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Baldur’s Gate: Descent into Avernus Review

I’ve received a review copy of Descent into Avernus, with the ridiculously gorgeous limited cover. Let’s see if I can complete a review in a ...
Previews

Baldur’s Gate Descent into Avernus – Preview

Welcome to Avernus. The new D&D book that has been released today! Avernus was an ancient name for a volcanic crater near Cumae, Italy, in ...
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Heart RPG – the City Beneath

There is a world full of awesome roleplaying games out there, and the more we play, the wider range of ideas we bring to the ...
ColumnsDM's Tips & Tricks

Managing time in your games

Fighter: This goes for killing our friend Boblin, the goblin! The fighter slashes the front of the hooded’s person torso, leaving a great trace of ...
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The Single Race Campaign P1

When a DM starts a new game with a single race available, you might think that that severely limits your choices. But does it truly? ...
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Campaign TrailD&D 5eGM Resources

Social Combat (5e)

The following are some optional rules I have been working on for goal based social battles for Fifth Edition. I wanted something that would not ...
D&D 5e

Five Tips for New Dungeon Masters

You’ve taken on the responsibility of Dungeon Master for your Dungeons & Dragons group. What pushed you over the edge? Curiosity about the game? Broken ...
D&D 5eHomebrewsRaces

Additional Human Variants

For… almost as long as I’ve been writing Harbinger of Doom, I’ve been talking on and off about how we talk about humans and, as ...
ColumnsDM's Tips & Tricks

How to make an Indiana Jones-like campaign

Thumbnail art by Rafael Chies Last month I finished Tomb of Annihilation as a player. Being a big fan of the adventuring style Indiana Jones-vibe ...
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Craft of the game: Creating a Minimum Viable Product

Tabletop gaming is filled with excellent ideas, but what happens when you have an idea that you want to share with others? The first step ...
Aquatic / PirateCampaign TrailD&D 5eGM Resources

Tips and Rules for Gambling

The following are some tips and rules for running a gambling session. Gambling can be fun and found in a variety of formats in campaign ...
Aquatic / PirateD&D 5eReviews

Unearthed Arcana: Sorcerer and Warlock Breakdown

Well, I thought I was going to miss a second week in a row of writing, but here we are with a UA release and ...
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Review of Underhero

(Author’s note: this review is based on watching a playthrough of Underhero game; I did not play it myself.  However, because the game is neat, ...
GM Resources

Dream On, Dream Weaver

Ever wanted to have a mission or quest in a Dream, and need to flesh it out? Today we look at a few ways to ...
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D&D 5e Essentials Kit is Available Everywhere

This press release was just sent out by D&D’s PR team. The kit has been out at Target for a while and is finally available ...
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History of the Classes

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The Artificer Class, Part Five

My text for today is a little unusual, in that I’m covering something from Tribality Publishing. One of our earliest ...
D&D 4eEberronHistory of the Classes

The Artificer Class, Part Four

Now that GenCon 2019 is done, I can come back to the History of the Artificer. This week we’re taking ...

Performance Check

Performance Check

Asymmetrical D&D: Ravenloft-ish

A work-in-progress look at one potential solution to run an asymmetrical D&D 5e game with local and remote players who ...
Performance Check

RPGification (Super) Smashes Back

A look at the last entry in the Super Smash Bros. franchise, and how it uses several traditional RPG elements ...