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Mass Combat Rules for D&D Released for Free!

Mike Mearls has released the second Unearthed Arcana article on the official D&D website! It’s the second in the monthly series and this month looks at the Mass Combat Rules for D&D. A nine page PDF download is provided with ...
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Gith Player Characters for 5th edition

The githyanki and githzerai (sometimes referred to collectively as the “gith”) were created by Charles Stross for his own AD&D game and first appeared in the April/May 1979 issue of White Dwarf magazine. They gained their prominence in the D&D pantheon for ...
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World Building – Part 3: Religion

Intro | History | Religion | Working Worlds | Geography | Filling Your World | Your Players | Player Options From Asgard to Zendikar, there are countless examples of richly imagined worlds in books, games, movies and television. My favorite ...
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The Koalinth: Aquatic Militants Invade 5e Waters

Koalinth (the name is both singular and plural) are marine goblinoids closely related to surface-dwelling hobgoblins. They stand about 6-1/2 feet tall, with sleek, muscular bodies. Their fingers and toes are webbed, and they have gill slits in their necks. ...
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System Agnostic: The City of Salt in Wounds [Pt 3]

New Website for Salt in Wounds! The 13 Meridian Houses When the Tarrasque was first subdued, thirteen ‘immovable’ harpoons were sunk deep into it’s body, each with a long, thick chain running to a traditional iron anchor sunk magically into ...
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5th edition Undead Immortals: the Soulbound

Soulbounds are beings trapped between two worlds, similar to in many ways to classic revenants though the reasons behind their existence are far more varied. Unlike common revenants, soulbounds are not fully undead and rarely have a single wrong to ...
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World Building – Part 2: A History for Your World

Intro | History | Religion | Working Worlds | Geography | Filling Your World | Your Players | Player Options Atlantis, Westeros, Wonderland, Neverland, Oz, Panem, Camelot, Discworld, Barsoon, Pern, Shannara, Middle-earth, Narnia and countless other fantasy worlds provide the ...
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The College of the Sea Singers, 5th edition

Like other bardic colleges, sea singers do not attend an actual university, they gather to learn spells, lore and skills from one another, and of all the bardic colleges, the verbal tradition is most important to sea singers. Sea singers ...
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System Agnostic: Creating a World from Random Races [Rescentia Part ...

Note: This is the second post about Rescentia, a world I designed with the challenge of using random races. You can read part 1 here. TLDR version is start with a standardish D&D world except orcs manage to kill most everybody. Fanatical ...
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5 Avoidable Roleplaying Cliches

Players and Dungeon Masters alike have all experienced a roleplaying cliché at one point or another. The villain cackles wildly before, during, or after a monologue; a village or town is attacked by monsters for no reason other than it ...