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!
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.
Nerdarchy friend and regular gamer in Nerdarchist Dave’s Gryphongaff game, Anthony Amato from Cardboard Fortress Games joined the daily live chat to talk nerdy. Amato is a graphic designer, illustrator and game designer. Along with fiance and longtime business partner Nicole Kline, they’ve created several tabletop games like RESISTOR_. He’s also contributed work to other games […]
Here we are at episode 33 of Nerdarchy the Podcast Year One. Here is another one of our world building videos. Here we work on the Deities & Demigods in our campaign setting. How to Build a Campaign World| Deities & DemiGods| Game Master Tips Game Master Tips| How to Build a Campaign World| Deities […]
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 […]
A hallmark of roleplaying games, charts and tables are woven into the fabric of Dungeons & Dragons and every other tabletop RPG. They’re a way to inject spontaneity and randomness into adventures. Thanks to diligent work by Scott Beccard and Glenn McCord in developing Chartopia, GMs have a quick and easy way to create and […]
Sliders was an epic science fiction television series that ran for five seasons between 1995 and 2000. Sliders was the story of four intrepid adventurers who used a wormhole vortex to “slide” between different Parallel Universes. The adventurers used a slide timer (a portable device) to be aware of when they could slide to another […]
Alright, it is personal gripe time as I have a a few things that are on my grey matter in light of a few friends of mine complaining to me. Here is my top 10 things I hate as a tabletop RPG gamer. This may be things the players do, or just things I hate […]
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 […]
Want to know what it takes to be a writer covering nerd culture? Nerdarchist Dave welcomed journalist and writer Jim Moreno to the Daily Live Chat #41 at Nerdarchy’s YouTube channel to talk about his journey to becoming a professional writer and share tips and advice for aspiring writers.
I am too young to have seen the original Planet of the Apes series. However, I was blown away by the dramatic impact of the 2011 reboot of the series through Rise of the Planet of the Apes. 20th Century Fox delivered a fantastic sequel with the 2014 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. […]