About emilyjeasmith

Emily Smith is a D&D Writer, TTRPG Blogger and DMs Guild Content Creator based in Los Angeles, CA. She is a regular DM and player for Adventurer's League, the official organized play system for D&D 5e. In her free time, she enjoys playing League of Legends, cooking, and cat herding.

Cantrip Candles: “Sanctuary” Quest WINNER!

My writing submission to Cantrip Candles: Sanctuary Quest was accepted as a winning piece!

“Our second place winner is Emily Smith who created a captivating and tense written piece! You can read it below, and find her on twitter @emilyjeasmith! Thank you to everyone who participated! Keep an eye out for our next quest!”

Check it out at: https://www.cantripcandles.com/sanctuary

Direct Link to my Submission: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/045b30_b9d58a86f0c94178aaf183fc68ee50b1.pdf

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Villains & Lairs

I recently contributed to Villains & Lairs, a Gold-Best Seller on DMsGuild (quickly on its way to platinum [fingers crossed!]).

“Expand your game with this collection of 56 NPCs of various Challenge Ratings, thirteen of which include maps and details of their lairs. Add these NPCs as a side-quest, a main villain, a one-shot, a bounty for easy money, or however else you wish.

Written by some of the best-selling authors on the Dungeon Masters Guild and outstanding podcasters, each NPC includes an image, a backstory, motives, flaws, and a stat block. Some even include new magic items!”

Get your copy today at: https://www.dmsguild.com/product/259099/Villains–Lairs

Winter’s Grasp- DMsGuild Premiere

My 1st DMsGuild Adventure, Winter’s Grasp, just went live! It’s a 1-hr oneshot and is currently PWYW in celebration of the season.

“As adventurers search for a boy’s lost dog, they find even a simple quest can have grave implications. When the balance of power shifts and a long-foretold winter begins to stretch across planes, freezing all life in its path, will adventurers be able to save the one dog who can prevent the prophesy from coming to pass?”

https://www.dmsguild.com/product/260649/Winters-Grasp

6 AWESOME WAYS TO GIVE YOUR DND CHARACTER PERSONALITY

Personality traits, ideals, bonds, and flaws form the backbone of an RPG character’s personality, and are recommended especially for creating D&D characters. Fleshing out these details and choosing unique options during character creation sets the stage for unique character development opportunities during gameplay.”

Read more at:

https://diceenvy.com/blogs/news/6-awesome-ways-to-give-your-dnd-character-personality

How to Role-Play a Goblin

“Originally found in European folklore, goblins were small, grotesque humanoids, known for causing trouble for everyday humans. They are famous for their tempers and greed, obsessed with collecting shiny objects, especially gold. Associated with demons or devils haunting the countryside, goblins were said to lair in the mountains and emerge at night to steal jewelry, gold, and other shiny items from travelers. Goblins in Dungeons and Dragons are very similar to European mythological goblins in all of these regards.”

Read more at:

https://www.questchests.com/blog/how-to-role-play-a-goblin

How to Role-Play a Guard in Dungeons & Dragons

Guards are part of a defense organization for farming villages, small towns, and established cities. Depending on the size of the city and organization, rules of the land, and the society they protect, the types of guards characters will interact with may vary widely. However, there are some key principles to keep in mind when role-playing guards.”

Read more at:

https://www.questchests.com/blog/how-to-role-play-a-guard-in-dungeons-dragons

10 Character Voices to Inspire Your Next NPC for D&D

Non-Player Characters’ (NPCs) voices can be difficult to quickly create or make truly unique, between the variety of personas the Dungeon Master (we call them Quest Masters) must personify. By borrowing voices from other iconic characters in the media, Quest Masters can easily develop and maintain voices on the fly. Below are some iconic voices you may be interested in using for your next NPC!”

Read more at:

https://www.questchests.com/blog/10-character-voices-to-inspire-your-next-npc-for-d-d