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Discussion and Reviews on Reddit
You wouldn't concentrate on that! [R]2 weeks agoK_Mander posted submission on dndnext.
May 30, 2019
so got into a combat (sorlock here) and used Hex at it's base level, so it's concentration up to an hour, we finisht he combat and got some parts we needed to collect off the creatures (1 was a chimera the other was a manticore) before their abomination of a child attacks us, I asked the DM "how long has passed since combat ended?" the conversation went like this from there:
DM: "like 10 minutes."
Me: "cool, I'm gonna move my hex over to the creature."
DM: "you wouldn't have kept concentration of that up if combat ended."
Me: "why would I drop it when there could be more danger we don't know about, that would be ridiculous."
DM: "well you finished the fight and there weren't any other monsters around."
Me: "we don't know that, for all we know we could be about to walk into 10 of these thigns, dropping concentration just because we are out of combat would be a waste, now if we were out of danger completely and in a safe place like a soldier's camp, or town, yeah, I'd drop it, but otherwise it makes no sense fro to drop it when we are in the middle of a potentially dangerous area."
He relents and lets me keep it up, but it took like 5 minutes to get to that point. Don't understand why I wouldn't keep concentration on a spell that I burned a slot on just to be safe.
May 30, 2019
I steal 24 x 32 inch grided meeting pads from work like this
New DM looking for a good game mat [R]1 month, 2 weeks agoAlex_TheDM posted submission on DnD.
April 27, 2019
As the post says I'm a new DM and I'm getting things together for my first d&d campaign that i will be running in a few months. I'm looking to buy a decent double sided game mat that has hexes and squares. My current budget for this item is ~25 usd and I'm wondering if anyone has any recommendations. there is no particular size that i am looking for atm.
April 27, 2019
I had a game mat, still do somewhere, but I'll be honest there is a better alternative. Game mats will get dingy over time. I switched over to flip board size chart paper and never looked back, super cheap online.
What are some things I should have as a traveling DM? [R]2 months, 2 weeks agoAlex_TheDM posted submission on DnD.
March 26, 2019
I’m a forever dm who is just starting their journey. Currently I’m using my chrome book as a dm screen and basically for everything. I’m getting my own apartment soon and want to starting getting more physical stuff seeing as I’ll have space for it. Even still we play at my friends house as he is currently remodeling the basement to make a gaming room so I need to be able to take stuff with me but I love having physical over digital.
Sorry if that made little sense.
TLDR; What kind of things should I get to build a physical collection that I can carry with me?
March 26, 2019
Depends on what you want to spend really. I travel a lot to DM myself.
I use the large 1 inch square chart paper as game pads and (sometimes) draw out the maps before hand, or you can use a dry erase game mat and draw as you go.
Lego makes for great mini figures, or there are tons of PDF files of paper cut out ones that are really useful. Official mini figures are really expensive.
Other than that a lot of dice and a DM screen are handy. I use painted cardboard and notes taped to the inside. (Monster stat blocks, names of characters, a map of the area etc etc etc.
other than that I dont have much else and it has worked out so far!
Good luck! I have some links below to the stuff I got!
Looking for some Miniatures for Dnd [R]9 months agoSilvoK posted submission on DnD.
Sept. 13, 2018
So I am relatively new(2 years) to Dnd and DMing and just now started to desire to have miniatures for the game. I just used pieces of Paper until now. So now I have some questions:
Where would I be able to source some good miniatures of PCs and of Monsters?
How much should I budget for good miniatures?
Do they come painted?
What type of gamemat or Playtiles work best with Miniatures?
After you have acquired some of the miniatures how do you store them? (Same with gamemats/ Tiles)
Thank you in advance for any assistance.
Sept. 13, 2018
$20 map making Map - draw them yourselves on graph paper
Get pencil crayons from the dollar store. For color, use the black to deepen outlines.
Roll them up with an elastic or two for storage.
Tilesets are very limited for the cost and premade maps tend to focus on dungeons.
$80 miniatures or tokens.
Tokens for monster n enemies with pcs being minis is a cheaper way to start.
Token sets are not my thing, but you can find some on ebay or usually with starting box sets.
As for minis my average price is $5 a mini. With 2-3 being a good price (CAD) some stores have buck a mini bins where you can get peoples old minis or armies for cheeper.
Bones minis fall into that grouping
Some of games workshop troops fall into that as well
Even board games can sometimes have have decent cost per units.
And the dnd HD collection by wizkids (unpainted) though a bit small are around 2 minis for $6.
