Category Archives: D&D 3E

Dungeons & Dragons 3rd Edition

The Total Party Kill I Remember Best

I occasionally think of myself as a “Killer DM” – you’ll find it on my profile at RPG Geek, for instance. However, when you get down to it, I don’t kill that many player characters. The fact is, I’m far … Continue reading

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Musings on Adventure Path Structure

When 3rd Edition Dungeons & Dragons was released, it also gained a series of eight adventures that took a group of adventurers from levels 1 to 20. Starting with the Sunless Citadel and continuing through to Bastion of Broken Souls, … Continue reading

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Print-on-Demand versions of classic Dungeons & Dragons titles

Well, this is interesting! Wizards of the Coast and OneBookShelf have enabled print-on-demand for a initial range of titles on the DMs Guild. This is fantastic news for people who want hard copies of those older products. However, it does come … Continue reading

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D&D Adventure Review: Shadows of the Last War

I was recently asked if I had written reviews of the adventures set in the Eberron Campaign Setting. The answer is yes, I reviewed the original three adventures. This review was originally written in 2004; I’ve revised the original text … Continue reading

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Wacky Stuff with D&D – The Dragon Turtle Incident

I’ve played a lot of Dungeons & Dragons over the years. Every so often, the players do something extremely awesome and unexpected. There was once a time in my game where the characters had spent a session negotiating with the … Continue reading

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A Short History of Monster Stat Blocks

Including monster statistics – stat blocks – in adventures is a challenge. The earliest adventures – the Giant adventures by Gary Gygax – listed the name of the monster and its hit points and nothing else. It’s a little hard … Continue reading

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A couple of interesting releases on D&D Classics…

Two of my favourite Dungeons & Dragons books got posted on DNDclassics.com this week: The AD&D Players Handbook and 3E’s Stronghold Builder’s Guide. Here’s a quick look at both of them. Continue reading

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Sale of D&D pdfs at DriveThruRPG!

Until February 22nd, 2015, there’s a sale of Wizards’ D&D pdfs at DriveThruRPG. The discounts are variable – The World of Greyhawk Fantasy Setting (AD&D 1E) is $8.49, down from $9.99, while the D&D Rules Cyclopedia (D&D Basic) is $4.99, … Continue reading

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Day of the Thief

The original version of Dungeons & Dragons did not have a thief class. It only had three classes: the Fighting Man, the Magic-User and the Cleric. They have expanded on their capabilities greatly over the years. Gary Gygax introduced the … Continue reading

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Armour Class in 3rd Edition – a first look

After entering in 129 Armour Classes from the SRD into my spreadsheet, I’d gotten as far as “G”, so I realised there were a *lot* of monsters in the core D&D 3E monster manual! However, it was about the same … Continue reading

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