Troy McConnell

Troy McConnell

Troy McConnell D&D Article Author

Part-time DM and author of 2-Minute Tabletop’s encounters, map lore, and characters.
Basically, I write about all the campaign ideas that I don’t have time to run. All with the assistance of my feline familiar, Wink.
If you’d like to support my writing and receive some nice perks for doing so, consider checking out my Patreon

My Content

How to Run Goblins

An arrow flies out of a nearby bush, surprising the group’s navigator and bringing him to his knees. A barrage follows before the travelers can move to react. Some manage to raise their shields or cat
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The Snake Den

Troy and I sat down a few days ago to design a unique “micro-dungeon” for his upcoming article. I don’t want to give too much of it away yet, but suffice to say we settled on this winding tunnel; the
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10 Goblin Encounters

Trees and shrubs surround the party as they travel, imprisoning them in forest walls. The odd chirp or rustling sees the travelers pivoting to respond, their weapons drawn. But, despite their anxiety,
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10 More Jungle Encounters

Miles of tangled plants stretch in every direction. Moisture fills the thick air. Every sound, every rustled leaf or rippled pond, could be another threat, camouflaged but watching. The jungle itself
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Jungle Temple RPG battle map, color

10 Encounters in the Jungle

Loops of vines hang from a dense canopy, swaying in the gentle, humid breeze. Or maybe they are snakes, waiting for the errant touch of an unaware adventurer. More dangers lurk beneath them, waiting b
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10 More Desert Encounters

Dry lips. Red, burning skin. Eyes straining against the waves of blinding heat. The desert drains the strength of those courageous or foolish enough to cross it. Even without the monsters they had fac
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Desert Oasis Battle Map, Color

10 Encounters in the Desert

The sands burn like fire, whipped up by swirling winds. Each day, the dunes shift and change into what could be mistaken for a new landscape. This place, these deserts, seem to possess a hunger for th
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How to Run a Snow Adventure

Snowy tundras weave between mountains and forests, blanketing the landscape in a petrifying cold. Many creatures and obstacles litter the area. Adventurers must be ready for what might find them, as w
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10 More Scary Encounters

A line of red warmth drips from his nose. He turns to his companions, sharing a look of fearful determination. They each clutch their respective injuries. In the distance, the horizon skies are beginn
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10 Horror Encounters

Shadows creep and shiver in corners unwatched. They slink forth from their hiding places as the sun descends, consuming the last of day’s light. All that remains is the white glow of the moon. The air
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10 More Winter Encounters

Winter stretches on and dangers abound. The long plains of white, stretching over the countryside and weaving between mountains, camouflage all manner of beasts and challenges. The party has faced man
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Train Caboose & Cargo Cars

Industry! Commerce! Our steam train is now capable of hauling cargo across a continent, and also bears a comfy caboose for those guarding the valuable goods. Ever more tempting for fortune seekers of
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10 Snow Encounters

Snowy tundras stretch on in blanketing white. Mountains and valleys are masked by snow and ice, burying what once was. All manner of secrets might lie below the frost. But for the party to discover th
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Sewer Map Assets

Bring the Sewer Map Tiles to life with this comprehensive asset pack, containing debris, bridges, and decorations of all sorts. Transform your watery tunnels into a thieves guild, bug nest, or alligat
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Steam Train Passenger Cars

For fans of the Old West or the Harry Potter series, this is for you! This map pack contains a wood-clad economy class passenger car, and a Hogwarts Express-inspired premium class car with private boo
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Poacher's Crest RPG Town Map, summer

How To Design a Town

Small towns and villages dot the countryside. Each one bears its own story and locals to tell it, from the rebellion settlement to the congregation of acolytes at a temple’s steps. It is from these to
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Ruined Keep Battle Map

A lifetime ago this fortress has been bombarded, shattering the tower’s top and crumbling the north-eastern corner. The rubble lays strewn inside and out, and nature has begun creeping in… Pyotr ste
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Square Keep Battle Map, all floors

Square Keep Battle Map

Hail, adventurers! Today’s battle map is a layered Square Keep, a formidable tower fit for a villain, or heroes utilizing MCDM’s Strongholds & Followers. Be it an abandoned relic or a furnished fo
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Bandit Camp Map & Assets

Howdy! I’ve been hard at work the last few days building a collection of seventy-one cowboy-caravan-themed assets, including horses, wagons, tents, and everything in-between. My game of the month has
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1d20 Island Encounters

Here we have the master list of our combined 10 Island Encounters and 10 More Island Encounters. Below you will find the titles of all 20 encounters, for simpler navigation or use at the table. Clicki
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10 More Island Encounters

The party has faced all manner of dangers, from living islands to volcanic ruins. They might believe the worst and strangest is behind them, but the oceans are far from done! Uncharted islands lay in
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River Rapids Battle Map

Please let me introduce you to our latest map, the River Rapids. This map features a vibrant color scheme, some large rock faces fit for a campsite, and a collection of boulders that might serve as a
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Mountain Monastery RPG Town Map, banner preview

Mountain Monastery Map

This map was a personal challenge to mimic an authentic watercolor painting style, and I think we just about did it. Obviously, it’s far from perfect, but it has character, and I stretched my skills t
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10 Island Encounters

The open ocean is home to many dangers, and adventurers often find themselves desperately seeking refuge on land. But many islands hold their own mysterious hazards and secrets, and the party is now h
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Sea Monster Tokens RPG assets, Preview

Sea Monster Tokens

Twenty shiny new tokens, and our first pack of monsters to boot! It’s filled with Sahuagin, Kua Toa, cursed pirates, and other terrors of the depths. A great supplement for any DM running Ghosts of Sa
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