As for paint, if your worried about cost you can go to your local dollar store and get acrylic painta for $1 each. Water them down and layer them when painting for best use.
To better keep the paintjob if you want a primer will do the trick. Or fuck it for your first batch. And use all purpose cleaner to rip the paint off them later.
Protip if your going in the more expensive direction or future use. A black primer hides your mistakes a white lets colors show. Use both to create shadows n color pops.
----- so now we're 100 in and have our minis where do we store the 30ish guys we got?
Usually on a shelf. You cannput them in a display case or cabnet if you have one but shoving them in a box for the time being wont hurt much.
Battlemat solutions. [R]11 months agoAgile_DM posted submission on DnD5e.
July 18, 2018
At the moment I'm using a friends pathfinder battlemat. But want my own. As good as the pathfinder ones are, I find them a little small.
I've also tried making my own on a3 paper but find drawing the grids tiresome. I've also looked at the cheeses battlemat but find these pricey. My printer isn't full of ink. Need to do this on a very tight budget. Any solutions?
Thanks in Advance.
July 18, 2018
Try Grid Paper This is a great price - you can find similar for about $30 at an office supply store.
Pros: Cheap. Can draw something and you just have it for as long as you take care of the paper.
Cons: It's not a battlemat, it's paper. You have to store any maps you want to keep.
I do just fine with this, I bought mine at an office supply store, but this link changes my plans going forward. I don't mind the storage challenge and enjoy that I can draw important locations *once*.
How to make/get grid paper? [R]1 year, 3 months agoMacabreMelon posted submission on DMAcademy.
March 15, 2018
I want to do a campaign with grid paper. How can i get/make grid paper maps? Will i be able to reuse the grid paper?
March 15, 2018
Gaming Paper has a lot of good options that are pretty affordable. I prefer their rolls that look like wrapping paper but they also have tiles, though I've never used them.
Easel Pads are more expensive but might fit your needs.
Chessex Battlemaps are great. The maps are made of vinyl so they're portable. I bring one to game nights with water-soluble markers.
If you don't mind a project and don't plan on transporting your surface, dry erase wall paneling can be wonderful. If you trust yourself with a straight-edge and a box cutter, you can carve a 1 inch grid on the surface. I did this once before and it worked fine; I stored the board behind the couch and set it atop the coffee table for games.
DND vinyl map/mat keeps fading... [R]3 years, 4 months agoBen_SRQ posted submission on dndnext.
Feb. 3, 2016
I bought a vinyl mat that is just a grid from my local game shop recently, along with a HUGE set of wet-erase markers.
At first, it was a little clunky trying to write with them, constantly trying not to smudge other things on the map, and constantly erasing and doing it again to get detail since it's a little more slippery than usual.
However, the biggest problem is that within 30-60 minutes whatever I drew fades away as though it was badly smudged. It is a huge problem when my story arch requires characters to come back to locations due to locked doors, tough enemies, etc. or when they simply want to do it by choice.
What am I doing wrong?
Bonus: What's the best way to get the mat to be flat? The creases raise the mat pretty bad.
Feb. 3, 2016
> Do you think it could've been that the one that comes with the starter box, despite having said could be used with wet erase markers, isn't good quality?
Quite possibly, yes. The D&D starter set does not come with a mat, but the PF starter does: I think it's your problem. "A special coating on each Flip-Mat allows you to use wet erase, dry erase, AND permanent markers with ease! Removing permanent ink is easy—simply trace over any permanent mark with a dry erase marker, wait 10 seconds, then wipe off both marks with a dry cloth or paper towel. (http://paizo.com/products/btpy8oto?Pathfinder-FlipMat-Basic)
I dunno what kind of sorcery they use to make a mat usable with all 3 kinds of markers, but... It obviously isn't working as intended.
The "gold standard" is the Chessex vinyl mat (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nbsbnoss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=chessex+vinyl)
I think one of those would solve your problems.
>Why no more than 5 minutes?
Well, the Chessex mats are vinyl layered on top of some other material. I would limit the steam time, as any glue used to attach the layers may well be affected by excess heat and moisture.
One more thing: I recently discovered these: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003U6KWAY/ref=psdc490953011t3_B00006I9X8
Since they're paper, you can use whatever you want to write on them, you can prepare detailed maps ahead of time, and you can paint on them! I used these painted paper maps in my last campaign, and the players loved them! (And it makes map drawing one more thing you can do before session, rather than during session.)