A Critical Fail – Fumbles in 5E

Houserules are a cherished aspect of tabletop gaming that can allow groups to tailor the experience to their liking. But sometimes even minor modifications can end up causing unexpected problems, and nowhere is this more apparent that in the confusion over critical misses in D&D 5E.

Open Legend – First Impressions

Like many gamers, I own a lot more RPGs than I actually play. When I see an interesting new system I’ll pick it up and take a glance through the rules, but it’s rare for me to get a group together and actually kick off a campaign. Open Legend looks like it may be an…

Spell of the Week – Arcane Gate

There are plenty of spells that require you to think creatively if you’re going to make the most of them, but only one of them makes you think with portals.

Spell of the Week – Arcane Eye

In the same way that Dr. Who’s Daleks are an unstoppable race of space-murderers that can be thwarted by a flight of stairs, Arcane Eye would be a game-breaking spell if it wasn’t so bad at dealing with doors.

Ten low-level spells that are always worth preparing

When you begin to approach the end of a campaign it can be hard to know what to do with all those level one spellslots you’re dragging around. After all, even the ever-reliable Fireball loses some of its appeal when you have the ability to drop a dozen flaming meteors from the sky. However, there…

The Vengeance – The World’s Greatest Heroes for D&D 5E

“In a world filled with heroes, some still manage to stand above their peers. The band known as The Vengeance are among the most respected men and women to have ever taken up arms in defence of righteousness and the very survival of all civilised peoples.”

New Basic Rules Adventures

Following on from the success of A Most Potent Brew, we have published two more pay-what-you-want adventures that can be run using only the basic 5E rules published on the WoTC website.

Fly away home – Dealing with winged PCs

There’s no getting around that fact that flying is awesome. Humans have been dreaming of flight for millennia and we’re more than happy to expend huge amounts of time and money to get up in the air. This means that when we find ourselves messing round in the fantasy world of RPGs, it should come…