Hey nerds! You may already know some of us met up this past weekend at Origins, and I’ve got to say it was a blast. I was so excited to get to meet Nerdarchist Dave and Staff Editors Ty and Doug in person. Getting to hang out together was really awesome, and one of the […]
I’m not really going to go about proving that science fiction sometimes gets used as a tool to pursue social issues. It’s well documented, and I don’t feel like I need to prove it. Star Trek is practically built on it. Fantasy novels aren’t immune from it, either. Terry Goodkind’s Sword of Truth series bleeds social issues, […]
I am fortunate to be friends with Ted Adams, a Nerdarchy Founder. Ted and I have two distinct things in common: Dungeons & Dragons fans Skylanders video game fans Ted has an extensive collections of Skylanders (dwarfing my collection) and recently he proposed that we create a Skylanders tabletop roleplaying game short campaign (e.g. three […]
Episode 51 of Nerdarchy the Podcast Year One Here is a little something we created for 5th Edition Dungeons and Dragons on the fly. We built an organization and new monk tradition. It also lead us down the road of creating new threats and villains. Gnome Monastery- Secret Order of the Chained Fist| Dungeons and […]
Hey, guys, Professor Bill of Comic Book University and I guess I’m up next to talk about my character for the Open Legend RPG game on Fridays at noon Eastern on the Nerdarchy YouTube channel. I think that, by now, it’s pretty obvious that I have an affinity for comic books, so I took my […]
Very recently, in the wake of writing articles about modern firearms, I wrote a couple of articles about the ways we should think about designing and implementing various types of mechanics. Similar to the way that I shared my thoughts on modern firearms, I wanted to go over my thoughts on designing races, and the […]
I am building a Dungeons & Dragons 5E Adventure (Ulyain Village) on Youtube video by video (click here to watch). The Barkrager is a creature that inhabits the forest surrounding Ulyain Village, and the creature is presented here for use in your next Dungeons & Dragons 5E game.
Here we go again. I like top tens. They have a certain charm to them. Being a gamer, I get to see a lot of roles played by an amazing variety of people such as yourself. I know that they can be good, bad, or just plain hilarious. Can you think of the various role […]
Back on April 24, Nerdarchy released a video about Dungeon Design Basics. This was a sponsored video by ArmorClass10.com, who happen to be the vendors of the shirts our illustrious Nerdarchists are wearing in the video. By the way, it’s not all D&D stuff over there, they’ve got at least one Doctor Who reference and […]
On April 17, Nerdarchy released a video about Critical Failures and why to use them.
Recently, Megan posted an article about how to reconsider evil characters the same day a video with Nate, Scott, and Kyle talking about whether the alignment system was still viable was uploaded. Along with a conversation I had with the Nerdarchy staff writers about postmodernism, I was inspired to write an article about applying postmodern […]
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 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!