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D&D 4eHistory of the Classes

The Monk Class, Part Five

We come now to the monk of Fourth Edition D&D, which as I have been hinting for a long time is a very unusual presentation of the class. In the source-role jargon of the edition, it is the only Psionic ...
Performance Check

Breezango and Playing Comic NPCs Correctly

A look at the WWE tag-team of Breezango, and how to leverage them in your table-top games.
GM ResourcesPlanar Mysteries

The Cold Gate Clan

(Author’s note: I know I promised more on pollution next time, but was wanting to give the topic a break. There will be another article on the topic at some later point, maybe even next week. In the interim, this ...
Thoughts & Things

Murder Hobos – Good or Bad?

What happens if you find yourself in a gaming group that is just full of Murder Hobos? I find that it is more common when I play now, that I did many-many years ago. Especially in organized play D&D games. ...
D&D 3.5eHistory of the ClassesPathfinder RPG

The Monk Class, Part Four

After a hiatus of more than two months, welcome back to the History of the Monk Class. Last time, I covered 2e, which has an awkward and widely varied approach to the class. I think that for a lot of ...
Planar Mysteries

Using Pollution in Your Game

“Pollution?” I can hear you asking “why should a real life trouble like that be an interesting hazard in a RPG game?” But if a DM plays it smartly, it can turn a hum-drum thing in the background into something ...
Thoughts & Things

D&D 5e – Using More Passive Checks

Lately, I have been focusing my campaign on using more passive perception and passive investigation so there aren’t as many die rolls. I’ve stopped asking for so many skill checks, and instead rely on a listing of the character’s ability ...
Planar Mysteries

The City of Quaymire

The city of Quaymire is a coastal city in the perpetually fogbound swamp, although the name “city” is a bit of a misnomer because the settlement itself is little more than a series of interconnected docks, a dozen some odd ...
Performance Check

The Fifth Element and Homebrewed Campaign Worlds

A look at The Fifth Element, and how to create your own awesome world.
Campaign TrailD&D 5eMonsters & NPCsTraps

Monsters & Hazards for a D&D 5e Arctic Adventure

Aquatic | Arctic | Cave or Underground | Desert | Forest | Grassland | Jungle | Mountain | Swamp Are your adventurers freezing to death on their way to a frozen temple? Did your party just escape a prison to ...