Tag Archive: Learn DnD

Aug 29

GM Advice – Reskinning a Storm Giant into a Thunderstorm

Reskinning is an amazingly easy way to get extra mileage out of the Monster Manual and/or throw more experienced players for a loop when you describe a creature as one thing (goblin), but use the mechanics of another creature (Hydra!) I’ve been reskinning monsters for years but recently decided I wanted to take things a …

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Aug 29

GM Advice – Modified Skill Challenges

Skill Challenges, as far as I’m aware, first made their appearance in D&D 4e. The idea was to present a challenge to the players that had to be defeated or overcome through use of Skill or Ability Checks checks – almost like a combat encounter, but with less stabbing. So, for example – navigating through …

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Jul 25

The Campaigns : Wrought Iron Episode 22 : Fade to Black

Hello and welcome to The Campaigns, the Actual Play podcasts from The Rpg Academy. This is episode 20 of our newest DnD 5E actual play podcast. Wrought Iron In this episode, the party’s individual adventures wrap up as the Captain returns. Arhamie Mot played by Michael  (@TheRpgAcademy) Deign Seaborne played by Scott Brown (@geowtf) Cassander Ziegengeist …

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Jul 05

The Campaigns : Wrought Iron Episode 21 : Most People Mispronounce It

Hello and welcome to The Campaigns, the Actual Play podcasts from The Rpg Academy. This is episode 20 of our newest DnD 5E actual play podcast. Wrought Iron In this episode, the party explores Stormbreaker Port and makes some interesting discoveries. Arhamie Mot played by Michael  (@TheRpgAcademy) Deign Seaborne played by Scott Brown (@geowtf) Cassander Ziegengeist …

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Mar 30

The Campaigns : Wrought Iron Episode 20 : Manifest Destiny

Hello and welcome to The Campaigns, the Actual Play podcasts from The Rpg Academy. This is episode 20 of our newest DnD 5E actual play podcast. Wrought Iron In this episode, the party gets distracted by Deign’s desire to shop for furniture. Arhamie Mot played by Michael  (@TheRpgAcademy) Deign Seaborne played by Scott Brown (@geowtf) Cassander …

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Feb 16

The Campaigns : Wrought Iron Episode 19 : Couches and Rubes

Hello and welcome to The Campaigns, the Actual Play podcasts from The Rpg Academy. This is episode 19 of our newest DnD 5E actual play podcast. Wrought Iron In this episode, the party arrives at Stormbreaker Port. Arhamie Mot played by Michael  (@TheRpgAcademy) Deign Seaborne played by Scott Brown (@geowtf) Cassander Ziegengeist played by Matt Parody (@MattParody) …

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Jan 24

The Campaigns : Wrought Iron Episode 18 : An Unexpected Intrusion

Hello and welcome to The Campaigns, the Actual Play podcasts from The Rpg Academy. This is episode 18 of our newest DnD 5E actual play podcast. Wrought Iron In this episode, the party deals with the attack on the Salt Offering. Arhamie Mot played by Michael  (@TheRpgAcademy) Deign Seaborne played by Scott Brown (@geowtf) Cassander Ziegengeist …

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Jan 10

The Campaigns : Wrought Iron Episode 17 : Settling In

Hello and welcome to The Campaigns, the Actual Play podcasts from The Rpg Academy. This is episode 17 of our newest DnD 5E actual play podcast. Wrought Iron In this episode, the party adjust to life away from the Reforged Isles. Arhamie Mot played by Michael  (@TheRpgAcademy) Deign Seaborne played by Scott Brown (@geowtf) Cassander Ziegengeist …

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Oct 26

GM Advice – The Dice Matter

    The dice matter. There are times when I wish they didn’t, but they do. As a player, I go into most games with the goal of rolling dice the least amount of times possible. If never is an option, that’s what I’m going for. I really enjoy the social aspect of role playing and …

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Sep 28

World Building 3 : Sillen Vale

Hello students, Crunch here with an article from Faculty Member Ryan Porta. In this article, he introduces us to the city of Sillen Vale, describes what makes it unique, and provides some plot hooks to use. The intention of this article is not only to demonstrate how to generate home-brew content, but also to give …

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