Free Map: Overgrown Ruin

Time for a free map! I love drawing maps by hand for Dungeons & Dragons and other fantasy TTRPG adventures. I have far too many, so I like to give away my maps whenever I can. This map comes with a grid and can be used for face-to-face games or Roll20, Fantasy Grounds, or Foundry!Continue reading “Free Map: Overgrown Ruin”

Free Map: River Caverns

Time for a free map! I love drawing maps by hand for Dungeons & Dragons adventures. I have far too many, so I like to give away my maps whenever I can. This map comes with a grid and can be used for face-to-face games or Roll20, Fantasy Grounds, or Foundry! River Caverns This isContinue reading “Free Map: River Caverns”

Free Map: Old School Cavern

Time for a free map! I love drawing maps by hand for Dungeons & Dragons adventures. I have far too many, so I like to give away my maps whenever I can. This map comes with a grid and can be used for face-to-face games or Roll20, Fantasy Grounds, or Foundry! This map is freeContinue reading “Free Map: Old School Cavern”

Tomb of Annihilation: Weeks 19-20

Hi all, I previously posted some warts-and-all email summaries of the ‘Curse of Strahd’ campaign I ran in 2017. It was the first campaign I sent summaries to players by email after each game (I was a bit lazy prior to that). Here’s the follow up campaign – 2018’s ‘Tomb of Annihilation’. We used experienceContinue reading “Tomb of Annihilation: Weeks 19-20”

MAPS FOR FANTASY RPGS 2: New Kickstarter on NOW!

My new Kickstarter is on NOW at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/laidbackdm/maps-for-fantasy-rpgs-2-royalty-free-maps MAPS are a bit like dice. As a DM, I can never have enough – I like to have them on hand for improvising game sessions or design work. And fantasy TTRPG designers always need maps, but they’re not always easy for people to make, especially if youContinue reading “MAPS FOR FANTASY RPGS 2: New Kickstarter on NOW!”

Scurry Review

Scurry: A Game that Gathers Speed is an appealing, minimalist tabletop role playing game (TTRPG) by Brian Tyrrell, published by Dungeons on a Dime Press. In Scurry, players take on the roles of small animals in a post-titan (the animals’ name for humans) future world. Nature has taken back an environment previously ravaged by humanityContinue reading “Scurry Review”

MAPS YOUR PARTY WILL DIE FOR 3: THE WILD bundle now available!

You can get the MAPS YOUR PARTY WILL DIE FOR 3: The Wild combined PDF/Digital Maps Mackage Bundle on SALE at DrivethruRPG at https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/371501/MAPS-YOUR-PARTY-WILL-DIE-FOR-3-The-WILD-Bundle-BUNDLE The PDF: The 136-page DM’s Workbook PDF, designed to be used with or without the MYPWDF3 Digital Maps Package, contains 52 full color, hand drawn, interconnecting maps plus random tables to help stock them.Continue reading “MAPS YOUR PARTY WILL DIE FOR 3: THE WILD bundle now available!”

MAPS YOUR PARTY WILL DIE FOR 3: THE WILD – now in print and digital!

MAPS YOUR PARTY WILL DIE FOR 3: The Wild is the direct sequel to MAPS YOUR PARTY WILL DIE FOR 2: Mega Dungeon! You can get the book and digital maps package now at DrivethruRPG at https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/13989/ The Book: The 136 page DM’s Workbook, designed to be used with or without the MYPWDF3 Digital Maps Package, contains 52 full color, handContinue reading “MAPS YOUR PARTY WILL DIE FOR 3: THE WILD – now in print and digital!”

Change for Change’s Sake. A poem.

Change for change’s sake?In but a moment:Diaphanous currentsSurging in synapses Alive with chaotic orderAnd artful whimsyPhysical stimuliAnd mental conduitsForming hypothesesAnd convolutionsTactical geometries Measured blindly withWitheringly disturbingAccuracy and graceProclivities and practicalitiesProactively balancedWith erstwhile aestheticsAnd perfected symmetries And in a moment (or few):Change for change’s sake. For more poetry, click here.

