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Roman Reigns and the Perils of NPC Course Correction

A look at how the career trajectory of Roman Reigns parallels players rejecting NPCs in tabletop games.
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Class Concepts Part 2: The Patternist “The Weaver Witches” Part ...

Class Concepts Part 2: The Patternist “The Weaver Witches” Part 2 By: Jesse C Cohoon   Class Concepts are a multi-part series on ideas that seem to have escaped many of the game designer’s ideologies when figuring out classes. This ...
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Rabbit Season

Rabbit-themed D&D 5e player options just in time for Easter.
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Dungeoneer Background (D&D 5e) for Yawning Portal

In the past, I’ve looked at creating variant backgrounds such as the Castaway and Explorer for the Sailor and the Fortune Teller for the Charlatan. This week on the Campaign Trail I thought I’d look at creating a full background ...
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Class Concepts Part 2: The Patternist “The Weaver Witches”

Class Concepts Part 2: The Patternist “The Weaver Witches” By: Jesse C Cohoon Class Concepts are a multi-part series on ideas that seem to have escaped many of the game designer’s ideologies when figuring out classes. This series is not ...
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D&D Adventurers League – Top 20 Adventures

This weekend I volunteered to run some games for a local charity gaming convention. The Save Vs. Hunger 2017 Convention was raising money for the Second Harvest Food Bank in Maryville, TN. They raised much needed funds for children hunger ...
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Planescape: Torment and Personal Stories in Tabletop

A look at how one of the best video games of all time used a cosmic setting to tell personal stories, and how to do that in your own games.
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Class Concepts Part 1: The Strength Based Magic Users (“The ...

Class Concepts Part 1: The Strength Based Magic Users “The Strength Mage” By: Jesse C Cohoon Class Concepts are a multi-part series on ideas that seem to have escaped many of the game designer’s ideologies when figuring out classes. This ...
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Five Strange, but True Facts to Inspire Your Game

Every now and then, I run across something strange and think, “that can’t possibly be true.” I spend some time researching it, reading about it, and falling down a rabbit hole of various traditions to come to a conclusion about this ...
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Eleven Different Factions

Factions are groups within a fictional universe that are vying for control. This control can be a thing of politics, religion, magic, or other ideology. Some factions tend to get along, while others seek to destroy one another. Some factions ...