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Unearthed Arcana 2021: Draconic Options

A squamous new Unearthed Arcana has hatched today, with a hoard of new content: races, feats, and spells. Rather than drag on with an intro, let’s wyrm our way in. The document opens with what looks like the new character ...
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How to Successfully Handle Player Character Death

Thumbnail Art from Critical Role’s Campaign 2 Intro Content Warning (CW): Player Character death Last week a friend of mine said over Twitter that she didn’t know how to feel after having a character death occur in her game. This ...
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Your Dungeon Needs Chaos Gates

Supergiant released a little vidja game called Hades, and folks, it is simply incredible. Yes okay it came out in December of 2018 – I didn’t play it until this year when it came to the Nintendo Switch. (This post ...
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Building Locations for Open World Campaigns – GM Tips & ...

Thumbnail art by Dominik Zdenković How to create an open world campaign || How to create quests for open world campaigns Give a meaning to your open-world quests We’ve talked a bit about how to create Open World Games, as ...
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5 Tips For Outlining A TTRPG Session

If you are a new Dungeon Master or a player who is curious to try running a game, I want to welcome you to the glorious and wonderful world of Dungeon Mastering. This article is the summation of the advice ...
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Monthly Encounter #20: The Mummies’ Secret Lore (lvls 5-10)

Thmbnail art by Akos Szabo We finally did it! 20 different encounters, once per month, have already been written. These are great for one-shots, to add to your own campaign or to pull out of your hat if you run ...
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Make a Quick Character Portrait with NeverEnding

I am always on the lookout for new tools to add to my tabletop RPG arsenal. So when I was contacted by the folks over at a new TTRPG company, NeverEnding, to take a look at their character portrait creation ...
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Splitting the Party – GM Tips & Tricks

Thumbnail image from Scooby Doo We’ve all heard about it. The classic “never split the party”. Why is it that people repeat it so often when in media we see it happen all the time? This is often said because ...
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Arcadia Issue 3 Breakdown

All art belongs to MCDM Right before March finishes James Introcaso surprised me with another early copy of Arcadia. This is a big one! Again, we have 4 different contents as we had in the first issue. As James specifies ...
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Staying Connected to Your Character

I have what seems like hundreds of characters ready-made, eager to throw them into the next campaign I get to play in. But, often when it comes time to actually play these characters, they just don’t seem to gel. So, ...