves when it comes to their industrialness, but lack the dwarven somberness. They are fun loving and gregarious by nature easily lending themselves to a comedic role without taking away too much from a serious game. One of the things about these guys is they’re practical jokers and jovial by nature. I think this adds a great dynamic to a group of adventures. When you combine their nature with their affinity for illusion magic in the case of the forest gnome or tinkering when it comes to the rock gnomes it’s the perfect storm for creating a trickster character.

Constructing A One Shot RPG Game For 5th Edition Dungeons and Dragons

Last Friday night I was home alone and not an RPG game to be played in sight. My regular group wasn’t available yet and I still wanted to drop some funny shaped dice. So what is a gamer to do? I’ll tell you what I did. I reached out to the online RPG game community and some of my fellow Nerdarchists via Facebook. On Facebook there is this group called the Tabletop RPG One Shot Group started by fellow YouTuber GM Juce. He started it to bring gamers together and help people game. A while back I did an article on that FB group and how it’s helping gamers to game.

Fifth Edition Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual First Look

Hello fellow gamers, Nerdarchist Ted here. Today I want to talk about the fifth edition Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual. I have been playing D&D since second edition AD&D. There have been many changes in style layout and information contained in each edition’s Monster Manual. The art styles of each edition of course change as styles, techniques and tools to create art change with the times. The rules for all the monsters of course change to take into account the actual flow and dynamics of the new rules.

The Willing Suspension of Disbelief is Used to Create an Immersive RPG

Even with the light from your torch the stairwell’s end cannot be seen. As you cautiously make your way down each step, the cracks and crevices on the sides of the wall quiver and writhe in time to the torch’s flickering flame. 

The Willing Suspension of Disbelief is Used to Create an Immersive RPG creepy stairwellUnseen cobwebs flutter against your eyes and face. There is a rushing sound like one unending breath that you hear too close to your ear. You see something move in the shadows just outside the torch’s glow. You hear a scratching, chattering cacopho-

*crackle, crackle*The Willing Suspension of Disbelief is Used to Create an Immersive RPG gamemastering and chesse puffs

*crackle, crackle*

” Hey pass over those Cheese Puffs”

Sigh… The dreaded words that quell the willing suspension of disbelief in an immersive RPG.

“Pass me the ______” ( food or beverage )

           As a DM, if that blank is not filled by the words “Holy Avenger” or some other fantasy item, it really deconstructs the built up tension.

Thus undermining the work that we, as DMs, put into setting the mood of  encounters.

While experienced players can still hack it when it comes to mood disruptions they still lessen the overall experience for everyone.

Why is that the case?

Tiefling in Dungeons & Dragons– Misunderstood Or Soul Eating Hellspawn?

Hello Nerdarchy Fans and fellow gamers. Nerdarchist Ted here to talk Dungeons & Dragons races, specifically the tiefling. This devilsh race made its debut in Planescape and those who did not really play in that setting got to see them make a rise into the standard Player’s Handbook, or PHB as we all lovingly refer to it as, in fourth edition D&D. The tiefling is a humanoid with demon or devil blood or who has a infernal heritage depending on the edition being played.  Fiends like these are typically evil and tieflings sometimes face prejudices because of this heritage. Creatures and potential allies might question where their loyalties are going to lie. Are they going to assist you or profit from your demise? These are the risks every one has to face as views from the outside if you are playing a tiefling in 5E D&D.

Dragonborn

Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition – Builds, Beasts, and Battles part 4.5: Races Part 2

Nerdarchist Nubz here with the lowdown on Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition FOR THE RACES, BY THE RACES, AND FROM THE RACES! Namely I will be breaking down the pros and cons of  each role for each race. The roles namely being Tank, Caster, Specialist, and healer. Read up and enjoy the latest 3B but check out the YouTube channel for the video of Nerdarchy East speaking on this exact same subject.
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