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Starfall, Page 9


Opportunity Attacks revisited

Opportunity attacks in 5e, in my humble opinion, make combat boring. Disengaging to avoid an Attack of Opportunity (AoO) sacrifices your own action but leaves the enemy’s in-tact, making it one of the worst trades in the game. While the mechanic can create tense...

Starfall Part 2, Page 7

Super Quick Combat Rules

Quick preamble: this is probably system agnostic on some level, but I designed it for 5e. 5e’s design assumes you’re having probably way, way more combat encounters than you actually are, and that you’re playing long enough and quickly enough to resolve those...

Free VTT Tokens

I have created a repository of about 1200 VTT tokens that you guys can use for free. If you don't want to read more, you can just go to this link and grab them: https://www.patreon.com/posts/54992126 Why Tokens? I like them. During 2020, all of my D&D came to a...

Pathfinder 2e on Foundry vtt

I am a huge fan of Foundry VTT. For my purposes, it is the perfect virtual tabletop system. It supports a ton of systems, including the two that I love the best, namely Dungeons & Dragons 5e (DD5E) and Pathfinder 2e (PF2E). A massive part of the appeal of a VTT...

Starfall Part 2, Page 6

oversized weapons

Okay, so we did an info-graphic this week. We like the idea of building a 5e character around over-sized weapons, but the oversized weapons rules in this edition of D&D are helter-skelter at best.This is not about game balance. At all. This is about throwing...

A One Shot

Hey guys, I am working on a major website overhaul, and then it'll be back into Starfall. In the meantime, have a golden oldie from the Patreon archive.

Better Know a Monster: The Mimic

I love the idea that mimics are cryptids to the rest of the world. Adventurers, at least with the players I've known, would be almost universally unpopular -- even when they save the world, they do it out of eyeshot of everyone else, and burn a lot of bridges to get...

The Hobgoblin (and you!)

It's been a hot minute since our last update because I've been dealing with a very sick pet rabbit, and it's leaving me absolutely drained. - This comic arose somewhat naturally out of my Red Hand of Doom group (retooled for 5e). Hobgoblins in 3.5 are just kind of...

The Trade – Page 5 (End)

To celebrate the release of Ricky's Guide to Spooptopia, we did a mini-arc about that setting's most infamous villain. We had fun making this, and it's based on, perhaps, the most dramatic character death I've ever had at a table. I always sub Candor and the gang out...

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Starfall Part 2 – Murderlude

We cut quickly to Keelie, doin' her thing.

Get you that Fauci Ouchie

Seriously, y'all, I miss real dice. Get the vaccine. I got super lucky; I am on my first shot and get my second one in a few days. I'm working at the geological survey right now, and someone basically dropped from the rafters and jabbed my arm. (Well, it was more like...

Feed Drop – Nightlight: A Horror Fiction Podcast

by | Jun 8, 2020 | Comics, Starfall | 0 comments

Werewolves. Simulated Realities. Organ donations gone wrong. Nightlight is a podcast of skilled actors and chilling horror fiction. Here’s a taste:

Nightlight is performed by Black actors and (the reason I wanted to kick off this week’s feed drop with it) pays its Black writers for their work.

That’s important and rare.

I write fiction, and the very first encounter I had with the publishing industry was with a white-collar criminal group promising to get me published if I’d just give them $200. I was 16 and knew nothing about the industry. I had no idea what Yog’s Law. And finding the people who’ll tell a writer that their work is valuable is way harder than you think it would be. I spent years after that experience honing my craft, but also giving the results away – or writing for less than a penny per page with the idea that if I just did that long enough, I’d make it.

But that’s not how it works. There is a lower-tier dreg of the publishing world that sucks in writers and spits them out, chewed up and disillusioned. That’s my experience from privilege. So when something like Nightlight comes along, giving writers a paid home for their short fiction — and then a beautiful translation of that fiction into audio publication — it’s important to me.

You can help more of these great writers get paid by supporting Nightlight right here: https://www.patreon.com/nightlightpod

In the meantime, check out Nightlight on their Anchor site, and then plug it into your favorite podcast service and give yourself a few bad dreams.