Redesigning Encounters: Fallen Devil

In The Scouring of Gate Pass, the encounter titled Flaganus Mortus (otherwise known as the Fallen Devil) is located on page 44. Though this encounter was the easiest of the three I’ve redesigned, it’s by far my...

Movement Related Queries Apr12

Movement Related Queries

A couple of rules hiccups reared their ugly heads during the last few sessions. We were able to move past them pretty quickly, but as always, I like to nip them in the bud for future encounters. Picking Someone Up Buckidu...

Redesigning Encounters: Shocking Revelation

As I wrote about in Redesigning Encounters: Ambush!, while DMing the War of the Burning Sky campaign, I’ll be updating encounters to the Monster Manual 3 design shift. Doing this fills a very specific purpose—it...

Redesigning Encounters: Ambush!

War of the Burning Sky’s conversion from 3rd Edition came at a time before Wizards of the Coast had perfected monster design. Because of this, every creature in The Scouring of Gate Pass is built using the original...

Social Skills Versus...

Can players use social skills against another player’s character to get him to...

Flashy Movement

I’ve discussed fluffing to some extent in previous posts. For my money,...

Perception to find treasure? Mar29

Perception to find t...

I once had a player suggest that Perception checks to find treasure were a waste of...

Aid Another Mar22

Aid Another

The rules for aid another seem pretty cut and dry: A creature can affect a...

Passive and Active Checks Mar22

Passive and Active C...

If the D&D manuals gave a rule for every possible eventuality and rules...

Elven Accuracy Mar22

Elven Accuracy

For the longest time, the power elven accuracy seemed like a no-brainer....

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