Tomb of Annihilation: Weeks 23-25

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 23-25”

MAPS FOR FANTASY RPGs 3 Digital Maps Package Kickstarter is Live!

My new Kickstarter is live! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/laidbackdm/maps-for-fantasy-rpgs-3-royalty-free-maps The MAPS FOR FANTASY RPGs 3 Digital Maps Package contains more hand drawn, full color, grid and grid-less maps, each in 5 digital formats, and all royalty-free and ready to use in your next private or commercial print/digital/streaming project! Designed to inspire you creatively, these maps are ideal for any situation – design an entireContinue reading “MAPS FOR FANTASY RPGs 3 Digital Maps Package Kickstarter is Live!”

Mixed Metaphors. A poem.

My senses crucifiedMy weary soulYour goal To tear me downLike posts atA football riotTo pierce my veins And brainAnd heartAnd leave meWallowingA fish withoutA sea or coastSo I might Lose all sightThe blind amongstThe blindWandering NonsensicallyOn a whimOr on a breezeListing aimlesslyInto the bayWhere this boyWill rest At piersAnnoyedAnd anxiousAnother toyFor you to Cast asideIntoContinue reading “Mixed Metaphors. A poem.”

Visitor. A poem.

You thought you’d drop round and visit meBringing clouds and miseryTo rain upon my weary doorAnd highlight my bleak historyYou thought you’d walk here by my sideAnd plum the depths, right here insideTo cast a shadow over meTo drown me in the deepening tideA visitor, that comes and goesThat wracks my thoughts with heady blowsAndContinue reading “Visitor. A poem.”

Shotglass Rounds #8-10 now Available on DrivethruRPG!

SHOTGLASS ROUNDS are PDF-only One-Shots for 5e – they’re flexible, convenient, exciting adventures in a compact package that won’t have DMs spending hours preparing for their next game session. Each One-Shot is designed for a 4-5 hour game and includes cool art, two new monsters, two new magic items, and full-size grid and grid-less maps. The latest Rounds include threeContinue reading “Shotglass Rounds #8-10 now Available on DrivethruRPG!”

Aftertaste. A poem.

You were here, then goneA muse for just a while A bittersweet, infuriatingAftertaste That lingers on my tongueAnd in my thoughts And linesA subtle conclusion To remonstrate And redefine An acidic fingertipDipped in inkBurning tattooed linesIn heart and skinIn remembrance Bygones be bygonesA dear song, loved longMy bittersweetInfuriatingAftertasteYou linger on For more poetry, click here.

How and When. A poem.

I wonder now, what I would sayIf you appeared some sunny dayGracious in defeat/successNever worst and never bestOlive branch or olive oilTo smooth the wayward groundWords succinct and biting tongueTo hold me to account And as I watched you go awayWistful thoughts of now and then Churning heart and roiling brain Then and now, howContinue reading “How and When. A poem.”

The Promise of All. A poem.

The promise of allOf who, wherefore art thouA macrocosm Of possibilityA smile to turn And shake foundations With discord and deceit Thrown awayAs if the promiseWere nothing But an empty boxHow I do wish For you to grace My world againThe promise of allA glittering thingTo envy and need For more poetry, click here.

Random Dream. A poem.

I dreamedOf walking arm in armDown a busy streetThe catchmentFor conversation and courtesy Conspicuously avoided in reality Where admonition and excommunication Were not memoriesBut impossibilitiesFrayed threads torn awayTo never see the light of dayAnd I was blessedTo see and feelHow it should beIf only for a moment In a randomly rememberedDream For more poetry, clickContinue reading “Random Dream. A poem.”

Free Map: Chasm Caves

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: Chasm Caves”

Free Map: Lava Tomb

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: Lava Tomb”

Free Map: Cold Cult Lair

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: Cold Cult Lair”

Free Map: Two Caves

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: Two Caves”

Free Map: Deep Temple

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 is grid-less and 1750 x 1750 pixels – perfectly sized for Roll20, Fantasy Grounds, or Foundry! DeepContinue reading “Free Map: Deep Temple”

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Sign up to my Mailing List to be notified about my Kickstarter Projects, new products and free giveaways, and I’ll send you a FREE Maps Promotional Pack! Click here to sign up at https://stevestillstanding.com and get your FREE Maps Package today!

Black Dog Rain. A poem.

Its arrival wasPrompted with expectation, But, like new year’s resolutions,Fraught and overwroughtWith impossible destinations.Almost expectedly, the skiesClouded with ashAnd the dogged rain Turned black;Every footstep becameA baptism of fire. A great darkness nowLingered on the land,Where once great beastsStrode with weary confidence, And evolution Was but a whisper,Millenia awayFrom the Black Dog Rain. For moreContinue reading “Black Dog Rain. A poem.”

MAPS FOR FANTASY RPGs 2 Royalty Free Digital Maps Package is on sale NOW!

Available NOW at https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/376180/Maps-for-Fantasy-RPGs-2 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 you want a particular handContinue reading “MAPS FOR FANTASY RPGs 2 Royalty Free Digital Maps Package is on sale NOW!”

Tomb of Annihilation: Weeks 21-22

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 21-22”

Free Map: Ramp Dungeon

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 is grid-less and can be used for face-to-face games or Roll20, Fantasy Grounds, or Foundry! It isContinue reading “Free Map: Ramp Dungeon”

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”

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!”