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5 Fun Gimmicks for D&D

Just like a long-term relationship, sometimes D&D needs a little spice to shake things up. Traditional ways of doing this may include: switching out the DM for a new one, trying an original home-brew adventure or story line, starting the ...
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System Agnostic: Creating a World From Random Races [Rescentia Part ...

Over at the pathfinder_rpg subreddit, user ‘TheMightyBarbarian’ issued a challenge to create a world with nonstandard fantasy races. Specifically, the requirements were that ‘1 Core Race (Humans, Halflings, Elves, etc) 3 Featured (things like Half Elementals, Half Angels, Drow, Catfolk) ...
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Unearthed Arcana – Eberron (Changlings, Shifters, Warforged, Artificer & More)

Mike Mearls has released the first Unearthed Arcana article on the official D&D website! It’s the first in the monthly series and this month looks at the Eberron campaign setting. A six page PDF download is provided with info for ...
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More than a Color, 5th edition Dragonborn, Part 1

Though it’s true that dragonborn who choose a career in adventuring are commonly those born with the strength, charisma, and breath weapons of their ancestors, not all dragonborn are gifted with those particular abilities. Some dragonborn use their social skills to gain ...
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Monster Lab: D&D 5e Carnivorous Plant

Last week I wrote about Monsters & Traps for a D&D 5e Jungle Adventure. An interesting bit of feedback I received on Facebook was that I missed Carnivorous Plant. To update Carnivorous Plant for D&D 5e, I could just use ...
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Miniatures – Kids Building Characters with LEGO, Imaginext and More

SHAWN: James Walls has written a guest post about the kinds of miniatures he uses while gaming with the kids. Check out his mini bio at the bottom too. There is a gallery at the bottom that I added a ...
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Holy Waters: Oath of the Waves Paladin for 5th edition

Aquatic Paladins The fight against corruption and evil doesn’t stop at the shoreline. Paladins who follow gods of the ocean, such as Poseidon, or who are born among marine races, often follow the Oath of the Waves. As with other ...
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Survivalist Gaming: The Survival Skill

Like most skills in modern role playing games, ‘survival’ is something of a catch-all (though not so much as that most rolled skill in Pathfinder and Dungeons and Dragons 5e – Perception). This is totally fair; too much granularity gets in ...
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System Agnostic: The City of Salt in Wounds

New Website for Salt in Wounds! Back in 2004 on the RPG.net D&Dish forums, Thomas T. suggested the idea of a city built around the D&D monster the Tarrasque – which, for those not in the know- is an unkillable ...
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Rich’s Gameroom: Fighter (Eldritch Archer)

The arcane archer prestige class from previous editions fulfilled a desire in players for firing unique magically charged arrows on the battlefield. For many, the arcane archer became the conduit for channeling our love for archery-based heroes like Green Arrow, ...