Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition Archive

  • Deadly Gardens: Blood Rose Swarm (5e) The 5th edition conversion of the Blood Rose Swarm Deadly Gardens-installment clocks in at 5 pages, 1 page front cover, 1/2 page SRD, leaving us with 3.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   We begin this installment with 4 different alchemical items: Calming pollen that can render plant creatures dormant for short periods, water purification drops and an oil that causes plant creatures to gain resistance to bludgeoning and piercing damage. (Erroneously called “damage resistance” in a minor nomenclature nitpick.) As something to keep in mind for GMs – with only a base price of 40 gp, this oil should not be available for campaigns featuring plant PCs – in the […]

    Deadly Gardens: Blood Rose Swarm (5e)

    Deadly Gardens: Blood Rose Swarm (5e) The 5th edition conversion of the Blood Rose Swarm Deadly Gardens-installment clocks in at 5 pages, 1 page front cover, 1/2 page SRD, leaving us with 3.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   We begin this installment with 4 different alchemical items: Calming pollen that can render plant creatures dormant for short periods, water purification drops and an oil that causes plant creatures to gain resistance to bludgeoning and piercing damage. (Erroneously called “damage resistance” in a minor nomenclature nitpick.) As something to keep in mind for GMs – with only a base price of 40 gp, this oil should not be available for campaigns featuring plant PCs – in the […]

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  • In the Company of Dragons (5e) The conversion to 5e of the massive book on playable dragons clocks in at 29 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 2 pages of advertisement, which leaves us with 24 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   Okay, so the first thing you need to know as a 5th edition player – the In the Company of…-series started off as a PFRPG-exclusive line of unusual races that codified monstrous races as balanced player options, often utilizing a class to represent progression into becoming a proper full-blown member of that race. This class was optional and thus allowed you to play the race sans progressing in […]

    In the Company of Dragons (5e)

    In the Company of Dragons (5e) The conversion to 5e of the massive book on playable dragons clocks in at 29 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 2 pages of advertisement, which leaves us with 24 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   Okay, so the first thing you need to know as a 5th edition player – the In the Company of…-series started off as a PFRPG-exclusive line of unusual races that codified monstrous races as balanced player options, often utilizing a class to represent progression into becoming a proper full-blown member of that race. This class was optional and thus allowed you to play the race sans progressing in […]

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  • Tune-in on June 1st to Watch Comedians Unleash the Fall Lineup of D&D Products There are always funny and interesting people hanging out at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles and the NerdMelt Showroom has been a host to hundreds of comedians over the years. Now we’re going to set up a table back there with Matthew Mercer at the helm to play Dungeons & Dragons and see what happens. On June 1, we’ll stream D&D Live from Meltdown featuring comedians playing through a brand new story with characters they’ve created with the D&D story team.D&D Live from Meltdown will be hosted by Alison Haislip on Wednesday, June 1 at 4pm PDT and broadcasted live on the D&D Twitch channel. The adventuring […]

    D&D Live from Meltdown starts June 1st!

    Tune-in on June 1st to Watch Comedians Unleash the Fall Lineup of D&D Products There are always funny and interesting people hanging out at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles and the NerdMelt Showroom has been a host to hundreds of comedians over the years. Now we’re going to set up a table back there with Matthew Mercer at the helm to play Dungeons & Dragons and see what happens. On June 1, we’ll stream D&D Live from Meltdown featuring comedians playing through a brand new story with characters they’ve created with the D&D story team.D&D Live from Meltdown will be hosted by Alison Haislip on Wednesday, June 1 at 4pm PDT and broadcasted live on the D&D Twitch channel. The adventuring […]

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  • HERO LAB DEBUTS D&D 5th EDITION SRD   The wait is over! The #1 character management tool for RPGs now supports D&D® 5th Edition. Whether you’re a DM or player, it’s time to take your game to the next level!   SAN JOSE, CA (January 29, 2016): Lone Wolf Development, creator of the ENnie award-winning, tabletop gaming accessories Hero Lab® and Realm Works®, announced the release of D&D 5th Edition SRD support for their character management software – Hero Lab.   “Hero Lab is already the go-to character management tool for many RPGs, and the D&D 5th Edition SRD will be no different,” said President Rob Bowes. “Gamers can quickly create characters and even add their own material. Even better, […]

