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    Steal My Best Trap: The Exploding Rolling Boulder Trap

    I wrote up the best trap I’ve ever created for a Dungeons and Dragons game: The Exploding Rolling Boulder Trap. The article has a diagram and detailed description on how to run the trap, which is appropriate for PCs of any level (though higher level PCs are more likely to get around it)...
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    Torture Should Not Work in Dungeons & Dragons

    http://theplanardm.com/torture-should-not-work-in-dungeons-dragons/ Torture doesn't work in real life. But in #DND games, the PCs' primary means of gathering information often is leaving one enemy alive and then torturing them. In this article, I explain why torture why it shouldn't work in...
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    Class Makeover: Transforming the Horizon Walker into a True Planewalker

    I updated the Horizon Walker sub-class for the Ranger that was published in the 5th edition book, Xanathar's Guide to Everything, to give it more abilities (and a new spell) specific to the Outer Planes. Whereas the standard Horizon Walker protects the Prime Material Plane from Planar threats...
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    New and Improved Rules for Running The Deck of Many Things

    Reposting in full the following article from my blog, here. New and Improved Rules for Running The Deck of Many Things In this article, I create an alternative ruleset for running one of Dungeons and Dragons’ most iconic items: the Deck of Many Things. These alternative rules heighten the...
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    Factions Need Moderates and Extremists: Subfactions for all 15 Planescape Sigil Factions

    This post consists of two related articles from my blog. In Part I, I describe how adding moderate and extreme wings to Factions, particularly the factions in the Planescape Campaign Setting, helps players engage with them and helps the DM create NPCs. In Part II, I develop moderate and extreme...
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    Losing Face in Sigil’s Slums: A DND Planescape Adventure for 1st-4th Level PCs

    Losing Face in Sigil’s Slums: A DND Planescape Adventure for 1st-4th Level PCs Here is a homebrew adventure I posted here on my Planescape blog. It's a good starting adventure for a Planescape campaign, or a way to introduce Planescape to a game that uses a different setting. The PCs search...
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    What Gilligan’s Island Teaches us About Dungeons and Dragons

    What Gilligan’s Island Teaches us About Dungeons and Dragons I am posting the following article from my blog: www.theplanardm.com. Typically I write about Planescape, but this is a general advice article. A movie star, a professor, a millionaire (and his wife) and a lovable fool band together...
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    Weather Table for Planescape’s Sigil: Roll for Random Misery

    Weather Table for Planescape’s Sigil: Roll for Random Misery I published the following article and the accompanying Weather Chart on my blog here. If you use it and your players get upset, feel free to blame me. Weather Table for Planescape’s Sigil: Roll for Random Misery [This article uses...
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    Kips in the Cage: Custom Lifestyle Expenses for Planescape’s Sigil

    Kips in the Cage: Custom Lifestyle Expenses for Planescape’s Sigil I hope this article I posted on my blog, www.theplanardm.com, will be helpful for anyone planning a Planescape campaign, or those wanting a template to modify lifestyle expenses for another setting. Kips in the Cage: Custom...
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    Adventure: The Demon’s Axe (Starring the Molydeus)

    Adventure: The Demon’s Axe (Starring the Molydeus) Here's a homebrew adventure featuring political intrigue, a Molydeus, and a Pleasure Palace in the 313th layer of the Abyss. I published this on my blog www.theplanardm.com, which also has 3 pictures of the Molydeus (sadly missing from...
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    Acheron Re-Imagined: The Endless Tournament

    Here's my homebrew version of the outer Plane of Acheron from my blog www.theplanardm.com. The blog's about adding Planescape into your 5e games, but I thought this article was of general enough interest to share more broadly. Acheron Re-Imagined: The Endless Tournament You wake up with a...
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