FiveE Magazine is Out Now in PRINT & PDF and it’s FREE!

Hi all, FiveE Magazine is available NOW in PRINT & PDF on DrivethruRPG – you can download a PDF copy for FREE or order a Print copy at cost + postage*! FiveE Magazine is a new semi-regular periodical dedicated to content for the World’s Most Popular Fantasy Role Playing Game! 56 pages of amazing content, gorgeous art, freeContinue reading “FiveE Magazine is Out Now in PRINT & PDF and it’s FREE!”

One day. A poem.

One day, your face Appeared to meAmong the crowd And I was lostAs I always amIn sight and soundAnd miseryAnd just as soonAs it was found Your face was lostAnd once againI was alone andDrowned, downedAmong the massOf ghosts aroundJust one dayRepeatedlyWound, unwoundAnd lost again For more poetry, click here.

Redundant Sea. A poem.

I awake, afloatOn an ink blackredundant seaOf redundancyAnd think, to sinkWould make a rockOf me, a mockeryTo sleep, you seeWould be idealBut it elusivelyExclusivelyEvades meAll fever dreamsAnd inner screamsThe weight that sinksMe, obscures meI lie awake, afloatOn an ink blackRedundant seaAnd dream of Being anywhereBut here For more poetry, click here.

Free Map: Old School Port Town

Time for a free map! I love drawing maps by hand for Dungeons & Dragons adventures. I have far too many, so I like to give away my maps whenever I can. This map comes with a grid and can be used for face-to-face games or Roll20, Fantasy Grounds, or Foundry! Old School Port TownContinue reading “Free Map: Old School Port Town”

Free Map: Townhouse Manor

Time for a free map! I love drawing maps by hand for Dungeons & Dragons adventures. I have far too many, so I like to give away my maps whenever I can. This map comes with a grid and can be used for face-to-face games or Roll20, Fantasy Grounds, or Foundry! Town Manor So theContinue reading “Free Map: Townhouse Manor”

Free Map: Dockside Warehouse

Time for a free map! I love drawing maps by hand for Dungeons & Dragons adventures. I have far too many, so I like to give away my maps whenever I can. This map comes with a grid and can be used for face-to-face games or Roll20, Fantasy Grounds, or Foundry! Dockside Warehouse This two-storyContinue reading “Free Map: Dockside Warehouse”

Alleys. A poem.

Wandered the back alleys of my mindTo this dead end, I arrivedMystified how I lost my wayAnd wondering how I’d get out againLabyrinths are vast and ill-definedBewildering, confusing, by designAnd none provide a straight road home Just when you know you need it most For more poetry, click here.

Free Map: Noir Town Block

Time for a free map! I love drawing maps by hand for Dungeons & Dragons adventures. I have far too many, so I like to give away my maps whenever I can. This map comes with a grid and can be used for face-to-face games or Roll20, Fantasy Grounds, or Foundry! Noir Town Block ThisContinue reading “Free Map: Noir Town Block”

Free Maps: Clearing & River

Time for some free maps! I love drawing maps by hand for Dungeons & Dragons adventures. I have far too many, so I like to give away my maps whenever I can. These maps are grid-less and can be used for face-to-face games or Roll20, Fantasy Grounds, or Foundry! These maps are free to useContinue reading “Free Maps: Clearing & River”

Free Map – Old School Barrow Tombs

Time for a free map! I love drawing maps for Dungeons & Dragons adventures. I have far too many, though, so I like to give away my hand-drawn maps when I can. This old school map comes with a grid and can be used for face-to-face games or Roll20, Fantasy Grounds, or Foundry! Old SchoolContinue reading “Free Map – Old School Barrow Tombs”

Space Marines. A poem.

And we descendUpon the patchwork scene belowBackpack thrusters filling the airWith poetic fire While the gibbous hordesMock and tease and gesturePunctuating the dark withErstwhile curses and lamentations And unholy gunfireFor when we arrive We will cleanse this clotted landUntil this dark born heresy is no moreBolters and flamers to purifyIn the name of our emperorRecliningContinue reading “Space Marines. A poem.”

