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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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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...

You can’t predict chaos

by | Feb 5, 2019 | Comics | 0 comments

They have a dragon sorcerer and a half-dragon in their party. OF COURSE they were going to befriend a pack of kobolds, because why wouldn’t they? I’ll point out that the Hoard of the Dragon Queen book offers absolutely zero guidance for what to do if your players decide to recruit or other-wise join up with the cultists.


If you’ve been looking for a way to help us stay afloat, but hate the idea of Patreon, look no further. We have finally have a store page:

They’re really just links out to our Arcana Check content on The DM Guild and DriveThruRPG, but that seemed like the best to us, since that’s *the* trustworthy place to go for RPG content, and I want my WordPress site handling credit card information like I want a hole in the head. And since I am a millennial and crave death, please understand that I am trying to say that I do not want credit card traffic coming through my website. Sorry for any confusion!

Speaking of Craving Death!

Zach and I are both attempting to find jobs in meat-space. We love Thieves Can’t, but it definitely does not put rent over our heads.

If I get a job, basically nothing will change for you guys. I do this for fun, and it takes up very little of my time. A decent portion of my income would go to making sure Zach gets to keep his starving artist lifestyle.

Jobs I’ve applied for: garbage person (it pays really well and the shifts start early, so this is kind of the dream); media assistant for the city of lawrence; camp counselor; instructing positions at local community colleges; administrative assistant positions, and just a mess of stuff I applied for so long ago that I forgot what they were. These are things I’ve applied for all in the last week or so. I’m in the wealthy end of Kansas, so I am hopeful that the economy is going to recover in such a way that one of these people looks at my resume and says, “yes, this person, call him.”

If you’re currently getting a master’s degree in communication, my advice for you is “haha, don’t do this.”

Alternatively, hey, if you need a friendly, lefty neckbeard, reach out to me. I am for rent.

If Zach gets a job, we’re almost certainly going to have to cut updates down to something less than one a week. He’s applying for really cushy graphic design jobs, though.

None of this should screw with the Kickstarter. That gets the brunt of our free time at the moment.