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D&D Monster Monday: Maw Demon

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You hear the screams of the villager as they plead for mercy from the demon that slowly approaches them. Drool and spittle dribbles out of the demon’s mouth and it speaks nothing but gibberish as it approaches. You rush towards it, weapons drawn, but in a matter of seconds the maw demon has devoured the […]

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Why Your Group Should Always Have a Session 0

Table Top RPG

Every table top RPG game (TTRPG) I’ve ever ran or played in has always started with everyone making their characters as a group. During this process we’d always talk about our characters and what the game would entail. It was years before I found out that this was not normal and that there’s a name […]

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How to Deal With Unresolved Plot Hooks in a RPG

Table Top RPG

Nothing is worse than spending hours creating an interesting dungeon and having your players never touch it. While you can always stow it away for another campaign it’s still a tad disappointing if you’ve put a ton of effort into it. What could you have done differently with this unresolved plot hook to make it […]

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The Fasting Worm at the Spider Feast – D&D 5e Module Review

The Fasting Worm at the Spider Feast

The Fasting Worm at the Spider Feast is a D&D 5e module written by¬†Remley Farr. It’s an adventure with an excellent story, fun combat, and is easily incorporated into any campaign. The module is targeted towards a group of 3-5 players at level 8. It also comes with a homebrew cleric domain which has a […]

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D&D Monster Monday: Drider

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Darkness envelopes you as you travel through this tunnel in the middle of the Underdark. Your lit torch cannot permeate this magical darkness. You frantically run further into the cave. Finally you can see again. Suddenly you feel a succession of 3 sharp arrows sink into your back. Poison seeps into your veins. You turn […]

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The Roll20 Charactermancer – Easy-To-Use Character Creator

Dungeons and Dragons

Due to some vacations and conflicting work schedules for everyone in my ongoing D&D 5e campaign we’ve had to take some week to 2 week breaks from the game. To combat this we’ve been doing one-shots and trying out different systems so that we are still playing something together each week. This week we opted […]

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Using Magical Items to Circumvent Tedious Mechanics in D&D 5e

Dungeons and Dragons

One of the reasons that D&D 5e is my favorite TTRPG system is because of all the rules and mechanics it has. I love having structure and finding ways to use these mechanics to create an interesting and engaging game session. Of course, having so many mechanics means that there are bound to be a […]

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Character Death in D&D 5e – Raising the Stakes

Dungeons and Dragons

The first time a character death happens while you’re DMing is a big deal. You’re not sure how the player will react. Even if you discussed as a group how comfortable they are with losing a character, you’ll still have that initial panic. The first time a character death happens for you as a player […]

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D&D Monster Monday: Displacer Beast

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Out of the corner of your eye you see two panthers dart towards you from behind the throne. They are obscured and warped by some magic. You raise your shield in anticipation of their inevitable pounce, but it never comes. You feel the spiked tentacles impale your unprotected back as the displacer beast bears down […]

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Running a Chase Encounter in D&D 5e

Dungeons and Dragons

I’ve mentioned before that an encounter¬†doesn’t have to be a standard combat encounter. Puzzles, traps, and even high-stakes dialogue can all make for a resource-draining encounter. One type of encounter that doesn’t get a lot of love or mentions on the internet is the chase encounter. I don’t run many of them, but when I […]

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