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    I’ve never heard of a besniffer before. But I am absolutely going to make use of one in the future.

    I’ve been loving the comic! I’m glad I found you, will share with my friends.

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I used Sniffnitiative in the comic body so I have nothing for here, except wondering what happens if it sneezes

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...

The Trade – Page 4

The Trade – Page 3

The Trade – Page 2

The Trade – Page 1


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 #17

by | Apr 20, 2020 | Comics, Starfall | 1 comment

Good morning, folks!

I take D&D a little too seriously on occasion, and often don’t give my world room to have stupid things like Birth Meats (you know, the sacred meat that lines up with your lunar[s] cycle) and honestly that’s kind of a shame. As much fun as I have world-building, I think I’d have more fun if I let the occasional joke slip through.

Anyway, let me tell you the deadly seriously history of the Besniffer, a creature that was rightly in the void of oblivion for most of our lives. These creatures, the soul-sniffers, the makers of the mucus most unholy, once haunted the cosmos making space travel a nightmare and the surface of Cascadian-style into snot-webbed hellscapes. It was only when Spiff Aurilus slew the final Besniffer in the year 4120 (the year 0 in the standard stardate calendar) that other forms of sapient life were finally free to roam the stars – for better or worse.


I am still in the process of trying to make my Patreon a place that you, the gentle readers, want to go to. For now, this just means you can read next week’s comic there – and because of the pandemic, everyone has access, so go read Starfall #18 on Patreon for free:


That won’t always be the only thing on Patreon though, and the prices aren’t set in stone. I’d love some feedback here – how would you guys feel about special Lore and Worldbuilding docs that fleshed out Starfall as a setting being bonus content for Patrons? And if you like the idea, how much would it be worth to you? I’ve got some ideas and special artwork for this extra content built up, so at least some of it is getting made regardless, but I’d like to know if there’s any community enthusiasm behind it.

Yes, Ash, I know you like the idea. You gave it to me. :p