The official trailer was recently released for Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves. There have been so many bad D&D movies in the past that the bar has been set pretty low. Granted, this trailer didn’t set my world ablaze but seeing that it doesn’t look like a pathetic tire fire like its predecessors, I’m pleasantly optimistic. I’ll definitely go to see it when it comes out!
Roleplaying games can get pretty busted, pretty quickly. Sometimes you need to put boundaries when players decide to put together their characters. The good folks over at Mann Shorts bravely show what happens when you open those homebrew gates to players.
Matt Colville is an old-school Dungeon Master from way back. Probably as way back as me (post-dawn of time), and maybe further! The man knows his stuff, is what I’m saying here.
One of the many things I like about Matt is how he draws from previous games to enhance his current campaign. His most recent video is a great tip for players and DM/GM’s alike who want to not just build chemistry between characters, but for players to test their new characters without getting them killed.
Welcome to The Danger Room.
I did something like this a few years back when my players started our Pathfinder campaign, Second Darkness. Everyone sat around the table, I let the players give a brief description of their characters, then I set out a map with some minis and said “Roll for initiative.”
Now they didn’t know that the characters were not in any real danger, so it wasn’t a true Danger Room kind of scenario. But they got to flex their muscles and see how those stats and abilities worked in “real-time”. Afterward, I told them that if they wanted to make any adjustments after what they had seen, now was the time to do it.
I really like the Danger Room concept, and think I’ll use it more often in the future.
Yes, I still play World of Warcraft. It’s a mindless time sink for me. I’m what you’d call a “Filthy Casual.”
Well, I’m sure YOU wouldn’t call me that. You’re classy, and above that sort of thing.
That being said, I find it necessary to find resources to explain to me just what the Hell is changing with new game patches. Websites blather on and on, telling but not explaining. I’m certainly not going on social media
to find out what is going on because that’s where people are, and people are terrible (not YOU of course. Again, you’re classy like that.)
But then where does one go for information without having to deal with people? TO THE YOUTUBES!
Dalaran Gaming came through with a good video explaining the quality of life things for those who might be trying to level a character through Shadowlands in Patch 9.1.5.
I was aware of some things (heirloom gear upgrades), but not of other (Torghast is actually useful for something? Really?)
So check out the video from Dalaran Gaming. I hope you learn something. I know I did… classy.