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Kid's book: little girl on vacation in Vermont who rides flying monsters

When I was a kid, I read a book about a little girl who was on vacation in the mountains of Vermont with her family. She became friends with flying monsters/dragons/dinosaurs. That's all that I remember!
posted by goethean on Jul 9, 2014 - 2 answers

Dragons! At Arisia!

I'm trying to track down a vendor who was selling dragon statues, ranging from hatchlings coming out of the eggs to newborns to adults. Incredible detail, really great sheen, and around 45 dollars in cost. I forgot to get a business card :( [more inside]
posted by spunweb on Jan 21, 2014 - 5 answers

If you're playing in my D&D campaign, please don't read this

I will be DMing a D&D campaign for the first time ever and I'm looking for some help/guidance on making this as enjoyable as possible for my players, mostly in terms of creating scenarios and encounters that are best resolved without combat. [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl on Jan 7, 2014 - 40 answers

Old animated movie with a baby dragon?

We're trying to place an oldish (probably 90s or pre-90s) animated movie with a baby dragon in it. It's definitely fully animated, and takes place in a castle, where the main character has to raise a baby dragon. At some point, the dragon runs away, and the main character packs a bag with toys and blocks and goes after it. That's as much as we can muster! Any idea? [more inside]
posted by BlackLeotardFront on Oct 4, 2013 - 2 answers

Story about a dragon untying a knot

Long-ago fantasy story: can anyone identify a story about a dragon that untied knots and tangles? Possibly a YA. I remember an incident where the dragon (a wise and friendly Chinese-type one) pulled a loop with a single claw. That's al i can remember except that i liked the story at the time. Ideas, anyone, please?
posted by Logophiliac on Jul 27, 2013 - 6 answers

Novels of Dragons

Please recommend to me books prominently featuring dragons that will meet my rather high (and specific) standards. Lots of details to calibrate your suggestions inside. [more inside]
posted by Caduceus on Jan 24, 2013 - 37 answers

I want to be a level 10 Paladin, but with a mortgage!

I want to be a level 10 Paladin, but with a mortgage! [more inside]
posted by the matching mole on Jan 1, 2013 - 13 answers

Old People Playing Old Games: The Campaign

Well, we were successful, and I pulled off my birthday party by DMing a 1st Edition rules run through Steading of the Hill Giant Chief without too much trouble. Now, my players are well and good hooked, and we're talking about actually running a campaign. Some things came up, however, that some other old school gamers may be able to help with. [more inside]
posted by thanotopsis on Apr 8, 2012 - 4 answers

Here be there no dragons.

Evolutionary biologists: I'm trying to recall the concise explanation a professor gave in an evolution and ecology course about why dragons just plain did not exist. [more inside]
posted by hegemone on Feb 6, 2012 - 13 answers

Old People Playing Old Games

I'm planning an old-school 1st Edition AD&D gaming session for April. I haven't played AD&D, or tabletop gamed, for nearly 20 years. I still have all the materials required to set up and play the game with friends, but I'm worried that I'll be under-prepared for the session. Do you have any suggestions for ramping up? [more inside]
posted by thanotopsis on Jan 16, 2012 - 6 answers

+5 to saving throws against hunger.

Help me come up with D&D-themed food ideas that I can make/bake/buy for our marathon gaming session tomorrow! [more inside]
posted by lovedbymarylane on Jan 14, 2012 - 21 answers

What's the difference between the new "Essentials" line and the original 4th ed D&D books?

What's the difference between the new "Essentials" line and the original 4th ed D&D books? If I was to buy 4th ed books today, which should I buy and why? [more inside]
posted by GuyZero on Jul 25, 2011 - 5 answers

Dragon books...?

Our 10 year-old loves books about dragons, finishing them faster than we can find them. Read and liked: Sabine (T Kennemore), Dragon's Egg (S L Thomson), Dragonology Chronicles I&II (D A Steer), The Last Dragonslayer (J Fforde). Any suggestions for what to get next?
posted by progosk on Jul 23, 2011 - 39 answers

What is "roll for initiative" and should I do it?

