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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 ...
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I was Traveling the Planes and I Found Dragons Part ...

Now for my second evil dragon, be warned this creature is on par with the tarrasque. Elemental fury. A pyroclastic dragon is an uncontrollable force of nature at its heart, embodying living fire and thunder. They’re natural disasters themselves; where ever ...
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Fur and Fangs – Lycanthrope NPC’s

This article will give you some ideas on how make interesting Lycanthrope NPC’s in your games. What is a Lycanthrope for the context of RPG’s? Lycanthropes are humans (and other species) who can change into animals and/or hybrid forms, and ...
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Unearthed Arcana: Fiendish Options Breakdown

I don’t know about you, but my September 2017 felt like one of the longest months of my life – so it feels like it’s been ages since the last Unearthed Arcana came out. Today, however, we get a collection ...
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I was Travelling the Planes and I Found Dragons, Part ...

Previously I’ve been making lots of benevolent dragons, so this time I’ve had a go at making an evil dragon for the PCs to kill. Rusting fiends. Native to the infernal battlefield of Acheron, they are beasts of rust and ...
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I Was Travelling the Planes and I Found Dragons, Part ...

Hi again. This time we are looking at the Elysian Dragon, one that is often looked down upon by other dragons. Is their reputation as alcoholics deserved? You be the judge. Drunks. Elysian dragons are known as gluttonous drunks, or ...