On Fridays at noon, the Nerdarchy crew as well as the writers here at the site have been playing an Open Legend tabletop RPG campaign live on YouTube. For those not familiar with the game, I thought I would offer up my own character, Israel Amadeus, as well as provide some info on his background and […]
Episode 50 of Nerdarchy the Podcast Year One This episode of the podcast is actually a video response to two of the different other YouTube Channels we made friends with early on. Both still have plenty of content up for you to check out and enjoy. The links to both channels and be found below. […]
Open Legend character build from concept to gameplay As a relatively new staff writer for Nerdarchy.com the opportunity to join my colleagues William C. (aka Professor Bill from Comic Book University), Megan R. Miller, Nerdarchy.com editor-in-chief Ty Johnston and Nerdarchist Ted in a weekly live stream game run by Nerdarchist Dave is phenomenal. Not without […]
It is a widely known fact that life comes in many shapes, forms and varieties. The lifeforms in fantasy add to this melange. However, we tend to see those fantasy creatures as certain “accepted” forms. The mythologies of the world, too, add to this list of accepted forms. Nearly all ancient races had some form of […]
Episode 49 of Nerdarchy the Podcast Year One Closing on number 50 of the podcast. Today we have another monster edition. We will be delving into the swamps for this to discuss the bullywug. I first fell in love with this monster from the Dungeons and Dragons cartoon back in the 80’s. Bullywugs the Frog […]
Dungeon Life’s Todd Kenreck was one busy journalist at Wizards of the Coast’s Stream of Annihilation June 2-3, 2017. On his Twitter feed, Kenreck shared that he was able to score 29 interviews with various D&D dignitaries, including the inimitable Matthew Mercer, actor and Dungeon Master for Geek and Sundry’s Critical Role.
The roleplaying community is typically populated with people who have strong tabletop roots. This isn’t surprising. After all, Dungeons & Dragons is a tabletop game. However, using dice and a rules system in meat space around a gaming table isn’t the only way to roleplay. There are a great many people who play-by-post instead.
Episode 48 of Nerdarchy the Podcast Year One We jump back into this episode with a little world building. This time we look at D&D elves in our campaign world. We have some cool ideas for elven kingdoms that we’ve yet to really explore with in the game world. We are really borrowing heavily from […]
Episode 99 of Critical Role may have irrecoverably changed my perspective of role playing games forever. Well, that’s not 100 percent sure. Jon Heder, who is coincidentally from my home town, made my favorite D&D move I’ve ever seen. He took Path of the Duck Totem Warrior. That’s right, instead of Bear, Wolf, or any […]
GM tools for adventure – you only need a few My TTRPG group keeps me on my toes as a GM. Comprised of adults, all of whom have varying degrees of adulting to do, our get-togethers are infrequent. It averages out to about twice a month on Sunday evenings. Within that group, everyone has varying […]
Episode 47 Nerdarchy the Podcast Year One We delve into one of Nates campaigns for this GM tips. This is a game was running for players that aren’t Nerdarchy. Matter of fact he is the only nerdarchist in that game. Nate World Builds For New Players| Game Master Tips Nate World Builds For New Players| […]
Face front, True Believers! In addition to his mild-mannered position as a Nerdarchy staff writer, William C.‘s alter ego is that of Professor Bill. In this other guise he runs Comic Book University, a YouTube channel dedicated to all things comic book. You may also recognize him from the recent live streaming game at Nerdarchy’s […]
The next installment in the Garibay NPC Kit Series. Please find below nine Dungeons & Dragons fifth edition wizards, one in each of the game’s races from the Player’s Handbook, ready to make your game more colorful, fun and memorable. Nine distinct flavors of D&D wizard KEY Race Class (Background) Name Melee Ranged Armor Aspect 1 Aspect […]
Episode 46 of Nerdarchy the Podcast Year One This time we delve into a 5E D&D character build suggestion from a viewer for this episode of the podcast. D&D 5e Archer Builds Hitting the Mark | Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition 5e D&D Archer Builds Hitting the Mark | 5th Edition Dungeons and Dragons […]
Symbiosis is an amazing thing within nature. Symbiosis is defined as the “interaction between two different organisms living in close physical association, typically to the advantage of both.” Now how does this work within Dungeons & Dragons (as well as other games)? Well, amazing Nerdarchy reader, symbiosis is something that both players and Dungeon Masters can […]