DM’s Tips & Tricks

Tips and tricks to improve your game or at least give you some new cool ideas.

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Bonds and flaws in characters

Thumbnail art by Rosen Simeonov It was a long journey but you finally seem to be reaching destination. From the top of the hill you can see the famous elven port city, from where the elf cleric is from. Only ...
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3 Minigames for your Pirate Tavern

Thumbnail art by SilverTM You enter The Smelly Cod, a tavern near the port looking for information and someone to get you across the ocean. As soon as you open the door, creaking while it is being opened, all sea ...
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Create a backstory that is good both for you and ...

Thumbnail image by Bill Zhang Have you ever had that kind of character that has a simple backstory whose problem gets solved in the first 3 sessions? Do you notice your DM having trouble thinking of a way to connect ...
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Greyhawk Cities – Zulpar (Underdark)

On the World of Oerth, many stories are told of the lands of Greyhawk, the creatures and adventurers who inhabit these stories become legend. This week we delve into Zulpar, a lair of Illthid-Mind Flayers in the Underdark, beneath the ...
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3 minigames to add to your tavern

Thumbnail art by Vladimir Krisetskiy After visiting the magic shop and realizing that by combining all their gold pieces they were only 110gp away from a bag of holding, the party decided to try some luck in the tavern doing ...
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Greyhawk Cities – Djekul

This week we delve into the town of Djekul in the lands of Frost Barbarians, north east Greyhawk. Greyhawk is the original campaign world for Gary Gygax, with stories centring on the lands of Flanaess, the heroes and villains that ...
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Guide to creating memorable NPCs

Featured art by Ana Landin “You come seeking my help?”, says the large human figure in front of you, as he continues tu comb his hair. The ranger pauses for a second and nods “There is a strange and enormous ...
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Greyhawk Cities – Knurl

Greyhawk is the original campaign world for Gary Gygax, with stories centring on the lands of Flanaess, the heroes and villains that inhabit it. This week we delve into Knurl on the south side of the Bone March, north east ...
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How to have a Courthouse session

The court is in session. Judge Kerger stands up with his hammer in hand and looks at Burgor the dwarf. “So Mr Burgor, you were accused of stealing this man’s ruby, – he says while pointing at Joreff, the old ...
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Greyhawk Cities – Marner

On the World of Oerth, many stories are told of the lands of Greyhawk, the creatures and adventurers who inhabit these stories become legend. This week we delve into the town of Marner in the nation of Ratik, north east ...