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Roleplay in Combat

Of the three pillars of Dungeons & Dragons (or any tabletop roleplaying game for that matter), roleplaying is the glue that holds the other two, Combat and Exploration, together. It is what gives us a reason to use our +4 ...
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Party Roles for Player Characters (with in-game mechanics!)

Thumbnail Art by Pablo Agurcia Whenever I hear some old school D&D player say players had to map out dungeons and continents back in the day I get astonished. There’s something about that style of play that I love (as ...
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New Clerical Domain: Earth

Of all the domains that have seen official support in 5e, there are a few ongoing, surprising gaps compared to the 3.5 list of domains and, for that matter, 4e builds. In this case – as if the title of ...
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Instant Character Backstory

Some days you can spend hours finely crafting the important character beats in your backstory, heaping on lavish descriptions of their childhood home and just how sad they felt when their parents died. Other days you have 15 minutes to ...
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Using tattoos in your game P4

In part 1 we gave a definition of a tattoo, examined how different classes might use tattoos, looked at monster markings and tattoos, as w ell as  tattoo power levels. In part 2 we talked about how magic tattoos and ...
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Character Motivation 101

Once you’re done rolling a new character, building their backstory, drawing fan art, and perfecting the character’s voice, all that remains to breathe life into the character is finding the character’s motivation. Great characters, whether in fiction or in Dungeons ...
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Using Tattoos in Your Game, P3

In part 1 we gave a definition of a tattoo, examined how different classes might use tattoos, looked at monster markings and tattoos, as w ell as  tattoo power levels. In part 2 we talked about how magic tattoos and ...
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Using Tattoos in your game, P2

Magical Tattoos are complicated things both from a mechanical, social, and religious aspect. Last time we gave a definition of a tattoo, examined how different classes might use tattoos, looked at monster tattoos and tattoo power levels. This time we’ll ...
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Beyond the Character Sheet, P1

A character is not a series of disconnected stats and abilities. They are the culmination of their stats, abilities, gender, race, genetics, decisions, and life experiences. When building a character, one needs to consider how all the pieces fit together. ...
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A Dozen Communication Methods to Add in Your Games

There are a variety of ways of communicating. All of them boil down to one word: Language. Of course, we all know about talking and writing. But this is the tip of the iceberg. In a fantasy setting, you also ...