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Morgrave Miscellany Breakdown, Part Four

This week in the Morgrave Miscellany design breakdown and review, I’m jumping right back in where I left off last time, with the Child of Khyber section. I’m hoping to finish up this week, since a fair portion of the ...
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Roleplaying Religions Right – Part 3

For the most part, religions and belief systems are things we experience as a mostly passive participant in their development in our daily lives. Many of us are indoctrinated into a religion or belief system from an early age, partaking ...
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Ways to Make “Classic Character Introductions” more interesting

(Author’s note: Sorry I’ve not been publishing articles lately. I’ve had an eventful few months with stolen laptops, having to move home unexpectedly, massive travel time, and being under the weather. In any case, I have a new laptop that’ll ...
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Khyber Khronicle Volume 3 Review

As you know, Bob, it’s open season for Eberron content in the DM’s Guild. Today I’m reviewing Khyber Khronicle, Volume 3, by Mount Ogden Gaming Company. I received a free review copy, and I heard about this product in the ...
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Playing a Better Assassin

Assassins are typically viewed as these evil people who go around murdering others for hire, but this is far from what assassination needs to look like. There are a variety of motivations, quirks, methods of stealth and toolkit of the ...
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Fey-Touched Backgrounds, Part Three

It’s been a little while now since I’ve done anything with my series on the fey, so today I’m returning for the fifth and sixth fey background: the Inspired and the Oathsworn. The Inspired are those who receive – or ...
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Using Scars in Your Game

An old, heavily scarred grizzled war veteran stands menacingly before you in heavily battered armor wielding an axe. These scars tell the story of his many battles. The outline of a wickedly clawed hand can be seen burned onto his ...
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Plane Shift: Ixalan Breakdown

Last week, just as January’s Unearthed Arcana dropped, we also got a new Plane Shift from James Wyatt titled Plane Shift: Ixalan. Now, I come in knowing precisely nothing about Ixalan, beyond guessing that I might get something Mesoamerican. The ...
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Top Reasons Why Someone Might be Unlucky or Cursed

  Being cursed or just plain unlucky sucks, we get it. But what if there were more than simple luck or a reason behind the reason why we are? This is a list of some reasons why someone is cursed ...
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Making the most out of Bloodlines

In D&D there are a variety of bloodlines that a character can develop various powers, be they wizardly, warlock, or sorcerous in nature, but for the most part they are simply a background that isn’t explored more in depth. However, ...