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Adventure Building: Part 3 – Backstory, Setting and Hooks

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 In the first article in this series I looked at what you should consider when getting started creating your own adventure. This second article in the ...
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Oriental Adventures – Vanara

This week I bring the Vanara race to my Wuxia Campaign.  The inspiration was watching Wuxia movies a few months ago about Sun Wukong the monkey king.  With a little reading, you can find Vanara were in Oriental Adventures and ...
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The Paladin Class, Part Seven

To be honest, when I started this series I never would have guessed that I would need seven articles to talk about one class. On the other hand, D&D has a long and nuanced history, including a lot of offshoots, ...
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D&D Upcoming Storyline Predictions – Revised

Way back in November 2014, I made some predictions on upcoming storylines between now and 2018. I predicted that they would do an Underdark storyline… but I was way off thinking it would come out in 2018. As we have ...
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The Endless Character Stats Debate

Here’s a question that every DM gets asked a hundred times: How do you roll stats/attribute scores? Doesn’t sound like a terribly tough question; but, depending on your players and the kind of avatars they are accustomed to playing, the ...
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In the Eye of the Beholder: Paladins

Part 1: Roleplaying a Paladin Last week in the Eye of the Beholder, we looked at evil genies as a tool for dungeon masters running D&D campaigns. This week, we are going to move our lens over to the player’s ...
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Star Wars Day: Chewbacca

Glory Glory! Have you seen all the great Star Wars fan work!  It is amazing to see all the art, costumes, and creativity of SW Fans. So today, I have to put “forth” my handiwork for Star Wars Day. Previously, ...
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Unearthed Arcana: Character Options for a High Seas Campaign

As some of you might know, I run a waterborne campaign of my own in my Vodari setting. In the latest Unearthed Arcana, Mike Mearls has provided some great options for your seafaring adventures. I actually set-up Minotaurs and Swashbucklers ...
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Weekend Shout Out: The Adventure a Week Blog

If you haven’t had the opportunity to check out the 3-time ENnie nominated, 2014 Silver ENnie-winning, AaWBlog, now’s the time! The focus of AdventureAWeek.com is primarily on publishing adventures compatible with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game such as Rise of the Drow and Snow White, but has recently ...
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Games Change Lives: Hero Kids RPG for Ages 4-10

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of gaming with kids as early as humanly possible; I do own a website called www.gameschangelives.com after all. When my wife and I decided to have kids, I spent quite a bit ...