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What to do when you run out of monsters?

Thumbnail art by Bastien Aufrere D&D has hundreds, if not thousands of monsters for the DM to place in the game. However, at some times the usual ones start becoming normal appearances in the campaign. You want something new to ...
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Scoundrel – A Rogue Archetype (5e)

I wanted to share another subclass concept I’ve been working on that encourages pulp action and swashbuckling gameplay. The following subclass let’s you play a PC who uses their smile, quick wits, and the odd dirty trick to find their ...
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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 on 4e and the Eberron Player’s Guide. By coincidence this is the one version of the artificer I’ve seen in ...
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Greyhawk-Yecha Hills

Overview In the north west of the Flanaess lie the arid Yecha Hills. Between the nations of Tusmit and Tiger Nomad lands, the Yecha Hills have long been known to ancient Baklunish and Oeridarian tribes. There are several Gnome communities ...
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How Do We Teach Game-Running?

A friend’s Facebook thread got me thinking about how the sweet science of game-running is taught and refined. Now, as you likely know, I’ve been writing for Tribality for more than four and a half years, and helping GMs hone their craft is ...
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Greyhawk-Menowood

Overview Located in the south east of the lands of Greyhawk, the Menowood lies between Idee, Sunndi and the Scarlet Brotherhood. The Menowood is a large warm-temperate forest valley. For years the Menowood was a stronghold of Elves and Treants, ...
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Classic vs Cinematical: Tips on creating Dungeons

Thumbnail art by Wadim Kashin After some thought, I came to the conclusion that there are two ways of making a dungeon. The first one is the Classical one we know and love: You go ahead for 10ft before turning ...
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Greyhawk-Rift Canyon

Overview In the World of Greyhawk, the Rift Canyon is a massive canyon in the centre of Flanaess. Over one hundred miles wide and thirty miles across, the area has its own ecology around the surface, on the ledges and ...
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Maintaining Engagement and Solving Problems at the Table

Thumbnail Image from Netflix’s Stranger Things S03 Last week I had one of those sessions where I as a DM realized something was going wrong and the players started dispersing and getting bored. I managed to end the session as ...
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The Artificer Class, Part Three

Thanks to several Alert Readers including Trampas Whiteman and Cam Banks, another chapter in the story of the artificer came to my attention: War of the Lance, the 3.5e Dragonlance supplement coincidentally written by Cam Banks, Trampas Whiteman, et al. ...