Recommended Links Sunday September 22, 2019

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I read a lot of blogs. My Blog Roll will agree. When I read something I like, I put the link into my 5e Database. I started this for my own benefit, but thought sharing it would help others.

The Main Categories for the 5e Database (in search of a better name for this) can be found in the Menu at the top of the screen under the banner. The category titles below also link to the appropriate page. Updates to the 5e Database are documented in the Recommended Links series.

Classes, Subclasses & Backgrounds

Bonds and Flaws in Characters by Tomás Giménez

Cleric Travel Domain by S. Baker

Druid Circle of the Deep by Brandes Stoddard

Fighter Cannoneer by Shawn Ellsworth

Incorporating Backgrounds to Your Games by Wes Cantrell

Leveling Up Your Background Part I by Brandes Stoddard

Leveling Up Your Background Part II by Brandes Stoddard

Leveling Up Your Background Part III by Brandes Stoddard

Mask Rogue Archetype by Shawn Ellsworth

Mutant Sorcerer by Neil Litherland

Rogue Archetype: Divine Archeologist by Mark Finn

Wizard School of the Mistwalker by Brandes Stoddard

 

Equipment

Gunpowder Weapons by Shawn Ellsworth

 

Magic Items

Cauldron of Rebirth by GM Lent

Magical Staves of Midgard by Marc Radle

Minor Magicks by GM Lent

Relics of the Lost Fey by GM Lent

Seven New Magic Items by Brandes Stoddard

 

I love maps. I found Dyson Logos long ago and have been following ever since. Looking for recommendations for more cartographers to follow! I do really enjoy the How To series by WASD20 on YouTube.

Maps

Drawing Digital Maps (Photoshop/Gimp) by WASD20

How To Draw a Fantasy Map (Part 1: Landmasses) by WASD20

How To Draw a Fantasy Map (Part 2: Mountains) by WASD20

How To Draw a Fantasy Map (Part 3: Rivers, Lakes, ect.) by WASD20

How To Draw a Fantasy Map (Part 4: Forests, Trees) by WASD20

How To Draw a Fantasy Map (Part 5: Settlements and Labels) by WASD20

How To Draw a Fantasy Map (Part 7: Extras) by WASD20

Ashryn Spire by Dyson Logos

Avalor by Ryan Hennesey

Bottomless Tombs by Dyson Logos

Bottomless Tombs Part 2 by Dyson Logos

City of Letath by Dyson Logos

Court of Summer Wines by Dyson Logos

Crypt of the Smith by Dyson Logos

Falcon’s Rest by Dyson Logos

Fire Beetle Ale House by Dyson Logos

Frog’s Reliquary by Dyson Logos

Guild Hall of the Ancient Masters by Dyson Logos

Half-Cask Tavern by Dyson Logos

Isle of Kheyus by Dyson Logos

Old Turnip Inn by Dyson Logos

On the Mythic Underworld, Illustrated by Courtney Campbell

Onyx Hills Ruins by Dyson Logos

Oubliette of the Forgotten Magus by Dyson Logos

Phoenix Diadem by Dyson Logos

Red Descent by Dyson Logos

Red Talon’s Lair by Dyson Logos

Robrus Beach Cave by Dyson Logos

Ruins of Greymail Clanhold by Dyson Logos

Vanshiro Reliquary by Dyson Logos

 

Two top notch series continue in this update to the Database. The Monsters Know What They’re Doing by Keith Ammann, and Monstrous Lairs by Creighton Broadhurst of Raging Swan Press.

