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Interview with Aquatic Gaming Guru, Emily Kubisz

If you follow my column From the Depths, or have listened to the Under the Sea episode of the Dungeon Master’s Block, then you’ve heard me talk about Alluria Publishing’s incredible Cerulean Seas line. Cerulean Seas is the definitive work on running aquatic ...
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14 Aquatic Encounter Seeds for 1st-5th level Characters

In this series I will be presenting creatures you can use for villains, lieutenants, minions, and wild encounters for 5th edition aquatic games, as well as encounter seeds for these villains at each tier. This week I bring you aquatic encounter ...
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New Options for Githyanki and Githzerai PCs

My previous article on githanki and githzerai PCs generated a lot of conversation about the history of these races across more than 30 years of D&D, including discussions about the kind of options people would like to see converted to the ...
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Adventure Building: Part 1 – Getting Started

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 In my previous series, I looked at world building. I thought it would be a good idea to look at adventure building next. Whether you are ...
Aquatic / PirateD&D 5eFrom the DepthsGM Resources

100 Aquatic Enemies for 1st-5th level Characters

In this series I will be presenting creatures you can use for villains, lieutenants, minions, and wild encounters for 5th edition aquatic games. I will also be presenting encounter seeds for these villains at each tier. This week I bring you ...
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D&D 5e Modifying Classes and Creating New Classes (Unearthed Arcana)

“Looking for more advice on modifying character classes? Dive into customization with some advice on class design.” Rodney Thompson, senior designer for the Dungeons & Dragons, just released the latest Unearthed Arcana article. The article outlines: how to create new class ...
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Paizo’s “The Emerald Spire” for 5th Edition, Part 4

Late last year, Paizo Kickstarted a superdungeon called “The Emerald Spire“. Along with the characteristicly beautiful production value and stunning art, each of the 16 levels of this detailed module has its own fold-out map in the style of Paizo’s other ...
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Reining in Dexterity: Initiative House Rule Option #3

Michael Long has posted two articles on interesting ways to make Initiative faster and more fluid in 5e. Those articles, plus an ongoing conversation with J.M. Perkins about Strength vs Dexterity in D&D (and roleplaying games in general), inspired the ...
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The Lore of Lost Mine of Phandelver

“Lost Mine of Phandelver” is, at least right now, probably the most widely played adventure in 5th edition D&D. As the adventure promises, you don’t need to be a Forgotten Realms expert to run it – but maybe some of this will ...
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5 Ideas on How to Run a Heist

A heist is a theft with a focus on planning, execution and the aftermath. Heists are a classic scenario that is common in movies, television and books, but they’re a scenario that’s rarely seen in tabletop RPG games. We all ...