Dungeons & Dragon Age – Part 2

Alrighty, so I’m back with the second part on my conversion of the Dragon Age RPG from Green Ronin over to 5th Edition Dungeons & Dragons. Some of the things that I discuss here refer to points I made in my previous article so if you haven’t read that I suggest checking it out firstA bit of a warning: this post really gets into the nuts and bolts of 5th Edition D&D monster creation. If you’re a new DM I’d recommend following along with the monster creation rules on page 274 of the Dungeon Master’s Guide.


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RPG: Preparing a Session

As previously mentioned here on the blog and in the most recent podcast, we’ll be bringing you more content centred on tabletop role playing games here on The Crafty Players. To that end, this week I’ve got some Games Master (GM)/Dungeon Master (DM) tips on helping you prep for an upcoming session. I’ll be framing this as preparing to run a game of 5th Edition Dungeons & Dragons, but a lot of this advice can be used for any system you’re planning on running.

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Board Games for Beginners – Part 2

Good day to you, you lovely people and welcome back to my little primer to help you understand exactly what all the cool board game people are talking about.

Last week I covered a few general terms and a few of the different types of card games you can find in your FLGS (friendly local game shop). This week I’ll get into a number of different types of board games and some other fun stuff. Enough preamble, let’s do this!

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Board Games for Beginners – Part 1

Hello again! Welcome back to the unsettlingly sexy side of the internet.

So we’re all about craft beer and board games here right? Right. So Paddy did a great post as an introduction to craft beer right? Right. Which means that I should do an introduction to board games right?…


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The Fun Police

People sit squashed together on well worn couches, jostling each other with easy camaraderie. Chairs have been pulled in from other rooms with people sitting perched comfortably on them as they share friendly banter. Glasses, cups, and bottles tinkle and clink, and the crunch and chew of snacks being enjoyed adds another layer to the sense of contentment in the room. Eventually the talking slowly peters out, drinks are placed safely on nearby tables, and then every face in the room turns to you…

“So,” one of the faces says, “How do we play?”

Panic grips your chest as you stare into those expectant faces. Your heartbeat begins to thump in your ears and your eyes grow wide as you look down at the arrayed cards, dice, and little wooden people strewn out on the huge board in front of you, the table beneath almost audibly groaning under their weight.

Oh god, you think. I can’t do this!

You lurch to your feet, your eyes darting around the room for some escape route. You let out a guttural scream and give one last look at the table surrounded by your friends before hurling yourself as hard as you can through the room’s double glazed window and falling into the loving arms of gravity.

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