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Creating a Pandemic for Your Game

With the COVID-19 pandemic continually in the news, I thought that it would be appropriate for us to look at how a worldwide pandemic might look like in a fantasy setting. Let’s define a pandemic as per Wikipedia: A pandemic ...
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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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D&D Remote – Stay at Home. Play at Home.

In an effort to support people continuing to play D&D during the COVID-19 pandemic (a game that is played around a table in person for many), Wizards of the Coast have been giving away free content all week for fans ...
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Exploring the Outlander Background

The outlander background in 5e fills the role of the person who lived outside of civilization, who have been to the very extremes of the world and seen wonders that no city dweller could dream of. This archetype has room ...
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New Player Character Race: “Dog”

Author’s note: This is a stab at making a tongue-in-cheek character race, but also trying to look at things realistically. New Playable Character Race: Dog Size: Tiny to medium 6” – 44” Speed: 20 – 50 ft, Dependent on breed. ...
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Seas of Vodari Now Available on DriveThru RPG

The Seas of Vodari is a 268-page book that provides fifth edition material for both gamemasters and players to enjoy a single adventure or an entire campaign full of swashbuckling action and magical adventure. Get the Seas of Vodari at ...
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Exploring the Noble Background

In a standard Dungeons and Dragons world, society is stratified by class that is largely determined by blood. In medieval Europe, the nobility was a very tiny portion of the population, and they generally owned the lands that were worked ...
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What Game Designers Can Learn from MMORPG Animes

There are quite a few VMMORPG (Virtual Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game) animes out there. Each one of the games has its premise, world, and situations. A few notable examples are: SAO (Sword Art Online) In the year 2022, virtual ...
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Exploring the Hermit Background

With some irony as we all become hermits of a sort, we will be looking at the hermit background this week. Hermits offer an opportunity to craft a very compelling personal quest – something that is so important to your ...
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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 ...