Chasing the Snakes From Chult and DM Rewards

This week we were back to Tomb of Annihilation.  Last session we defeated the Yuan-Ti leader/spellcaster/brewer/patriot Ras Nsi.  This session was largely followup to that.  We opted to continue to clear out the Yuan-Ti survivors buuuut the spellcasters of the party were pretty ragged and wanted to take a long rest.  So obviously the Yuan-Ti […]

Triton vs. Variant Human

Sometimes I read stuff like, “why in Christ’s holy name do you want to play a Triton when Variant Human is so much better?”   Because you get to write character backstories like this:   “Retiarus Nymeros Mutawassit is an emissary sent from the city of Mutawassir off the coast of Port Nyanzaru in Chult. […]

The Snake Man Swim Social

So last night on Tomb of Annihilation we got lucky.  Two more people than we had last night showed up giving us six PCs, four of them primary spellcasters, One Arcane Trickster Wizard, and me with my one level of cleric.  No matter how you slice it, it is difficult to challenge six 5E D&D […]

Drums of the Dead – Tier 3

I feel ready to commit some thoughts to text after working through The Introduction and Tier 3-4 (Characters Level 11+) material.  While I balked at the alarming number of pages this adventure has I have to say that the encounters are much more detailed and interesting than I’ve seen in previous Epics.  This adventure, more […]


Drums of the Dead will be my 4th time running a D&D Adventurer’s League “Epic” adventure.  For the uninitiated, at conventions or special events at stores D&D AL will allow you to run “Epics.”  An Epic is one adventure being run by 8+ tables simultaneously and the tables influence each other in a variety of ways.  […]

Tando of Annihilation

So last night the stars aligned and I managed to make it a D&D table.  I was told there might be games to be had at a store nearby and I actually met up with two of the players from Curse of Strahd/Mark of Mercy.  So that was cool.  They were playing Tomb of Annihilation, […]

Star Wars: The Last Whatever

After a few weeks of avoiding spoilers and muting literally every Star Wars related word on Twitter I finally got around to seeing Last Jedi. This movie was okay.  I would call it uneven.  There were parts I really liked and then there were parts I didn’t.   I’m not sure how to really feel about […]


I got really excited for Bright when I saw the first teasers what seems like an eternity ago.  My first reaction was, “FUCKING SHADOWRUN MOVIE.”  The closer we got to the release date Bright seemed more like a fantasy oriented remake of Alien Nation.  On that comparison there are two schools of thought out there, […]