There and back again, or how I went from hand-drawn maps, to TVs and back

When I started DMing again in 2014, I had a pretty basic DMs kit. I had some minis, maps, markers, dice. As my DMing evolved, I started making and collecting my own terrain. Eventually I had to move to Alaska, and gifted most everything to my friends. And then i started to make more. I […]

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There will be two Extra Life events held in DuBois, PA at the DuBois Public Library. One on 10/29/16 and the second on 11/5/16 both beginning at 10:00 pm and lasting until 3:00 pm. We are going to be playing Dungeons & Dragons as the featured game for the event. Anyone is invited to attend whether you want to learn to play or not! Extra Life is about playing games, having fun, and raising donations to help the Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital.

10/29/16 Event Page

11/5/16 Event Page


Extra Life is a fundraising event, the proceeds of which go to branches of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. 100% of all donations go directly to the hospitals. Extra Life was formed in 2008 to honor Victoria Enmon, who was suffering from acute lymphoblastic leukemia.



EYE OF THE BEHOLDER: The Art of Dungeons and Dragons — Sage Advice D&D

EYE OF THE BEHOLDER: The Art of Dungeons and Dragons – Documentary – Teaser from Kelley Slagle on Vimeo. Teaser trailer for the documentary, EYE OF THE BEHOLDER: The Art of Dungeons & Dragons – Produced by Cavegirl Productions ( and X-Ray Films ( EYE OF THE BEHOLDER: The Art of Dungeons & Dragons…

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Monster of Gaea

This post refers to 5th Edition, and you can read information about Demons within the 5th Edition Monster Manual on beginning with page 50.

Demon lords and princes sometimes maintain their vital essences in small containers. Their life force or soul are at once protected and yet still vulnerable if some other creature would gain control of the amulet. Possession of such a powerful item is dangerous. As discussed in the 5th edition Monster Manual, characters can destroy the amulet and trap the Demon within the Abyss for a short amount of time. However, some characters might keep the amulet in order to hold some power over the Demon.
If a Demon’s Amulet is removed from its normal storage area, the Demon Lord it belongs to becomes aware of the situation almost immediately. The Demon will stop at nothing to recover this priceless item. Some wise characters may try to coneal themselves from the Demon, but chances are that these ancient monsters will seek out the thief sooner or later.
A character who has possession of a Demon Amulet runs the risk of attracting the attention of other Demons and Devils as well. The Blood War is ongoing, and a Demon has many allies and enemies. While a character has a Demon Amulet, the chance of encountering a Demon or Devil is doubled. This encounter could go in a lot of different ways as the enemy or ally confronts the character and attempts to retrieve the Amulet for itself.
A Demon Amulet is a powerful and dangerous thing. Those who seek them should tread carefully.




“I heard you can do anything. I’m going to decapitate you.”

Swords & Dorkery

So this Thanksgiving I had the opportunity to introduce D&D to four nieces and nephews, as well as my own kid. We’d messed around with a sort of rules-light variation on D&D before, and they’d all set up my minis and terrain and played with my D&D stuff, but this time we doing it for real: rolling up actual characters and playing according to actual rules — in this case, my trust B/X set. I just ignored the chance of success/failure on Thief and racial skills, gave maximum HP, used 4d6 (I think some just took them in order, and some arranged them after rolling) and threw them into it. At the tavern, where all their ne’er-do-well PCs had spent their last coin, they heard about two wizard towers that were worth checking out — the ruins of the tower of Elandin, and the abandoned tower of the Stargazer. (BTW…

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