Troy McConnell D&D Article Author

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.

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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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Silent Snowy Cemetery Battle Map

In a crowded wood bleached by white snow stands a grove of headstones with names erased and corners rounded. A persistent breeze blows, and the surrounding trees resembling stony lightning bolts with
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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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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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Steam Locomotive Battle Map

Several years ago my friends and I sat down to play a Wild West one-shot with high mortality homebrew firearms, a “death & dismemberment” table in place of death saves, and three character sheets
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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

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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Town & City Assets Pt.2

I’ve really been in an asset making mood this last week! Right after the Bandit Camp Assets I jumped into this one, since I just didn’t think one pack of city assets was enough. This one is a little d
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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 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

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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Fire Temple Battle Map

The final temple to complete our grass/water/fire trio, the Fire Temple. Set in a lake of lava pouring from the eyes of some imprisoned god, there must be something significant behind its towering doo
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Ice Temple Battle Map

Our jungle temple went so well that I decided to make a trio of such temples in the style of Pokemon starters; grass, fire and water. This is the “water” one, the Ice Temple. Hunt for the Obsidian Sku
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1d20 Encounters at Sea

Welcome to the master list for the 10 Encounters At Sea and 10 More Ocean Encounters lists. Following is an abbreviated list of all 20 encounters, which is a little more convenient for use at the tabl
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10 More Ocean Encounters

The party’s journey continues across the world’s oceans. They have faced monsters both above and below the surface, and even contended with enchanted weather. But they are not done yet, and further da
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Jungle Temple Battle Map

Hello! Yes, I am still alive and well. I know that you haven’t heard much from me this month, but I have a flurry of maps to share with you over the next few days, starting with this frog-themed Jungl
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10 Encounters At Sea

Your party now sails the seas, whether as hired crew or captaining their own ship, and encounters await them! Maybe you’re preparing to use our Ocean Encounters d20 Chart, after inspiration to run Gho
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Ocean Surface Assets & Shipwreck Map

What began as some drafting for the Ocean Monster Tokens (more on that below) became this sea-themed asset pack. If you like a little clutter on your ocean waves, this is the pack for you! The metal o
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Ocean Water Textures

Whether you’re gearing up for Ghosts of Saltmarsh or sailing different seas, I finally have a decent set of ocean textures for you! Whew, we can finally retire the Churning Sea map. Three days. He sat
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The Schooner Battle Map

Built with Out of the Abyss and my oriental campaign in mind, The Schooner is something between a keelboat and a Chinese junk. Whatever she may be, this compact ship is ready for your campaign, U
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General Goods Store Battle Map

Rope! Freshly made hemp rope! Get your rope right here! The door to the Serren’s Supplies opened slowly and quietly, allowing a group of four into the otherwise abandoned storefront. One stepped
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The Alchemist Battle Map

The Alchemist is a new basement/shop/living area combo to add to your ever-growing collection of modular buildings. Sweat beaded on Veron’s forehead. It collected together and slipped down his c
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The Tranquil Temple Battle Map

Paired with the cemetery, you can run an interesting Halloween-themed session with this map. After all, what cemetery is without its restless undead at this time of year? A flood of golden radian
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The Cursed Oak Battle Map

Today I tried out something a little different. Not only by drawing a tree which, as anyone who has dabbled in art can tell you, is a trial by itself, but I also shifted the perspective quite drastica
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The Delightful Dwelling Battle Map

Another modular building, further increasing the possible combinations with the existing set pieces! The lock opened with a click. He waited for several moments, anticipating movement from upstairs. N
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The Rustic Residence Battle Map

The second in the Modular Building series, the Rustic Residence. It is compatible with the Humble Home, Blacksmith and all future buildings from the series. Dense walls of smoke masked the clashing of
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The Blacksmith Battle Map

Today’s battle map is The Blacksmith, a modular two-story building with an exterior workspace, interior shop, living area, and roofing. There’s even space for a basement! The door’s slam shocked
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The Abandoned Quarry Battle Map

The new episode of The Walking Dead inspired this one. Feel free to fill it with anything you want though, not just zombies! Search for the Buried City of Mel-theqar Journals of Lord Bernard Islington
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The Dragon’s Lair Battle Map

For the first time on 2-Minute Table Top, a multi-part battle map. The Dragon’s Lair comes in three pieces, the bridge, entrance, and burrow, and altogether spans 12 pages / 552 squares
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The Dragon’s Lair Bridge Battle Map

Today I began the first map in my Dragon’s Lair project, the Dragon’s Lair Bridge battle map. The dragon’s cultists had been considered a joke only months before. They were either fanatics or ch
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