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- Why I chose Pennyboarding

- My Pennyboarding tutorial

- Ignite Talk

- Ignite Talk orgranizer

- Pennyboarding Survey Results

- An old movie blog of mine

- Glitch website

- Latin Podcasts

The Monsters Know What They’re Doing - Ready-to-Use Tactics for D&D 5E



This website is absolutely amazing to use. If you're not sure how the monsters you plan to run will operate in battle, this guide helps better coordinate the battle. Sometimes the DM might have the monsters pull tactics and maneuvers that the creature itself wouldn't think to do or even conceive of doing like a troll using skirmishing tactics or certain monsters using ambush tactics. There's a guide for almost every monster so that whatever you plan to run, you can pull the website up and see what the monster would realistically do in a combat scenario. I plan to use this myself so as to not punish my players too badly and be as accurate as I can be in this world I've built.

Bookmark 3: Latin For Beginners | Textkit

This has been my main source for information. It's super helpful and breaks everything down to pretty simple terms. It includes little, simple exercises to help you better understand it and includes explanations as well. I'm not doing the entire book since that'd be quite the feat in such a little amount of time. I'm just trying to get a decent foothold on the history/grammar of it all which makes the timeline assignment almost perfect. 

Bookmark 2: The Value of Latin | Ryan Sellers | TEDxMemphis - YouTube

This TedTalk is what really inspired me to take a shot at Latin. He makes pretty solid arguments about the benefits of learning the language. Not just lingual benefits but awareness of culture and the western world. 

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This website has provided me with the basic declensions of nouns. It's nice to refer to when I just need them all in one place. I like how easy it is to follow and how it highlights the endings so you can easily pick up on different patterns. 

Login | Roll20: Online virtual tabletop

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Roll20 is a very wonderful site. I've used it countless times whenever I needed to quickly pull up a spell, magic item description, or a monster's stat block. It's also a platform where you can play sessions online if you're unable to host an IRL game. I have a few online games currently running at the moment. We just defeated a powerful magic imbued warrior that was then warped into a monster by the party's main antagonist, Rob Boss (Yes, it's a reverse Bob Ross and he's evil... I don't ask questions, I just roll with it). We've cleared the castle of the Drow, killed the Lich, and secured a meatball parm sandwich for a "friend" we forcefully made along the way.


Roll20 has helped me learn many things that I wouldn't have learned on my own and has partly encouraged me to maybe one day host an online game. But I'm hesitant as I need to buy the books online to use for source material even though I already own them in physical form.

The Rune Knight (UA) Class for Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) Fifth Edition (5e) - D&D Beyond


So in my world, I do plan on running some homebrew elements to make the game more fun and interesting. For those who do not know what I mean when I say "homebrew" basically they involve anything about the game whether it be items, events, NPCs, classes, races, monsters, etc that are not official. They are made up of the DnD community and some of these homebrewers have gotten to the point where they can be considered a sort of pseudo-homebrew where they're almost official but not exactly like Matt Mercer's Gunslinger and Blood Hunter. I have come up with some homebrews of my own and not just what I've found but to quickly explain the link above, the Giants have trained their citizens in the ways of combat with these mystic runes, the race the Giants rule over are related to them but not exactly like them, a group of people called Goliaths. These Goliaths then took these practices and taught them to the Dwarves due to the close relationship these races have together being neighbors within the mountains.

As for my homebrews, I will only speak of one otherwise you'd be reading an essay. My homebrew creature is a giant spider that makes it's home on the ocean, sailing across it upon an iceberg like device but is made entirely of its webbing. It naturally can walk across water and attacks any ships it sees. They are a very dangerous threat as when they are left unchecked, the nests get bigger and bigger until they form what are called "Silk Islands" which can host dozens of large spiders and thousands of egg sacs. They are sought after due to their very rare webbing that is used to make fine clothing and magical life vests as the properties of this silk make it so that it can never be submerged in any liquid as it will immediately go back up to the surface. Mechanically, it gives the person wearing such an item the passive ability Walk on Water spell.

Research | Association of American Colleges & Universities

As noted above, the college learning outcomes that both audiences rate as most important include oral communication, critical thinking, ethical judgment, working effectively in teams, written communication, and real-world application of skills and knowledge. This is consistent with findings from the employer survey that Hart conducted on behalf of AAC&U 2014