Free Map: Cliffside Castle Ruin

Time for a free map! I love drawing maps for Dungeons & Dragons adventures. I have far too many, though, so I like to give away my hand-drawn maps when I can. This map has a grid, and can be used for face-to-face games or Roll20, Fantasy Grounds, or Foundry! Cliffside Castle Ruin This cliffsideContinue reading “Free Map: Cliffside Castle Ruin”

Free Map: Ruined Tomb

Time for a free map! I love drawing maps for Dungeons & Dragons adventures. I have far too many, though, so I like to give away my hand-drawn maps when I can. This map is 1750 x 1750 pixels, so it fits perfectly on Roll20, but can also be used on Fantasy Grounds or Foundry.Continue reading “Free Map: Ruined Tomb”

Splinter. A poem.

Time moved on and so did IBut every fleeting momentI feel the splinter A vestige of youBurrowing to my head and heartSlicing as it goesAs tenderly as a razorAnd as comforting as a viceIf I had a needle I’d thread a camel through itAnd gouge that splinter outTo leave all thoughts of youBehind for goodOrContinue reading “Splinter. A poem.”

Free Map: Star Temple

Time for a free map! I love drawing maps for Dungeons & Dragons adventures. I have far too many, though, so I like to give away my hand-drawn maps when I can. This map is perfect for face-to-face games or Roll20, Fantasy Grounds or Foundry! Star Temple A crazy cult and a crazy temple inContinue reading “Free Map: Star Temple”

Free Map: Surly Sewers

Time for a free map! I love drawing maps for Dungeons & Dragons adventures. I have far too many, though, so I like to give away my hand-drawn maps when I can. This map comes is grid-less, perfect for Roll20, Fantasy Grounds or Foundry! Surly Sewers There’s always a sewer under every major fantasy cityContinue reading “Free Map: Surly Sewers”

Free Map: Onyx Tower of Hasekan

Time for a free map! I love drawing maps for Dungeons & Dragons adventures. I have far too many, though, so I like to give away my hand-drawn maps when I can. This map is suitable for any desert or wasteland area and is thoughtfully labelled for you lol. The Onyx Tower of Hasekan TheContinue reading “Free Map: Onyx Tower of Hasekan”

Shotglass Adventures: Kal-Zar’s Bane 3: Titanothae Rising in Print!

My new book Titanothae Rising is out now in print and PDF on DrivethruRPG at https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/359699/SHOTGLASS-ADVENTURES-TITANOTHAE-RISING . Titanothae Rising is 124 pages long and contains 7 DnD 5e/OSR adventures for character levels 8th – 10th. It’s the third book in the Kal-Zar’s Bane campaign path, however you can play each of the adventures as One-Shots,Continue reading “Shotglass Adventures: Kal-Zar’s Bane 3: Titanothae Rising in Print!”

Tomb of Annihilation: Weeks 17-18

Hi all, I previously posted some warts-and-all email summaries of the ‘Curse of Strahd’ campaign I ran in 2017. It was the first campaign I sent summaries to players by email after each game (I was a bit lazy prior to that). Here’s the follow up campaign – 2018’s ‘Tomb of Annihilation’. We used experienceContinue reading “Tomb of Annihilation: Weeks 17-18”

Free Map – The Red Temple

Time for a free map! I love drawing maps for Dungeons & Dragons adventures. I have far too many, though, so I like to give away my hand-drawn maps when I can. This map is conveniently sized for virtual tabletops. The Red Temple Why’s it called the Red Temple? Because the entire place is tiledContinue reading “Free Map – The Red Temple”

Tomb of Annihilation: Week 15

Hi all, I previously posted some warts-and-all email summaries of the ‘Curse of Strahd’ campaign I ran in 2017. It was the first campaign I sent summaries to players by email after each game (I was a bit lazy prior to that). Here’s the follow up campaign – 2018’s ‘Tomb of Annihilation’. We used experienceContinue reading “Tomb of Annihilation: Week 15”