E: “I shoot the troglodyte with my shortbow.” DM: “Roll the attack… you accidentally shot yourself in the foot. Roll damage. It’s the troglodyte’s turn. He moves closer, but he can’t get around the rocks this turn. Goliath’s turn. G: “I’ll try to pull the arrow out of his foot.” DM: “Roll a Medicine check… […]
What is Dungeons and Dragons? Is it a rule system? A tabletop gaming experience? In my opinion, it is a story. It is not a story told by one person, of course. Instead, it is a story told by many people. Each player has a character they play, while the DM plays the hardest character; […]
“Maybe we will find more friends outside!” “Wow, this place is massive.” “Whoa, what is this place?” The deadpan voice crunches in. “As I said, safe outside.” Five adventurers stare in awe at the sight before them, the great city of Ketchka Tsendsi. The city is housed in a great cavern. Many enormous square pillars […]
Guest-Posted by Ian, a Friend and Supporter of Standish Writes Image under Creative Commons License from Forgotten Realms Wiki. His knees hit the cold stone floor with a painful thump as he bent his head submissively to the High Priest, Kayne. As he listened, a light shone harshly through the stained-glass windows, illuminating the figure […]
Ivaz’s eyes widen in awe.
Jastra Srinshee blinks rapidly, then turns around to look back towards the maze.
For once, the bard is at a loss for clever words, “Whoa, what is this place?”
The deadpan and least clever of the group unwittingly accents their unsettled emotions… “As I said, safe outside.”
You sit staring at a blank character sheet, grieving for the loss of your first character. A first character is a special, irreplaceable personality that can never be forgotten. He is a precious snapshot of a moment in your life in which you thought a certain way and desired a certain thing. He was immortal, […]
If you could be a gemstone, what gemstone would you be? The glow emanated from a great amethyst, a violet colored quartz crystal that glowed with an unearthly light. Voices drifted from the stone, tempting him. His hand reached out…
…Vuurkind, newly cast out of the Nine Hells and practicing his cantrips, was ready to meet his future companions. The group had a unique makeup, consisting of twin tieflings , a half-orc champion fighter…
The First, Best, and Worst D&D characters series is switching to Fridays. Since I celebrate Easter, I decided to skip Easter weekend and give myself a break, eat candy, and do other Easter things within my family’s traditions. This made it a good time to switch my articles to a different day of the week, […]
What exactly does it mean to be alive? This question is often more philosophical or intellectual than anything, but for Journer Ironskin, it is a daily struggle. Journer is a warforged ranger created by a player named Brian. The warforged race was crafted by humans to fight, hence the name warforged. They do not eat, […]