D&D Playtest, we give up

Each new update makes it worse. We will not play that thing.  After a promising beginning … it’s really a shame.

I save the awesome “magic items creation”. I suggest you all to cannabalize it and use it in your house rules.

Travel and Movement Tables

In my new sandbox I want a proper scale, something simple but accurate.

I found these numbers, they refer to standard conditions and trained individuals and animals. History is full of heroic episodes of forced marches, but we need a standard, we will have later a special rule for heavy exertion.

Nowaday walking (sport related stats)
Walk 2-3 km/h (1.2-1.9 miles)
Fast walk 4-5 km/h (2.5-3.1 miles)
Fitwalk/nordicwalk 6-8 km/h
Jogging 9-15 km/h
Marathon 16-20 km/h

Roman Legionary
6 hours march every day, over 35 kg of equipment (20 to 50 kg).
Roman “Iter Iustum” 30 km/day (18.6 miles)
Roman “Iter Magnum” 36 km/day (22.4 miles)

Napoleonic Infantry (usually no more than 120 km/week)
Normal march 3-4 km/h 20-30 km/day (12.4 to 18.6 miles)
Forced march 5 km/h 30-50 km/day (18.6 to 31 miles)
Desperate march 5-6.5 km/h 40-60 km/day (25 to 37 miles)

Cavalry (from a cavalry manual, a military one)
Walk 4 mph – 6.5 km/h
Trot 8-9 mph – 13-14.5 km/h
Trained men and horses can march at 6-6.5 mph (35 miles a day) 6/7.

Cavalry (weekenders, horse trekking)
Usually ride for 6 hours/day at 3.7 mph (6 km/h)

Cavalry (cursus publicus / postal service / pony express)
Mutationes (changing stations) every 12-18 miles
Gallop, 20-25 km/h, 12-15 mph; it can reach 40 km/h.

A playable table will follow …

Map for our D&D beta

Easy sandbox map for the D&D beta we started last week. Big towns have a short description, all other stuff is decided by Dm on the fly or with few simple random tables. Here is one.

Random Settlement
Roads 1-3 on D6, Wilderness 1 on D6
2-4 Small Keep
5-7 Tradepost
8-10 Village
11-12 Ruin

Usually human (10% dwarven)
Leader: D6 1-2 Fighter, 3-5 Thief, 6 Wizard; level 1D6+1
Facilities: Inn, Stable, Small Market (common goods)
Population: 2D10+5 (50% can fight as fighters)
Special: 30% Villain is here, 30% Hero is here, 10% under attack by bandits or similiar threat)

Usually human (10% dwarven, 5% elven)
Leader: D6 1 Fighter, 2 Thief, 3 Wizard, 4-6 commoner; class level 1D6+1
Facilities: 30% Palisade, 60% Inn, 60% Stable, 50% Small Market (common goods), 30% Tower with minor lord (F 1D6+1) and 10 man at arms, 30% small chapel with cleric (1D6 levels).
Population: 2D10 x 10
Special: 30% Villain lives here, 30% Hero lives here, 10% under attack by bandits or similiar threat). Villains and Heroes can be the rulers of the village (50%).
Base Economy: D6 1-2 herders, 3-4 farmers, 5 hunters (furs), 6 special (brewers, stonecutters, woodworking, armorers, … )

Small Keep
Usually human (10% dwarven, 5% elven)
Leader: D6 1-3 Lord, 4-5 Knight, 6 higher nobility (baron or even count) Fighter (level 1D6+1)
Facilities: 10% Inn, Stable, 10% Small Market (common goods), Blacksmith
Population: 1D10x10 civilians, 3D10+10 infantry/archers, 1D10+4 cavalry, 1D4 Knights (Fighter, level 1D6)
Special: 20% monastery (infantry and cavalry are 1st level clerics, Knights are 1D6 level clerics and the lord is a 1D6+4 levels cleric), 5% Villain lives here, 5% Hero lives here, 10% under attack by bandits or similiar threat).

1 empty, 2 bandits den, 3 adventurers camp site, 4 monsters, 5 undead, 6 overwhelming monster’s den

d&d map x Beta - Bunker Sandbox SL ex

A Regional Map

We call this land Maglach, from our LL campaign. I made a new map of it becouse I would like to write down the campaign we played.

Here is the GIMP map without names if you want to use in your campaign.Maglach Sandbox Map ST

One Page Dungeon 2012 – Honorable Mention!

I am very proud of the Honorable Mention that I got for my OPD2012 – HERE WE STAND, AGAIN – BUNKERCLUB55  in the Mini Game Honorable Mentions!!!

Here is the link to the PDF with the winners of the OPD  Contest 2012



I use these brushes I made. You can cut and save as “brushes” on GIMP. Inkscape would be better for “lines”, but since they are so small on maps they dont’t have to be perfect, you can draw your own brushes on Inkscape and then save later on GIMP.

Coast Map for a new Sandbox

Here is where my players will have hard times in a close future, but I still have to fill the map.. at the moment I have the ground.


Also without hexes.


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