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3 Villains for your Halloween-themed one shots or sidemissions

Thumbnail Art by David Harrington Halloween is almost here! Time to get that one-shot or side mission for your campaign ready. I’ve got some great magic items created last week and now all we need are some people to wield ...
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Tribality Publishing – Fey Gifts & Bargains

What Would You Give For Power? Beauty, dreadful power, and solemn promises: these are the tools of the fey. Mortals seek them out to bargain for wealth, magical power, or other blessings. The foolish become ensnared in the courtly schemes ...
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Five D&D Creatures That Punch Above Their Challenge Rating

A huge part of being a Dungeon Master is choosing monsters for the players to face. Although combat encounters can occur that the DM didn’t expect, usually the DM takes time to craft an encounter. They try to create a ...
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Four New Fey NPCs

I haven’t done a lot of writing about fey in quite some time, at least not here on Tribality. We’re working on a DM’s Guild release of fey content, so this article is all material that will go to my ...
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Five Aspects of an Authentic D&D Character

In tabletop roleplaying games like Dungeons & Dragons, players create their own characters and Dungeon Masters create dozens of NPCs to populate the world. That can be a daunting task, especially for a DM. Too little detail or personality and ...
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Mysterious Mindflayer Machinations P1

The Mindflayer, or Illithid is a creature that is from the Far Realm, though some have posited that they are actually from the future. Regardless of the truth, they are a race that uses Spell Jamming to travel the Crystal ...
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DMs Guild Review: Kakobear

Art by Davis Lodzins Written by Green Bird RPGS (Richard Thompson and Davis Lodzins) Illustrated by Davis Lodzins DM Experience: Competent Player Experience: Advanced Beginner Review: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ If you’re looking for a unique creature, potential pet, and story idea generator, ...
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Let’s build an Aboleth’s lair + Advice on how to ...

Thumbnail Art by Yuchen Henry Wang Aboleths are creatures that were in many ways inspired by the Cthulu Mythos from HP Lovecraft. They are awesome Great Old Ones that predate gods themselves. However, they are highly situational enemies as most ...
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Guide to creating memorable NPCs

Featured art by Ana Landin “You come seeking my help?”, says the large human figure in front of you, as he continues tu comb his hair. The ranger pauses for a second and nods “There is a strange and enormous ...
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Slimes: Cooler than you might think

(note: when reading this article, the advice herein applies equally to oozes, jellies, in addition to the titular slimes, though I won’t always call it out in the article, so as not to be repetitious.) When most people hear the ...