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Roleplaying Religions Right – Part 3

For the most part, religions and belief systems are things we experience as a mostly passive participant in their development in our daily lives. Many of us are indoctrinated into a religion or belief system from an early age, partaking ...
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Duels that are Fun for Everyone at the Table

Running Duels | Wizard Duels (Coming Soon) Duels are arranged combat between two people, usually with matched weapons, in accordance with agreed-upon rules. The gauntlet has been thrown and now it is time to run single combat (or a duel) ...
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Ways to Make “Classic Character Introductions” more interesting

(Author’s note: Sorry I’ve not been publishing articles lately. I’ve had an eventful few months with stolen laptops, having to move home unexpectedly, massive travel time, and being under the weather. In any case, I have a new laptop that’ll ...
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Additional Combat Actions for D&D 5e

Characters who have a martial focus are often left without as many options in combat as those who have some magic at their disposal, especially if you are trying to play a more swashbuckling swordsperson. I’m looking at providing some ...
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New Magic Items for Sail

In a fantasy setting, if magic items are created through deliberate action, it’s hard to imagine that crafted magic wouldn’t be applied to ships and sailing. And, well, enchanted ships, sails, rudders, and the like are significant in the source ...
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Upgraded Armor Materials

As I mentioned over in that Twitter thread, I like 4e’s armor materials, but not how they got implemented. In principle, getting cool feyweave cloth from the fey weavers of the Feywild is classic moment from a lot of fantasy adventure. ...
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The Island with No Name (1st Level Adventure for D&D ...

The Island with No Name is a starter adventure for four first level characters. The adventure is set in my Seas of Vodari campaign world, but can be easily adapted to any setting. The adventure is highly inspired by Treasure ...
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5 Tips for Time Travel Stories

Quite a while back, a friend suggested that he’d like to see a post on how to run good time-travel stories in roleplaying games. I originally posted these in Harbinger of Doom – if not an exhaustive guide, then five ...
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The Island with No Name (1st Level Adventure for D&D ...

The Island with No Name is a starter adventure for four first level characters. The adventure is set in my Seas of Vodari campaign world, but can be easily adapted to any setting. The adventure is highly inspired by Treasure ...
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Unearthed Arcana: Sidekicks Breakdown

Oh hey, this month’s Unearthed Arcana covers something I’ve been asking for and working with in my own writing! That’s neat. It’s handled in a 1-20 class progression format, to make sure your favorite NPCs from the early game can ...