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

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Worldbuilding: Let’s start with a statue

Thumbnail art by Cedric Cunanan The other day I noticed a pattern I used for worldbuilding that I really liked. I tried it out a few more times and ended up liking the results. That’s why I wanted to show ...
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Let’s build a Mummy Lord’s Lair + Advice on how ...

Thumbnail art by Arnaud Valette After being asked to do a Mummy Lord lair in the same way I did with the Aboleth by Christopher McFarland I immediately went look for different things I could do with that monster. The ...
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How to create Enemy Champions on a whim

Thumbnail image from the Shadow of Mordor videogame Tarret the cleric and Spike the rogue continue their travel through the Highpeak Mountains. 3 orc hunters jump out from the bushes and initiative is rolled. Spike goes first stabbing the closest ...
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Greyhawk Cities – Yecha

On the World of Oerth, many stories are told of the lands of Greyhawk, the creatures and adventurers who inhabit these stories become legend. Notes about the region : Tiger nomads roam and ride the cold prairies of the north. ...
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Let’s build an Aboleth’s lair + Advice on how to ...

Thumbnail Art by Yuchen Henry Wang Aboleths are creatures that were in many ways inspired by the Cthulu Mythos from HP Lovecraft. They are awesome Great Old Ones that predate gods themselves. However, they are highly situational enemies as most ...
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Greyhawk Cities – Sefmur

Greyhawk is the original campaign world for Gary Gygax, with stories centering on the lands of Flanaess, the heroes and villains that inhabit it. Today we delve into Sefmur in the nation of Tusmit, north western Greyhawk. Notes about the ...
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Sea – Themed Puzzles for your adventures

Thumbnail art by Cathleen McAllister Ghosts of Saltmarsh is right behind the corner. While we wait for it, why don’t we immerse ourselves in the seas and look for some puzzles for our players to deal with? The following 3 ...
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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 ...