Joel

Joel

England
Closet DnD nerd coming out after 30 years - huzzah! Father of 2 mini-adventurers and double bass plucker in training
Sep
15
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Syrinscape: an independent, long-term review

This article covers my experience adding Syrinscape to my online D&D gaming and whether it is worth the subscription
14 min read
Sep
08
DnD Digital: The end for Roll20, Fantasy Grounds, and Foundry?

DnD Digital: The end for Roll20, Fantasy Grounds, and Foundry?

WotC recently announced One D&D and part of this included their plans for a new 3D Virtual Table Top
9 min read
Aug
16
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A Review of Spelljammer Academy: Behold H’Catha

The final instalment of Spelljammer Academy is here and so is my final play test review of this series (after
9 min read
Aug
11
Star Lancer Anyone?

Star Lancer Anyone?

For anyone who has been reading my reviews of Spelljammer Academy or using the maps I made (they start here
2 min read
Aug
09
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What are the downsides of adding sounds to your online RPG game?

This short article looks at the pros and cons of adding a dedicated soundboard/soundscape tool to your online D&
4 min read
Aug
04
Start playing Dungeons and Dragons Online in <30 mins (5 easy steps)

Start playing Dungeons and Dragons Online in <30 mins (5 easy steps)

Got an itch to play Dungeons & Dragons? Maybe been inspired by Stranger Things or been watching Critical Role? Maybe you
8 min read
Aug
02
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Roll20 Tutorial #2: How to add animated spell effects in under a minute (free)

In this article, I will show you how to add animated effects to your Roll20 game for some epic magical
8 min read
Jul
28
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A Review of Spelljammer Academy: Trial by Fire

Spoiler alert! This article discusses the new Spelljammer adventure from WotC in detail, so any player cadets reading this may
8 min read
Jul
28
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A Review of Spelljammer Academy: Realmspace Sortie

Spoiler alert! This article discusses the new Spelljammer adventure from WotC in detail, so any player cadets reading this may
6 min read
Jul
25
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Roll20 Tutorial #1: How to make a Syrinscape soundboard on Roll20

Reduce DM prep time and improve game flow by delegating control of player-triggered sound effects TL;DR; In this article,
11 min read