An Essentials Perspective

Cody—resident player, tactician, and sometimes-MVP—took over the reigns for Seth on Sunday and DM’ed Session 4 of our Essentials campaign. He decided to run us through “The Broken Tower,” a...

Running and Difficult Terrain May30

Running and Difficult Terrain

Can you use the run action through difficult terrain? This is one of those question that seems difficult because people read all kinds of rules into the action. The run entry doesn’t say you can’t run through...

A Cubist Viewpoint May30

A Cubist Viewpoint

A medium-sized character takes up one square on the battlefield—but how many cubes does he take up? Is it one cube or two cubes stacked on each other? Though this question hasn’t come up yet, it occurred to me...

A Dark Sun Sandbox

A few weeks ago, I made a colossal DMing mistake—I had the players follow the DM, rather than let the DM follow the players. Here’s how the situation went down: In the War of the Burning Sky campaign I’m...

Redesigning Encounte...

The White Wyrm encounter, located on page 45 of The Scouring of Gate Pass, was a...

Musings on Our Fourt...

It’s been a busy spring for several of the players in my group and the fallout...

Combat Related Queries Apr30

Combat Related Queri...

A rapid succession of new rules hiccups came up recently, all related to...

Forced Movement and Enemies Apr27

Forced Movement and ...

Yes another fun-filled rules ambiguity! In Dungeons & Dragons, the forced...

An Essentials Divers...

Over the past few months, Seth’s been running what we’ve come to call...

Redesigning Encounte...

In The Scouring of Gate Pass, the encounter titled Flaganus Mortus (otherwise known...

Movement Related Queries Apr12

Movement Related Que...

A couple of rules hiccups reared their ugly heads during the last few sessions. We...

Musings on Our Third...

Things have been on a roll over here at Nerd Headquarters. I’ve noticed that,...

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