Monsters

Canoloth Tactics by Keith Ammann

Creatures of Faerie by Daemons & Deathrays

Deep Scion Tactics by Keith Ammann

Derro by Patrick Stuart

Derro Loot by Jon Gazda

Derro Tactics by Keith Ammann

Devil Tactics: Merregons and Narzugons by Keith Amman

Dhergoloth Tactics by Keith Ammann

Duergar Tactics, Mordenkainen’s Duergar Part 1 by Keith Amman

Duergar Tactics, Mordenkainen’s Duergar Part 2 by Keith Amman

Eonic Drifter by Kobold Press

Flail Snail Tactics by Keith Ammann

Garroter Crab by Kobold Press

Hydroloth Tactics by Keith Ammann

Imperial Ghoul by Kobold Press

Let’s Build an Aboleth’s Lair + Tips on How to Run One by by Tomás Giménez

Let’s Build an Mummy Lord’s Lair + Tips on How to Run One by by Tomás Giménez

Merrenoloth Tactics by Keith Ammann

Monstrous Lair: Drow’s Outpost by Creighton Broadhurst

Monstrous Lair: Dryad’s Glade by Creighton Broadhurst

Monstrous Lair: Fire Giant’s Hall by Creighton Broadhurst

Monstrous Lair: Frost Giant’s Glacial Rift by Creighton Broadhurst

Monstrous Lair: Ghost Haunted House by Creighton Broadhurst

Monstrous Lair: Green Hag’s Swamp by Creighton Broadhurst

Monstrous Lair: Hill Giant’s Steading by Creighton Broadhurst

Monstrous Lair: Otyugh’s Sewer by Creighton Broadhurst

Oinoloth Tactics by Keith Ammann

Sea Lycanthropes by James Introcaso

Xhkarsh by Kobold Press

Yagnoloth Tactics by Keith Ammann

 

Multiverse

Darkest Vaults of the Great Maze by Richard Pett

Planes of Chaos by Trey Causey

Planes of Pure Law by Trey Causey

 

NPC’s

Everything NPC’s – Motivation by Nicholas Labonté

Ij Ano, enforcer, half orc fighter 2/rogue 1 by Raging Swan Press

 

Races

Avians by Shawn Ellsworth

 

Rules/Running the Game

Embrace the Concept of Failing Forward by Neal Litherland

Front Load Prison Breaks in Your Campaigns by Neal Litherland

If a DM Wants Personal Involvement, Their Game Needs Personal Stakes by Neal Litherland

If Your Players Focus on Something, Make it Matter by Neal Litherland

If You Haven’t Tried a Bennies System, You Should Give it a Shot by Neal Litherland

Narrative Mistakes by Jacob Huebsch

On Failing High Level Play by Sly Flourish

On Writing Adventures by Sly Flourish

Two Thugs in the Woods by Mike Shea

Unique Currencies Can Add a Lot to Your Game World by Neal Litherland

 

Spells and Magic

Black Magic Vexes by GM Lent

Four New Spells for Seafaring by Brandes Stoddard

Spells of Farland by S. Baker

 

That’s Gameable!

8 Real World Forests That Look Like They Belong in a Fantasy Novel by Eric Grundhauser

Rage Yoga by Mental Floss

 

I’m totally a Homebrew Worldbuilder, but during High School and my days in the US Army, I ran games in Greyhawk, so I continue to read up on the Flanaess.

Worldbuilding

3 Tips For Bold Worldbuilding by Tribality

13 Mysterious Happenings Around Town by Black Shark Enterprises

AD&D’s Apocalypse and Hereafter by Chris Kutalik

Arcmoor by Creighton Broadhurst

Cult Activity: The Fading Legion by GM Lent

Cult of Iggwilv – Don’t Stop Me Now – Plot One by Blake Ryan

Cult of Iggwilv – I Want it All – Plot Two by Blake Ryan

Decolonization and Integration in D&D by G.A. Barber

Edgewood 2.0 by Creighton Broadhurst

Eonic Drifter by Kobold Press

Greyhawk: Yecha Hills by Blake Ryan

Greyhawk Cities: Eru Tovar by Blake Ryan

Greyhawk Cities: Sefmur by Blake Ryan

Greyhawk Cities: Xanvak (Underwater) by Blake Ryan

Greyhawk Cities: Yecha by Blake Ryan

Greyhawk Forestscape: Fellreev by Blake Ryan

Greyhawk – Feywild by Blake Ryan

Greyhawk – Menowood by Blake Ryan

Greyhawk – Rift Canyon by Blake Ryan

Greyhawk – Shadowfell by Blake Ryan

Greyhawk Shrines II by Blake Ryan

Greyhawk Shrines III by Blake Ryan

Let’s Start With a Statue by Tomás Giménez

On the Goblin Drunkery by Hack & Slash

Post-Apoc Fantasy Hexcrawl Rules by James Young

Reavers From the Wasteland by The Border Princes

Sea Themed Puzzles For Your Adventures by Tomás Giménez

The Howling Emptiness of the World of Greyhawk by Chris Kutalik

     Postscript on Greyhawk’s “Howling Emptiness” by Chris Kutalik

Village of Hopespyre 2.0 by Creighton Broadhurst

What Rough Men Tell Us of AD&D’s Implied Setting by Chris Kutalik

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