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Hello all,

Many of you might be aware of a piece of legislation currently in the process of being passed in the EU, Article 13. It's been designed to protect copyright, however its design is causing a lot of concern in the artistic community - especially those of us who make a living off art.

I'm going to keep watch to see how this situation develops, but it strikes me that uploading content of other peoples' characters (ie., the backbone of what I do here) may become very difficult if this legislation goes through. Further than that, finding customers in the first place may become very difficult.

Furthermore, some people are saying that Article 13 will bring about the end of social media. I'm not sure how that can be - it sounds incredibly drastic, but I'd rather prepare for the worst case scenario than get caught unawares. So with that in mind, I'm thinking about finding an alternative way to stay in touch and conduct business.

Is anybody interested in making email contact? Essentially it could be like a newsletter service but with some tweaks.

If that sounds like something you would like to do, email me on thecharacterconsultancy - at - gmail.com. At this point I'm just starting to pull together ideas for what an email-based service like this will look like, so I'm open for suggestions. Just to get you started:

- Would you be happy to be part of a mass mailing list / would you prefer to be contacted 1:1 only?
- Would you want to see new content, and would you rather have it emailed directly to you or linked to you?
- How often would you consider it acceptable to be contacted?
- Would you want to take part in group discussions, just get the new content I make, or neither (ie., make contact with me initially only and only contact me or others when you want to be contacted)?

Whatever happens with Article 13, there will be a way around it. If it goes through it'll be rough for a lot of people, but a little preparation like this should help us all to weather it.

To help spread the word, I have written a tweet. Please reblog this tweet and spread the word.

P.S: Is anyone reading this a writer or artist who works on a commission basis? It might be worth us getting in touch so that we can stay in contact with one another. Let me now what you think.

In the News

Journal Entry: Fri Jan 26, 2018, 8:18 AM



Hello everyone, just a small update!
Our discord server is still up and running for anyone who wants to join and talk about D&D or do some roleplaying with other members: discord.gg/24BMPBe

TheLittlePrince5 is looking for 1 more person to join his Sunday evening D&D game, please message them or talk to shadowreaper5 in Discord.

That's all for now. Remember all users are encouraged to submit blog posts about D&D related things, you do not need to be an admin but an admin will have to approve all submissions first! Let me know if anyone has any concerns or suggestions about the group.

DnD Christmas Games

Journal Entry: Fri Dec 22, 2017, 5:19 PM



With Christmas and new years fast approaching I enjoy to hear people's stories of Christmas/holiday themed D&D games.
One year my group made characters who were recalled children's toys. A violent action figure that used too much profanity, an airhog plane that shot BB's a little too hard, and a medic action figure with working morphine shots. It eventually boiled down to an all-out brawl with the Boxing Day moose who had kidnapped Santa for stealing his spotlight.

This year I've got a new adventure ready to go but I'm going to hold off on the details because I don't want to spoil anything! This year, however, the players in my current game are getting whisked away to a winter wonderland to save Santa once more and will be returning back to their regular world afterward. What sort of fun enchanted Christmas gifts should their character's get? I'm thinking a strand of Christmas lights that works like a silk rope, but lighter and stronger, providing a bonus to climb/athletics checks. Does anyone else have ideas? Also, does anyone else have Christmas themed D&D games/characters that they can share?

Also don't forget to join our Discord channel to hang out and talk with others about all things D&D: discord.gg/24BMPBe

Dndeviants Discord Chatroom

Journal Entry: Fri Dec 15, 2017, 2:11 PM



Hello everyone! I've come out of my cave once more to wish everyone happy holidays, merry Christmas, and all that! Also wanted to remind people that we do have a chatroom/tavern that I created and never told anyone about because I'm a tavern owner who loves to drink alone.

discordapp.com/invite/24BMPBe

If you haven't used Discord before I highly recommend joining, it's a great free service, and I'd love to see people in this community get together to talk about all things D&D, whether it's art, rules, games, advice, books, or whatever! Anything D&D goes.

