Dungeons and Dragons | Dungeons and Dragons – Steakosaurus
Dungeons and Dragons
Disclaimer: If you ever plan to play D&D with me, read this page at risk of ruining any surprises I may have in store.
I’ve been playing various forms of tabletop for about ten years and started DMing my first campaign three years ago. That first campaign has been successfully ongoing and will be wrapping up in Spring of 2020 and I feel very fortunate to have the rare experience of a group stay together with a complete story and what I hope will be a satisfying ending.
I like to do a lot of special things for my players with neat tech and interesting mechanics. And lots and lots of LED lit thing. I build custom sets, put on little shows, paint lots of minis, and almost always present combat encounters with some unique mechanic or at least good reason within the narrative. While a lot of this is flashy, I believe that story always comes first and no matter how much work you put into the fun details. And furthermore, with D&D I believe the players write the story. While I do have an overall narrative, I make it priority number one to let the players go anywhere and do anything with a mix of extreme preparation and fun improvisation.
There is a lot of content on this page, so I’ve broken it down into some categories you can easily jump to here:
While I’m fully aware I’m not much of a singer or musician, D&D is usually a very drunk audience. And a rather tipsy performer admittedly. Much of these details are covered in the Node-red work examples page, but will paste them here as well.
I love to build all kinds of sets for my players. I try to create at least one interesting set for each session. I use a lot of junk from around the garage; wood, cardboard and PVC pipe. But I’ll sometimes get fancy and sculpt foam, add motors, 3d print, use magnets, and many other things.
Sometimes D&D is just so exciting that it can’t be contained by a table and the imaginations of the people around it. I love planning themed excursions and building “Survivor”-style physical puzzles out of wood.