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2d8 Minor Meddling Immortals

I entered this in Dave Brawley's contest, so I thought I would share it with you, too:

2d8 Minor Meddling Immortals (lo res)

2d8 Minor Meddling Immortals (hi res)

Ashes of Athas -- FREE Living Dark Suns 4e Scenarios

Check this out:

According to the Dark Sun fan site The Burnt World of Athas, Baldman Games (which runs games at cons) has received permission from Wizards of the Coast to distribute Baldman's Dark Sun convention games (designed for 4th edition) to non-con attendees.

The catch? Baldman can't post them online for free download. And neither can you, if you get them in your grubby little hands.

You have to pony up an email address first, and then you'll receive the files via email over several days -- seven zip archives in all, plus links to a Dropbox account holding maps and pregens. They're yours for FREE, but you have to agree to keep them off the open web, filesharing services, the *chanz, and all the "ahoy there matey" sites.

Check out the details here, or this forum post at Baldman Games.

Just for the sake of info, the zip files are rather large, so if your email storage quota is tight, be forwarned (somewhere in the 8-to-20 megabyte range). I don't thin…

Scavenging Free d20 Material from

Back in 2012, I pointed out that those interested could use a directed Google search to turn up some interesting freebies on

This time, I've categorized it for you, with direct links, no store account needed:


Beginner's Box Stuff
Beginner Box Character Sheet
Beginner Box Pregenerated Characters
Kyra Character Sheet Walkthru

D0: Hollows Last Hope - Gamemastery Module
D0: Hollows Last Hope(zip)
D0: Hollows Last Hope Pregens

Dragon Magazine Supplements

Issue 309
Gith Astral Ships (zipped)
Gith Brig Bottom
Gith Brig
Gith Brig Top
Gith Raider Lower
Gith Raider Middle
Gith Raider Top
Gith Skiff

Issue 344
DR344 Supplement

Issue 349
DR349 Supplement
Dungeon Magazine Supplements

Issue 097
Issue 94 Web Enhancement

Issue 098
Issue 98 Web Enhancement

Issue 100
Issue 100 Web Enhancement

Issue 114
DA144 Online Supplement
DA114 Online Supplement (print)

Issue 115
DA115 Online Supplement
DA115 Online Supplement (print)

Issue 116
DA116 Online Supplement
DA116 Online Supplement (print)


Free Jungle-themed RPG Supplements

On the "man, how did I overlook this?" front . . .

Dustin Brandt stopped blogging over at Fire in the Jungle back in September 2013. Before he signed off, he reduced the price of three, 16-page jungle-themed sandbox adventure tools to $6.54 each. And he made the PDFs available for FREE.

He's using MagCloud, which used to be owned by Hewlett-Packard and is now owned by Blurb. You'll need a free account to download the PDFs. If you want print, you'll have to pony up the cash via credit card or PayPal. Shipping starts at $2.56 for U.S. First Class Mail. For less than $25, you can get three cool jungle adventures delivered in print to your door.

Fire in the Jungle

Across the Wide Dark Jungle

Jungle Castle Rock Apocalypse

Also, be sure to grab his free little fantasy rpg supplement, The Rise and Fall of Zamzer and its accompanying map, which is based on material he wrote back in high school and college.

New 5e Basic D&D PDF Available for Download @WotC

I pre-ordered the Starter Set from Amazon, and got an email earlier this week with an estimated delivery date of the third week of July.

I followed the 5e playtest (I've got all the playtest packets somewhere on my hard drives), and so I have been curious what 5e will "officially" bring.

Today, we get our first glimpse.

Wizards of the Coast released the FREE Basic Dungeons & Dragons 5e rules this morning. You can grab them here. It's over 100 pages (110 to be exact).

Quick overview:
It is a complete game, as promised, with rules from character creation to spell lists. No monsters, as this is meant for players rather than DMs. The expectation is to use the monsters from the Starter Set and then shell out cash for a new Monster Manual sometime this year or next.No cover or cover art. In fact, no art at all except for the back cover, which is an explanation of what comes next.Interestingly, it marks itself as "Version 0.1", so I expect to see updates as pr…

3d8 City Encounters Table