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Five Magic Items for the Circle of the Moon

Way back in that Twitter thread, I talked about the function of totems as 4e magic items. I suggested that they could be intended for druids, especially the Circle of the Moon, and might boost the stats of lower-CR Wild Shapes, ...
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Exploring the Entertainer Background

The Entertainer background gives players an opportunity to bring their love to roleplaying and acting deeper into the game, and have their character do the same. Any character with the entertainer background gets a touch more bard-y, opening up their ...
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Help your players create the best character for them

Thumbnail image from Netflix’s The Witcher series Do you run D&D for players that have already played one or more times? Are they more of a min-maxer kind and look more on creating a powerful character than in their dreamed ...
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UA 2020: Subclasses, Part Three Breakdown

It’s been a couple of weeks since the chaos of Subclasses, Part Two: Revenge of the Bride of the Electric Boogaloo, so yesterday WotC dropped three more playtest subclasses. We have the Armorer artificer, the Circle of Stars druid, and ...
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Exploring the Criminal and Spy Background

Today we take a look at the Criminal background and its Spy variant. Based on nothing more than anecdotal evidence, I am confident to say that the Criminal background is the most popular one in D&D 5e. Why? Well, for ...
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How to create tension in your game

Thumbnail art by Eric Persson It’s been a long while since I did one of these articles on how to be better at a certain aspect of DMing. After mastering some horror games, watching some movies of the same kind, ...
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Exploring the Charlatan Background

The Charlatan background offers a ton of fun roleplaying hooks for that roleplayer that likes wearing a new mask every game… or every five minutes for that matter. It’s a fun way to punch up character classes that so rarely ...
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Exploring the Acolyte Background

In this series, we will be exploring each of the backgrounds presented in The Player’s Handbook, 5th edition and see how each can create an interesting character background for your next character. This week we start with the Acolyte background. ...
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UA 2020: Subclasses, Part 2 Breakdown

Tonight, at the Pit, Everyone. Gets… A New. Subclass. In the second part of the deviously-named “Subclasses” series of UA drops, we get a bardic college, a cleric domain, and a sorcerous origin. For those of you keeping score at ...
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A Guide on Queer Characters for Allies

I’ve been wanting to write this guide for a while, but I never quite knew where to begin it. I was often the only gay man at the table when I’d sit down with friends to play some D&D or ...