Roll For Initiative: Overwatch – Part 1

By | July 1st, 2016|Game Mastering, Nick's Posts, Roleplaying Games, Roll For Initiative|

Hey everyone! Welcome to my new blog series, Roll For Initiative! Here I plan on grabbing all sorts of characters, creatures, items, or whatever from various pop culture source and, for shits and giggles, generating stats for them for the Fifth Edition of Dungeons & Dragons! Its no secret that us here at Derailed are [...]

Rethinking firearms in D&D

By | May 30th, 2016|Game Mastering, Roleplaying Games, Tom's Posts|

I plan on having firearms as a prominent feature of a D&D campaign I'm currently planning, and I've been thinking about how I want them to work. I would classify the technology level of the world I'm planning to be roughly “early-modern,” specifically around middle 18th-century levels. The world will be one full of fairly [...]

One Hour To Prep: 8 Game Master Tips for Procrastinators

By | May 27th, 2016|Game Mastering, Lists, Nick's Posts, Roleplaying Games|

It's D&D day! You haven't prepared a session yet but you will have plenty of time after work. Right after you make yourself a burrito and rewatch an episode of Rick and Morty. You grab a quick 20 minute power nap to energize yourself before immortalizing to paper the awesome session you will undoubtedly create. Totally [...]