Campaign Trail

Each Friday, Shawn shares monsters, traps, campaign settings, advice and other fun stuff for you to use in your campaign.

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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 worlds. This article provides quick tips and four detailed options to get you started running ...
Campaign TrailClassesD&D 5eSwashbuckling

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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Mask – A Rogue Archetype (5e)

I wanted to share another experiential subclass concept I’ve been working on that encourages pulp action and swashbuckling gameplay. The following subclass let’s you play a PC who can change into a masked hero, allowing for a Zorro or comic ...
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Cannoneer – Fighter Archetype for 5e

I have been busy with the Vodari Kickstarter and it’s been a while since I had time to post on the Campaign Trail. I wanted to share this experiential subclass concept I’ve been toying with for seafaring campaigns. The following ...
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Avians – Racial Option for 5e

I came up with the avians race when we were looking at racial options to put into the Seas of Vodari book (fully funded on Kickstarter). While it looks like we’re going with other racial options in the book, I ...
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Cardslinger Roguish Archetype (D&D 5e)

This week on the Campaign Trail I decided to build out a new archetype for the rogue that would be a good fit for a steampunk, wild west or any setting where people play card games. Playing cards started coming ...
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Duels that are Fun for Everyone at the Table

Running Duels | Wizard Duels (Coming Soon) Duels are arranged combat between two people, usually with matched weapons, in accordance with agreed-upon rules. The gauntlet has been thrown and now it is time to run single combat (or a duel) ...
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Additional Combat Actions for D&D 5e

Characters who have a martial focus are often left without as many options in combat as those who have some magic at their disposal, especially if you are trying to play a more swashbuckling swordsperson. I’m looking at providing some ...
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Vodari – Swashbuckling & Sorcery on the High Seas

I wanted to share something we’re working on here at Tribality. Please check out the new website. We’re hoping to launch a Kickstarter campaign shortly to pre-sell PDFs and hardcover books and fund even more artwork. The books is pretty ...
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Magic Bullets for Gunslinging PCs (D&D 5e)

Arcane Gunslinger Fighter Archetype | Gunslinger Class | Magic Bullets If you’re a little worried about giving a gunslinging character in your campaign a magic gun, you could give out magic bullets instead. They are consumable and you can give ...