Magic items by character level in D&D 5e

Last month I posted one piece about magic item distribution and another about level advancement. Here, I’m going to bring them together and see what they mean for magic items by level. I confess that this feels a bit redundant because since the earlier posts I’ve acquired the official 5e book Xanathar’s Guide to Everything,… Continue reading Magic items by character level in D&D 5e

Experience and character advancement in D&D 5e

If you look at the table for level advancement by experience points, in the DnD 5e Player’s Handbook (PHB) p15, you can see that not only do you need more experience points for each level, but that the additional number needed to progress from one level to the next increases as your level gets higher.… Continue reading Experience and character advancement in D&D 5e

Magic items in the D&D 5e DMG

I’ve seen some people in my various DnD Facebook groups confused about magic item distribution in 5e. And I realized that, although there is information in the Dungeon Master’s Guide (DMG) such as item rarity and function, and tables for randomly generating items found in loot hoards, the thinking behind item design and distribution isn’t… Continue reading Magic items in the D&D 5e DMG

The estates of Galthamar: Gobelins

This estate description is part of a short series of posts on the people and society of my homebrew setting, Galthamar. Edit note: I’ve tweaked my Galthamar race posts, especially this and the Elther one, to reduce the amount of appearance prejudice. I once included this theme because it felt true to Galthamar’s inspirations in… Continue reading The estates of Galthamar: Gobelins

The estates of Galthamar: Dueren

This estate description is part of a short series of posts on the people and society of my homebrew setting, Galthamar. Ideals, self-portrait A Duer is professional and practical, strong and sturdy, trustworthy and true. Dueren cultivate skill and expertise in whatever they do, be it craft, business or other occupation. Whether rich or poor,… Continue reading The estates of Galthamar: Dueren

The estates of Galthamar: Eltheren

This estate description is part of a short series of posts on the people and society of my homebrew setting, Galthamar. Edit: I’ve tweaked my Galthamar race posts, especially this and the Gobelin one, to reduce the amount of appearance prejudice. I once included this idea because it felt true to Galthamar’s inspirations in history… Continue reading The estates of Galthamar: Eltheren

The estates of Galthamar: Holbits

This estate description is part of a short series of posts on the people and society of my homebrew setting, Galthamar. Ideals, self-portrait A Holbit is industrious and family-oriented, honest and true, hospitable and courteous. They follow steady ways of life, such as agriculture, handicrafts and long-contract employment. Holbit culture is traditional and modest, with… Continue reading The estates of Galthamar: Holbits