Saving Princess Shamio
- D&D 5th Edition Basic Rules – an abbreviated ruleset officially published by Wizards of the Coast. Not as good as the full PHB, but it can help you a lot in a pinch.
- TableTome – an incredibly handy searchable, sortable database of the Basic Rules spells. Sure beats flipping through the PHB’s capacious Spells section! All caster-types, keep this on hand!
- Sourcebook PDF Downloads – I’m not generally one to encourage piracy, but sometimes Greg and I just aren’t on hand with our hard copies when you need a PHB, so… (NOTE: I have not verified that these are not full of viruses!)
- The Hypertext D20 SRD – The rules here are out of date, but a great place to check flavor-text questions.
- /r/dnd – The official-unoffical subreddit for Dungeons and Dragons. LOTS of resources here – everything from advice for new players to worldbuilding tips to character art to tales of in-game hilarity. Also Renee is a mod here, so, she kind of has to plug it to you guys. ;)
- Dress-up games – you can use these to make a character portrait.
- Dead Alewives’ Dungeons & Dragons sketch – the source of such amazing lines as “Where’s the Mountain Dew? IT’S IN THE FRIIIIDGE!” and “Roll the dice to see if I’m getting drunk!”
- The Tale of Eric and the Dread Gazebo – An illustration of the importance of knowing what you’re encountering before you draw your weapons.
- The Head of Vecna – always make sure you learn everything you can about a dangerous artifact before you try to use it.
- The Classic Tale of Sir Bearington – You really can do anything with a high enough Deception check.
- don’t be a bard, they said… – The best character in Mad Max: Fury Road
- Old Man Henderson – When the DM’s bullshit gets out of hand, you get yours out of hand right back. (Start at Director’s Cut.)
- The tale of Garg and Moonslicer – an ancient paladin’s intelligent sword teaches a brutish ogre how to be strong in the real way.
- Barbarians: The true masters of the Mind – Proof that even low-INT characters can use their grey matter to great effect!
- Lost in translation – The cast of Ocean’s Twelve demonstrates how Thieves’ Cant works (and doesn’t work!).