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Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes Breakdown

As you probably know, Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes doesn’t go all that deep on player-side mechanics, just a few races and subraces, but that makes it ideal for this week’s article. If I have extra writing time, I may touch ...
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Entering the Maze, a New Minotaur ability

Sharpening his focus, the minotaur tapped into his inheritance, his connection with the Maze. Puncturing reality, it appeared as if empty space swallowed him up. But the reality was that his connection with the Maze allowed him to enter another ...
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Plant Creatures – Bark worse than their bite

There are many creatures in fantasy genre that can be used in roleplaying games to give variety in encounters. Today’s trio are Plants, ancient species and skilled survivors. Dryads Appearance – Humanoid reclusive plant creatures, either native or from the ...
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The Plane of Sound

The Plane of Sound, alternatively called “The Plane of Cacophony” or “The Plane of Reverberations” is a “Super Plane,” which exists everywhere on top of, concurrent with all planes simultaneously, anywhere there is sound. Except in areas of magical (and ...
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Creatures of Vathis: Volume One Kickstarter

Starcalled Studios LLC has launched their second Kickstarter campaign. The campaign to fund a first print run of Creatures of Vathis: Volume One, a bestiary with statistics and descriptions for both The Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and Fifth Edition Dungeons and ...
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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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I Was Traveling the Planes and I Found Dragons, Part ...

This time I’m doing Radiant dragons, one of the three dragons released for the Spelljammer setting. This is in response to a commenter’s request. Asteroid lairs. Radiant dragons prefer to lair in the asteroid that they were born in, often returning ...
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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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Defender Traits for NPCs

When I first saw monster stat blocks in the D&D Next playtest, and again upon the release of the Monster Manual, I was surprised at how much of a return to 2e-and-earlier form they resembled. They have some of the ...