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Five Aspects of an Authentic D&D Character

In tabletop roleplaying games like Dungeons & Dragons, players create their own characters and Dungeon Masters create dozens of NPCs to populate the world. That can be a daunting task, especially for a DM. Too little detail or personality and ...
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Mysterious Mindflayer Machinations P1

The Mindflayer, or Illithid is a creature that is from the Far Realm, though some have posited that they are actually from the future. Regardless of the truth, they are a race that uses Spell Jamming to travel the Crystal ...
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DMs Guild Review: Kakobear

Art by Davis Lodzins Written by Green Bird RPGS (Richard Thompson and Davis Lodzins) Illustrated by Davis Lodzins DM Experience: Competent Player Experience: Advanced Beginner Review: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ If you’re looking for a unique creature, potential pet, and story idea generator, ...
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Let’s build an Aboleth’s lair + Advice on how to ...

Thumbnail Art by Yuchen Henry Wang Aboleths are creatures that were in many ways inspired by the Cthulu Mythos from HP Lovecraft. They are awesome Great Old Ones that predate gods themselves. However, they are highly situational enemies as most ...
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Guide to creating memorable NPCs

Featured art by Ana Landin “You come seeking my help?”, says the large human figure in front of you, as he continues tu comb his hair. The ranger pauses for a second and nods “There is a strange and enormous ...
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Slimes: Cooler than you might think

(note: when reading this article, the advice herein applies equally to oozes, jellies, in addition to the titular slimes, though I won’t always call it out in the article, so as not to be repetitious.) When most people hear the ...
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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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Creature Codex Review

Just like the Tome of Beasts, this Creature Codex looks just like what its name says: A huge codex full of creatures. When it appeared on Kickstarter I pledged for it and have now got the physical and PDF versions ...
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Stranger Things’ Demogorgon and Demodogs for your game

Halloween is just around the corner and being you and your friends Stranger Things fans, you wanted to create a one-shot with some of its beasts (or you just want to add them to your game). I’ve got just what ...
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Playing Canines in Your Game P2

Many times, roleplaying games give information without giving the DMs anything to work with as far as how they might act as real-world creatures. But in order to help out the suspension of disbelief, DMs need to be able to ...