D&D and weapons Weapons have always been a big part of Dungeons & Dragons. This makes sense considering combat has played a large role in D&D since the game’s earliest days. True, a Dungeon Master and players can enjoy tabletop roleplaying without combat, but usually there is some kind of conflict. Even for the most […]
Magic items as encounters has become an accepted option within this series. However, there’s one particular dynamic that has yet to be really explored fully – sentient items. Sentient items allow for a completely new approach to magic items as it not only allows the introduction of some cool magical effects, but essentially allows for […]
Episode 38 of Nerdarchy the Podcast Year One. This time we bring in all of our gaming buddies from the game I Dungeon Master. We all give our role-playing tips for getting into character before a gaming session. Role-Playing Tips- Getting Into Character with Nerdarchy and Friends Role-Playing Tips- Getting Into Character with Nerdarchy and […]
You can’t throw a d20 in 2017 without hitting a space fantasy RPG. Tabletop gamers looking to combine swords and sorcery with science and starships can take their pick of several products hitting the market this year. Starfinder utilizes the Pathfinder engine to explore fantasy space, while Harbinger and Hyperlanes build on 5th edition Dungeons […]
You are a busy Dungeon Master. While there are lots of great adventures bouncing around the ranging, wide Internet (both free and pay versions), it is always useful to have some quick NPCs at hand to populate a tavern, throw a shoulder at a PC while they walk down the bustling street of your fantasy […]
Episode 35 of Nerdarchy the Podcast Year One. We’ve got another world building episode. This time we look at monsters in your fantasy world and how they can shape your campaign setting. How to Build a Campaign World| Beware Of Monsters| Game Master Tips Game Master Tips| How to Build a Campaign World| Beware Of […]
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!
Sans guest, Nerdarchists Dave and Ted hung out with fans live, answered viewer and Patreon questions and talked about nerdy stuff during live chat #46. The classic Nerdarchy camaraderie was in full swing as these OG Nerdarchists chatted with each other and interacted with a lively chat room.
Episode 34 of Nerdarchy the Podcast. Here is one of our early discussions delving into the nature of D&D terms like adventurer. Or at least the way they are used in tabletop rpgs. Adventure has become this weird medieval fantasy career path. Role Playing Tips Dissecting the Adventurer’s Career Path In RPG Games Role-Playing Tips- […]
There is oh, so much talk floating around about evil characters and good characters in tabletop RPGs and how you should or shouldn’t mix them in parties. Every time you get people together talking about Dungeons & Dragons, this is something that’s going to come up. It’s an inevitability. Dungeon Masters ban evil alignments from […]
In my previous article, I talked about the pitfalls we fall into when creating character concepts, or more specifically how we overcomplicate the process. That got me to thinking about another side of it. Why are we adding to the game? What’s our endgame? Are we adding to the story, or introducing a mechanic? Or, are […]
Episode 31 of Nerdarchy the Podcast Year One. This was our 1st video talking about the warlock character class in 5th Edition Dungeons and Dragons. Warlocks are probably one of the most popular character classes in the game. Our 1st warlocks video certainly our most popular video with the highest view count. It is a […]
“ADVENTURERS NEEDED!” Have your player characters ever seen the above sign? Sitting in a tavern, pinned to the prison billboard, on the way into a new town; adventurers have typically seen the “Help Wanted” sign indicating the beginning of an adventure or quest. How do the monsters post their bills? I had this idea for […]
Free Out of the Box D&D Encounters adventure “Out of The Box” is now over a year old. It’s hard to believe that it’s been that long. From ship-to-ship Cockatrice invasions, to Mimic and Otyugh BFFs, Flying Goblins, Bullywug cavalry, Medusa bounty hunters, and young Dragons smitten with false bards. There have been puzzles, a […]
If you’re looking for fantasy, science fiction or pop culture-inspired cocktails for your next party or gaming session, your quest is complete. Derrick Schommer from Common Man Cocktails joined Nerdarchist Dave for live chat #42 to discuss recipes and a whole lot more. Schommer and co-host Ian Andrews created their YouTube series to simplify and […]