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Starfall, Page 9

STARFALL PART 2, PAGE 8

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...

The Trade – Page 4

The Trade – Page 3

The Trade – Page 2

The Trade – Page 1

Sketches

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...

Starfall #6

by | Dec 23, 2019 | Comics, Starfall | 0 comments

This comic has actually been ready for me to letter it for quite a while, but my mother ended up in the hospital and needing surgery. She is recovering, but needs a bunch more surgeries before she’s anything close to better. It’s a complicated situation with her health that, honestly, I don’t understand the medical aspect of. I do know that she’s been complaining about abdominal pain for months, and her doctors were universally not concerned about it for whatever reason. The surgeon found two hernias while he was operating, though, and had to deal with those before addressing the thing he had actually cut into her for. I’m furious, but hopefully this makes the late comic and late patreon stuff a bit clearer. I do apologize for the radio silence.

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I want to switch gears for a moment and bring your collective attention to a problem a long-time reader and a personal friend of mine is having. You’ve also probably encountered Ash in the comments section of these comics. Just in time for Christmas, someone broke into his car and stole a bunch of things from him. Among the things pilfered was his D&D prep hoard, from which he’d been planning to DM a friends-and-family holiday game.

A lot of the things that were stolen from him can’t be replaced — campaign notes, personalized miniatures, and the sorts of memorabelia that inevitably find their way from the table to our shelves.

I asked Ash to compile an Amazon wish list representing the items that were stolen, in hopes that we might be able to coordinate in helping him replace some of what he lost. Ash is a strong guy, and I know he’ll bounce back against a petty theft, but being robbed of (to us TTRPG nerds) personal treasures *right* before Christmas has put further darkened a dour shadow over the season for us all.

Here is the aforementioned wish list: https://www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/M89UIVD9RUQK?ref_=wl_share