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Why Magic Shops Ruin the D&D Fantasy

Thumbnail art by Robin Olausson Magic shops in D&D and other fantasy games have always been something that ...
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Designing a Realistic Map For Your Campaign

When designing your map there are a few rules of thumb to keep in mind. These mostly have ...
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A Villain’s Fatal Flaw

So far we have looked at how to create a compelling villain and how to create their organization ...
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Creating an Organization of Evil

So you have your big bad evil guy, right? You’ve developed their motivations, their world view and have ...
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How to Create a Compelling Villain

Creating great villains for your campaigns has as much to do with their deeds as it does their ...
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How to Create and Use Lore in a Tabletop RPG

Lore — huh! What is it good for? I’m sure that joke has never been used before. Lore ...
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Crafting Mythologies for Your Campaign

One of my favorite aspects of world-building for a campaign is crafting a pantheon of gods and weaving ...
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How to Make A Basic Conlang, Part 3: Verbs

In the previous articles, we looked at how to create phonology for our language and we began creating ...
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How to Make A Basic Conlang, Part 2: Nouns

Last week, we tackled the first step in creating a constructed language: choosing the sounds. It was also ...
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Worldbuilding: Expanding your world and PC backgrounds

Thumbnail image by Andreas Rocha You are thinking of creating a new world for your players to adventure. ...