    HERO LAB DEBUTS D&D 5th EDITION SRD

    HERO LAB DEBUTS D&D 5th EDITION SRD   The wait is over! The #1 character management tool for RPGs now supports D&D® 5th Edition. Whether you’re a DM or player, it’s time to take your game to the next level!   SAN JOSE, CA (January 29, 2016): Lone Wolf Development, creator of the ENnie award-winning, tabletop gaming accessories Hero Lab® and Realm Works®, announced the release of D&D 5th Edition SRD support for their character management software – Hero Lab.   “Hero Lab is already the go-to character management tool for many RPGs, and the D&D 5th Edition SRD will be no different,” said President Rob Bowes. “Gamers can quickly create characters and even add their own material. Even better, […]

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  •   Well folks, it finally happened! The long awaited OGL for Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition has been announced by Wizards of the Coast.   You can view the SRD and OGL on their official website here:  http://dnd.wizards.com/articles/features/systems-reference-document-srd   Or jump directly to the SRD/OGL here: http://media.wizards.com/2016/downloads/SRD-OGL_V1.1.pdf

    Wizards announces D&D 5th Edition OGL!

      Well folks, it finally happened! The long awaited OGL for Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition has been announced by Wizards of the Coast.   You can view the SRD and OGL on their official website here:  http://dnd.wizards.com/articles/features/systems-reference-document-srd   Or jump directly to the SRD/OGL here: http://media.wizards.com/2016/downloads/SRD-OGL_V1.1.pdf

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  • Dungeons & Dragons is all about creativity. For more than 40 years, the folks who spent the bulk of their time creating amazing adventures, those noble Dungeon Masters, did not have a convenient outlet to share them with the gamers who weren’t sitting at their table. You either had to raise money to publish a physical book or zine on your own, or convince a publisher you had the chops. Now, the Dungeon Masters Guild puts the power to share that creativity firmly in the hands of the DM.   The Dungeon Masters Guild is a collaboration between Dungeons & Dragons and our friends at DriveThruRPG, and it is designed to support and reward you – whether you’re an experienced […]

    WotC announces Dungeon Masters Guild, a big step forward for the RPG giant

    Dungeons & Dragons is all about creativity. For more than 40 years, the folks who spent the bulk of their time creating amazing adventures, those noble Dungeon Masters, did not have a convenient outlet to share them with the gamers who weren’t sitting at their table. You either had to raise money to publish a physical book or zine on your own, or convince a publisher you had the chops. Now, the Dungeon Masters Guild puts the power to share that creativity firmly in the hands of the DM.   The Dungeon Masters Guild is a collaboration between Dungeons & Dragons and our friends at DriveThruRPG, and it is designed to support and reward you – whether you’re an experienced […]

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  • AAW Games has just announced compatibility of their website Adventureaweek.com with 5th Edition. Jonathan G. Nelson, owner and publisher at AAW Games spoke with us about the move to 5th Edition.   Q: What is Adventureaweek.com? A: Adventureaweek.com provides monthly subscribers with a steady stream of 5th Edition and Pathfinder Roleplaying Game compatible adventures in WEB and PDF formats. A $10 monthly subscription grants access to our entire back catalog which numbers well over 120 Pathfinder RPG adventures (with new 5th Edition modules being added weekly) in both WEB (html) and PDF formats.   Q: What made you switch to 5th Edition? A: We aren’t switching to 5th Edition so much as changing gears a bit. Our website originally offered all adventures in both […]

