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More Love for Players

Huge thanks to DM Mitchell and DM Chris for inviting me back to the Dungeon Master’s Block this week with the ever excellent, DM Neal Powell. DM Neal and DM Mainprize host a post-episode discussion on the DMB forum called ...
Role Initiative

4 Historical Battles To Inspire Your D&D

History is no stranger to epic battles that have changed the world for better or for worse. From ancient times to World War II, armies have always found themselves facing daunting odds and making immeasurable sacrifices to succeed. Also, when ...
Thoughts & ThingsWild West

Gambling in RPG Games

If you have ever heard your players talk about gambling during downtime for their characters, then you might not know how to handle it. A quick & dirty way is to ask them, “How much do you want to wager ...
Board GamesNews

Fantasy Flight Games acquires Legend of the Five Rings

Fantasy Flight Games announced today that they have entered into an agreement to purchase the Legend of the Five Rings intellectual property from Alderac Entertainment Group (AEG) Legend of the Five Rings is a legacy brand and a collectible card ...
D&D 5eD&D Adventurers LeagueNewsUnearthed Arcana

D&D August Survey Results & Another Survey

We see another discussion of the monthly survey, and this one is featuring the Mystic and Psionics. There is also a new survey this month, and it is about Gen Con, Adventure League, Future products, and I saw a question ...
Campaign Trail

Acronyphobia – Common Tabletop RPG Acronyms, Abbreviations & Terms

Acronyphobia is the irrational fear of acronyms. In tabletop RPGs we throw around a ton of acronyms and there is a bit of a learning curb for newbies. Even as experienced players we’re expected to just know all a ridiculous ...
ClassesD&D 5eUnearthed Arcana

Fixing the Ranger? Unearthed Arcana Provides New Ranger Options

The D&D team has provided new options for the Ranger class in this month’s Unearthed Arcana. The only covers options for the first 5 levels, but I’m sure seeing attention for this class will please many players. The Ranger playtest ...
Aquatic / PirateFrom the DepthsGM ResourcesStar FrontiersStar Wars

Oceans, The Final Frontier: Aquatic Inspiration for Science Fiction, Part ...

Since the start of the 21st Century, I’ve come across numerous articles, photos, forum posts, and websites offering glimpses into actual or imagined futures. From the Blue Planet RPG Yahoo Group, to Facebook and other social media, it’s relatively easy these ...
Role Initiative

Six Pop Culture Sword Masters to Inspire Your Characters

Historically speaking, there have been dozens of legendary sword masters from all over the world. Some examples include: Tsukahara Bokuden (1489-1571) who is accredited with winning 20 duels and killing over 200 men in several battles; Miyamoto Musashi (1584-1645) accredited ...
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Deities of Pathfinder’s Golarion for D&D 5th Edition

Last week on the Campaign Trail I looked at running Pathfinder’s Golarion as a campaign setting for D&D 5th edition. The Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition Player’s Handbook provides listings of deities for running your game in the multiverse worlds ...