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Conversions, updates, and new material for the games he’s running in his own gameroom. The newest edition of the world’s first RPG will be covered, as well as new and old roleplaying, board, and card games.

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Numenera Goes “Into the Deep”

It’s rare that an aquatic supplement for an established game blows me away, especially when it’s still being written! There is a long list of reasons to love the team at Monte Cook Games, but my Top 2 are 1) they are a ...
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Kender for D&D 5th Edition: A Reluctant Test of Design

I’m am confident there are players in the world who know how to bring kender into a game and make that game more fun and interesting for everyone. I haven’t met them [EDIT 9/20/15: I’ve now met one. Senda from ...
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Rich’s Gameroom: Closed for Renovation

Life in 2015 has been pretty amazing, and so much of that has to do with Tribality and our incredible fans. I’m excited to report that my freelance work has increased significantly, including upcoming material for Kobold Press, Legendary Games, Rogue Genius ...
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Dungeons and Dragon Eggs

My inspiration for converting Paizo’s “Emerald Spire” came from a desire to expose a few of my gaming and non-gaming friends to the wonders of an all-day game session. I wanted to do something special though, and I decided to invite ...
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Splitting the Party

Rich Burlew isn't stressed by splitting the party, you shouldn't be either. Last week I mentioned how Kat Kuhl from the One Shot Campaign podcast handles their party splitting, or when a PC is unconscious. I recently read several conversations on ...
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Learning to be Kuhl: GM’ing “Campaign”

“…Kat Kuhl has to adapt to some of the craziest shenanigans I’ve ever heard, and she does so with grace, skill, and aplomb. Listen to One Shot: Campaign…and learn from a Game Master who knows what she’s doing, and doing it ...
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Aarakocra (Circle of Air, Storm Lord, Oath of the Winds, ...

The aarakocra were one of my favorite monsters from the original Fiend Folio. They, along with the bizarre and oft-mocked flumph, were one of the only good races in the book and seemed ripe for heroic storytelling. Unfortunately, they weren’t ...
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Paizo’s “The Emerald Spire” for 5th Edition, Part 5

Late last year, Paizo Kickstarted a superdungeon called “The Emerald Spire“. Along with the characteristicly beautiful production value and stunning art, each of the 16 levels of this detailed module has its own fold-out map in the style of Paizo’s other ...
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Ultimate Adaptability: Variant Humans for 5th edition

In the early editions of D&D, humans were the foundation on which other races were compared. In other words, they were bland. Humans had no advantages or penalties (with the exception of being able to rise to any level in ...
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One for the Players

This week on the Dungeon Master’s Block, DM Mitch, DM Chris, and I take a break from game mastering to chat about why we love being players, not only in the world’s first roleplaying game, but in every roleplaying game. The ...