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Monsters & Traps for a D&D 5e Jungle Adventure

Aquatic | Arctic | Cave/Underground | Desert | Forest | Grassland | Jungle | Mountain | Swamp Are your adventurers lost in the jungle while looking for that lost temple? Did you send them into the jungle with a treasure ...
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Salt in the Blood: Oceanic Bloodline for 5th ed Sorcerers

Sorcerous Origins (Oceanic) Sorcerers draw their magical power from a variety of sources. Some are the result of an unusual bloodline (draconic), while others tap into powerful arcane or divine forces (wild magic). Sorcerers who manifest powers from an oceanic origin ...
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D&D Elemental Evil Storyline & Product Offerings Unveiled

January is here and the long winter freeze from Wizards of the Coast since the release of the Dungeon Master’s Guide is finally over. Today we get solid product information on Elemental Evil offering for digital, tabletop and more. The ...
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System Agnostic: Tropes, and Monsters Playing With Type

The response for one of my previous articles Grokking Orcs was overwhelming and overwhelmingly positive, thank you! Some people brought up some very good critiques + suggestions, and by far the most consistent one was that the setup I was ...
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Blowing up your Campaign: Pyromancers for 5e Alchemists

The Pyromancer is an archetype for the Alchemist class and is one of eight traditions, including Metamoporhs, Poisoners, Artificers, Reanimators, Herbwardens, and more. You’ll need the core class presented in the original article and this to play the pyromancer. Pyromancer Bonus ...
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Bringing Troll’s Sexy Back

By Matthew Leopin The Dreaded Troll In the early days of Dungeons &Dragons the most dreaded of monsters at early levels was the Troll. The troll was unpleasant, obnoxious, and often solitary, but most of all, it regenerated. And it was ...
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D&D 5e Aquatic Campaign – Monster & Hero Race Options

I run a weekly game D&D 5e game in a seafaring setting called Vodari. For this week’s Nautical Nonsense column I wanted to gather up all the aquatic monster races and hero races in one handy list that I draw ...
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Aquatic Allies: Cecaelias

Art by riviel The history of the cecaelias as a race is all but unknown to scholars of the surface world. Though some surface dwellers believe they are a subrace of merfolk, this race of cephaloids, and indeed the merfolk, ...
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System Agnostic: The Home of the One Hundred Saved (Shelter ...

Yesterday, in my column Survivalist Gaming I discussed the concept of treating dungeons as the fantasy equivalent of fallout shelters (aka shelter dungeons). Today, I want to actually outline a dungeon concept predicated on this concept including its history, monstrous ...
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Survivalist Gaming: Dungeons as Fantasy Fallout Shelters

There are as many kinds of dungeons as there are monsters: living dungeons, conquered dungeons, ruined places, and many more. But dungeons work best when they have a plausible reason for their existence. If it has living inhabitants, there needs ...