Recently on twitter someone asked how DMs can determine how much a player character knows about any particular monster in 5e, since knowledge checks aren’t as granular as they were in previous editions. I sent him a link to the 3.5 SRD description for the Knowledge skill, which can be helpful, but I felt I could be more helpful than that. Let’s dive in to Monster Knowledge!!!
Storm King’s Thunder is the new Dungeons & Dragons adventure from Wizards of the Coast that chronicles the sundering of the Ordening that used to dictate the hierarchy among giants, and the consequences for the smaller races as a result. The player characters must find out what has happened and how to fix it. It is a grand, sweeping epic that has reportedly been inspired by Shakespeare. As great as it is, however, there are a few places where you might want to take the story deeper.
Recently a Twitter user posted a question to Chris Perkins of Wizards of the Coast asking for suggestions for running the awesome 12 issue Dungeon magazine adventure path Age of Worms written by Eric Mona, and originally published in Dungeon magazine between July 2005 and June 2006.
I ran this adventure path for my own group, and it is a long haul. To be honest, we only made it as far as the fourth issue before life got in the way. I would love to run it from beginning to end one day, but at the moment I’m gearing up for Storm King’s Thunder.
To help out this gentleman DM, and any other DMs who may be running Age of Worms for the first time, here is a list of resources to help run the adventure.