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Gunslinger – D&D 5e Build

So I built an entire Gunslinger class for D&D 5th edition a few months ago (which can be found here: Gunslinger 5e Class), and last week there was a Dungeon Master’s Guide release for firearms & alien technology. I didn’t want ...
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Tomb of Horrors – Update 1

Here is my update to the Tomb of Horrors game that we have started to play, along with some of the lessons learned from playing it. I had hoped to finish up the game for the Extra-Life campaign on Saturday
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Tomb of Horrors – 5e

My Extra life D&D campaign is tomorrow, and I wanted to do something exciting & different.  But wasn’t sure what to do and was looking for something with a Halloween theme, but needed it to run for a long time….
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Extra Life – Play Games. Heal Kids.

Dungeons & Dragons Extra Life Team This time of year, the Extra Life charity event takes place, and the Dungeons & Dragons Team is taking on a $50,000 donation goal this year for Extra Life.  Our team has raised $46k so ...
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Wizards of the Coast’s Customer Service and my D&D 5e ...

This past weekend at a D&D Adventure League game at the local gaming store, I pulled out my D&D 5e Player’s Handbook to check out a class feature description. I then noticed that my favorite Player’s Handbook looked a little ...
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D&D 5e – Polymorph Spell – Is it Overpowered?

So during my lunch break yesterday, I was reading posts on some of the message boards, and I saw an interesting topic. The topic of the Polymorph spell came up being overpowered and was being restricted from use by some DMs. A ...
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Reputation Guidelines

I’ve been working on a set of guidelines for a DM to use player and non-player reputation for a D&D 5th edition game.  I’d like an easy way for a DM to decide how a player might know an NPC ...
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Halloween Theme Adventure

So for Halloween we are hosting a D&D 5th edition game.  We will be playing for a just few hours, so this is just a mini-adventure, but has plenty of potential to continue afterwards. If you are planning on hosting a ...
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D&D 5e Combat – Initiative in Adventurers League

So after playing for a while with people in D&D Adventures League games, I’ve noticed a strange behavior when players roll for initiative and the dexterity check is a tie. When they tie, they will compare each other’s dexterity, or do ...
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The Folio: Neo-Retro Gaming Modules for 5th Edition

I heard about the R Scott Taylor’s The Folio Kickstarter from Ernest Gary Gygax Jr.  R Scott Taylor is the Art Director at Gygax Magazine, and so I was excited to go check out the project. I have seen a ...