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My rear entry puckers every time Zach says he wants a specific magic item.

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

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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...

The Gang Fights a Dragon, Part 1

by | May 31, 2018 | Comics, Thieves Can't Kill Goblins | 0 comments

Based on a true story.

Wait, what? I’m confused.

That’s fair. We’re in “Thieves Can’t Strip” right now, between major storylines, so expect more vignettes and unconnected stories when the tag at the bottom of the comic’s post says “Thieves Can’t Strip.”


Reynauldo is based on Shovel Knight (and Reynauld from Darkest Dungeon, but that’s less important here) and has existed in a lot of different homebrew campaign settings we use at my table. Here, they’re in a steampunk Faerun trying to stop an ancient dragon that’s turning back time whenever its plans are foiled, and its goal is to exact revenge on Candlekeep for stealing and destroying some of its eggs. You know, for science. (And Candlekeep had turned into kind of a metropolis because of ongoing player actions, so they’re been raising the stakes themselves the whole game.)

Why did you make that shovel?

So, yes, it was too powerful. But also they found it in a tower where the most dangerous objects in the multiverse were stored, so when there was just a shovel in the vault, it naturally got some serious attention from the players — especially the guy with the shovel fetish at the table. And when the rest of the magic items actually had appendices of effects and stuff, and I passed out a card to Zach that simply had that text on it after they ID’d the shovel, there was riotous laughter at the table. Totally worth him murdering a dragon with it later.

I have very specific criticisms or advice about this situation.

Awesome. Drop ’em in the comments. I love hearing from you guys.

Money Zone

Lots of new people are finding this comic because of Facebook, so first off, Welcome, and second, make sure you check out our Patreon which has tokens, paper minis, and other awesome stuff on it. I’m re-organizing the Patreon to better match the new site, so have some patience with me as that happens.