February was month of milestones at Dungeon’s Master. On February 1, Dungeon’s Master celebrated its 1-year anniversary. To mark the occasion we posted the State Of The Dungeon – 1 Year Later and shared some details about how we’re doing after our first year. We’d like to thank all of the readers who have visited us during the past year. Your continued support and comments keep us motivated and let us know we’re on the right track.
Also in February Dungeon’s Master hit its 300th post. To celebrate this milestone, Ameron and Wimwick each took a stab at Creating King Leonidas (from the movie 300) as a level 16 PC. And to make the month even better we got another shout out from Wizards of the Coast on February 18 in their February News and Reviews. Check out all of the Dungeon’s Master highlights from February below.
- Skill Challenge: Tavern Treachery – This skill challenge has an angry community take their frustration out on the unsuspecting PCs.
- Skill Challenges On The Fly – If the PCs do something completely unexpected, here’s how to use a skill challenge to put the campaign back on track.
- The Skill Challenges tab at the top of the page provides easy access to all of our skill aides and skill challenges.
- 6 D&D Convention Tips for Players- After participating in Spellstorm 2010, I put together these helpful tips for players.
- Dwarves Are The Best Race – We examine the advantages and optimal builds when playing a Dwarf.
- Celebrating The Teiflings Infernal Heritage- We examine the advantages and optimal builds when playing a Tiefling.
- LFR Magic Item Treasure Bundle List (Part 2) – We’ve updated the treasure bundle list for Living Forgotten Realms adventures.
- 6 D&D Convention Tips for DMs- After participating in Spellstorm 2010, I put together these helpful tips for DMs.
- Will The Desktop Kill The Tabletop, SurfaceScapes Thinks So – Find out how D&D may change as technology improves.
- Ritual Casting – Opening Up The System – With only a few small changes to the ritual casting rules all classes can have access to this aspect of the game.
- Only One Race in Fantasy RPGs – Are all of the racial choices in D&D necessary, especially if players don’t put any effort into making them unique?
- Traps & Hazards: The Open Portal – This is the first article in our latest ongoing series. The PCs need to act fast to close the open portal or else they’ll be overrun by the creatures pouring forth from it.
- We added a new section to our website dedicated exclusively to Eberron-related content. The Eberron tab is easily accessed at the top of every page above the Dungeon’s Master banner. It’s a permanent, one-stop-shop for all things Eberron.
- Being Lycanthrope In Eberron- In a world with 13 moons lycanthropes are bound to act and behave differently depending on which celestial orbs are in the night’s sky.
2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics
- 2010 Olympic Mascots – The games may be over, but Miga, Quatchi and Sumi are ready to make an appearance in your next encounter.
- Skill Challenge: Olympic Games – We’ve tweaked the skill challenge mechanic and created a great way to pit PCs against each other or the best NPCs from around the globe.
- Review: Martial Power 2 – We share the highlights of what you’ll find in the latest Power book along with our usual commentary and opinion.
- 5 Must-Read Zombie Books – Zombies deserve respect and reading these 5 books is a good start.
A Look Ahead
In March you can expect new articles from a lot of our familiar series. You’ll get more articles on skill challenges as well as a couple of new samples, more articles on Eberron including a new Secrets of Eberron Revealed which focuses on Warforged and House Cannith, more exploration of the races with Goliath next up, and more traps & hazards. With the release of the PHB3 in March, we’ll provide our review as well as significant commentary on its contents. As always we welcome your feedback and suggestions. If there’s a topic you’d like us to write about please send us an email or leave a comment below. There’s plenty of great 4e D&D material on the way in March so be sure to visit Dungeon’s Master every day.