Maps for Fantasy RPGs 6 launches soon on Kickstarter!

To sign up to be notified on Day One: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/laidbackdm/maps-for-fantasy-rpgs-6-royalty-free-maps DMs and fantasy TTRPG designers always need maps, but they’re not always easy for people to make, especially if you want a particular hand drawn aesthetic that you can’t get with digital map making applications.  Maps can be expensive to commission, and when you’re aContinue reading “Maps for Fantasy RPGs 6 launches soon on Kickstarter!”

Free Map: Beach Dock

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. I drew this Beach Dock map for a home game a few weeks back. It’s grid-less and can beContinue reading “Free Map: Beach Dock”

DUUMHAVEN now available on DrivethruRPG!

DUUMHAVEN is the 11th adventure in the SHOTGLASS ROUNDS series! This adventure is compatible with both 5e, Old School Essentials (OSE) and OSR retro-clones based on Basic/Expert. It is the first SHOTGLASS ROUNDS adventure to include full OSE monster stats! DUUMHAVEN is a 70-page PDF that includes Duumhaven Valley and Village, a fully detailed wilderness and town setting, complete with NPCs, new monsters and side-missions, plus an adventure for 1st-Level CharactersContinue reading “DUUMHAVEN now available on DrivethruRPG!”

Out of the Abyss: Sessions 6-7

Hi all, I previously posted some warts-and-all email summaries of the ‘Curse of Strahd’ campaign I ran in 2017, and the ‘Tomb of Annihilation’ campaign from 2018. CoS was the first campaign I sent summaries to players by email after each game (I was a bit lazy prior to that). Here’s another campaign – 2020’sContinue reading “Out of the Abyss: Sessions 6-7”

Free Map: Small Fort

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, measures 1750×1750 pixels (perfectly sized for Roll20) and can be used for face-to-face games orContinue reading “Free Map: Small Fort”

Out of the Abyss: Sessions 4-5

Hi all, I previously posted some warts-and-all email summaries of the ‘Curse of Strahd’ campaign I ran in 2017, and the ‘Tomb of Annihilation’ campaign from 2018. CoS was the first campaign I sent summaries to players by email after each game (I was a bit lazy prior to that). Here’s another campaign – 2020’sContinue reading “Out of the Abyss: Sessions 4-5”

Out of the Abyss: Session 2-3

Hi all, I previously posted some warts-and-all email summaries of the ‘Curse of Strahd’ campaign I ran in 2017, and the ‘Tomb of Annihilation’ campaign from 2018. CoS was the first campaign I sent summaries to players by email after each game (I was a bit lazy prior to that). Here’s another campaign – 2020’sContinue reading “Out of the Abyss: Session 2-3”

Out of the Abyss: Session 0-1

Hi all, I previously posted some warts-and-all email summaries of the ‘Curse of Strahd’ campaign I ran in 2017, and the ‘Tomb of Annihilation’ campaign from 2018. CoS was the first campaign I sent summaries to players by email after each game (I was a bit lazy prior to that). Here’s another campaign – 2020’sContinue reading “Out of the Abyss: Session 0-1”

MAPS FOR FANTASY RPGs 4 & 5 Available at DrivethruRPG!

Hi all, Maps for Fantasy RPGs 4 & 5 Digital Maps Packages are now available on DrivethruRPG at https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/13989/Laidback-DM/subcategory/31533_39605/Digital-Maps DMs and fantasy TTRPG designers always need maps, but they’re not always easy for people to make, especially if you want a particular hand drawn aesthetic that you can’t get with digital map making applications.  MapsContinue reading “MAPS FOR FANTASY RPGs 4 & 5 Available at DrivethruRPG!”

Free Map: Deep 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 Deep Caves map is to thank everyone who has supported my Duumhaven Kickstarter so far! You can findContinue reading “Free Map: Deep Caves”

Free Map: Steve’s First Old School Isometric Map!

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. And guess what? This is the FIRST EVER isometric map I’ve made, and I’m a bit proud of it.Continue reading “Free Map: Steve’s First Old School Isometric Map!”

