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

@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

D&D? More like see how many LGBT NPCs I can cram into a campaign without making it too noticeable to the group I run.

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dndstuck based off this also because this is the dorkiest au and i love it

Well I think I speak for all of us when I say that 2016 was probably one of the, uh, more… volatile years to date. A lot of shit went down these past months, globally and locally and what-not, and I gotta say if it wasn’t for Critical Role this year would have been utterly unbearable.

I got into Critical Role a little over a half a year ago? I think? But uh I can safely say it’s pretty much taken over my whole life at this point haha;; I remember being overwhelmed at just how much content there was to get through, but the way the fandom received me was just so welcoming and friendly and I’m so glad I decided to jump on this bandwagon! I’m thankful and blessed to be a part of such a widely diverse bunch of creative and amazing people who get together on a weekly basis to basically get emotional over some nerdy voice actors who roll dice and play D&D. (I started playing because of CR too! :D)

Anyways, the first thing I ever drew for CR was this fanart way back in July, and I thought it fitting that I send off 2016 in the CR fandom the way I first entered it, with Vax and Gilmore. Have a wonderful new year everyone!

And… is it Thursday yet? ;)

"I'm going to destroy everything you love."

Once when I started playing dnd my friend was Dm'ing and had us set up characters. I never played before so I chose to be a cleric (only one the entire time) and to be chaotic neutral. So we start arguing and eventually I said “Boy, I will destroy everything you love”, proceeded to murder an entire small village, threaten a reigning Lord and become the head of an orc tribe.

He still didn’t let me be chaotic neutral.

anonymous asked:

How does one use books of tabletop rpg's , do you have to read all 200-500 pages or skip to the parts that u actually need atm

It depends on the RPG but somebody at the table should have read at least most of the book at least once. But for example the first time I played DND the only parts of the book I was familiar with were the 2 or 3 pages that contained the info for my race/class. My DM knew an approximation of the ruleset and I learned the game through playing it under their knowledge. It’s been over a decade since then and I still don’t think I’ve actually read any core DND rule book from cover to cover, just referenced things when I needed to know them.

If you’re running a game that nobody at the table, including yourself, knows anything about, how much of the book you read is going to depend on how much you care about sticking to the rules 100%. If you’ve got a grip on how characters are generated and how conflicts are resolved in the system then you’re probably good to go on a basic version of the game. If something comes up in gameplay, like crafting enchanted arms and armor, you can either look it up or make it up.

IMO the only rule that needs to be followed 100% is having fun. Even if you do read all 500 pages of a rule book you can always disregard the parts of it that aren’t fun to you and your friends.

anonymous asked:

Hi there! I don't know if you'll have anything to say aside from what you told that other person asking about building towns, but. I don't DM, but I have been interested in creating cities based off medieval history for D&D lately. However, I'm kinda at a roadblock when it comes to structuring that info. I tried to find a blank sheet or something but had no luck. How do you (or others) usually arrange information? Also, if I were to come up with something I liked, should I send it here?

Please feel free to send me ideas, your art, etc! I don’t post every idea I get, but I’ve gotten a lot of good ones I never would have thought of. 

I’m pretty unorganized tbh but this is what I do usually: [real vs example versions]

Lockston

Large population, human with some dwarfs.

Strong guard presence.

Typical, but at night everyone hurries home. Everyone thinks their family is cursed to be werewolves, and others will kill them. No one knows everyone else is also a werewolf.

Not close to other towns, no allies. Enemies with the nearby Drow settlement.

Beer n Booty: typical. Run by Ava. Sells endlessly empty mugs.

Sleeping Ugly: Expensive. Run by Burt. Complimentary breakfast, but it’s all weird fancy stuff.

Mixer’s Elixirs: Potions shop run by Mixer. Yes, that is his name. No, you cannot buy anything deadly. He sells perfume but insists on calling it potions.

Luthur. 42. Very hairy. The townsfolk are worried about him, he seems to be acting strange. He’s salivating at the sight of meat, has fleas, and is growing hair on his legs at an alarming rate. He is the first werewolf, slowly transforming into a full wolf. The rest of the village is soon to follow.


[Town Name]

[General information about town that your players can figure out, or ask questions about]

[list of town shops, or noticeable places like a fountain]

[list of NPCs that you think are important]

nerd dating problems - a guy on Tinder tried to explain my DnD character’s motivations to me after I explained her backstory to him