Ok, so this hit me while checking the new art from Dndeviants, and saw the Long Horn piece (www.deviantart.com/art/longhor…) and the first thing (as a Texan) to pop into my head was cowboys, then the opening to the criminally overlooked cartoon Cowboys of Moo Mesa began in my head, and now all I'm thinking about is playing a minotaur gunslinger that abides to uphold the law... and I have to admit, I kinda squeed.
With that being said, I am now absolutely intrigued by what anybody else has tried, those odd race and class mixes, may they be homebrewed or from the PHB, that resulted in an intriguing and/or ridiculous character that made you hyped to play them. I'm not talking about characters that you played, btw, and built up a wonderful tale of heroism and hilarity. I mean that character concept you made and from day one were jumping for joy to play.
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White-Rose-Brian Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2019   Digital Artist
 I have a question.  Does this group accept drawings of my own characters as drawn by others, whether in commissions or in art trades?
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SlushpuppieT Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2019
Yep! You are welcome to add them to the group and after it is accepted by us and the artist it will be put into the gallery. If it's in your gallery feel free to submit it normally.
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SunnyExchange Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2019
I personally have zero artistic ability but have been needing two avatar images for two of my DND campaigns, if you would like to help out for practice or fun or what not it would be greatly appreciated! So here are the physical characteristics of both characters, hopefully one of them will peak your interest! :D
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Macavity (Mac)
Tabaxi - Rogue - Thief - Charlatan
Hair: None
Coat: Light brown with darker brown leopard-esque stripes and a white tummy and tip of the tail
Eyes: Left is green, right is brown
Height: 6'11"
Weight (lbs): 213
Age (Years): 23
Gender: Female
Physique: Thin and nimble, defined curves, seductive and independent
Piercings: Bar through left ear, two rings in top of right ear
Clothing: Cropped, tight fitting bodess with cording up the front, little shorts with a leather belt, leather thief boots, leather archery wrist guards, a few golden neck rings, and perhaps a leather garter
Weapons (If you so chose to show them): Short bow and arrows, rapier, and dual daggers (daggers are her weapons of choice)
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Wanderlust (Dusty)
Tiefling - Monk - Sage
Hair: Long, flowing, voluminous hair, dark purple in color
Skin: Red
Eyes: Gold
Height: 5'5"
Weight (lbs): 141
Age (Years): 19
Gender: Female
Horns: Long horns that bend backwards and upwards a bit, lots of dangling beads and charms and things
Clothing: Do as you will
Weapons: Quarterstaff with some dangling beads and charms and a small knife
Physique: Small and thin, very agile and strong, dark and meek
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Thanks for being super cool and hopefully that's something one of you could work with! :)
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WholeWheast Featured By Owner Edited Dec 24, 2018
Hello, I am in need of someone to draw an OC of mine for DnD. My DM likes to get a good idea of what are characters look like. When I joined some of the other members had drawing of theirs so I thought I would get one

I have a Wizard name Effie, She is a high elf that is 5'2" (Small high elf) She has palish skin and black hair and green eyes. She has a younger face but still looks like an adult, Serious Expression. (20). She wears black scholar robes. Has a small satchel (brown) The biggest thing I would like done is her hat, Effie has a really big wizard hat, it acts as a tent basically. It's the same color as her robes. The hat is a standard wizard hat where the rim of the hat is a big circles and the top where the head goes is a little crinkled and pointed toward the back She has a staff and a Cluster of obsidian crystals (Both do not need to be included but preferred.) I would prefer a drawing not super realistic almost cartoonish/animeish but somewhere in between, more so towards realism though.
Hat Reference: encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/ima…

^Like this but black and the diameter as to be so much bigger^

Thank you for you time
Yours Truly
Desperate individual who can not draw
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SlushpuppieT Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2018
Hey WholeWheast, you might have better luck messaging some people with open commission slots directly.
We have a list of everyone who takes commissions here: www.deviantart.com/dndeviants/…
Unfortunately, the comments on the group front page only notifies moderators!
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WholeWheast Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2018
Hey thanks, I would have been waiting forever for a response. I usually have a friend do my art but he is super busy now and can't, so I have no idea how this site works with requesting art and such
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Mackelleduff Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, lemme tell y'all some memes about my D&D game

- One of the characters is a paladin that doesn't use weapons to fight. Instead, he uses 2 shields. His favourite move is smashing someone's head in between his shields like cymbals.
- One character drank a weird potion and then jumped 70 feet in the air and landed on top of an enemy wizard, killing it instantly
- That same character also pissed off a goddess at one point, to which she threw him with the force of a cannon straight through a giant spider that we were in battle with. He lived.
- At one point in the early game, our DM created an NPC to be somewhat of a friendly rival to the party. But that's not what happened. Literally, every one of us got attached to him and we decided to take him on our adventures because we love him so much. He's been travelling with us ever since. He's become the dad friend/husbando of the group.
- The DM creates a tavern for us and says to me "Kenzie! name this tavern." I panic for a second and spit out "The Happy Catface." So now there's a tavern in town called The Happy Catface. The bartender is a depressed looking adult man that is sick of his job and wants nothing to do with life anymore.
- My character Finn has a passive perception of 17 (hella broken, I know) while everyone else has a passive perception of like 11 or 12. This results in Finn being able to just.. SEE EVERYTHING. Sometimes my DM doesn't even make me take a perception check to see something.

There have been SO MANY MEMES in this game it's unreal. Some inside jokes from my campaign need so much context to actually be funny I could write pages on how ridiculous we are.

