Fire! The town is on FIRE!

I am interested in simple-ish systems for playing through a large fire, one which can be fought by a mass of commoners with buckets, adventurers using their wits and skills, and even magic. This...

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 8:54pm Forum Thread

Sleeping in Armor

Can a character take a long rest (sleep) in armor? PHB p.146 talks about donning and doffing armor, which suggests to me that characters might have a need to take it off occasionally.


Sun, 9/14/2014 - 9:36pm Forum Thread

Proficiency Bonus Overwhelmed by Attribute Bonus?

Proficiency bonuses for skills feel weak given the scale of the d20 rolled. For example, at 7th level, you get +3 Prof Bonus to checks involving skills or tools you have proficiency with, which...

Wed, 4/2/2014 - 1:48am Forum Thread

What's a Monk to Do?

A recent game session has caused some confusion among our group as to the intended purpose of the Monk class. From the Classes doc:

Monks are masters of unarmed combat. They...

Fri, 3/28/2014 - 1:44pm Forum Thread

Reducing the size of the initiative die

Anyone have experience changing the size of the initiative die? Perhaps with the goal of increasing the value of tactical bonuses and weapon speed in their game?

In our 2nd edition...

Fri, 1/24/2014 - 10:50pm Forum Thread

So You've Become The King--Now What?

One of the players in my Next campaign jumped at the chance to prove himself worthy of becoming king. The last king was murdered by a distant cousin with a dubious claim, with the help of a hired...

Thu, 1/16/2014 - 11:50am Forum Thread

Physics and D&D

How much physics do you include in your game? When odd situations involving falling, momentum, liquids, gravity, magnetism, or other forces come into play, do you ignore them or try to fold them...

Thu, 1/16/2014 - 12:06am Forum Thread

TOTM or Tabletop - What do you prefer?

We have two campaigns in our group--one uses miniatures for combat, often with very loose grid rules or none at all. The other is run Theater of the Mind, no visual representation or map. I have a...

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 2:10pm Forum Thread

Proportion of prep to game time?

Disclaimer: game prep is my hobby-within-a-hobby, so I do a lot more than I have to.


This afternoon's 5E session will likely run 5-7 hours. I have spent 2 hours writing...

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 8:27pm Forum Thread

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