Tag Archives: Dungeons & Dragons

‘D&D Curse of Strahd’ Player’s Report: Session 22

‘D&D Curse of Strahd’ Player’s Report: Session 22

The 22nd session of my Dungeons & Dragons group’s play through of ‘Curse of Strahd’ was strange and full of tension. We had traveled from the Wizards of Wines winery to Krezk in search of an Abbot who we had been told could heal our friend. When we arrived at the gates, there was some hostility, but once we mentioned that we had wine, they allowed us in. Read More

‘Dungeons & Dragons’: Adventures in 5th Edition

‘Dungeons & Dragons’: Adventures in 5th Edition

A few years ago, after discovering the joys of ‘Acquisitions Incorporated,’ I got really excited about playing ‘Dungeons & Dragons.’ So I did what any sane, married 30-year-old would do, and without even waiting to find a group to play, I bought the ‘D&D’ 5th edition Starter Set, ‘Player’s Handbook,’ and ‘Monster Manual,’ and planned my first game. Read More

Easy Dungeon Master Preparation

Easy Dungeon Master Preparation

When I started my latest ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ campaign back at the beginning of the year, my goal was to reduce the amount of time I spent preparing for each session. I’d burned out on building crazy complex combat encounters and over-plotting with hundreds of wiki articles linked together like some nutcase’s string-smothered pegboard.

I needed simplification, so I made a vow to keep it to 30 minutes of prep for every weekly session. Read More

Dungeon Casting Part 2: Creating Custom Molds

Dungeon Casting Part 2: Creating Custom Molds

In my prior post, Dungeon Casting Part 1: Creating Dungeons With Hirst Arts Molds, I showed you how to create the crypt from ‘Pathfinder’s Crypt of the Everflame’ game module. The key feature of the crypt is Kessen’s sarcophagus. This sarcophagus lid is cast from a custom mold that was surprisingly simple to create. In this post, I will show you how to create your own molds that can be used to cast your own pieces similar, or identical, to Hirst Arts stones. One reason you may want to do this is to create a custom piece otherwise not available, such as this sarcophagus lid. Read More