Worlds of Web DM: Weird Wastelands

Created by Web DM

A supplement for 5e D&D that gives you everything you need to play great games in places adversely affected by magical forces.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

24 hours in and going strong!
about 1 year ago – Mon, Jun 14, 2021 at 09:34:54 PM

We are 24 hours into funding our project, and we wanted to say two things:

1) WOW!

2) THANK YOU!!!!

When Web DM began six years ago, we never could have imagined that we’d be here, a day into our Kickstarter for our first book, with all the support, enthusiasm, and love we’ve received from you about this content.

Thank you for supporting us. Thank you for loving tabletop gaming as much as we do. Thank you for putting your faith in us and in this work we do. Thank you for rallying around this project and around Web DM. We wouldn’t be able to create this book, or anything else we do, without your support!

Thank you for growing as gamers with us. This is a weird, wild ride, and we’re gonna do amazing things together!

Jim, Pruitt, and Emma

48-hour update
about 1 year ago – Mon, Jun 14, 2021 at 09:34:46 PM

Hey, y’all!

We’re 48 hours into the Kickstarter, and we wanted to give you an update and let you know how grateful we are for all your support! We’ve come so far in such a short time—funded in 16 minutes, unlocked 5 stretch goals, and with more than 1,800 backers, it means the world to us that you want to see this book become reality as much as we do.

We’re so excited to bring you so many things that we think will make 5e even more fun to play and to introduce elements that have been missing until now. We can’t wait for all of you to see what we have planned for psions (we’ll have a sneak peek for you in a couple of weeks on that!), shoring up the exploration pillar, and creating the framework we need to play games in the post-apocalypse.

One of the reasons we chose to begin the Worlds of Web DM series with a post-apocalyptic environment is because it’s so fitting for the current moment. After troubling times have passed, there’s an opportunity for growth and redefinition. What more exciting place—with more potential for goodness—is there to adventure in? If you believe in the philosophical power of TTRPGs as we do, then working to help an area come back from the brink is just the thing we need.

We’ve got a lot more to come in the next few weeks! Stretch goals, new announcements, and more. We’ll be having a live chat with Nerdarchy today (July 11) at 12:00pm EST. Come hang out and ask questions about the book, gaming, or anything else! Here’s the link:

Have a great weekend!

Jim, Pruitt, and Emma
Web DM

Quest Deck stretch goal unlocked, and another stretch goal appears!
about 1 year ago – Mon, Jun 14, 2021 at 09:34:33 PM

Yet another stretch goal down, and this project keeps getting better! We’ve reached $150,000, and that means we get to make our Wasteland Quest Deck for you! Come up with adventures on the fly with this snazzy deck of cards! Isn’t a quest deck really just a randomized table in floppy form, after all? This deck now goes into every single Collector’s Box at no additional price increase and is available at all other levels as an add-on for $20.

Another stretch goal has emerged from the alchemical pools, dripping with weirdness!

We’ve got Wasteland Dice…doesn’t that mean we need WEIRD DICE? When we reach our next goal, the Weird Dice will become an option for the Collector’s Box (you’ll get to choose between the Wasteland Dice and the Weird Dice), and the Weird Dice will be an add-on for all other tiers! We’ll get pictures of this curiously captivating offering soon.

Thank you SO MUCH for your support to get us this far! Wandering the wastes isn’t so harsh with boon companions like you!

– Web DM and 2CGaming

Weird Workbook Preview
about 1 year ago – Mon, Jun 14, 2021 at 09:34:19 PM

Exciting news for you, weirdos! We’ve got a closer look at our Weird Workbook for you!

Our workbook is the ultimate campaign planner—we want you to write in it, draw on it, fold it, tab it (omg we love tabs), cut it up, make confetti, and throw your GM a surprise party (ok, maybe not that).

This is no mere booklet with reorganized info you’ve already got elsewhere, though it will include all the reference items you’ll need handy.

Here’s an overview of the kinds of things you can expect inside:

  • Campaign Notes for Battles (including graph paper grid, enemy list, section to jot down tactics notes)
  • Campaign Notes for Sessions (including space for session name/date, a box to write story prep notes, a "things to remember for next time" box, a place to keep track of important people)
  • Character stat tracker
  • Journey tracker with everything you need to track resources, events, and environmental conditions during travel
  • Cheat sheets for combat, conditions, and environmental hazards
  • Blank DC tables (so GMs can set their own DCs for a particular skill check)
  • Initiative tracker
  • Blank hex grids and graph paper to make your maps
  • Key NPC pages (pared down character sheets for creating and tracking NPCs quickly)
  • All the important tables you need for your Weird Wastelands campaign

As with everything else in Worlds of Web DM: Weird Wastelands, we’re creating it because it’s a useful, practical, and instructional tool that we think there should be more of in gaming. We’d use it often, and we think you will, too. Here are a couple early previews of the workbook:

One final thing for today! We’re appearing with the Wandering DMs on Sunday at 1:00 pm EST. Come join us, ask questions, and hang out while we talk about D&D, gaming, and Weird Wastelands. Here’s the link:

Have a wonderful weekend!

– WebDM and 2CGaming

Warlords AND Actual Play Stretch Goals Unlocked!
about 1 year ago – Thu, Jun 10, 2021 at 12:57:30 AM

Gee golly, this is a big update... YOU'RE ALL CHAMPIONS!

 You’ve unlocked our fourth stretch goal and made the book better for every single backer! We will now include our Warlords of the Wastes appendix in Weird Wastelands! This will be your go-to resource for friends and foes with which to populate the post-apocalypse. Each Warlord NPC will come with stats, RP info, desires, quest hooks, faction information, and more. 

AND you have unlocked our last revealed stretch goal: An ACTUAL PLAY of Weird Wastelands featuring Jim and Pruitt! 

Web DM has done many actual plays in the past, but only a small handful of them have featured Jim and Pruitt together. Why an actual play? Because they create a window into how to run and play games in ways that transcend text. They’re as instructional as they are fun to watch! Our goal with our book is to create a host of resources you can use over and over, and actual play is a big part of that!'s time for the SURPRISES! Stretch goal 6: The Wasteland Quest Deck! This is a deck of quests and adventure hooks you can use to generate weird adventures on the fly! When we hit this goal, the deck will be included with Collector's Boxes at no additional cost and also become an available add-on at any tier for $20! 

It's safe to say y'all have blown us out of the water here on day one. Thank you SO MUCH, each and every one of you!

– Web DM and 2CGaming