i play dnd

so apparently this coworker of mine used to play a lot of dnd and he had an orc rogue i think, who’s obviously supposed to be a stealth-centric character. But instead of channeling his abilities into dexterity or anything else stealthy, he channeled it all into charisma for the sake of intimidation. Essentially he, a hulking and undexteritous orc, would attempt to sneak into a building. If he was spotted, he would roll for intimidation (and win almost every time) and shout “YOU DO NOT SEE GROGG” at them and proceed.

Random DnD Worldbuilding
  • Male tieflings wearing skirts because having custom pants tailored to accommodate their tails is too much of a hassle
  • Firefighter clerics, wizards, and druids
  • (and the apologetic sorcerer that probably started the fire by mistake)
  • Young, forty-something dwarves joining druid circles and protesting the damage their clan mining does on the environment
  • Everyone gives up trying to categorize sexuality when a half-elf can bring their cute dragonborn boyfriend home to meet their family
  • Human kids having an awesome bearded dwarf vodka-aunt that adventured with a great-grandparent decades ago and gives the best presents
  • Ok but there are several disciplines of magic that let you bring people back from the dead wtf
  • Young punk elves barely in their 80s but yelling at humans “Check yourself knave I made out with your grandma before she even had your Da.”
  • Wizards for Familiar Rights
  • Spellcasters using ‘alter self’ and switch genders at will
  • A giant half-Orc mom adopting street kids and giving them shoulder rides
  • A normal human whose sibling was born a tiefling beating up village kids who mistreat them
  • Integrated cities made to accommodate smaller folk like halflings and gnomes
  • Would alchemists be the ones to concoct magic medications for psych disorders? Are divination clerics and wizards psychologists?
  • Convoluted age laws because a half-orc is an adult at 15 but an elf isn’t considered of-age until their first century.
  • Maybe democracies aren’t a thing in Faerûn because all you’d need is a few necromancers to literally have dead people voting
  • Bard rock bands
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My friend’s and I current DnD party! This is the first campaign we ever played so we are still learning but we are having so much fun, we have weekly sessions with cooking and a lot of snacking involved, my character is the drow wizard to nobody’s surprise haha 

some info about them!

Leonane: Mountain dwarf cleric from a respected clan, found a talking enchanted reliquary with an old god symbol in an expedition, believes it to be the word of the divine and asks it for advice at every chance. team’s grandpa, cautious and concerned about survival, good at negotiating not so good at mingling, judging your every move, is very tired of all of us.

Gruk: Very charismatic albino half orc paladin that is convinced he was chosen by the gods to save the world, quick to trust, lawful good, not the smartest guy, gives away too much money and information, heeds Leonane’s every word, will help everyone in need, will run into a group of thirty enemies without a second thought. needs to stop getting us into fights.

Velare: Drow wizard raised by humans, lives in the underground rooms of a human city’s public library working as an archivist, a hermit that fell in love with a human girl and scared by the passage of time put her in stasis without her consent and hid her away, is looking for a way to extend human lifespan. Has a soft spot for humans, looks very villanous, laughs at inappropriate times, yells at Gruk a lot.

Ulthimesia: Human warlock, left her husband and her noble title for a dream demon, her husband found out and went after them with an army and struck down the demon, in an attempt to save him she trapped what was left of his essence in her pendant giving her control over dreams and the ability to materialize nightmares, is looking for a way to restore her lover to his full form, an expert in monsters and creatures, panics and puts people to sleep when threatened, a refined lady.

@new d&d players and dungeon masters starting because of critical role, aquisitions inc, the adventure zone, etc: 

hey listen. i know it’s really super easy to compare and set up expectations that your game, your DMing or your roleplaying should be like theirs. i know. it’s super easy to look at matthew mercer and feel like you’ll never be as entertaining as him or you’ll never be as good at roleplaying as the cast, or that you’ll never be as funny as the mcelroys.

but listen to me. i’m serious. they are professionals, but they’re playing with their friends. every single person brings something unique and great to a tabletop game, and if you let go of the expectation that everything needs to be perfect, everything needs to be like the podcasts you listen to or the shows you watch–

it WILL be perfect. d&d is a game where you can do whatever the fuck you want and you should do that, but realize that with these expectations are unfair to your fellow players, your dm, and most importantly yourself. sometimes it takes a while for people to get comfortable with how things are. sometimes it doesn’t. that’s ok. just enjoy your game as much as you can

So since I started playing DnD all I want to do is buy sets of dice, so I drew a dice hoarding dragon. 

