Last time we met, we spoke about how to build a good team member. This time around, we look at how to BE a good team member and teamwork in D&D. Every D&D player is not wandering around the world, fighting monsters and looting treasure by themselves. Each Fighter, Wizard and Rogue is a member […]
Intro to Dungeons And Dragons
Are you ready for your Intro to Dungeons and Dragons? D&D has been around a long time. It has also experienced a surge in popularity. Mostly from online shows and podcasts showcasing what’s great about the game. D&D can seem a bit intimidating to those not familiar with tabletop gaming.
There are tons of fun role playing games, my personal favorites being Fiasco (the game is basically an improv exercise), Dungeon Crawl Classics (their 0-level adventures, where you play “some dude” rather than a hero are a highlight) and of course, Dungeons and Dragons.
The newest edition, D&D 5E, has been out for a few years now, with plenty of materials out there to satisfy new and long time gamers alike. It CAN be a bit complex but only if you (or those playing with you) make it. However, Dungeons and Dragons beginners shouldn’t have a problem catching on to the basics pretty easily. There’s options for everyone, to play everything. The only limits are your creativity and imagination.
In Kyle’s series of Intro to Dungeons and Dragons articles you’ll learn how to play in a way that’s fun for everyone and get some great DM tips too.
Kickstarter Signal Boost: Geek Tank Games New Tabletop Token Sets – For Those About To Roll, We Salute You!
Last year, the good folks at Geek Tank Games asked me to review their map token sets. They are a great addition to any DM toolbox and I was happy to spread the word. This year, they’re at it again, their latest Kickstarter launched last week with 3 new tabletop token sets. Map tokens, for […]
When we last left each other, we discussed my favorite race in D&D, the Dragonborn. This time around, I’d like to share my thoughts on putting a party together. I’m not talking about meeting up in a tavern, this is about how a group of friends who are about to embark on a grand adventure filled […]
Benvolio Gallipoli, exiled from the Feywild, chronicles his mist-adventures in the land of Barovia in this new D&D blog series. The Ballad of Benvolio Gallipoli – Session 3 – Tieflings and Ghosts This is Hell. This house, this strange place. At least, as I climbed the stairs to the attic of this bizarre house there […]
Benvolio Gallipoli, exiled from the Feywild, chronicles his mist-adventures in the land of Barovia in this new D&D blog series. The Ballad of Benvolio Gallipoli – Session 2 – The Death House This is Hell. My body is still wracked with pain, the scars from the zombie attack itch. Yet I, Benvolio Gallipoli, live. This […]
Last time, we talked about magic and its place in D&D. This time around, I want to talk about my absolute favorite race to play in D&D: The Dragonborn. Those of you that are fans of Elder Scrolls have heard that before, but in D&D, Dragonborn are humanoids that have a strong bloodline connection to […]
Now that the Fighter, the simplest Class to play, is familiar to you, I thought a conversation about magic in D&D is in order. From it’s very humble beginnings in the 70’s, D&D has had a very close relationship with magic. The fantasy lands of D&D, full of adventure and sometimes tragedy has used magic […]
Benvolio Gallipoli, exiled from the Feywild, chronicles his mist-adventures in the land of Barovia in this new D&D blog series. The Ballad of Benvolio Gallipoli – Session 1 – Goddamn You, Mist! This is Hell. Nine months in the world of man, the stench hasn’t gone away. The sun has damaged my Elven skin. It’s […]
Last month, I kicked off 2018 with a discussion on the 6 core ability scores at the heart of every character sheet. Now what are you going to do with these abilities? You’re going to get a job of course! In D&D, your job is known as your class. There are a ton of them, […]
Geek Tank Games’ TableTop Tokens have terrific art, with good detail and a fun variety of tokens. They’re waterproof and pretty difficult to bend or crease. It looks good, helps with creativity and makes the DMs job easier. Thanks to the wonders of the internet, connecting with the gaming community is so easy that it can […]
In 2017, I talked a lot about my views on this crazy game as a whole. I wanted to be as wide open as possible so that as you learned/played the game it didn’t become a to-much-at-once situation. Now that 2018 is here, I thought that some of you have taken my advice and started […]
Not too long ago, my buddy Bob of the Battle For Salvation gaming club in White Plains NY (that’s called a shout out kids) called me up. He had gotten his hands on the 5th edition D&D module The Curse of Strahd. He thought it would be fun to get a few buddies together […]