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D&D Beyond Full Launch August 15, 2017

D&D Beyond, the official digital toolset for D&D Fifth Edition, is launching August 15th, 2017. Michael Long of Tribality had a chance to ask Adam some questions about D&D Beyond back in March. Today, we’re seeing some press and lots of ...
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Plane Shift: Amonkhet Breakdown

James Wyatt recently released the fourth conversion of a Magic: the Gathering setting to D&D 5e. Amonkhet is an Egyptian-inspired dark fantasy setting, which James describes in the Introduction as “outside the core D&D experience,” but I’m not completely sure ...
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Designer Interview: Craig Campbell

Through a mutual acquaintance, I recently met fellow Atlanta-area game designer Craig Campbell, creator of the Murders & Acquisitions tabletop game, part of NerdBurger Games, and co-host of the NerdBurger Show podcast. M&A successfully crowdfunded through Kickstarter last year, delivered in December, ...
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UA: Greyhawk Initiative Breakdown

Several weeks ago in Twitter, Mearls explained a variant initiative system that he had been playing round with, and today in Unearthed Arcana, he has explained it in full so that people will stop arguing about a piecemeal presentation of ...
D&D 5e

Unearthed Arcana – Greyhawk Initiative

After the flurry of Unearthed Arcana articles this year, we’ve had to patiently survive a short break. This month’s Unearthed Arcana offers a different look at initiative. The ‘Greyhawk Initiative’ variant was inspired by Mike Mearls’ preparing to visit to ...
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Magic: The Gathering (Plane of Amonkhet) Setting for D&D 5e

The Amonkhet expansion for Magic: The Gathering was released on April 28, 2017, and a few months later we get a 40 page PDF providing details to run adventures in this setting. The desert plane is heavily inspired by ancient ...
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Hit Points, Dying, and Death

Quite some time back, the estimable Tim Baker sent me this: I had an idea for a topic or maybe even a series that you could consider covering in the future.  I'd love to hear your take on damage, dying, and ...
D&D 3.5eHistory of the ClassesWuxia / Oriental Adventures

The Monk Class, Part Eight

At a reader’s request, I’m going back to the 3.0 Oriental Adventures and covering the monk prestige classes found there. In this series’ broader conversation on monks, this and the 1e Oriental Adventures are our only examples of settings that ...
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The Monk Class, Part Seven

At the request of a reader, this article in the History of the Monk offers an overview of the monk-friendly prestige classes of 3.x D&D. In the interest of keeping this manageable, I’m really only addressing 3.5; just about everything ...
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UA: Revised Class Options Breakdown

As the first Unearthed Arcana release following the announcement of Xanathar’s Guide to Everything (coming this November), we have a clearer idea of WotC’s timeline and plans. This article, then, rehashes four subclasses and many of the Eldritch Invocations from ...