Edit: Thank you guys so much for all the likes and reblogs! Since people seemed to like my dragon, I added it to my (practically non existent) society 6 store. Just in case someone wants a print or a tote bag or something n.n 

https://society6.com/product/dragon-dice-hoarder_print#s6-7839742p4a1v45

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I really wanted to try doing a more realistic portrait again so I used my beloved DnD character, Marf the Monk. 

TONS of new experimenting in one drawing! Especially coloring, brush use, and lighting. I’m really hype because I finally got the “colorizing a black and white painting” to work out and while the grayscale may have taken ~10 hours to shade, it only took about one hour to color! I’m definitely going to practice this method some more because I’d love to be able to offer examples of this style for commissions.

  • <p> <b>me:</b> i cast wizardcraft<p/><b>dm:</b> what the fuck is that<p/><b>me:</b> it's like. its a spell that makes a wizard<p/><b>dm:</b> do you... do you need to roll for it?<p/><b>me:</b> no i just do it. there's a wizard now his name is billy<p/></p>
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dndstuck based off this also because this is the dorkiest au and i love it

My First Nat20

For Context: So it’s my first time playing DnD, I’m playing with 2 other friends who’ve also never played, and two friends who have one of which is the dm. We’re running a small combat test scenario with our characters vs some bandits and orcs. Our party consists of an Aarakocra Monk, a Human Fighter who’s focused on archery, an Elf Cleric, and myself a Teifling Bard.  The encounter starts when the Aarakocra Monk charges into the cave straight into 2 orcs and a bandit which are taken care of easily by the Monk and Fighter. After a long rest we push further into the cave into another group of enemies, this time two bandits and a single orc. The Fighter uses his sharpshooter shot and completely vaporizes the one bandit and the other bandit runs further into the cave.  The orc is now blocked off from the other bandit by our Monk

Me(ooc): I wanna try and persuade the orc to either abandon the bandits or join our team

                DM: You have to roll a persuasion check then

                *Rolls a 15+3*

                DM: The orc is now seriously reconsidering his allegiance to the bandits

                Elf(ooc) Can I give him a hug to try to further persuade him

                Aarakocra: While you guys do that I’m going to go check out the bandits last known location

The Aarakocra flies across the open cave discovering the bandit ran further into the cave to alert their boss who is now looking right at the monk who is in stabbing range

                DM: The bandit chief is going to attack you with his flurry of blows attack *rolls* two hits and a miss you take 15 damage

                Aarakocra: Welp I’m dead

                Me(ooc): Okay I want to move past the orc into cover and then cast thaumaturgy on my voice to try and intimidate the bandits, but as I pass the orc I want to hand him piece of gold and tell him to get out of here and get a drink.

                DM: Okay, what do you want to say?

                Me:  I say “This is the royal guard, put your weapons down, your hands up, and come out slowly and we won’t execute you on site

                DM: Alright now roll an intimidation check

                *Rolls a nat20*

                DM: D…Did you just roll a nat20…

                Me (Not knowing what a nat20 is): Is that bad?

                DM: *Getting a little annoyed* A nat20 is a guaranteed success, all the bandits put their weapons down and put their hands behind their heads

                Me(ooc): Did I just ruin the encounter?

                DM: THE CHIEF HAD 64 HP, HE WAS SUPPOSED TO TEACH YOU ABOUT PARTY MEMBER DEATHS

Also, I’m totally judging their DnD game. They never rolled for initiative! The demogorgon moved during Will’s turn? That’s bullshit! “Does a seven count?” Child, in what world would a seven hit anything? “The demogorgon, it got me.” Again, the demogorgon didn’t even roll! Your spell just missed, doesn’t mean you died. Come on, give me a more realistic game.

My first time I played DnD

The character I played was an elven rogue who was a notorius prankster who was raised by a dragon and was obsessed with their culture. Her father the Dragon gave her a magic crate (like an infinite space box, like hermione’s purse) filled with a bunch of minorly enchanted items. Aria (the elf) decided that she would use these items to become the best pranker in the world (cue evil laughter). Since it was my first time playing, it was just me and the DM with his character, a demonic warrior looking for his master.

Extra context: we are fighting a blue dragon. I’m dying, he’s still ok on health.

Me: okay I’m gonna grab an item from my box

Dm: what are you looking for?

Me: a ring of healing? Idk something to heal me

DM’s little bro(not playing, just watching): Is a ring of healing an engagement ring?

Me: …if you want it to?

DM: (evil snicker) okay roll a d20

Me: shit, 5

DM: So you pull out a ring of healing but before you can use the enchantment, the dragon notices the ring and thinks you’re about to propose.

Me: shit NO Aria may love dragons but NO

DM: roll charisma

Me: *nat20* WHAT

DM: Congrats, you’re now engaged to a dragon.