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5 Tips For Outlining A TTRPG Session

If you are a new Dungeon Master or a player who is curious to try running a game, I want to welcome you to the ...
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Monthly Encounter #20: The Mummies’ Secret Lore (lvls 5-10)

Thmbnail art by Akos Szabo We finally did it! 20 different encounters, once per month, have already been written. These are great for one-shots, to ...
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Make a Quick Character Portrait with NeverEnding

I am always on the lookout for new tools to add to my tabletop RPG arsenal. So when I was contacted by the folks over ...
D&D 5eReviews

Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything Breakdown, Part Six

It’s the sixth article in this series and we’re sixty-five pages into this book! this-is-fine-dog.gif. Anyway, this time I’ll be looking at sorcerers and warlocks; ...
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Tribality Publishing – Level Up Your Background

Your Background Is More Than Who You Were We have a new publication on the DM’s Guild, as of last Friday. This is Tribality Publishing’s ...
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Splitting the Party – GM Tips & Tricks

Thumbnail image from Scooby Doo We’ve all heard about it. The classic “never split the party”. Why is it that people repeat it so often ...
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Arcadia Issue 3 Breakdown

All art belongs to MCDM Right before March finishes James Introcaso surprised me with another early copy of Arcadia. This is a big one! Again, ...
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Staying Connected to Your Character

I have what seems like hundreds of characters ready-made, eager to throw them into the next campaign I get to play in. But, often when ...
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My experience with Burn Bryte (Why you should try it!)

All images were taken from the Burn Bryte RPG So far I got to play about 6 games of Burn Bryte. I’ve already been on ...
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What to have ready before Session Zero

Session Zero refers to a pre-campaign meeting in which the DM and the players come together to create characters, fill in details of backstories, and ...
D&D 5eReviews

Candlekeep Mysteries Review

Available everywhere today (March 16, 2021), Candlekeep Mysteries is an anthology of seventeen mystery-themed adventures. Each adventure is centered around a single book found in ...
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Unearthed Arcana 2021: Folk of the Feywild Breakdown

There’s a new collection of Feywild (not all of them fey) races in the new Unearthed Arcana document, continuing the vein of new player races ...
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Going off the rails – GM’s Tips and Tricks

It took you 10 hours along the week but you’re finally ready for anything your players may come up with in the game. The secret ...
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How to Quickly Outline a Campaign

Running a whole campaign takes a whole lotta planning. Telling a cohesive story over multiple sessions requires a good amount of knowing where you want ...
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Monthly Encounter #19: The Underwater Dark Squad (lvls 1-4)

Thumbnail art by Andre Wahl If you are looking to run more underwater encounters in a fully underwater campaign setting, check out the greatly successful ...
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Best Way to Design a Quick Campaign Setting

Start small When building a setting quickly keep your focus on the immediate locations your party will be. No need to build huge kingdoms or ...
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