    5th Edition adventures come to Adventureaweek.com

    AAW Games has just announced compatibility of their website Adventureaweek.com with 5th Edition. Jonathan G. Nelson, owner and publisher at AAW Games spoke with us about the move to 5th Edition.   Q: What is Adventureaweek.com? A: Adventureaweek.com provides monthly subscribers with a steady stream of 5th Edition and Pathfinder Roleplaying Game compatible adventures in WEB and PDF formats. A $10 monthly subscription grants access to our entire back catalog which numbers well over 120 Pathfinder RPG adventures (with new 5th Edition modules being added weekly) in both WEB (html) and PDF formats.   Q: What made you switch to 5th Edition? A: We aren’t switching to 5th Edition so much as changing gears a bit. Our website originally offered all adventures in both […]

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  • Quests of Doom – Adventures Worth Winning This massive book clocks in at 312 pages, not including the covers. Of these pages, 1 is reserved for notes, 1 for the editorial, 1 for the ToC and two for the SRD, leaving us with o less than 307 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   But before we dive into the matter at hand, let us first define what this book actually is – a kind of celebration of a series that was nicked in its bloom due to various reasons – I’m, of course, talking about “Demons & Devils” and “Vampires & Liches”, the two module compilations released back in the day by Necromancer Games for 3:X. In […]

    Quests of Doom – Adventures Worth Winning

    Quests of Doom – Adventures Worth Winning This massive book clocks in at 312 pages, not including the covers. Of these pages, 1 is reserved for notes, 1 for the editorial, 1 for the ToC and two for the SRD, leaving us with o less than 307 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   But before we dive into the matter at hand, let us first define what this book actually is – a kind of celebration of a series that was nicked in its bloom due to various reasons – I’m, of course, talking about “Demons & Devils” and “Vampires & Liches”, the two module compilations released back in the day by Necromancer Games for 3:X. In […]

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  • Stop the madness and dare to descend into the Underdark! Out of the Abyss, a new Dungeons & Dragons adventure for the tabletop roleplaying game from the Rage of Demons storyline, is widely available at retail stores beginning today. Providing the adventure and support rules needed by Dungeon Masters for the Rage of Demons storyline, Out of the Abyss is for use with the Player’s Handbook, Monster Manual, and Dungeon Master’s Guide. Also available today is the first book in the new ‘Homecoming’ series by New York Times bestselling author R.A. Salvatore. Archmage has everything Drizzt’s fans crave: action, adventure, characters that resonate with equal measures of warrior spirit and deep compassion, and no shortage of wicked dark elves!   […]

    Out of the Abyss

    Stop the madness and dare to descend into the Underdark! Out of the Abyss, a new Dungeons & Dragons adventure for the tabletop roleplaying game from the Rage of Demons storyline, is widely available at retail stores beginning today. Providing the adventure and support rules needed by Dungeon Masters for the Rage of Demons storyline, Out of the Abyss is for use with the Player’s Handbook, Monster Manual, and Dungeon Master’s Guide. Also available today is the first book in the new ‘Homecoming’ series by New York Times bestselling author R.A. Salvatore. Archmage has everything Drizzt’s fans crave: action, adventure, characters that resonate with equal measures of warrior spirit and deep compassion, and no shortage of wicked dark elves!   […]

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  • Wizards of the Coast today announced the launch of Princes of the Apocalypse, an epic adventure for the Elemental Evil story arc!   Designed for fifth edition of the Dungeons & Dragons tabletop roleplaying game, the Princes of the Apocalypse adventure contains everything a Dungeon Master needs to create an exciting and memorable play experience. With new elemental spells and the element-touched genasi as a new playable race, the Princes of the Apocalypsedelivers a grand adventure for characters levels 3–15, with special introductory content for players starting at first level. Starting today, fans can purchase Princes of the Apocalypse everywhere for $49.95.   Fans can also play a portion of the Princes of the Apocalypse adventure through the D&D Adventurers […]

    D&D 5e: Princes of the Apocalypse

    Wizards of the Coast today announced the launch of Princes of the Apocalypse, an epic adventure for the Elemental Evil story arc!   Designed for fifth edition of the Dungeons & Dragons tabletop roleplaying game, the Princes of the Apocalypse adventure contains everything a Dungeon Master needs to create an exciting and memorable play experience. With new elemental spells and the element-touched genasi as a new playable race, the Princes of the Apocalypsedelivers a grand adventure for characters levels 3–15, with special introductory content for players starting at first level. Starting today, fans can purchase Princes of the Apocalypse everywhere for $49.95.   Fans can also play a portion of the Princes of the Apocalypse adventure through the D&D Adventurers […]

