d12 Monthly – Issue 3 – The Combat Issue

The latest issue of my Dungeons and Dragons zine is out! Issue 3 is all about combat and will feature articles on weapons & armour, escaping from combat, as well as articles on random table odds, healing, and much more!

You can get issue 3 here: D12 Monthly – Issue 3 (Combat)

If you want to help support this project (and help keep them free), I have a Patreon which I launched that will help me develop these zines into something truly great.


Issue 0, Issue 1Issue 2 , Issue 3, Issue 4, and Issue 5 are also available.

Issue Themes

Each issue has a particular theme that most of the article will be about. Issue 3’s theme is Combat.


Want to feature in the zine in an upcoming issue? Feel free to contact me via Twitter and let me know what you want to contribute.

Issue 3 Contents

Issue 3 is jam-packed with a lot of content (16 pages worth!) and contains the following feature articles:

Run Away! – Some abstract retreat rules for the PCs when they are just in over their heads.

Weapons Vs. Armour – Some lite rules for which weapons work better on various armour types.

Never Tell Me The Odds – Looking at the odds for various random tables and on how using multiple and different dice can effect those odds.

Weapons & Armour Damage – Some lite and easy to implement rules on weapon and armour damage, and a reason for your PCs to use those craft proficiences they have.

Masterwork Items – Based on the blog post I wrote a while ago, this article shows some simple rules on how to get the best quality items.

Natural Healing – A look at natural healing throughout the various editions of D&D. This may help in coming up with your own custom rules.

DEFCON Dungeons – This article will help you ascertain what monsters do when the PCs enter their home and start a fight.

We also have a couple of regular articles:

Location, Location, Location – We take a look at a new location this month: the large town of Woodhove. The map is by the talented artist Alex the Map Maker (see below for larger versions of the map included in this issue). This also includes some personalities of Woodhove.

End Table – A single end table this month, with encounters along Ashtrail Road – one of the busiest roads in all of the Freelands.


What would d12 Monthly be like without some maps? Maps are by Alex the Map Maker and can be downloaded for personal use.


Woodhove - YUMDM

Printed Copy

If you want a printed copy, you will need to do this yourself.

Adobe has a guide to print it so it becomes a booklet. Or simply follow the below settings when printing from Adobe PDF Reader.

Printing Instructions

While You’re Here…

Since 2021 I have been publishing d12 Monthly, a monthly zine, which has a ton of articles for any edition of Dungeons and Dragons.

Printed copies are available in my store. The PDF is available on DriveThruRPG and you can get both, plus support my work, via my Patreon.

I will also be releasing some more products in the near future.

Feel free to reach out to me on Twitter or my contact page any time.

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