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History of the Classes

Psionics, Part One

Now that Mike Mearls has broached the topic of 5e psionics, History of the Classes tackles the topic I’ve dreaded more than any other. See, I read Eldritch Wizardry once, and I know I am about to lose my damn mind ...
Eye of the BeholderGM ResourcesSettings

5 Ways to Use the Planes as Plot Devices & ...

The planes are the fundamental dimensions that make up the multiverse in which a typical D&D setting takes place. The planes (typically) describe the creation of the universe, the existence of an afterlife and the breeding ground for half the ...
Role Initiative

It’s A Kind of Magic

So you’ve decided to be a spell caster! It’s a good career move with lots of exciting options and mystical powers to explore. When roleplaying, you’ll be able to use your magic to aid in searches, persuade others, deceive others, ...
Campaign TrailSettings

Ideas for a Steampunk Campaign Setting

This week on the Campaign Trail I’m back looking at campaign settings that go beyond the typical fantasy worlds most of us play in each week. In each article in the series I’ll provide notes on running a campaign (or ...
Thoughts & Things

Gamma World

Going through my crazy chaotic thoughts, I remembered I have a home campaign that I should think about.  The players opened up a octagonal portal system to other worlds. So there are 8 worlds available to them, and they’ve only ...
Aquatic / PirateD&D 5eFrom the DepthsGM Resources

6 Aquatic Encounter Seeds for 6th-10th Level Characters

In this series I will be presenting creatures you can use for villains, lieutenants, minions, and wild encounters for 5th edition aquatic games, as well as encounter seeds for these villains at each tier. This week I bring you aquatic encounter ...
History of the Classes

The Warlock Class, Part Three

I can’t believe we’re already to the last article on the Warlock class. Sure, there was a two-article bit on Sha’ir as a gratuitous lead-in. Sure, I’ve also bolted on studies of the Binder class along the way. But here ...
Eye of the Beholder

Eye of the Beholder: Campaign Continuity

When you sit down at a table to play a pen and paper RPG as a dungeon master, you are there because you want to tell a story. The best dungeon masters are not necessarily gifted with encyclopedic knowledge of ...
Role Initiative

5 Uses for Intelligent Weapons

One of the most infamous entries in the D&D magical item catalog is the intelligent weapon. Most frequently a sword or dagger; these items have been imbued with personality, understanding, the ability to think and reason, and even magical powers. ...
NewsUnearthed Arcana

WotC Unearthed Arcana – Variant Rules

The next installment of Unearthed Arcana is out today.  With variant rules for Players Make all the Rolls, Vitality, and Custom Alignments.