Redcoat Smasher and the Silver Dragon

It’s time for another entry in the adventures of Redcoat Smasher, a game I run for my 5-year-old and wife using my Game for Kids rules. After helping the fire princess, and promising to keep the crown of flames safe, Redcoat, Opal Moonstone, and Cheep Cheep (now a blackbird named Cheep Cheep, instead of someContinue reading “Redcoat Smasher and the Silver Dragon”

Orrinyath’s Guide to Dragons: Review

Orrinyath’s Guide to Dinosaurs is the final in this series of Chamomile’s guides to everything. This is the guidebook to Dragons, obviously, but also sorcerer’s and even more Kaiju. I’m using a hard copy for the review with screenshots cropped from the pdf (with permission). You can pick one up at Drivethrough or itch, inContinue reading “Orrinyath’s Guide to Dragons: Review”

Expeditions: 5e House Rules

Hexcrawls are having a huge comeback now-a-days, thanks to the OSR movement, and 5e’s general embrace of editions older than 3e (something WoTC had not previously done). When people talk about fantasy epics, the journey into the unknown is one of the biggest drivers there is. People like the idea of being frontier folk, outContinue reading “Expeditions: 5e House Rules”

Outlanders & Explorers: 5e

For a game that coined the term “Three Pillars”, 5e sure loves to let folks ignore two of them. The exploration pillar, while not outright ignored like the roleplay pillar, doesn’t get a lot of love when compared to the combat pillar. There’s a bit about tracking overland movement in the DMG that’s pretty good,Continue reading “Outlanders & Explorers: 5e”

Cora’s Guide to Dinosaurs: Review

Cora’s Guide to Dinosaurs is the eleventh (of 12) of Chamomile’s guides to everything. This is the guidebook to Dinosaurs, and focuses around barbarian types, and most importantly, giant lizards. I’m loving the cover for this one. I’m using a hard copy for the review with screenshots cropped from the pdf (with permission). You canContinue reading “Cora’s Guide to Dinosaurs: Review”

Tarrasque: Revisited

The tarrasque is the iconic campaign ending D&D monster. It’s almost a joke or a meme at this point, where the tarrasque is a “and then everyone died” punchline. It’s often the first big monster that new players find that gets them excited about one day fighting this gigantic kaiju. This is pretty ironic, sinceContinue reading “Tarrasque: Revisited”

Ozaka’s Guide to Legions: Review

Ozaka’s Guide to Legions is the tenth of Chamomile’s guides to everything. I have high hopes for this one for a lot of reasons. Chief among them, I played the titular Ozaka in a campaign. Secondly, and probably more importantly, its focus is around things I’m obviously interested in, “Big” races, skirmish battles, cohorts andContinue reading “Ozaka’s Guide to Legions: Review”

Oath of Beauty Paladin

Tenants of Beauty Beauty is Power: Let your smile be your sword. Confidence is Key: You define beauty, and let it bring you joy. Enhance What you Have: Be grateful for your gifts, and do not dwell on what you lack. Form And Function: There is power in ascetics. Do not be satisfied with theContinue reading “Oath of Beauty Paladin”

Wizard: Revisited

In the Class: Revisited series, I’ll be posting some simple revisions to the various classes based on experiences with my group, and those I’ve talked with. We won’t hit all 13 classes, as some are fine, and some I don’t have a good answer for, but in general these are some suggested changes that shouldContinue reading “Wizard: Revisited”