11 April 2018

Random Ramblings 4/11/18 - What I've Done and What I'm Doing

Today I'll be taking a look at what I've been doing, what I am doing, and what I will soon be doing. Let's get to it!

06 April 2018

The Rambling Roleplayer's Handy Tips For Descriptive Combat

Let's just jump right into it. Here are some descriptive combat tips I've been thinking about for the last few days:

30 March 2018

A Final Look at Madness - How The Old Ones Did It!

As March, and my theme of March Madness draws to a close, I feel like I would be remiss if I didn't spend some time talking about the sanity rules from the d20 SRD. I believe these rules were originally part of the D20 Cthulhu game, written by Monte Cook and John Tynes, and published way back in the mists of time (2002) by Wizards of the Coast. I'm not going to do a full review of these rules, but let's go ahead and take a look at some of the interesting bits.

21 March 2018

Rambler Reviews: "Perilous Places: The King's Mercy"

This week, I am continuing my March Madness Theme by taking a look at Perilous Places: TheKing's Mercy. This twenty page PDF is another offering from the Dungeon Master's Guild, written by Paul Baalham, and featuring another take on emulating the progression of madness (or in this case despair) in the minds of hapless adventurers. The supplement is laid out nicely, is done in full color, and there are good illustrations throughout, including an image of each new monster and unique item presented, which I truly appreciate. Let's take a closer look, and I'll let you know what I think about this supplement and the “Despair Track” that it introduces.

14 March 2018

Rambler Reviews: Madness sub-classes for the Barbarian and the Monk

Continuing with my March Madness theme, I'm taking a look at sub-classes with a madness theme for both the Barbarian and the Monk class. Incidentally, both supplements are from the same author. How did I choose these classes or these sub-classes you ask? I won't bore you with all the details, but I will tell you that the process involved typing in the search term “madness” on the DM's Guild website and then downloading a couple of relevant results. Okay, so it turns out that I will bore you with all of the details. Anyway, let's take a look at what I found and I'll tell you what I think.