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  • Wizards of the Coast Announces Thrilling Dungeons & Dragons Launch for Summer 2014   Players fight the most fearsome monster of all time in an exciting multi-platform gaming experience   Wizards of the Coast today announced that the highly-anticipated new rules system for Dungeons & Dragons will release in summer 2014.  After nearly two years of an open public playtest and more than 175,000 playtest participants, the rules are complete. Players will be immersed in rich storytelling experiences across multiple gaming platforms as they face off against the most fearsome monster of all time.   “Just like a perfectly balanced party, Wizards has worked cohesively with fans, designers and partners to create the next generation of D&D,” said Nathan Stewart, Brand Director […]

    Wizards of the Coast Announces D&D NEXT Launch for Summer 2014

    Wizards of the Coast Announces Thrilling Dungeons & Dragons Launch for Summer 2014   Players fight the most fearsome monster of all time in an exciting multi-platform gaming experience   Wizards of the Coast today announced that the highly-anticipated new rules system for Dungeons & Dragons will release in summer 2014.  After nearly two years of an open public playtest and more than 175,000 playtest participants, the rules are complete. Players will be immersed in rich storytelling experiences across multiple gaming platforms as they face off against the most fearsome monster of all time.   “Just like a perfectly balanced party, Wizards has worked cohesively with fans, designers and partners to create the next generation of D&D,” said Nathan Stewart, Brand Director […]

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  • What do you guys think about D&D NEXT? Is it going to be any good?  Do we need yet ANOTHER version of D&D? Do we have any faith in Wizards of the Coast after Hasbro, the infamous “lay offs”, and the abomination that is D&D 4th edition? If you couldn’t tell I obviously have my doubts about this new version of Dungeons & Dragons.  The last version of the game WOTC released seemed to take the “role” out of role-playing.  The couple times I gave this game a shot I found myself immersed in massive battles with obscene servings of connecting hits and ridiculous amounts of hit points.  At first I thought those D&D 4e cards would be a fun […]

    D&D Next – Doomed to fail?

    What do you guys think about D&D NEXT? Is it going to be any good?  Do we need yet ANOTHER version of D&D? Do we have any faith in Wizards of the Coast after Hasbro, the infamous “lay offs”, and the abomination that is D&D 4th edition? If you couldn’t tell I obviously have my doubts about this new version of Dungeons & Dragons.  The last version of the game WOTC released seemed to take the “role” out of role-playing.  The couple times I gave this game a shot I found myself immersed in massive battles with obscene servings of connecting hits and ridiculous amounts of hit points.  At first I thought those D&D 4e cards would be a fun […]

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  • Wizards of the Coast has just launched a brand new hub of information for D&D Next, the “next” iteration of the game, at http://www.wizards.com/DnD/DnDNext.aspx. The new page features all the latest and greatest on D&D Next including articles from Wizards, discussions about the future of the game, and seminar transcripts from the recent D&D Experience event. It will also soon house features like Live Chats, a calendar of upcoming events and, once playtesting begins, materials will be available for download through this page. (Please note that this new site does not signify the start of playtesting – we will, of course, let you know once that begins!) Also, as you may have noticed, the D&D site has been redesigned with a spiffy new look […]

    D&D NEXT has a new home on Wizards.com!

    Wizards of the Coast has just launched a brand new hub of information for D&D Next, the “next” iteration of the game, at http://www.wizards.com/DnD/DnDNext.aspx. The new page features all the latest and greatest on D&D Next including articles from Wizards, discussions about the future of the game, and seminar transcripts from the recent D&D Experience event. It will also soon house features like Live Chats, a calendar of upcoming events and, once playtesting begins, materials will be available for download through this page. (Please note that this new site does not signify the start of playtesting – we will, of course, let you know once that begins!) Also, as you may have noticed, the D&D site has been redesigned with a spiffy new look […]

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