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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 ...
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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 ...