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Monkey See, Monkey Shift: Edition-Agnostic Options for Shapechanging and Summoning

Wizards are often referred to as the Swiss Army knives of spellcasters, having access to a wide variety of high damage and utility spells useful for any occasion. But do they really? Wizards (or Magic-Users, if you prefer) are still ...
Aquatic / PirateNautical Nonsense

And Hang the Musikers, Too – Even More Roles on ...

Here is the final post in this series by guest poster Mark S. Cookman. Previously in this series I looked at command officers and mid-grade officers on a pirate or privateer vessel. In this article, we will be looking at ...
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Creating an Archipelago World

It’s been a crazy week and I’m only about 50% done my the second entry in the Adventure Building series. I thought this guest post by Ben Latham would be an excellent replacement for me this week and my series ...
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Plot Points

Are you using Plot Points for your game? We have been doing it for a while now, and it makes the game very interesting.  But sometimes it is hard for some of the players to come up with relevant or ...
History of the Classes

The Paladin Class, Part Four

My general sense of the Paladin class is that it really took root in the imaginations of gamers during the eleven years of 2e’s publication (1989 to 2000), but as soon as the 3.0 Paladin came along, its one meaningful ...
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Interview with Aquatic Gaming Guru, Emily Kubisz

If you follow my column From the Depths, or have listened to the Under the Sea episode of the Dungeon Master’s Block, then you’ve heard me talk about Alluria Publishing’s incredible Cerulean Seas line. Cerulean Seas is the definitive work on running aquatic ...
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14 Aquatic Encounter Seeds for 1st-5th 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 ...
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A Roleplayer’s Guide To Awkward Moments

If you spend enough time roleplaying, either as a player or as a DM, you will eventually encounter a situation that is supremely awkward or makes you feel uncomfortable. It is almost inevitable given enough experience. After all, many roleplaying ...
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New Options for Githyanki and Githzerai PCs

My previous article on githanki and githzerai PCs generated a lot of conversation about the history of these races across more than 30 years of D&D, including discussions about the kind of options people would like to see converted to the ...
Aquatic / PirateNautical Nonsense

The Next in Line to Hang – More Roles on ...

Here is another guest posting by Mark S. Cookman for our Nautical Nonsense column. In the first part of this series, I looked at Officer Roles on a Pirate Ship. In this second part of a three part lesson dealing ...