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Arcadia Issue 9 Breakdown

All art belongs to MCDM The spooky month arrived, and surprisingly, no spooky Arcadia articles came to accompany it. However, what we received in exchange was content from some of my favorite content creators! This issue definitely won’t disappoint, but ...
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Wizkids – D&D: Dungeon Scrawlers: Heroes of Undermountain

Race your friends through the dungeon mazes of Undermountain, in this lightning-fast and wildly entertaining scrawling adventure for the whole family! In Dungeons and Dragons: Dungeon Scrawlers: Heroes of Undermountain, you and other adventurers are drawn together to delve into Undermountain, ...
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UA 2021: Travelers of the Multiverse Breakdown

Hey, ICYMI, the miniature giant space hamster special cover they teased in the Future of D&D panel? It’s Spelljimmy. Spelljamster Confirmed. Also, here’s some Hamsjammer races for public playtesting! Six, to be specific. Someone pour some spell slots into this ...
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How to Use Side Quests to Up the Stakes

Welcome back to this series on side quests. Today we’re going to take a look at how to up the stakes of a campaign with a side quest. You can build tension with a side quest. They can grow the ...
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How to Use Side Quests to Genre Hop

Last week we explored how to use side quests to deliver exposition. But giving the player information is not the only thing that sidequests are good for. They can also be a way to bring a refreshing change of pace ...
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How to Use Side Quests to Deliver Exposition

Today, as part of our ongoing series on side quests, we’ll take a look at how side quests can help further the main throughline or quest of a campaign by delivering important information to the party.  You can check out ...
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The Devil of the Deep Blue Sea

One of the exciting things about writing an aquatic setting is that there are whole creature types that don’t have a single aquatic or swimming creature in the Monster Manual, VGTM, or MTOF. Fiends, for instance. There have been aquatic ...
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What Makes a Good Side Quest

When planning a campaign, a lot of energy and preparation time is spent on the main throughline or the main quest. It is the spine that each session hangs on, providing a sense of continuity and build to dramatic action. ...
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How to Easily Incorporate Side Quests

Side quests don’t have to be distracting fetch quests or the infamous escort quests so often present in MMORPG games. In tabletop roleplaying games like Dungeons & Dragons, they can be exciting opportunities to explore characters, deliver key exposition, and ...
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Karokans – a Crabfolk Race for D&D 5e

This week on the Campaign Trail, I thought I would share a new undersea racial option I am working on for the Under the Seas of Vodari. Some of our backers mentioned they wanted to see some kind of crustacean ...