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Exploring the Noble Background

Exploring the Noble Background In a standard Dungeons and Dragons world, society is stratified by class that is largely determined by blood. In medieval Europe, the nobility was a very tiny portion of the population, and they generally owned the ...
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What Game Designers Can Learn from MMORPG Animes

There are quite a few VMMORPG (Virtual Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game) animes out there. Each one of the games has its premise, world, and situations. A few notable examples are: SAO (Sword Art Online) In the year 2022, virtual ...
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Unearthed Arcana 2020: Spells and Magic Tattoos

A new UA drops while I’m furiously writing my Wildemount review? I picked the wrong day to quit taking horse tranquilizers, y’all. This document holds 11 new spells and 11 new magic tattoos. Let’s hit it.
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Tips to survive the COVID-19 with TTRPGs

Thumbnail art shared by user Syluxrox in Reddit With all the negative things going on right now around the world, one needs time to relax a bit and transport to a different world. Life can be difficult, and your daily ...
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Exploring the Hermit Background

With some irony as we all become hermits of a sort, we will be looking at the hermit background this week. Hermits offer an opportunity to craft a very compelling personal quest – something that is so important to your ...
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Mysterious Mindflayer Machinations P1

The Mindflayer, or Illithid is a creature that is from the Far Realm, though some have posited that they are actually from the future. Regardless of the truth, they are a race that uses Spell Jamming to travel the Crystal ...
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Level Design Tips to improve your Games!, Part 2

Thumbnail image taken from GameDev.net article If you liked my previous article, here I come again with some extra tips and how I would apply them to D&D. Level Design is a huge thing in Game Design, and it can ...
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Exploring the Guild Artisan Background

The guild artisan background is one of the oddball backgrounds to me. Nothing about it really speaks to the character’s future life of adventure, but maybe that’s what makes it so interesting. It gives you a full career before choosing ...
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Level Design tips to improve your games!

Thumbnail image from Nienke Zijlstra In case you didn’t know, I am very fond of videogame design and development. I’ve read and studied many things about it, and found out that most of the things you apply to them can ...
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Exploring the Folk Hero Background

Stories are filled with heroes from humble origins, and each culture spins its own version of the story. In Dungeons & Dragons, the world is often filled with larger than life heroes battling epic villains, and the folk hero background ...