Irreverent Reading: D&D 5E Monster Manual – The Letter H – Home of the Tiny Construct

Thanks once again for dropping by my weekly feature, Irreverent Reading! It's where my son and I plumb the depths of the Fifth Edition D&D Monster Manual for those glistening narrative pearls... Now that we are rolling downhill, Xander seems more into the MM than he's been in awhile. We are reading a creature or … Continue reading Irreverent Reading: D&D 5E Monster Manual – The Letter H – Home of the Tiny Construct

The Mecha Hack Actual Play Ep. 2: Hard Lessons

Picking up where we left off last week... Starian and Thumper came out of their simulated battle to discover that their lunar base was under attack. Since they were already suited up, they headed out of a rupture in their hangar and onto the edge of the battlefield. LEEROY JENKINS!!! In classic 7-year-old aggro fashion, … Continue reading The Mecha Hack Actual Play Ep. 2: Hard Lessons

Irreverent Reading: D&D 5E Monster Manual – Midpoint Recap!

Thanks for dropping by my weekly feature, Irreverent Reading! It's where my son and I read every word of the Fifth Edition D&D Monster Manual, riffing and writing about what we find... We reached a couple of big milestones this week, so we are taking a moment to stop and look back. In the world … Continue reading Irreverent Reading: D&D 5E Monster Manual – Midpoint Recap!

The Mecha Hack Actual Play Ep. 1: A Little Simulation

I've often wondered when I'd open the door to the realm of in-game violence for our son. Up to now we've played RPGs that either don't have a combat system, or that just aren't about physical conflict. I've known for a long time I was going to hold off on introducing him to the play … Continue reading The Mecha Hack Actual Play Ep. 1: A Little Simulation

Irreverent Reading: D&D 5E Monster Manual from Gnolls to Grimlock – “Mean Little Fools…”

Thanks for spending some of your quarantine media consumption block to check out my weekly feature, Irreverent Reading! It's where my son and I read every word of the Monster Manual, dreaming and opining about what we find. As Xander does an online yoga class behind me for school, it's starting to feel like it's … Continue reading Irreverent Reading: D&D 5E Monster Manual from Gnolls to Grimlock – “Mean Little Fools…”

Weekly Round-up: My Podcast Premiere, BattleTech/The Mecha Hack, We Play How to Host a Dungeon

Hunh, turned into kind of a big week around here when I wasn't looking! Champions NOW, right now! So I guess it took a pandemic to do it, but you can find me on my first ever podcast this week. MadJay Brown and I have been whiling away our Tuesday nights in the seedy meta-human … Continue reading Weekly Round-up: My Podcast Premiere, BattleTech/The Mecha Hack, We Play How to Host a Dungeon

Irreverent Reading: D&D 5E Monster Manual from Galeb Duhr to Gith

Thanks for spending some of your lockdown time to check out my weekly feature, Irreverent Reading! It's where my son and I read every word of the Monster Manual, dreaming and opining about what we find. Homeschooling continues with enhanced online content. Sadly, I was really enjoying the Montessori Lite approach I was taking with … Continue reading Irreverent Reading: D&D 5E Monster Manual from Galeb Duhr to Gith

Weekly Round-up: Wicked Mazes, D&D, Champions Now, & Deep Dungeon History

Now that we are home schooling and I'm working on getting the taxes done, there was very little time this week for much of anything. My wise wife says, "Write about what you're doing!" So here goes... a roundup of the week in my corner on the gaming cosmos... Roll20 FTW My regular group has … Continue reading Weekly Round-up: Wicked Mazes, D&D, Champions Now, & Deep Dungeon History

Irreverent Reading: D&D 5E Monster Manual from Faerie Dragon to Fungi – F is for Funky

Thanks for dropping by my weekly feature, Irreverent Reading! It's where my son and I read every word of the Monster Manual, dreaming and opining about what we find. Week three, or is it four(?), of homeschooling. Now that it's clear that we're not going back until the Fall, we've got more distance learning to … Continue reading Irreverent Reading: D&D 5E Monster Manual from Faerie Dragon to Fungi – F is for Funky

My First Online GMing, by Crom, with Simon Carryer’s On Mighty Thews

My current game group is far too wonderful to let something like a global health crisis stop us from playing. But even if caution didn't dictate social distancing, we'd still be under a shelter in place order. So, online we go into the sometimes bewildering forest of apps to help us chat, roll dice, manage … Continue reading My First Online GMing, by Crom, with Simon Carryer’s On Mighty Thews