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Beyond the Character Sheet, P1

A character is not a series of disconnected stats and abilities. They are the culmination of their stats, abilities, gender, race, genetics, decisions, and life experiences. When building a character, one needs to consider how all the pieces fit together. ...
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How to Make A Basic Conlang, Part 1: Sounds

Creating a conlang, aka constructed language, for your Dungeons & Dragons world can be summarized into three basic steps: Choose the sounds Decide on the grammar Create a lexicon The sounds of a language and how they work together is ...
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Reasons Why a Site Might Be Abandoned P1

One of the classic D&D tropes is a party entering a dungeon. Such places are either abandoned, in the middle of nowhere, or, sometimes, under a bustling city, but forgotten. Sometimes, these sites don’t need many repairs to make them ...
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Cardslinger – Sorcerous Origin for D&D 5e

This week on the Campaign Trail, I’m sharing a new sorcerous origin that I created for a weird west/fantasy mix campaign I am planning to run later this year. Sorcerers are those rare individuals who are naturally connected to the ...
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Unearthed Arcana 2020: Subclasses Revisited Breakdown

I don’t know how to tell you all this, but we live in a fallen world… the bad timeline… a land of ill omen: the Onomancy wizard didn’t make it to further UA development following surveys. I know you all ...
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How to Incorporate Conlangs into your Campaign

Using a conlang, also known as a constructed language, can add a lot of exciting depth and verisimilitude to your campaign. Culture is inextricably linked with language. By using a constructed language in your campaign, as a player or DM, ...
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A Dozen Communication Methods to Add in Your Games

There are a variety of ways of communicating. All of them boil down to one word: Language. Of course, we all know about talking and writing. But this is the tip of the iceberg. In a fantasy setting, you also ...
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Five D&D Creatures That Punch Above Their Challenge Rating

A huge part of being a Dungeon Master is choosing monsters for the players to face. Although combat encounters can occur that the DM didn’t expect, usually the DM takes time to craft an encounter. They try to create a ...
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Exploring the Urchin Background

The Urchin 5e background offers a potential rags-to-riches story and any class can benefit from its skill proficiencies. It also comes with its own adventure hook: how did you get enough money to live modesty for ten days? Was it ...
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Creating a Futuristic Campaign Setting P2

When one thought of the future years ago, people envisioned flying cars, intergalactic space travel complete with aliens, and robots everywhere doing the types of things that the average joe didn’t want to do. Since then, the ideas of the ...