Campaign Trail

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

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Mass Combat – Unearthed Arcana

In this week’s Unearthed Arcana, we see a shift from character options to another look at mass combat rules for DMs, based on previous survey feedback. The last time we saw mass combat was back in March 2015. We also get ...
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Monster Lab: Frost Witch Queen for D&D 5e

This week on the Campaign Trail I wanted to share some monster stats for a Frost Witch Queen, that my players just battled against and won. If you’re looking for a powerful final boss witch or fey with lots of ...
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Improvisation and Rolling Fate Dice

Last week on the Campaign Trail I looked at improvisation and using story cubes for ideas. This week I wanted to look at using Fate (or Fudge) dice rolls to help you improvise during your game.
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Improvisation and Rory’s Story Cubes

Improvisation is an essential skill for both gamemasters and players in any tabletop roleplaying game. A little improvising at your table can be the difference between a good gaming session and a great one that you’ll all remember and talk ...
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5 More Ideas for Your Next Campaign

Last week on the Campaign Trail I looked at 5 Ideas for Your Next Campaign. My players and I decided to go with a modern campaign, but this week I thought I’d share 5 More Ideas for Your Next 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 ...