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5th Edition of Dungeons & Dragons Articles

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D&D 5e Modifying Classes and Creating New Classes (Unearthed Arcana)

“Looking for more advice on modifying character classes? Dive into customization with some advice on class design.” Rodney Thompson, senior designer for the Dungeons & Dragons, just released the latest Unearthed Arcana article. The article outlines: how to create new class ...
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Paizo’s “The Emerald Spire” for 5th Edition, Part 4

Late last year, Paizo Kickstarted a superdungeon called “The Emerald Spire“. Along with the characteristicly beautiful production value and stunning art, each of the 16 levels of this detailed module has its own fold-out map in the style of Paizo’s other ...
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Reining in Dexterity: Initiative House Rule Option #3

Michael Long has posted two articles on interesting ways to make Initiative faster and more fluid in 5e. Those articles, plus an ongoing conversation with J.M. Perkins about Strength vs Dexterity in D&D (and roleplaying games in general), inspired the ...
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Elemental Evil: Princes of the Apocalypse Review

The new D&D adventure Elemental Evil: Princes of the Apocalypse comes out on Tuesday. I received my copy last week from Wizards of the Coast and started flipping through the book as quick as I could get it out of ...
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The Lore of Lost Mine of Phandelver

“Lost Mine of Phandelver” is, at least right now, probably the most widely played adventure in 5th edition D&D. As the adventure promises, you don’t need to be a Forgotten Realms expert to run it – but maybe some of this will ...
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Waves of Enchantment: Marine Magic for 5th edition

Even the early days of roleplaying were seeded with aquatic magic items, from the helmet of underwater action to the Apparatus of Kwalish. Almost all of these items were designed for surface races to spend time beneath the waves. In “Waves of Enchantment” I’ll ...
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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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Paizo’s “The Emerald Spire” for 5th edition, Part 3

Late last year, Paizo Kickstarted a superdungeon called “The Emerald Spire“. Along with the characteristicly beautiful production value and stunning art, each of the 16 levels of this detailed module has its own fold-out map in the style of Paizo’s other ...
D&D 5eForgotten Realms

Cast Your Vote – D&D March Madness Creature Competition – ...

“The elemental cults have put forward a number of candidates, vying for the position of Champion Elemental Cultist!” Even Wizards of the Coast have caught March Madness, setting up their very own 5 round bracket elimination tournament of duels between ...
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Novel Inspiration: Return of the King

We live in a world that provides an almost endless supply of inspiration for not only campaign worlds and storylines, but for characters. Crossing genres is one of my favorite ways to get inspired for those few times I can join ...