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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World Building – Part 6: Filling Your World

Intro | History | Religion | Working Worlds | Geography | Your Players | Player Options A world is just an empty place without people, places and things to fill it and bring it to life. My favorite fantasy worlds ...
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World Building – Part 5: Geography

Intro | History | Religion | Working Worlds | Geography | Filling Your World | Your Players | Player Options There are tons of examples of fantasy worlds that came to life from someone’s imagination when they decided to put ...
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World Building – Part 4: Making Your World Work

Intro | History | Religion | Working Worlds | Geography | Filling Your World | Your Players | Player Options From Asgard to Zothique, there are many, many richly imagined worlds that have been created for books, games, movies, television ...
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World Building – Part 3: Religion

Intro | History | Religion | Working Worlds | Geography | Filling Your World | Your Players | Player Options From Asgard to Zendikar, there are countless examples of richly imagined worlds in books, games, movies and television. My favorite ...
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World Building – Part 2: A History for Your World

Intro | History | Religion | Working Worlds | Geography | Filling Your World | Your Players | Player Options Atlantis, Westeros, Wonderland, Neverland, Oz, Panem, Camelot, Discworld, Barsoon, Pern, Shannara, Middle-earth, Narnia and countless other fantasy worlds provide the ...
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World Building – Part 1: The Big Picture

Intro | History | Religion | Working Worlds | Geography | Filling Your World | Your Players | Player Options Atlantis, Westeros, Wonderland, Neverland, Oz, Panem, Camelot, Discworld, Barsoon, Pern, Shannara, Middle-earth, Narnia and countless other fantasy worlds provide the ...
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Monsters, Traps & More for a D&D 5e Grassland Adventure

Aquatic | Arctic | Cave or Underground | Desert | Forest | Grassland | Jungle | Mountain | Swamp It’s a beautiful, sunny day and your adventurers are out for a stroll across a wide grassland. Yawn. Does your group ...
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Monster Lab: D&D 5e Carnivorous Plant

Last week I wrote about Monsters & Traps for a D&D 5e Jungle Adventure. An interesting bit of feedback I received on Facebook was that I missed Carnivorous Plant. To update Carnivorous Plant for D&D 5e, I could just use ...
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Monsters & Traps for a D&D 5e Jungle Adventure

Aquatic | Arctic | Cave/Underground | Desert | Forest | Grassland | Jungle | Mountain | Swamp Are your adventurers lost in the jungle while looking for that lost temple? Did you send them into the jungle with a treasure ...
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D&D 5e Monsters for a Prehistoric Encounter

Have your adventurers found themselves lost in a land before time? Were your adventurers asked to visit an island zoo filled with dinosaurs? Are you interested in running a campaign set in prehistoric times? Maybe you are just wondering how ...