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How to Roleplay in RPGs

Thumbnail image from Wizards of the Coast You have been invited to take part in a new RPG table. As the name indicates, this is a Role-Playing Game. You are nervous as you have never done something similar to this in ...
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Using Monsters Beyond Their Stat Blocks: Gnolls

Last week we took a look at Orcs, and the weeks before we looked at Goblinoids and tactics they might use. This week, we’ll dive into the gullets of Gnolls. How do you take an enemy described as walking stomachs ...
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Bard – College of Mixology (5e)

This week on the Campaign Trail, I thought I’d share a subclass I created for one of my players who expressed interest in being able to play a charlatan/snake oil type character for our upcoming western fantasy-themed campaign. This bard ...
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Using Monsters Beyond their Stat Block: Orcs

Today let’s take a look at the most fearsome of foes, Orcs, and how to use them beyond their stat blocks. As detailed in the first article, I’ll be taking a more story-centric approach to exploring how to use Orcs ...
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Leomund’s Tiny Problem

Today I want to talk about Leomund’s tiny hut, which for brevity I’ll be calling LTH for the rest of this post. 5e is the first edition in which this spell has shown up highly exploitable, so I’m going to ...
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A Look Back at Tribality’s Articles and Publications in 2020

2020 has been a long and difficult year. For our writers (and many of you out there too) tabletop RPGs have been a refuge and a welcome distraction. I thought I’d take a look back at our most important news ...
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Using Monsters Beyond Their Stat Blocks: Goblinoid Tactics

I know I promised to discuss Orcs in last week’s article, but I had a realization that I missed something in last article: the tactics to use in battle to really set your goblinoids apart from other monsters. This article ...
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Give a meaning to your Open-World Quests

Thumbnail art by Anato Finnstark How to create an Open World Campaign || How to create Quests for Qpen World Campaigns Building Locations for Open World Campaigns When it comes to creating a reason for a quest to exist, there ...
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Using Monsters Beyond the Statblock: Goblinoids

Recently, I’ve been feeling a little stuck in my encounter building. So, I decided to take a big picture look at what my process is, and I realized I really don’t have one beyond these two questions:  Do these enemies ...
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How to create Quests for Open World Campaigns

Thumbnail image from Cyberpunk 2077 by CD Projekt Red How to create an Open World Campaign || Give a meaning to your Open World Quests Building Locations for Open World Campaigns We took some time creating a perfect world for ...