What to do with all that gold?

As players level up they start gaining greater amounts of gold per “adventure tier”,  at the rate of roughly from 10^0 to 10^3 at the top tier. This leads to the players quickly gaining far more gold than they could ever need for common goods, standard equipment and weaponry. What to do when that happens?…

Typical amounts of treasure to award in DnD 5th edition.

To get a sense of a typical DnD economy can be tricky, the following tables compiled by DM David can really help with this. The following table shows the wealth a party will gain over their career, to be divided among the PCs. The hoard values come from calculated averages. The value of a hoard…

Broken Wood Under the Gaze of Glassy Eyes

On a stormy night, a ship out of control with torn sails is thrown against the jagged rocks close to shore. The players might be on the ship themselves for whatever reason or might have seen the ship slowly get closer and closer to shore and witnessed their struggles against the wind and waves. The…

Eliminating Flaky Players and Investing Players in Your Campaign

Players you don’t know personally online are prone to being flaky when it comes to showing up for sessions, at least until they have become personally invested in the campaign and the GM. Here’s a great tip to counter this I found on reddit: One way I’ve found for helping to eliminate flaky players, encourage…

How Long Should Your Sessions Be

First part quoted from post on stackexchange. In December, 2016, Mike Shea compiled the results of a survey of 6,600 Dungeons & Dragons Dungeon Masters. The survey inquired about a variety of subjects, including frequency of play and session duration. Frequency of Play More than twice a week = 1.9% Twice a week = 6.2%…

Speeding Up Combat

Combat can take a long time in tabletop RPG games, this may be a good or a bad thing depending on where you come down on the matter. But in most cases I think its safe to say that you don’t want combat to drag, you want to keep it action packed, flowing and exciting….

Cursed Lady Luck

An unlucky man, down on his fortunes is found to be drinking his pains away at a local waterhole. In his possession is a large golden coin with the marking of Tymora, or more commonly referred to as Lady Luck on it. The discovery of this coin was the beginning of this mans down-slide into…

Sir Goderick

Sir Goderick is a paladin knight fallen from grace. After many years of fighting against evil and being a giving soul, a terrible event caused this noble soul to loose his way in a momentary state of angry madness. Since then he has spiraled down, away from his faith. Sir Goderick had been forced by…