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3 Contentious Roleplaying Extras

Sometimes DMs like to add a little something extra to their games. Sometimes these extras are fun and add significantly to the playing experience. Other times they can seem a bit too much and aren’t well received. Not to mention ...
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The Evil Campaign Quick Guide

So here’s the scenario:  your group has decided to delve into the dark side and try out a campaign where they will be playing “evil” characters. Maybe you’ve never done this before, or maybe you’ve tried in the past with ...
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The Druid Class, Part Three

Last time, I picked apart the 1e Druid class and its Unearthed Arcana update. Now I’m moving on to Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, Second Edition – the earliest edition I’ve personally run or played. Superficially, the 2e Druid is so ...
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A Closer Look at the Cartography of Christopher West

“Chris West loves gaming and expresses that love with an artist’s eye. Luckily for gamers, he shares that eye with the rest of us.” Back in the olden days of roleplaying, maps were crude scribblings on graph paper, dictated to ...
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Aquatic Talk with DM’s Block

TL;DR: If you’re reading this column, you’ll want to listen to this pod. This week I sit down with DM Mitch and DM Chris from the Dungeon Master’s Block podcast to talk about everything both roleplyaing and aquatic. If you aren’t familiar with ...
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5 Fun Gimmicks for D&D

Just like a long-term relationship, sometimes D&D needs a little spice to shake things up. Traditional ways of doing this may include: switching out the DM for a new one, trying an original home-brew adventure or story line, starting the ...
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The DM’s Screen – Benefit or Burden?

In recent days, the DM’s Screen for D&D 5th Edition has been released and this has brought up some interesting discussions around my tables. Over my D&D career, I’ve played with dozens of Dungeon Masters of both sexes. Some were ...
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The Bard Class, Part Two

This time out, I’ll be writing about the Bard of AD&D, Second Edition. The bard of OD&D started as a magical and thiefly dabbler, loremaster, and diplomat, and grew into a quite potent magic-user. The 1e bard is an end goal ...
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Christmas Themed Adventures

When I went looking for a Christmas one-shot adventure, I was surprised to see there was not much content of any sort out there. Here is the list of what I was able to find. We have added our own ...
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Will Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition End the “Editions Wars”?

If the title of this article made you really angry and filled with hate… take a deep breath. It might be time to heal and move on. Let’s look at the history and why the edition wars should finally end.