In the shadows of the gaming world, the name Baldur’s Gate 3 resonates with an air of dark fantasy and intricate lore. Among its array of characters, Orin the Red stands out as a testament to the rogue’s deadly artistry, a shapeshifting assassin who weaves murder with the finesse of a painter. Inspired by this enigmatic figure, we bring to Dungeon Masters the opportunity to craft encounters that are as much a psychological thriller as they are a battle of swords and sorcery, and to players, the chance to win her deadly dagger Bloodthirst to use as they wish.Read more
When it comes to impactful video games and TV series, The Last of Us stands out as a significant influence on the geek community. With a gripping story, well-rounded characters, and spine-chilling creatures, it has become a benchmark for post-apocalyptic narratives and survival horror. Among the game’s most iconic elements is the dreaded Clicker, an enemy that has left a lasting impression on players worldwide.
As avid fans of The Last of Us, we were eager to bring the thrill of facing a Clicker into our Dungeons and Dragons campaigns. However, we wanted to steer clear of its fungus-based origins and create a creature fueled by corruption and dark magic. Enter the Blightwalker, a terrifying aberration that instills fear in adventurers and offers an exhilarating challenge for D&D enthusiasts.Read more
We all know how it goes. You’re young and full of energy, you play D&D five times a week for seven hours per session and three one-shots on the weekend.
Then life hits you and you start reducing the number of sessions you play, each of them lasting fewer and fewer hours until you start getting players dropping like flies left and right. One of them has unexpected events happening, another one gets sick, and you reschedule the sessions over and over. Even one-shots are hard to organize, and making one that lasts actually one session becomes suddenly very important.
I played and homebrewed a lot of one-shots in my DMing career, and, trust me, finding or writing one that actually lasts for one session of three to four hours, is a challenge.
In this post, I will show you what is my tested method to create one-shots that actually last three hours. Let’s dive in!Read more