Premium Content: Miniature Giveaway & New Monster

Dear Subscribers, I’m here to announce two things, firstly, is that at the end of this week, I’ll be selecting a random miniature in my “box of shame” to paint for one lucky subscriber, posting pictures on my Painting Updates and sending it out to you! For those of you who are unaware, my “boxContinue reading “Premium Content: Miniature Giveaway & New Monster”

Exploring Different Types of Magic Seen in D&D

Magic is a core element of most fantasy RPGs. From casting spells to wielding magical weapons, magic can add a unique and exciting aspect to gameplay. However, not all magic is created equal. There are different types of magic in D&D, each with its own unique flavor and mechanics. In this post, we’ll explore someContinue reading “Exploring Different Types of Magic Seen in D&D”

Monster Highlight: The Abyssal Chicken

Dear Readers, in the world of Dungeons and Dragons, there are countless creatures that players can encounter on their adventures. Some are powerful and dangerous, while others are quirky and comedic. One of the more unusual creatures in the game is the Abyssal Chicken, a diminutive bird-like monster that is known for its strange abilitiesContinue reading “Monster Highlight: The Abyssal Chicken”

My Top 10 Awesome Campaign Ideas

One of the most exciting parts of playing D&D is creating and running campaigns. A campaign is a series of connected adventures that take place in a shared world. As a Dungeon Master (DM), it is your responsibility to come up with engaging campaign ideas that will keep your players invested and entertained. In thisContinue reading “My Top 10 Awesome Campaign Ideas”

How-To DM: Adventure Outlining

Dear Readers, I have a confession to make: I don’t usually write out the adventures that I run with regards to my homebrew stuff. Not even a little bit. I don’t usually pre-plan the interactions, per se, I don’t have “read aloud” text, but what I do do (hehe, insert 12-year old joke), is outline!Continue reading “How-To DM: Adventure Outlining”

Painting Update: Female Human Barbarian

Dear Readers, I’m still working on some commissions for a buddy of mine. This time, it’s a female human barbarian. Frankly she looks pretty fierce. But I guess that’s the point. In any case, she’s going to be a little bit of a challenge, as she stands on one foot on the mini stand. Here’sContinue reading “Painting Update: Female Human Barbarian”

Premium Content: New Monsters!

Dear Premium Subscribers (if you aren’t one, consider becoming one!), my editor is currently in the process of moving, so I don’t have a new Ingrates video to show you, so instead, I’m going to give you some new monsters that I’ve come up with. Although the campaign has progressed much ahead of where ourContinue reading “Premium Content: New Monsters!”

Your Guide to Tabletop Games

Dear Readers, after the D&D OGL debacle, some of you may be considering trying out other game systems, and that’s okay. Although I generally cater to D&D players, I try to make my gaming how-to’s universal in application. That said, here’s my list! Tabletop roleplaying games have been around for decades and have evolved inContinue reading “Your Guide to Tabletop Games”

Monster Highlight: The Aboleth

Dear Readers, welcome to my first “Monster Highlight” post, where I detail monsters from the various sources in the D&D Monster Manual, and more. I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I enjoyed writing it. Dungeons and Dragons is a game that is filled with a vast array of monsters, each with theirContinue reading “Monster Highlight: The Aboleth”

Premium Content – The Inglorious Ingrates Episode 35: Shotgun Wedding

The Ingrates return to Red Fern from their latest mission with shopping on the task list. But wait…are those wedding bells I’m hearing?

How-To DM: Music Soothes Even the Savage Player

Dear Readers, as I write this post, I’m listening to the “My Mix” on YouTube, of which California Dreamin’ by the Moma’s & The Papas. Oldie but goody. And looking further down my list (California dreamin’ on such a winters day…), and I have a’ha’s Take On Me, Alexander Jean’s Highs and Lows, and theContinue reading “How-To DM: Music Soothes Even the Savage Player”

Adding Monsters

Dear Readers, yes, I know it’s been more than a week since my last update, but there’s been good reason: life. If it wasn’t one thing, it was another. The worst of which my 5-year old came down with what is likely (according to the doctor) one of two possible viruses that cause flu-like symptomsContinue reading “Adding Monsters”

Wow, Has It Been a Month (and it’s’ only halfway through!)

Dear Readers, so much has happened in such a short time, that I’m struggling just to keep up! The first is about my Christmas gifts (trust me, you’ll like it) , the next couple are news highlights, along with something cool that I got to be a part of at the beginning of February (allContinue reading “Wow, Has It Been a Month (and it’s’ only halfway through!)”

The OGL 1.1 Controversy

Okay, I said I would respond to all of this, and the storm surrounding it happened so quickly, that it took me some time to get everything together to say something meaningful. But here it goes. *big inhale* Wizards of the Coast (WotC), had released a document that was leaked back on 9 January. ThisContinue reading “The OGL 1.1 Controversy”

I’m Back, Baby!

So, I’ve gotten a chance to take a break over the holidays and I’m excited to be back! I am changing up my posting schedule to make it less stressful on me, as, you may have figured, it’s only me now posting content. I’m but one dude. THAT SAID: I’m not going away, just goingContinue reading “I’m Back, Baby!”

How to Play: 7 Unique Clerics Inspired from History

Ah… the holy cleric… The support caster of support casters at the beck and call every wounded warrior. They are squeamish around blood, in chapel on a friday night, and rolling their eyes at every joke. And for most people, no matter how powerful the class is (and it is VERY powerful) that sounds… boring. Continue reading “How to Play: 7 Unique Clerics Inspired from History”

A Player’s Perspective – Episode 5 & 6

Dear Readers, I know it’s been quite awhile since my last update, but as we play this once a month, I don’t have anything to update you on but that frequently. That said, our GM for Kids on Bicycles game has had some family health issues lately that caused some delays in our playing. ToContinue reading “A Player’s Perspective – Episode 5 & 6”

Painting Update: Elven Spelljammer Ship

Just a quick update on the progress of the ship! Here are some pictures: As you can see, the work on the bottom, the fins and exception, are done. I did the filigree on the bottom as well as the metal studs which I decided to, at last minute, make copper like the rest ofContinue reading “Painting Update: Elven Spelljammer Ship”