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; […]
The plate scrapes across the rough counter in the bright room. Unnatural light descends from the ceilings, far unlike the candlelit and lantern-brightened taverns of his past. The stocky young man picked up the eating implement that seemed to be common in these parts. After watching some of the other patrons shoveling food into their […]
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 […]
A tabaxi with a mysterious past and an inability to pass up a chance to make a nuisance of herself.
A gunslinger with a cat allergy and tinkering skills that could stand to be improved.
A winter eladrin elf with a disconcerting affinity for death.
A drow whose language bites quickly but acerbically.
A warforged whose incomprehension of social situations is comical at times and dangerous at others.
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, […]
When was your first Dungeons and Dragons game? Was it a first edition group playing on paper when you were twelve? Was in an online chat you found through reddit? Perhaps your friend dragged you into it because they needed another player. Did you have access to all the books and a seasoned DM or […]