Episode 39 of Nerdarchy the Podcast Year One. Here we recap a D&D 5E game we played in for the first Brigade Con. The game was run by Andrew Knapp of YouTube Channel SR2Joker. It was set in Planescape and was designed to be a meat grinder of a game in the style of old […]
All the Out of the Box D&D Encounters in one place Greetings all! I can remember a particular time when Nerdarchist Dave said, “We have to find a way to collect all of these (encounters) together. There must be some way.” Wish granted!
While most deities are bound to a plane, Jika and Ukan have always existed free of this restriction. Free to view every plane at every moment from every vantage, Jika and Ukan spent their time marvelling at the beings that lived and died on the many planes. One day, Jika said to Ukan, “It brings […]
Episode 19 of Nerdarchy the podcast Year One. Here we actually do a wrap video after our 1st 5th edition Dungeons and Dragons Game. It’s the normal crew plus our buddy Mark who is playing in the game with us. What Happens After The GamePlay| Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition Wrap Video 5th Edition Dungeons […]
For this week’s look into streaming RPG programs, there’s a wonderful series put together by Geek & Sundry called D&D AARPG. In this series, writer and actress Amy Vorpahl guides a group of older players through a D&D adventure. Vorpahl handles Dungeon Master duties, while seniors Annie Coty, Bobby Reed and Art are joined by […]
Time for another podcast mash-up with two of our Year one vids put together into one podcast. This time we have Game Master Tips combined with a Dungeons and Dragons Monsters. On one hand we have an NPC episode and a episode about the monster- choker. Leveling UP Your Non-Player Characters Also Known As The […]
I once found a free adventure online that delved into a concept that D&D has often covered, but essentially in reverse. We have seen Underdark versions of several surface races. Duergar, Derro, Drow, Svirfneblin, etc., have all been a part of D&D for decades, and the public has accepted them as part of the D&D […]
Time another episode from year one of Nerdarchy on YouTube. In this podcast we once again merge several of our Game Master Tips episodes into one podcast show. Running A RPG Game On The Fly| Winging it,When Players Go Rogue| Game Master Tips A lot goes into running a successful table top rpg game. Which […]
Last week in this column, I began to explore ideas to keep a gaming hobby vibrant amidst increasing demands on time presented by things like children, conflicting work schedules and the like. Adulting can take a serious toll on a gamer’s opportunities for group gaming.
What do you fight for in your campaign? What cause is it that you strive for? Is it the meager treasures of the land or the pillaging and plundering of a city in order to fulfill selfish desires? Do you fight for a cause that is greater than your own? Do you fight to protect […]
It seems magic items are one of those things of which players can never get enough when it comes to Dungeons & Dragons, especially in Fifth Edition where these items are not quite as easy to come by as they were in earlier versions of the game, specifically compared to Third Edition where characters could […]
Introduction: I’ll bet one of the most commonly asked questions placed at the feet of any Dungeon Master is, “Is there a place where I can buy magic items?” This might have been a common occurrence in past editions of D&D, but Fifth Edition has limited access to a magical marketplace. That’s not to say […]
Fifth Edition Dungeons & Dragons has been around for more than a couple of years now. Since its inception, it has been obvious the game’s publisher Wizards of the Coast is doing something different with this edition when it comes to the number of publications. Earlier versions of D&D had lots and lots of books, […]
Introduction: While researching something else entirely in the Dungeon Master’s Guide, I glanced at the passage on the “Mirror of Life Trapping” purely by mistake (pages 181, 182, DMG). Because of the fluid nature of this mirror’s possible past, it may contain up to twelve random creatures already. How they got there and why […]
Out of the Box Encounters Using Daern’s Instant Fortress Introduction: Another popular cliche or trope that seems to endlessly occur in every D&D game is this: Defeat monster, check it’s pockets, take it’s stuff. Here’s a way to rethink that. What if the magic item is part of the encounter. What if that magic […]