I have never played D&D before, but last week's Community looked super fun and interesting (not to mention, what a great episode) I've hit up some friends who used to play and there's some interest about getting a game going. But I literally know nothing, and don't know if I'm going to like it. How do I proceed? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 8, 2011 - 29 answers

Cool storylines involving Eberron's industries/politics/economic disparities?

Eberron veterans! Help a DM (new to Eberron, not to DMing) out. I'm looking for intriguing plot hooks that specifically exploit two of the setting's distinctive characteristics: the treatment of magic as everyday technology, and the huge rich/poor gap (i.e., the extent to which the dragonmarked houses dominate). Share your stories, unused campaign hooks, or idle musings. Our preferred focus is role-playing, not roll-playing. [more inside]
posted by AugieAugustus on Feb 3, 2011 - 5 answers

I am totally casting Magic Missile! RPG help!

Help me satisfy my new found enjoyment of tabletop RPGs! [more inside]
posted by utsutsu on Jan 12, 2011 - 15 answers

What is the best gift for an old school DnD geek?

What is the perfect gift for a hardcore, old school Dungeons and Dragons nerd, and where can it be purchased? [more inside]
posted by EvilPRGuy on Dec 2, 2010 - 16 answers

Share your favorite Dungeons & Dragons campaigns.

What was your best D&D experience? [more inside]
posted by Flying Saucer on Apr 8, 2010 - 35 answers

What mythological dragons eat the world?

Looking for mythology/folklore concerning world-eating dragons. [more inside]
posted by rivenwanderer on Apr 6, 2010 - 8 answers

Make my klah a doubleshot.

Calling all secret Anne McCaffrey fans out from hiding: Help me read the entire Pern canon in the most logical way possible, thus satisfying my completionist urges. [more inside]
posted by Mizu on Jan 15, 2010 - 21 answers

Where are all the good D&D websites?

Give me your recommendations for good sites/articles about playing roleplaying games. [more inside]
posted by kpmcguire on Mar 10, 2009 - 7 answers

Donations and Dragons

How can I contact local high school roleplaying game clubs? [more inside]
posted by Parasite Unseen on Feb 13, 2009 - 17 answers

Pimp My Beholder

Alright, nerds: Help me mod my upcoming D&D campaign. [more inside]
posted by Parasite Unseen on Nov 5, 2008 - 12 answers

Where can I find good D&D podcasts?

I need a good D&D-themed podcast. The only one I've found that's still updating is a recording of a game group's actual sessions, but that's not what I want. Ideally, it'll be about running a good game, creating campaigns, &c. Any links for me? [more inside]
posted by daveqat on Jun 24, 2008 - 9 answers

I need help finding a really nice set of dice for playing D&D

D&DFilter: I want to buy my girlfriend a very nice set of dice for her to use when she plays D&D. But I don't know what kinds of dice she needs, nor do I know what separates nice dice from very nice dice. [more inside]
posted by paulus andronicus on Nov 26, 2007 - 31 answers

Killer D&D campaign

How can I, as a first-time D&D 3.5 DM, make my campaign completely kick ass? [more inside]
posted by baphomet on Sep 3, 2007 - 19 answers

Help me figure out which dragon-themed C64 game this was.

What was this Commodore 64 game? [more inside]
posted by ostranenie on Nov 7, 2006 - 1 answer

Looking for quotation information.

I'm trying to track down author and source for a specific quotation. [more inside]
posted by initapplette on Sep 20, 2006 - 5 answers

memory spell needed

What was the name of the D&D store on Yonge Street (T dot) that sold lead figurines to be painted. [more inside]
posted by greedo on Sep 8, 2006 - 11 answers

Seeking Kung Fu Knowledge

What can you tell me about sheng hun kung fu? I'd also appreciate some info on the role of dragons in Chinese history (e.g. are Chinese dragons generally considered benevolent?)
posted by iced_borsch on Dec 19, 2005 - 5 answers

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