Posts Tagged ‘Elemental Evil’

Just a quick post here to let you all know that my third published Epic Threats article, “Epic Threats: Elementals,” is currently available through EN World EN5ider. Morrus, EN World King, and his team are awesome and have been putting out great fifth edition content and they have a whole catalogue of stuff still to come. I definitely recommend you check out the work over there. My other articles, “Give Chase,” “Get Sick,” “Epic Threats: NPCs,” and “Epic Threats: Goblinoids and Orcs,” are available over there as well and ready to make chases in your game awesome. This latest article has a new and improved Wizards of the Coast style monster stat block!

I’ve been running a fifth edition game for almost a year and it’s clear to me that there aren’t enough high challenge rating monsters to provide me with the variety of combat encounters I like to have at my disposal. Yes, bounded accuracy lets me use the old standbys far after the PCs’ level is much higher than the bugbear’s CR. I just need to keep adding bugbears… but combat with a lot of baddies is slow and can become a grind. That’s not the kind of variety I’m looking for.

That’s why I submitted a series of monster articles to EN World EN5ideran online magazine which publishes content for the fifth edition of the world’s most popular tabletop roleplaying game. The first of those articles, “Epic Threats: High Level NPCs,” presents five new NPCs with challenge ratings of 11 and above to add to your game. The second, “Epic Threats: Goblinoids and Orcs,” provides five more baddies to bring into your high level games! These are (obviously) of the more goblin and orc variety. The latest and last article, “Epic Threats: Elementals,” gives you some awesome high level elementals (the Steam, Storm, Smoke, Sand, Mud, and Magma varieties).

On Tuesday I’ll be posting a companion piece to go with the article on this blog so stay tuned!

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A podcast of the Battlesystem Brawl is now available on The Tome Show’s website (though the videos below are a much better medium for this sort of thing).


Round Table regulars Allison Rossi, Rudy BassoAlex Basso, and I take on DM John Fischer in an army vs army battle playtesting the new Dungeons and Dragons mass combat rules. The armies in this battle were created using the free Elemental Evil Player’s Companion PDF. We’re going to follow-up this podcast with Round Table analysis in the days to come. This podcast was recorded on March 29, 2015.


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I sit down with Mike Shea, Topher Kohan, and Joe Lastowski to discuss the new Elemental Evil storyline in the D&D Adventurers League. This podcast was recorded on March 31, 2015.

Last night was the Battlesystem BrawlJohn Fischer DMed Allison Rossi, Rudy BassoAlex Basso, and me in a massive battle of the elements. Using the new Dungeons & Dragons Unearthed Arcana Battlesystem,Unearthed Arcana Eberron racesElemental Evil Player’s Companion it was a livestreamed D&D encounter like no other!

You can checkout the battle on The Tome Show’s new Twitch channel or on YouTube.

In the coming weeks, we’ll release the audio as a podcast on The Tome Show’s feed and post an edited video on YouTube for ya!

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Say hello to Krutzworth Steelbelly! He’s my character for the Battlesystem Brawl – coming this Sunday night at 7:30 to The Tome Show’s Twitch channel.

PDF Character Sheet – Krutzworth Steelbelly

Krutzworth Steelbelly’s father, Malick, was a general in the army of allied earth forces who died in a battle against the forces of air, fire, and water. Since birth Krutzworth was weak and small, but tried to live up to the Steelbelly name. He found an ancient tome in his family’s crypt one night while praying to his father for strength. This book taught him the secrets of the arcane. He has sworn to use his magic might to wipe his father’s enemies from the face of the planet and plans to erect a monument in the likeness of Malick from the bones of the defeated foes.

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Get ready for war. On Sunday, March 29th at 7:30PM Eastern John Fischer DMs Allison Rossi, Rudy BassoAlex Basso, and me in a massive battle of the elements. Using the new Dungeons & Dragons Unearthed Arcana Battlesystem, Unearthed Arcana Eberron racesElemental Evil Player’s Companion this will be a livestreamed D&D encounter like no other!

You can watch it here: http://www.twitch.tv/the_tome_show

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Join the crew from The Tome Show‘s Round Table podcast as we playtest these new D&D rules. The video will live on The Tome Show’s Twitch site, the audio of the encounter will be released as a podcast on thetomeshow.com, and the crew will breakdown what they think of the new rules in a Round Table podcast at a later date.

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I sit down with five of the six Adventurers League admins – Bill Benham, Resource Manager, Greg Marks, Associate Resource Manager, Travis Woodall, Content Manager, Robert Adducci, Community Manager, and Alan Patrick, Associate Community Manager. We talk about the Elemental Evil storyline and how it affects the D&D Adventurers League and their open call for adventure designers. This podcast was recorded on January 27, 2015.


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A new episode of my podcast, The Round Table, is up on The Tome Show’s website.


I sit down with Greg Blair, John Fischer, Dave Gibson, and Mike Shea to talk about the official Elemental Evil announcement. D&D’s next story line affects not only the TRPG, but also the Neverwinter MMO and the Adventure System Cooperative board games. This podcast was recorded on January 25, 2015. Stay tuned for Part II next week all about organized play!


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