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Creating a magic system for your game P1

A roleplaying magic system can be a pretty cut and dry thing: a spell list, damage, area of effect and so on, but if done correctly it can do so much more. Properly done, a magic system can be used ...
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Baldur’s Gate: Descent into Avernus Review

I’ve received a review copy of Descent into Avernus, with the ridiculously gorgeous limited cover. Let’s see if I can complete a review in a single article! Descent is 256 pages – shorter than Dungeon of the Mad Mage, longer ...
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The Single Race Campaign P1

When a DM starts a new game with a single race available, you might think that that severely limits your choices. But does it truly? In some senses, yes it’s true. Yet in others, this is not necessarily so. A ...
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Social Combat (5e)

The following are some optional rules I have been working on for goal based social battles for Fifth Edition. I wanted something that would not take much work to learn, so I followed the framework of regular combat. Let me ...
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Additional Human Variants

For… almost as long as I’ve been writing Harbinger of Doom, I’ve been talking on and off about how we talk about humans and, as a result, non-humans in fantasy roleplaying, especially D&D. That linked post is very dated at ...
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Craft of the game: Creating a Minimum Viable Product

Tabletop gaming is filled with excellent ideas, but what happens when you have an idea that you want to share with others? The first step in doing so is creating a “minimum viable product.” At its core, a minimum viable ...
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Tips and Rules for Gambling

The following are some tips and rules for running a gambling session. Gambling can be fun and found in a variety of formats in campaign worlds. This article provides quick tips and four detailed options to get you started running ...
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Review of Underhero

(Author’s note: this review is based on watching a playthrough of Underhero game; I did not play it myself.  However, because the game is neat, I thought the game developers could use some props for their hard work, that’s why ...
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Dream On, Dream Weaver

Ever wanted to have a mission or quest in a Dream, and need to flesh it out? Today we look at a few ways to do just that. The dream may be shared by proximity to an astral creature, a ...
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D&D 5e Essentials Kit is Available Everywhere

This press release was just sent out by D&D’s PR team. The kit has been out at Target for a while and is finally available everywhere else. I’ve had a copy since it first came out. I haven’t had a ...