D&D 5E News Week 25 - Tome of Beasts 2

June 22, 2017

This week I am Joined on phone by Lords of Tyr Chad Sutton and Ten foot Pole.org site’s Bryce Lynch.  At the beginning it is hard to hear Chad untill I turn off the oscillating fan. So I will tell you basicly what he was saying.  He is talking about a game he runs for his son and his friends. His son has a goat herd. Also, an adult blue dragon attacks Chad son’s party, and keeps attacking until turned back by a massive or critical hit or the dragon reaches half hit points. The young 8 year old turns the dragon with his paladin.


Show Notes and Links

Down with D&D where Tomb of Beasts 2 is confirmed at 44:00 minute mark.

Twitch to buy D&D Beyond Developer Curse

Twitch site:Say hi to Curse

Business Insider: Amazon just bought another video-game company.

Not your father’s Dungeons & Dragons: How role-playing games give people courage to try new things

DM Quests for Tales from the Yawning Portal

FBI investigated a group of Dungeons and Dragons players as part of the Unabomber case

D&D Creator Gary Gygax's FBI Records Make Him Sound Like a Badass


Other Podcasts:

Down With D&D Origins Recap

Wilderland Adventures Review (Tome 283)

Ego Check with The Id DM – Episode 16 – Katrina Ostrander


Writing a Better Homebrew Campaign: Different Ways to Tell Your Story

Ten Foot Pole reviews Against the Goblins


Ten Foot Pole reviws Trouble in Waterdeep

Trouble in Waterdeep in Dragon+


One Shot Compendium

By Arbitrary Games


Roll 20 Con Saturday 24 June & Sunday 25 June

Mike Mearls Tweet:

Dex Con 20in Morristown NJ



Metagaming Moment Origins Wrap Up Friday16 June 2017

June 18, 2017

There is a couple of WoC seminars I attended today and I use my notes and report back what I hear.  It is one nd a half hours long,  There are some long pauses where I decifer my notes.


Metagaming Moments Origins Day 2 Wrap Up

June 16, 2017

Reviw of Pieter and my day at Origis Day 2


D&D 5E News Week 24 Live FRom Origins

June 14, 2017

This show is live from Origins and I am joined by Henry Lopez

Living Arcanis

Show Notes & Links:

in Middle-earth Player's Guide you can get it in PDF from DrivethruRPG.


New 5E Products:


    1. Legendary Games has playtest Product for free on Drive Through RPG

Kobold Press, Streets of Zobeck for 5th Edition Now Available


D&D 5E News Short Origins Alert & Other Information

June 12, 2017

It is Pride Week in Columbus So There will be a parade going past the convention center wich will effect trafic & other things.

Additional Events added for Origins 2017

Baldman Games Origins Page

Esper Genesis


Living Arcanis Primer


D&D 5E News Week 23 2017

June 7, 2017

Stream of Annihilation Wrap Up & Critical Roll Campaign Guide byMatt Mercer


Show Notes & Links:

New adventureAnnouncement: Tomb of Annihilation is in the Forgotten Realms set in the Lost Continent of Cult

Official product page

We missed it we have two sources

En WorldAnnouncement

Draven Swiftbow You Tube Video Announcement

This video on Twitch

On YouTube Ferune History posted a great video:

The Jungle of Chult - Stream of Annihilation Special - Forgotten Realms

Chris Perkins Tomb of Annihilation video for Dungeon Life

  1. io9 artical by James Whitbrook, The Mind Behind Adventure Time Helped Craft Dungeons & Dragons' Newest Story


Jorphdan also has a good video

The Jungles of Chult - Tomb of Annihilation

Explains what is up with calling the jungle tribes Tabaxi?

The history of the island

THe reason of the maze symbol

More information on From PR Newswire &  io9 article by James Whitbrook:The Mind Behind Adventure Time Helped Craft Dungeons & Dragons' Newest Story & KOTAKU article, D&D's Upcoming Adventure Is All About Zombies And Dinosaurs



Dungeons & Dragons Accessory

By Wizards RPG Team

Price: $19.95

Release Date: 19 September, 2017



Dungeons & Dragons Accessory

By Wizards D&D Team

Price: $24.95

Release Date: 17 October, 2017



Dungeons & Dragons Accessory

Price: $9.95

Release Date: 20 June, 2017


More from Stream of Annihilation:

Girls Guts Glory

Neverwinter Tomb of Annihilation Official Announcement

Xanathar's Guide to Everything

See Official Product Page

Jeremy Crawford’s Twitter Stream

D&D in the Media:

iZombie season 3 episode 9 “Twenty-Sided, Die”

Need Flash Player 10.0.0 or higher to watch it.

Sam Coffey & the Iron Lungs Really Fuck With Dungeons & Dragons

New Dragon + D&D digital magazine is available

D&D Resurgence:

Click here for link: Is Tabletop Gaming D&D's "Sideshow"?

Link to Author Michael J. Tresca’s Patreon page.


Games and Geekdom blog:What Do I Know About Reviews? The Rakshasa’s Roost (D&D 5th Edition Dungeon Master’s Guild)


New D&D 5E Products

Encoded Designs

Halaster's Maze of Madness on DM’s Guild

Redemption of Kelvan on DM’s Guild

Kickstarter Ebonclad: A 5E DnD Thieves' Guild Setting + 7 New Adventures

Kickstarter The Folio #14 supplemental 1E & 5E mini-adventures!