But I guess that's ho a lot of D&D games go :'^)
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SlushpuppieT Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2018
I love that the DM let's players name things and works with that, sounds like a lot of fun.
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411thr0n3 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2018
So, for those that haven't seen this thing, I discovered probably the most bad-a weapon and now really want to draw it. I present the lantern shield, essentially a Shredder-style gauntlet attached with a short-sword and shield, which itself has slits in the edge to catch and break blades, and, from the name-sake, it has a space for a lantern to be used as a way to dazzle enemies. It is the silliest, obtrusive amalgamation of steel and it looks immensely terrifying to fight.
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TigerDragon1001 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! I can’t seem to find the join group button? My computer can’t connect to the internet so I can only use mobile ^^”
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SlushpuppieT Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2018
I'm not sure where the mobile join button is either! Just sent you an invite.
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TigerDragon1001 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks man!
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kafusfv Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I finally started my campaign and today I played my 2nd session to my game called "The Haunting of the North"

I'd like to share a classic "rule debate" I had in today's session and get your feedback. I'm new to 5e, but an old player.

One of the characters in the game is a Dragonborn. He got into a late night fight with a few thieves that wanted to relieve him of his coin purse. Well, when the poor guttersnipes decided to attack the raggedy looking big thing in the robes, walking aimlessly on the docks at night, they got a cone of fire in their face. Well, he ended up killing one of the thugs and 2 got away, fleeing the fight. I made a roll to see if anyone noticed the commotion on the docks, or saw the 15' cone of fire flash and/or hear the screams of the poor unfortunate thieves. The dock watch heard and saw the commotion and went into action. The players heard the watchman's whistle go off and they started to panic. The more street sauvee  rouge that was with the Dragonborn made a run for it and got the two of them into a boot anchored off the pier and they hid under the boat tarp. During the battle the Dragonborn took serious damage(1/2 his HP) and they had no skill or made any effort to bandage his wounds. The watchmen  rolled a perception check and made it. They tracked the daring duo (blood trail left by the stuck dragonborn) and he got busted hiding under the tarp. So, the guards took the him in to the sector jailhouse and beat up the Dragonborn all night. They wanted him nice and soft for questioning in the morning by the city captain. There are standing orders to the watch to detain any perpetrators for swift justice in the mornings.The city is quite civilized in that respect.

Nothing like a quick clean morning execution!

The rogue had slipped out of the boat and swam to safety. Leaving the Dragonborn behind.The Dragonborn did not have a swimming skill, so he didn't try it.

This particular area of the world doesn't look kindly on hybrid races. So, the guards enjoyed beating the prisoner all night. It was a great diversion for the city militia and they almost killed him. He lost an additional 2 hp from the beating.

I thought I was being  gracious because, theoretically he could have bled out.

He's a protagonist/player and where is the fun in that? 

So, he was ready to blow the guard house up with his breath attack again (or try) but, I said no. You haven't really rested enough to recuperate your breath weapon. One of the players argued that it had been hours since the night before and he should be able to do it.I ruled that the untended wounds and beatings negated his ability to rest.

They saw my logic at the end and we continued.

So, Tyrant or Saint? Which was I? Lol it was fun.
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SlushpuppieT Featured By Owner Edited Oct 22, 2018
That sounds perfectly reasonable to me. You might even argue that the guards know that mages and other magical creatures can't recoup their magical abilities if they don't get enough rest so they did it on purpose, in addition to them just wanting to beat him up.

To answer your question, I don't think you were saint or tyrant, impartial mediator more like it which is what DMs should strive for in my opinion :)

If you want more exposure I would submit this to the Bog: www.deviantart.com/dndeviants/… (+New Blog Entry in top right corner)
All members can submit new posts and it will be accepted/posted after mod review.
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kafusfv Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'll do that! thanks. Also, thank you for your input and compliment! 
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SlushpuppieT Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2018
Sorry for the spam if you're reading this! Been working at a new job and moving into a new apartment.
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kafusfv Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
youtu.be/n6l9FLZHZ8o Let me know what you guys think about my videos. Critique welcome
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SlushpuppieT Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2018
I love your intro video man, very inspiring. Looking forward to seeing more.
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kafusfv Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I'll get to work!
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SlushpuppieT Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2018
Sorry for the submission spam, had a few late nights at work and haven't had much free time!
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ZetaRESP Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! I'm a newbie trying to get the hang of the game!
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DrOfDemonology Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2018  Professional Writer
I just joined the group, and I gotta say: only 2 submissions a week? Seriously? Not even 1 a day?
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SlushpuppieT Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2018
We get quite a few submissions a week. It's mostly to cut down on spam so we don't have tons of deviations flooding watchers/members every day. I'd be open to a poll of increasing the limit. If other members think the limit should be increased, I'm all ears.
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DrOfDemonology Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2018  Professional Writer
Well, I'd definitely like a vote to increase the amount of submissions.
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SlushpuppieT Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2018
Poll is up :)
If I see more combined "increase" votes than "stay the same" I will increase it to whichever got more votes.
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