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Each Friday, Shawn shares monsters, traps, campaign settings, advice and other fun stuff for you to use in your campaign.

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5 Ideas for Your Next Campaign

This week on the Campaign Trail I thought I'd take a look at some campaign ideas I just presented to my players. We're half way along in our Nentir Vale campaign and I'm happy to keep going for another 10, ...
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Overwatch’s Sombra – Stealth Hacker Roguish Archetype for D&D 5e

In the past on the Campaign Trail, I’ve taken inspiration from the video game Overwatch as a campaign setting and a source for new player options such as the chrono rogue (“a time-jumping adventurer” that “blinks” through space and rewinds ...
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5 Tips on How to Be a Good Player from ...

Usually on the Campaign Trail, I write articles to help out my fellow GMs. This week I wanted to write something to help out all the players. It is a rare treat for me when I get a week off ...
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Updated: The Darkest Night – A D&D Christmas Adventure

The Darkest Night is a holiday themed adventure where players battle an ancient evil to save Krinklefest. This adventure can be used as an outline for any game system, but the specific details are for four 1st-level adventurers using the rules ...
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My Steampunk Heist One-Shot on the GM Showcase Podcast

This week on the Campaign Trail I’m excited to let everyone know about my Steampunk Heist D&D 5th editon one-shot I ran titled ‘One Last Job‘. The 5 part series was released earlier this week on November 13th, 2016 by the ...
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6 Ways to Save Your Campaign from the Holidays

This week is Canadian Thanksgiving and my campaign is taking a week off. Halloween, U.S. Thanksgiving, Christmas and the New Year are all right around the corner too. Holidays are awesome, but they can create challenges for GMs running a ...
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Dragonlance: The Legend of Huma – Comics and More

It looks like I missed this last week, but Dragonlance fans are getting something new! A 144 page graphic novel titled Dragonlance: The Legend of Huma will be available December 2016. This week on the Campaign Trail I wanted to ...
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Feats Feedback & August 2016 D&D Survey

I’m busy working on my Storm King’s Thunder review, so this week’s Campaign Trail article is just going to take a quick look at D&D’s feedback from feats and their new August Survey. Chris Lindsay over at D&D shared the ...
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Make it Personal – Magic Items & Your Campaign

Let’s look at how to make those magic items we give out to players a little more personal. We’re 6 levels and 16 session into my 5th edition campaign set in the Nentir Vale. Along the way I provided my ...
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Pokémon and Pastoral RPG Settings

This week on the Campaign Trail I wanted to look at RPG settings that are “pastoral” or “honobono” (Japanese for feelgood/heartwarming) in nature. I thought a look at games where players enjoy exploration, conversations and other small moments versus solving ...