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Dark Sun Psionics

In today’s History of the Classes article, I’m examining Dark Sun’s use of psionics in AD&D Second Edition. As far as I know, it’s the only 2e setting – out of the glorious variety of 2e settings – that deeply ...
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Aarakocra (Circle of Air, Storm Lord, Oath of the Winds, ...

The aarakocra were one of my favorite monsters from the original Fiend Folio. They, along with the bizarre and oft-mocked flumph, were one of the only good races in the book and seemed ripe for heroic storytelling. Unfortunately, they weren’t ...
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D&D Upcoming Storyline Predictions – Revised

Way back in November 2014, I made some predictions on upcoming storylines between now and 2018. I predicted that they would do an Underdark storyline… but I was way off thinking it would come out in 2018. As we have ...
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New Options for Githyanki and Githzerai PCs

My previous article on githanki and githzerai PCs generated a lot of conversation about the history of these races across more than 30 years of D&D, including discussions about the kind of options people would like to see converted to the ...
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UPDATED: D&D to Release Two Storylines a Year Through 2018

Since I wrote this article in November 2014 quite a few things have changed, so I thought it was time to update the original article. In a recent interview, Jeremy Crawford commented that the official setting of the D&D tabletop ...
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High Power Races: Thri-Kreen

Along with the aarakocra, the thri-kreen are one of my favorite non-standard races to play. Unique and alien, thri-kreen provide for unusual roleplaying opportunities and unusual flavor at the table. The challenge? Thri-kreen are a powerful PC race (see Behind ...
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D&D to Release 2 Storylines a Year Through 2018

UPDATED to include new information revealed at Gamehole Con by Chris Perkins and Ed Greenwood. New text is in blue. In an interview on Israeli site pundak.co.il, Mike Mearls (Head of R&D for Dungeons & Dragons) provided answers to 14 ...
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Dark Sun and Ravenloft D&D 5e Status

In his reddit AMA today Mike Mearls was asked by JesterRaiin “And now, the question: could you confirm both [Dark Sun] and Ravenloft coming back?“
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10 Awesome Monsters for a D&D 5e Desert Encounter

Aquatic | Arctic | Cave or Underground | Desert | Forest | Grassland | Jungle | Mountain | Swamp Are your adventurers parched and starving in a desert wilderness? Does your group need a little challenge on the way to ...