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Brief Description of 5e Classes and Subclasses (Ideal to Show ...

Thumbnail from Van Richten’s Guide to Ravenloft’s cover Van Richten’s Guide to Ravenloft came to spook us much earlier than Halloween, and it’s come with new character things to play with! This week we’ll be taking a look at the terrifying ...
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Finding a Big Bad: Beasts

The Beast class of monster is hugely varied from the common Frog to the monstrous Tyrannosaurus Rex. Beasts do cap out at a fairly low CR, with the highest ones being the Huge Giant Crab, the Sperm Whale and the ...
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Worldbuilding: Create your own Trinkets table

Thumbnail image from Pirates of the Caribbean While doing some worldbuilding of my own I found a note my past self has left for me detailing that I should create a trinkets table. I thought of them and what each ...
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Finding a Big Bad: Aberrations

Aberrations are a monster class that does not lack for iconic and terrifying baddies to throw against your party. From the mind-bending Aboleth to the reality-warping Beholder, it was hard to narrow down the list. So, this week we’ll take ...
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Finding A Big Bad: Constructs

Welcome back to this series where I explore different monster types, showcasing monsters that can be used as monsters of the week or as the big bad of your campaign. This week, we’ll be focusing on Constructs.  If you missed ...
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Finding a Big Bad: Elementals

Welcome to a new series I’ll be putting out over the next few weeks showcasing monsters from each of the monster types that can create fun and interesting main villains, or monsters of the week for your Dungeons and Dragons ...
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Why Magic Shops Ruin the D&D Fantasy

Thumbnail art by Robin Olausson Magic shops in D&D and other fantasy games have always been something that came and went throughout the different editions. They were a vital part in 3e and 4e as the game highly demanded the ...
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How to Map Your Campaign Setting

The feeling I get when I look down on a map I’ve created for my next homebrew campaign is like nothing else. Suddenly, the world that existed only in my head is now expressed in a physical (or digital) form.  ...
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How GMing made me an Extrovert, kind of – GM ...

Clickbaitey article name? Possibly. However, I wanted to talk about the ways I believe GMing has changed much of my life for the better. I’m pretty sure that if you have been GMing for a while you have also felt ...
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Designing a Realistic Map For Your Campaign

When designing your map there are a few rules of thumb to keep in mind. These mostly have to do with how water moves across the land, and subsequently where life tends to be. Keep in mind that when breaking ...