So you’ve chosen to whet your blade and head into the wilderness with nothing but some iron rations, 50 feet of hempen rope and a few first level spells up your sleeve? Well, let this page be the proverbial compass that gives you advantage on Survival checks as you delve into the multiverse…

Rule no.1… Never stand this close to a dragon!

Here we share tips for creating more powerful, more fun and more realistic Player Characters (depending if you want to power game or roleplay, or find that perfect mix), advice on the likes of selecting spells, dealing with deadly monsters as well as basic gaming etiquette and doing your part to ensure the game as enjoyable for everyone as possible. Yes, maybe the first post you should read is “How not to be a d!ck in Dungeons & Dragons”… your fellow gamers will thank you!

Note: Until I have time to develop this page further, the best place to access all my player advice is via the category ‘Player Tips’, where you can find all the articles I’ve penned from a player perspective.

Rule no.2…. Subscribe to Hipsters & Dragons to avoid being locked away in a dank dungeon cell!

General Advice

How not to be a really annoying player – essential reading!
How to be an awesome player – ditto!

Character Building

Rogue Assassin: Roleplaying and Optimising Tips
The White Scorpions – A Rogue Assassin’s Guild
A table of phobias – giving your character a weakness makes them more credible.
Rogue Swashbuckler: Roleplaying and Optimising Tips


Five new spells for your Wizard PCs
Review of Elminster’s Guide to Magic – over 350 new spells for 5th edition. Plus new magic items, trinkets and lore.
Choosing between Fireball and Lightning Bolt

More Resources

Coming soon!