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Action Points Revisited – Hero & Villain Points (5e)

Back in October, I looked at three alternatives to Inspiration for D&D Fifth Edition. One of the three alternatives I looked at was Action Points (or Hero Points). This week on the Campaign Trail, I’m looking at tweaking Action Points ...
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Unearthed Arcana: Into the Wild Breakdown

This month’s Unearthed Arcana takes us on a journey. That’s the, um, topic. Journeys? Anyway, this is a rules module for when hour-by-hour wandering through a wilderness region isn’t right for the situation. As Mearls explains in the intro, this ...
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Making the Most out of Barbarian Rage Part 3

In D&D (and other such games) have taken the idea of the real life and mythology of the berserker and turned it into the barbarian class that we know and love in the game but for the most part they ...
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Xanathar’s Guide Breakdown, Part Seven

Hey, it’s Part Seven and we’re finally out of Chapter One! I expect Chapter Two to go a good bit faster, as we get into optional rules modules and suggested handling for unusual cases. Still, there’s a lot here, and ...
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Character death is NOT the end

(Author’s note: Sorry about this being late. I had some things to catch up on some things. I will be back to my Monday schedule next week) One of the things that players often go out of their way to ...
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Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes (D&D 5e) – May 2018 Release ...

Added: Just got the official press release. I have added the details to this story. It looks like we’re getting content for DMs and players. Most interesting is that it looks like we’re getting notes on running higher tier play, ...
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5 Groundhog Day Ideas for Your D&D Game

Groundhog Day is a tradition celebrated in the both the United States and Canada on February 2nd. The roots of this day come from a Pennsylvania Dutch superstition that if a groundhog emerges from its burrow and sees a shadow ...
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Changing Monsters in Your Game

According to this article on Searching for magic [Monsters] are an opportunity to spin your game into something your group will love to play in… [they] are a [starting] place to build your world into something fantastic and different. The ...
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Deadly Delves: Reign of Ruin Review

Part of developing the market around third-party 5e products is broadening the review base, so that potential buyers have something to go on. With that long-term self-interest at heart, then, I’m reviewing Deadly Delves: Reign of Ruin, written by Richard ...
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Using Security More Effectively in Your Games Part 2

Last time we covered the distinction between security officers and the police, and why the distinction is necessary in a game, how security officer’s professionalism, technology/ magic, and crowd control and monitoring can make a security officer more effective, as ...