Recommended Links, Sunday February 23, 2020

Things have been changing with the Blog Database. I’m in the process of reorganizing the various pages that I have. In fact, I’ve added a ton of new pages and subcategories. The menu at the top (under the banner) had gotten crowded, and I wanted everything easier to find. The Blog Database now falls under three main categories, aligning with the three core rule books. For Dungeon Masters, For Monsters, and For Players are your main categories, with plenty of sub categories.

For Dungeon Masters is arranged much in the same way as the Dungeon Master’s Guide is, in fact I use most of the same chapter titles. This is the largest reorganization, as I found a lot of my categories did not line up properly. I’ve also found the “Maps” category mostly breaks down into Adventure Environments.

For Monsters is my breakdown of the Monster Manual, of course. I’ve categorized things by monster type. So all your undead will be together, keeping them separate from all the fey. With new monsters, I’ve tried to include the CR of the monster as well.

For Players is organized much like the Player’s Handbook. I didn’t break it down chapter by chapter like I did with For Dungeon Masters. Some of the chapters overlap with the DMG, and I’ve chosen to put them there instead. Each race and class gets it’s own page. The official page for each is also linked to D&D Beyond, for ease of reference. New spells are in spell lists for each class that areincluded in the class pages. I’ve also broken down new spells by school as well.

Since I had been collecting links before doing this reorganization, this post will be under the old format as far as categories go.

While making new pages, there were a few occasions where I made a page that didn’t currently have any links in the Database. So I pulled an old link that I had saves in my bookmarks, so you’ll see some older articles linked in this update.

Classes, Subclasses & Backgrounds

Kevin Victor Rae from Tribality has become a favorite of mine recently. He’s started a new series exploring the backgrounds from the PHB, and how they fit with each of the classes.

Animal Companions and Familiars by Blake Ryan

Barbarian Snake Totem by Brandes Stoddard

Character Creation Checklist by Zero Hit Points

Cleric Spirit Domain by Brandes Stoddard

Exploring the Acolyte Background by Kevin Victor Rae

Exploring the Charlatan Background by Kevin Victor Rae

Fighter Master of Elixirs by S. Baker

How to Build a Monk So Good, DMs Want to Cheat by DM David

Paladin Oath of the Beast by Courtney Campbell

Ranger Favored Enemy Option by Brandes Stoddard

Sorcerer Aberrant Bloodline by RhaezDaevan

What’s in a Name? How Your Character’s Class is Limiting Your Creativityby Neal Litherland

DM’s Screen

Fillable Encounter Crib Sheet by David Black

Quick Reference Sheet 

Encounters

100 Things You Pull Up From a Casted Net at Sea by D&DSpeak

Weather in Roleplaying Games by Zero Hit Points

Weather Tables by SJ Grodzicki

Equipment

I haven’t run it in a 5e yet, since my groups have been new players, but in the past I’ve run games with extensive herbal systems before, and S. Baker and his World of Farland has an extensive list of herbs that can be used for minor effects.

