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DCC Campaign Journal #2: Peasants become Heroes!

Editor-in-Chief | February 11, 2013

In the most recent session of my Dungeon Crawl Classics Campaign, my friends and I got together and finally got their characters out of the 0 Level “starter dungeon”, and set them on the road to being 1st Level characters!  They managed to lose only seven (7) of the eighteen (18) 0-Level characters who entered [...]

The Next D&D Homebrew: Goodbye, DDI! Hello… er, something else?

Editor-in-Chief | October 1, 2012

I really hate to have to say this, but I have finally reached the point where I can no longer see the reason to pay for a DDI account.  I’ve faithfully held onto my account for a few years now, mostly for access to Character Builder for my players, but also because I have generally [...]

The Next D&D Homebrew: Signature Attack Powers

Editor-in-Chief | August 6, 2012

ome may recall that a few weeks ago in my Questing for the Paragon Path blog, I mentioned that most of the 4E DM’ing I’ve been doing over the past three years have mainly been adventures in the Heroic Tier.  So while I can only speak about the Heroic Tier from personal experience, I’ve seen [...]

The Next D&D Homebrew: Ending Magic Item Dependency

Editor-in-Chief | March 12, 2012

One of things I really came to hate in D&D 4E was the whole idea of magic item “wishlists”.  While I don’t mind dropping a magic item into a game now and then that I know a player has been longing to see in the hands of their character, I disliked the idea that the [...]

The Residuum Conundrum: Rituals in Dark Sun

Editor-in-Chief | January 17, 2012

Ever since I started DMing 4E, I’ve tried to champion the use of rituals in my D&D campaign.  While I know that to some players, the use of rituals is not exactly top on their list of priorities as heroic adventurers, I have managed to prove over time that rituals can be a useful, and [...]