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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 ...
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Slashers, Cults, and Unseen Terror

A look at Halloween, Halloween 3, what they have in common, and how to use both as a ...
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Five Magic Items with Spooky ATOMBments

A look at five magic items for use with D&D 5e that require something more than a standard ...