From the Ashes

The personal blog of a 20-something Haligonian. Lately I have been very interested in MCU, The Hobbit, and my perennial favourite, cat memes. New into my nerdly mix has been me playing Dungeons and Dragons, and with the new edition that has come out, I will be posting my shenanigans as both a player and a DM.

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I inadvertently managed to get a level 9 spellcaster into the party for my Dragonlance campaign. Oops. I ended up doing my best to keep Bob away from the last couple battles without killing him off, as he’s kinda my MacGuffin right now. While my PCs were not happy that I took away their source of firepower, they came through the battles well enough.

As one of my PCs (who is also known for having to create many other characters due to constantly losing them) is playing a wizard, and it’s Krynn, I’ve decided that the next plot point will be the Test of High Sorcery in Palanthas. Since the wizard in question is a gnome, I do think one of the tasks will be choosing between the best building set ever invented, or a book of knowledge on the level of something Fistandantilus would scribe. I’ve already discussed the duel portion with one of my other PCs, and he giggled with glee when I told him that I wanted a (slightly stronger) illusory version of his character duel the wizard.

Needless to say, next Wednesday should be a lot of fun.

I picked up Hoard of the Dragon Queen, and even if I don’t actually run the module myself, I’ve seen some evil, evil things that I can include in my own campaigns.


(I probably will run the module in some form or another, trying to get an Adventurer’s League going here)

I found out that, when I wear makeup, I get free stuff. Free stuff is awesome.

Reblogged from corruptionpoints

D&D Stats Explained with Tomatoes




mindchildofmadness submits:

Strength is being able to crush a tomato.

Dexterity is being able to dodge a tomato.

Constitution is being able to eat a bad tomato.

Intelligence is knowing a tomato is a fruit.

Wisdom is knowing not to put a tomato in a fruit salad.

Charisma is being able to sell a tomato based fruit salad.



If I stop reblogging this assume I’m dead

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My PCs have determined that if we get TPKed in our 3.5 campaign, then we will band together Power Rangers style to create a sharknado.

1 wizard, 7 wildshaping druids. The DM’s head will explode from the hilarity.

Reblogged from outofcontextdnd

The True 1%


Occupy dragons! Why do 1% of the DnD creatures have 99% of the gold?

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Ran my Dragonlance campaign tonight at Quantum Frontier. They have a really nice gaming space, way better than Monster Comic Lounge, but Monster has space on Wednesdays, and I need to keep my options open when it comes to scheduling. Stupid shift work.

My PCs entered the tower where this particular cell from the cult of Chemosh are operating. I had (rather successfully) converted some 4e monster stat blocks to 5e parlance so I could have a more varied array of monsters while I wait for the Monster Manual to drop. They got through two levels of the four level tower I had built for them.

I also encountered the first PC idea for which a DM cannot plan for since I’ve started running games. Because one of the PCs is a druid who can shapeshift into a giant spider, they figured out that one of the other PCs could ride the spider and try to climb the tower, so they could kill the boss first, then get the minions later. I ended up elaborating many features to the tower to make it so they could not do that, but I will have to pick the brains of my nerdy friends who are not part of this campaign to see what they would do in the future.

I also had 5 PCs! It’s slowly growing. Even though one of my PCs is moving in about a month, Quantum is going to be getting free wifi once their cafe is up and running, and I have all the tools to Skype him in. The new PC seems to fit in well, which is always nice to see.

Penelope got her first critical hit with Flesh Ripper! The war troll in the party saw her trying to ambush a caravan because she was getting too bored, so he told her to hit him instead. It would have been funny if he had failed his massive damage save.

Benefits of dating a fellow D&D player:

"I don’t dance. I have a real-life Dex modifier of -2."

And there’s no further explanation.

Currently working a 6 day week, all the while keeping up with my regular social schedule, plus trying to get to the gym, plus entering into new romantic entanglements.

This whole business of being an adult sucks. And the money isn’t even that great.

Good news: I run my 5e campaign tomorrow, and I’m looking forward to playing my undead dungeon.