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Five Commonly Confused Rules in D&D 5e

In my last article (Five Tips for New Dungeon Masters), my top tip was to “Know the Rules”. ...
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Five Tips for New Dungeon Masters

You’ve taken on the responsibility of Dungeon Master for your Dungeons & Dragons group. What pushed you over ...
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What to do when you run out of monsters?

Thumbnail art by Bastien Aufrere D&D has hundreds, if not thousands of monsters for the DM to place ...
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Worldbuilding: Let’s start with a statue

Thumbnail art by Cedric Cunanan The other day I noticed a pattern I used for worldbuilding that I ...
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Create a backstory that is good both for you and ...

Thumbnail image by Bill Zhang Have you ever had that kind of character that has a simple backstory ...
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Asymmetrical D&D: Ravenloft-ish

A work-in-progress look at one potential solution to run an asymmetrical D&D 5e game with local and remote ...
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RPGification (Super) Smashes Back

A look at the last entry in the Super Smash Bros. franchise, and how it uses several traditional ...
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Feedback Debt in Tabletop Games

Way back in September 2017, I wrote about technical debt and why it matters for tabletop design and ...
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Thanksgiving Treats for 5e

Happy American Thanksgiving! Holidays are a magical experience. Fights break out with your racist family members. You cry ...
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The importance behind paying attention to what your players say

DM: You find a carriage at the side of the road, tumbled over its side and mostly burned ...