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Theatre of the Mind Vs Grid-based combat

The eternal conflict… Will you play using Theatre of the Mind (TotM), or by using a grid to better symbolize movement? There are mixed opinions about both of them, and I have my very own one. So, before we start ...
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Making food, drinks and weight important

As you wake up from the cold cave, you notice your bellies began to rumble, and your vision becoming blurry. It’s the second day you’ve been moving without any food and you think you still have got four more days ...
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D&D on a budget, Part 2

It’s your first time as a DM, and you want to surprise your family with a Christmas one shot (may I recommend THIS ONE?). You now need the things to play the game with, and after reading MY LAST POST, ...
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D&D on a budget

At first glance D&D might seem to be a very expensive hobby. If you saw Critical Role you will see everyone using their D&DBeyond Player Handbooks (PHB), miniatures and even terrain and constructions as maps to make it look more ...
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5 Ways To Be A Better Roleplayer

Fundamentally, I look at D&D campaigns as stories. Each adventure or event is a chapter and the campaign as a whole is a novel. It should have set-up, background, main characters, side characters, plots, sub-plots, victories, losses, triumph, and heartbreak. ...
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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 ...
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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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Should Roleplaying Be Taught in Schools?

Do you think that the education system would benefit from roleplaying being taught to junior high and high school students? This week I want to explore the potential benefits that roleplaying can bestow upon all of us as well as ...
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6 Ways to Improve Your Combats

Running a good combat situation involves many things like finding a good match between the characters’ skill level and the foes’ abilities, keeping the action fast-paced, and trying to find that sweet spot where the characters feel challenged but not ...
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System Agnostic: The Ring of Vainglory (Magical Item)

The Ring of Vainglory (usually -falsely- referred to as a Ring of Courage) is a intricate, looping band of platinum set with beautiful obsidian inserts. Even without knowledge of its magical nature, the ring is an stunning work of art ...