Agosia by S. Baker

Centurian Leaf by S. Baker

Vorn Creeper by S. Baker

Magic Items

Dust of Desiccation by Mike Welham

Grimoire of the Dead by 5e-card-a-day

Kaldra Cycle – Helm, Shield, and Sword by 5e-card-a-day

Magic Focusing Items by Jon Bupp

Mask of the Dead by Jon Bupp

Navigator’s Compass by 5e-card-a-day

Orzhov Taxation Ring by 5e-card-a-day

Magic: The Gathering

100 Budget Staples to Build a $25 Instant Collection by Jumbo Commander

How to Build Any 1 Color EDH / Commander Mana Base by Tolarian Community College

How to Build Any 2 Color EDH / Commander Mana Base by Tolarian Community College

How to Build Any 3 Color EDH / Commander Mana Base by Tolarian Community College

How to Build Any 4 Color EDH / Commander Mana Base by Tolarian Community College

How to Build Any 5 Color EDH / Commander Mana Base by Tolarian Community College

Top 8 Must Have Green Commander Cards by Tolarian Community College

Top 8 Must Have Red Commander Cards by Tolarian Community College

Maps

Kabrel’s Tower by Dyson Logos

Pillar of the Igesej Loremaster by Dyson Logos

Speed Mapping! Fantasy Maps Quicker and Easier by WASD20

Royal Catacombs of Adrih by Dyson Logos

Monsters

4d4 Roper’s Cave by Creighton Broadhurst

d100 Secret Weaknesses by Papers & Pencils

A Guide to the Lich by Sean McGovern

A Guide to the Sibriex by Sean McGovern

A Guide to the Solamith by Sean McGovern

Bioessence Hydra by Ravnica Cards Converted

Bohun Tree, CR 4 by Jon Bupp

Gastropnir, Giant Town by Kelly Pawlik

Goblin Village of Ormasa by Dyson Logos

Hamlet Captain, CR 3 by 5e-card-a-day

Hamlet Defender, CR 1 by 5e-card-a-day

Hollowhenge Scavenger, CR 7 by 5e-card-a-day

Muldrotha, The Gravetide, CR 21 by 5e-card-a-day

Multani, Yavimaya’s Avatar, CR 20 by 5e-card-a-day

Scarier Zombies by Zee Bashew

Slithering Tracker Tactics by Keith Ammann

Thrull Parasite, CR 2 by 5e-card-a-day

Yeth Hound Tactics by Keith Ammann

Multiverse

A Guide to the Queen of Chaos by Sean McGovern

Mysterious Fey Totems by Tomás Giménez Roija

NPC’s

3D NPC’s Please – Adding Depth to Your Character by Extra Credits

Naban, Dean of Iteration, 9th level wizard, CR 5 by 5e-card-a-day

Naru Meha, Master Wizard, 20th level wizard, CR 14 by 5e-card-a-day

Niambi, Faithful Healer, 12th level cleric, CR 8 by 5e-card-a-day

Races

Dragonborn Personality by Brandes Stoddard

More Than a Color: Dragonborn Part 1 by Rich Howard

More Than a Color: Dragonborn Part 2 by Rich Howard

More Than a Color: Dragonborn Part 3 by Rich Howard

Racial Traits: Dragonborn by Medieval Melodies

Racial Traits: Humans by Medieval Melodies

Racial Traits: Tieflings by Medieval Melodies

Tiefling Personality by Brandes Stoddard

Rules/Running the Game

11 Great Dungeon Master Tips by David Hartlage

Downtime Activity: Fighting Crime by Delazar

Five Tips for Engaging Players by Rachel Phimpvong

How to Create Tension in Your Games by Tomás Giménez Roija

Spending a Whole Day Preparing a D&D Game by Mike Shea

Three Qualities of a Great DM by Teos Abadia

Token Stamp by Roll Advantage

Spells and Magic

Blind Obedience by 5e-card-a-day

Gruesome Deformity by 5e-card-a-day

Gutter Grime by 5e-card-a-day

Harvest Pyre by 5e-card-a-day

Heretic’s Punishment by 5e-card-a-day

Oath of Teferi by 5e-card-a-day

Trampling Charge by GM Lent

Worldbuilding

4d4 Dungeon Statues by Creighton Broadhurst

4d4 Smuggler’s Den by Creighton Broadhurst

20 Pieces of Smuggler Village Dressing by Creighton Broadhurst

20 Pieces of Statue Dressing by Creighton Broadhurst

20 Things to Find in a Druid’s Glade by Creighton Broadhurst

100+ Odd Landmarks by D&DSpeak

Aubade at a Glance by Creighton Broadhurst

Bast’Inn by Dyson Logos

Beacon Promontory at a Glance by Creighton Broadhurst

Durzig’s Hold by Dyson Logos

Edgewood at a Glance by Creighton Broadhurst

Gastropnir, Giant Town by Kelly Pawlik

Goblin Village of Ormasa by Dyson Logos

Order of the Elephant by GM Lent

Why Do Wizards Need to be Rare? by Blog of Holding

Worlds

Welcome to Midgard: Adventures in Björnrike by Kobold Press

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