Free Map: Underdark Side-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, perfectly sized for Roll20 and can be used for face-to-face games and Fantasy Grounds orContinue reading “Free Map: Underdark Side-Temple”

Kal-Zar’s Bane 4: Bane’s Requiem Available in Print and PDF!

SHOTGLASS ADVENTURES – Kal-Zar’s Bane 4: BANE’S REQUIEM is the sequel to the successful Shotglass Adventures: TITANOTHAE RISING Kickstarter and the final book in the Kal-Zar’s Bane Quadrilogy! Published under the OGL, compatible with 5e and easily-convertible to many OSR fantasy role playing games, SHOTGLASS ADVENTURES – Kal-Zar’s Bane 4: BANE’S REQUIEM is 154 pages of adventures that can be played as One-Shots or as the last module in a four-part campaign. What’s in theContinue reading “Kal-Zar’s Bane 4: Bane’s Requiem Available in Print and PDF!”

Tomb of Annihilation: Weeks 37-40 (Campaign’s End)

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 37-40 (Campaign’s End)”

Tomb of Annihilation: Weeks 34-36

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 34-36”

Tomb of Annihilation: Weeks 31-33

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 31-33”

Tomb of Annihilation: Weeks 29-30

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 29-30”

Dragon Warriors Resources – Free Map, Roll20 Rules & Casket of Fays

About a year back (has it been that long?) I played a few games of Dragon Warriors, a cool OSR game by Dave Morris and Oliver Johnson, which features some annoyingly inconsistent systems lol. Despite that, the combat was fast moving and the atmosphere was great! For a full review of Dragon Warriors, click here.Continue reading “Dragon Warriors Resources – Free Map, Roll20 Rules & Casket of Fays”

FiveE Magazine Issue 2 is Out Now in PDF and PRINT and it’s FREE!

Hi all, FiveE Magazine is available NOW in PDF on DrivethruRPG – you can download a PDF copy for FREE! Or you can get a PRINT copy for FREE (all you pay for is the base print cost + postage – I don’t make any profit from the magazine). https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/391814/FiveE-Magazine–April-2022 FiveE Magazine is a semi-regular periodical dedicated to content for the World’s Most Popular Fantasy RoleContinue reading “FiveE Magazine Issue 2 is Out Now in PDF and PRINT and it’s FREE!”

SHOTGLASS ROUNDS VOL.1 HARDCOVER on sale now at DrivethruRPG!

What are Shotglass Rounds? SHOTGLASS ROUNDS One-Shots for 5e & OSR are flexible, convenient, super-charged adventures that won’t have you sitting up for hours doing prep for your next game session! Run them as a One-Shot, or pop them into your ongoing campaign as an exciting side mission! Each adventure is designed for 1-2 x 4-5 hour game sessions,Continue reading “SHOTGLASS ROUNDS VOL.1 HARDCOVER on sale now at DrivethruRPG!”

Free Map: Mushroom 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 sized at 30 x 21 squares and can be used for face-to-face gamesContinue reading “Free Map: Mushroom Caves”

Free Map: Waterfall Grove

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 44 squares x 31 squares map comes with a grid and can be used for face-to-face games orContinue reading “Free Map: Waterfall Grove”

Free Map: 50×50 Square Caverns

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: 50×50 Square Caverns”

Maps for Fantasy RPGs 3 is now available for sale on DrivethruRPG!

Laidback DM’s Maps for Fantasy RPGs 3 is a collection of 20 hand-drawn, full color  maps (2 zip files, totaling 100 digital image files, in CMYK Print format, RGB Screen format, full size A3 & A4  grid and grid-less and grid-less VTT size). These maps come with a limited commercial license allowing you, the purchaser, to use them royalty-free in yourContinue reading “Maps for Fantasy RPGs 3 is now available for sale on DrivethruRPG!”

Free Map: Rushed 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 comes with a grid and can be used for face-to-face games or Roll20, Fantasy Grounds, or Foundry!Continue reading “Free Map: Rushed Dungeon”

Free Map: Middle Class Merchant

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, is 1750 x 1750 pixels (25 x 25 squares) and is perfect for use inContinue reading “Free Map: Middle Class Merchant”

Tomb of Annihilation: Weeks 27-28

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 27-28”

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”

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!”

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”