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What Makes a Good Side Quest

When planning a campaign, a lot of energy and preparation time is spent on the main throughline or the main quest. It is the spine ...
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How to Easily Incorporate Side Quests

Side quests don’t have to be distracting fetch quests or the infamous escort quests so often present in MMORPG games. In tabletop roleplaying games like ...
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Karokans – a Crabfolk Race for D&D 5e

This week on the Campaign Trail, I thought I would share a new undersea racial option I am working on for the Under the Seas ...
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Using Sentient Magic Items to Further Character Development

Sentient magic items offer a unique way to offer players new opportunities to roleplay their character. Maintaining a relationship with one’s magic sword can become ...
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Arcadia Issue 6 Breakdown

All art belongs to MCDM Better late than never, right? This month’s issue of Arcadia is primarily focused for GMs. You DMs love great villains, ...
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Aquatic Hazards

I was so happy to have Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything expand the collection of hazards in 5e that I jumped at the chance to write ...
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Using Rumors to Create a Living World

As a DM it’s my goal to create a believable world for my players to explore, interact with, and change. Their actions shape the campaign ...
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Finding a Big Bad: Undead

In our final article of this series, we’ll take a look at a group of monsters so varied and vast that many campaigns have been ...
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Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything Breakdown, Part Ten

Okay, folks, I’m feeling good today, I think we’re finishing off who- or whatever Tasha has been cooking in that cauldron all this time. It’s ...
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Finding a Big Bad: Oozes

The evil shampoos of the Dungeons and Dragons multiverse, oozes are classic monsters that no dungeon worth its treasure would be without. While the monsters ...
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Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything Breakdown, Part Nine

It’s the beginning of the end now for the Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything breakdown series, though in total page count remaining you could be forgiven ...
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Finding a Big Bad: Plants!

Get out your trowels and gardening gloves, today we’re going to dive into the jungles of the Plant monster type. Plants have a handful of ...
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Tiffany Haddish, Patton Oswalt, Debrorah Ann Woll, and Others Announced ...

Here is another press release for D&D Live 2021. TIFFANY HADDISH, CAST OF A.P. BIO, DRLUPO AND MORE  ROUND OUT THE PLAYERS OF D&D LIVE ...
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Finding a Big Bad: Monstrosities

This week we take a look at one of the broadest categories of monsters in Dungeons and Dragons 5e: Monstrosities. The introduction to the Monster ...
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Finding the Big Bad: Giants

Today we’ll take a look at the Giant monster type. We’ve previously looked at using giants beyond their stat block, so today we’ll look at ...
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Arcadia Issue 5 Breakdown

All art belongs to MCDM These curses are all made to resist the boring remove curse spell and give new twists to your campaign. They ...
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