My collection of Dragon minis. #DnD #DungeonsAndDragons #gaming
Something all halflings can relate to.
I once had a halfling Paladin who rode a celestial mastiff, it’s name was Speckles and together those two bravely charged down an ancient black dragon. It was awesome, riding dogs are the shit yo.
I wanted to put my Hand-Dragon Monk into the Kensai class which requires the Ride skill. Monks generally dont need to have a mount, but the DM was all like “by the book” so I needed the ride skill.
I payed money from Character Creation on an enchanted item that had the Enlarge Animal spell on it, with a permanent effect. This was the assigned to a Riding Dog that went from Medium to Large size. He was a Golden Retriever and his name was Orion.
Before we went into a cave I had Orion wait outside for us. I think from the use of Magic portals and such I ended up somewhere else and didnt return to the spot until several days later. Orion had vanished. While there were no signs of a struggle he was nowhere to be found.
The DM was still kinda new and had that DM vs Players mentality. But still. It pissed me off.
The Ring of Protection, right?
What if there was a ring that gave you +40 to your AC but you could wear no other clothing with it?
Dungeons, Dragons, & Philosophy
I made a mini documentary for my final philosophy project! :D
Y’all should tell me what you think of it!
Not sure what your rubric was, but I liked it. It’s a decent enough introduction to D&D. What system do you use? 3.5?
"The D&D alignment system has been the same since conception up through 4th edition."
In the earliest days of D&D there were only Law, Chaos, and Neutral.
Alignment has caused more arguments through the years than anything else in the history of D&D.
Things tend to be more like baby-sitting than benevolent destruction.
I’ve never gotten the notion of ‘the DM is the players’ enemy’. Most players seal their own doom with terrible decisions, anyway. But I love more to see them win. I’d rather have them come out victorious out of all the shit I throw at them.
I’ve got an idea for my first tattoo.
that’s actually really well done. So many tattoos are “cool idea, just needs a better artist”, but this one is well drawn
So this finally came in the mail!!!!
I didnt know you wanted to roll dice…
The Tale of Eric and the Dread Gazebo
by Richard Aronson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
…In the early seventies, Ed Whitchurch ran “his game”, and one of the participants was Eric Sorenson. Eric plays something like a computer. When he games he methodically considers each possibility before choosing his preferred option. If given time, he will invariably pick the optimal solution. It has been known to take weeks. He is otherwise, in all respects, a superior gamer.
Eric was playing a Neutral Paladin in Ed’s game. He was on some lord’s lands when the following exchange occurred:
ED: You see a well groomed garden. In the middle, on a small hill, you see a gazebo.
ERIC: A gazebo? What color is it?
ED: (Pause) It’s white, Eric.
ERIC: How far away is it?
ED: About 50 yards.
ERIC: How big is it?
ED: (Pause) It’s about 30 ft across, 15 ft high, with a pointed top.
ERIC: I use my sword to detect good on it.
ED: It’s not good, Eric. It’s a gazebo.
ERIC: (Pause) I call out to it.
ED: It won’t answer. It’s a gazebo.
ERIC: (Pause) I sheathe my sword and draw my bow and arrows. Does it respond in any way?
ED: No, Eric, it’s a gazebo!
ERIC: I shoot it with my bow (roll to hit). What happened?
ED: There is now a gazebo with an arrow sticking out of it.
ERIC: (Pause) Wasn’t it wounded?
ED: OF COURSE NOT, ERIC! IT’S A GAZEBO!
ERIC: (Whimper) But that was a +3 arrow!
ED: It’s a gazebo, Eric, a GAZEBO! If you really want to try to destroy it, you could try to chop it with an axe, I suppose, or you could try to burn it, but I don’t know why anybody would even try. It’s a @#$%!! gazebo!
ERIC: (Long pause. He has no axe or fire spells.) I run away.
ED: (Thoroughly frustrated) It’s too late. You’ve awakened the gazebo. It catches you and eats you.
ERIC: (Reaching for his dice) Maybe I’ll roll up a fire-using mage so I can avenge my Paladin.
At this point, the increasingly amused fellow party members restored a modicum of order by explaining to Eric what a gazebo is. Thus ends the tale of Eric and the Dread Gazebo. It could have been worse; at least the gazebo wasn’t on a grassy gnoll.
Red Dragon set by Kekai
Dungeons and Dragons. The series. Can you name all six?
D&D is the most popular by far, but game design has evolved. If you want something in a game, its probably out there. This is why I listen to RPG podcasts.
Check out The Walking Eye which specializes in indie RPGs. Based out of Des Moines.
The Jank Cast based out of Chicago.
Bearswarm! isnt always about RPGs like the used to be, but when they are they are good. Also I write in a lot and I like to hear my name on the show. :-) They are based out of Springfield, MO.