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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 ...
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Using Sentient Magic Items to Further Character Development

Sentient magic items offer a unique way to offer players new opportunities to roleplay their character. Maintaining a relationship with one’s magic sword can become annoying if it is not tied into the overall arch of the character wielding it. ...
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Using Rumors to Create a Living World

As a DM it’s my goal to create a believable world for my players to explore, interact with, and change. Their actions shape the campaign as much as the NPCs and encounters that I built. One way you can add ...
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Finding a Big Bad: Undead

In our final article of this series, we’ll take a look at a group of monsters so varied and vast that many campaigns have been made to solely fight the scourge that is the undead. Undead are so versatile because ...
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Finding a Big Bad: Oozes

The evil shampoos of the Dungeons and Dragons multiverse, oozes are classic monsters that no dungeon worth its treasure would be without. While the monsters with the Ooze type only have a handful of entries, each has potential to test ...
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Finding a Big Bad: Plants!

Get out your trowels and gardening gloves, today we’re going to dive into the jungles of the Plant monster type. Plants have a handful of monsters that appear in the Monster Manual and the highest CR threat of any plant ...
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Finding a Big Bad: Monstrosities

This week we take a look at one of the broadest categories of monsters in Dungeons and Dragons 5e: Monstrosities. The introduction to the Monster Manual defines monsters as being “frightening creatures that are not ordinary, not truly natural, and ...
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Finding the Big Bad: Giants

Today we’ll take a look at the Giant monster type. We’ve previously looked at using giants beyond their stat block, so today we’ll look at potential monsters to use either for a single session or as a campaign long villain ...
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Finding a Big Bad: Dragons

Iconic and feared throughout the multiverse, Dragons represent some of the hardest challenges that a player in Dungeons & Dragons can expect to come up against. With all the Unearthed Arcana about dragons coming out, we are sure to see ...
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Finding a Big Bad: Fiends

The Fiend category of monsters offers a huge array of truly wicked monsters to throw at your party. These spawn of evil can present challenges for every tier of play and a number of adventures are set in the Abyss ...