Green Ronin’s Critical Roll Campaign Setting Announcement


Metagaming Moments VI Reading the Adventure League FAQs

June 5, 2017

So you can listen at your conveniance I read you the Adventure Leage FAQs release 6.0 I beleive

Link to them here


D&D 5E News 2017 Week 22

June 1, 2017

From Forbes online:Mystic and Artificer will be available for play in Adventure league (AL) Soon

  1. THe Mystic & Artificer classes are now posted on DM’S Guild for play test
  2. The next iteration is going to be legal to play in Adventure League


Stream of Annihilation Hype:

This wweks news was fun with my brother Paul and Chad Sutton.  I was not drunk, I was tired and the delay on the audio that was monitoring on my headphones was scrambling my brain.  Here are the links we promised:

Dragon Friends

Free RPG Day:

Link to Store Finder

Podcast Updates:

The Tome Show Tales of the Yawning Portal

Tabletop Babble Venture Maidens on Cooperative Storytelling

    1. Tabletop Babble Venture Maidens on Cooperative Storytelling
    2. Venture Maidens

Blog Updates:

Merric’s Musings: Better Play of Dungeons & Dragons: Know Your Goals

List of Special Guests

Sly Flourish:GM Walk-Away Kit

Dungeon’s Masters.com 10 most common DM & Player mistakes in 5E

Oboist Lauren Urban

Todd Kenreck has Gregg Tito Talk about prerelease illustration of middle eastern cityscape with dinosaurs with riders

New D&D Products

3rd Party:

Goodman Games Keep on the Borderlands Conversion

Kobold Press

Frog God Games

Book of Exalted Darkness: Evil Adventures for 5E kickstarter

SideQuests: Easy Adventure Modules for 5E Dungeons & Dragons kickstarter



Esper Genesis site but it does not have Origins announcement at the time I wrote this

D&D in the Arts:

The Critical His Show at The Rio Theater In Vancover CA

Chris Perkins Forbes’ article with Videos:

Link to article

Upcomming Conventions:

From Adventure League Convention Map

Role Play Rally 6/17/2017 - 6/18/2017 Austin Texas 78744

Goblins to Golems II 6/25/2017 - 6/25/2017 1900 Douglas St, Victoria, BC Canada

Milwaukee Summer Revel 6/30/2017 - 7/2/2017  Brookfield, WI, 53005, USA

Links Con 2017 6/30/2017 - 7/2/2017  Okemos, MI

Druids & Dragons Con 7/14/2017 - 7/16/2017 Loveland, CO


Metagaming Moments IV - Getting Started As a Player in the Adventure League

May 28, 2017

Finding a venue

Warhorn: Warhorn helps gamers organize and sign up for gaming events. Folks use it for events of all sizes, from small home games to weekly organized play events hosted by game stores to regional and national conventions.

Meetup:Meetup brings people together in thousands of cities to do more of what they want to do in life. It is organized around one simple idea: when we get together and do the things that matter to us, we’re at our best. And that’s what Meetup does. It brings people together to do, explore, teach and learn the things that help them come alive.

Dungeon & Dragons Site Game Finder

Knowing about adventure League and it’s Requirements and How to Prepare for Playing D&D

Dungeon & Dragons Site “New to D&D Page”

Adventure League Players Guide:Guidelines for playing and creating characters that will be able to be played at all Adventure League Venues and Conventions

Adventure League “download” page: Where you can get pLayers Guide and basic rules and more

Basic Rules: The Basic Rules runs from levels 1 to 20 and covers the cleric, fighter, rogue, and wizard, presenting what we view as the essential subclass for each. It also provides the dwarf, elf, halfling, and human as race options; in addition, the rules contain 120 spells, 5 backgrounds, and character sheets. But the best part? The Basic Rules is a free PDF. Anyone can download it from our website. We want to put D&D in as many hands as possible, and a free, digital file is the best way to do that.

Dungeon & Dragon’s Site Character Sheet Page:Click on the links below to download D&D character sheets. These files are zipped pdfs; you may print and photocopy them for your own personal use.

Storm King Thunder (Current Adventure League Character Sheet)

Adventure League Log Sheet


D&D 5E News 2017 Week 21

May 24, 2017

THis Weeks 5E News we cover Off the Grid Author Ony Adventures for Origins, the D&D movie, blogs & podcasts of interest along with new products for 5E.

Show Notes & Links:

Dungeon Master: Gary Gygax and the Creation of D&D

Games Origin’s Page

Sam Prell made character sheets for the game of Thrones characters.

Article about Game of THrones Character sheets on Gamesradar

Ain’t It Cool story on D&D Movie

Shawn Ellsworth’s story about the D&D movie on the Tribality site

Link to Library D&D Story

Georgia Strait Library Story

From Chatanooga TN’s  Nooga.com: Fantasy role-playing comedy show set to debut

EN World Reported Thursday 18 May 2017 all about Tenser of Tenser’s Floating disk.

‘She Kills Monsters’ brings home national awards

She Kills Monsters’ Site- D&D Play

Kobold Press: Deep Magic: Blood & Doom

GENCON Events Finder


Wandering Monster Decks

Endless RPG: A Random Dungeon Generator for Pen & Paper


Behind the DM Screen (May 2017)


Down With D&D: The 100the Episode Our Favorite D&D Things

Game Master's Journey 155: Developing Gods & Pantheons for Your World


Sly Flourish: May 22 post:Analyzing the Best D&D Advice

World Builder Blog May 18 post:Lichtouched – A New Sorcerous Origin

Dungeon Mastering: No new posts

Sara Darkmagic: No new D&D post

DM David May 23 post:A Lack of Ability Checks Shaped How People Originally Played Dungeons & Dragons

Newbie DM:Nothing New

Power Score May 22 post:Adventures in Eberron - Thelanis, the Faerie Court

Gnome Stew May 22 post:Setting that moral compass





Gamex 2017


Famous Monsters Convention Dallas

Weekend at White Plume Mountain




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