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Playing D&D 5e on a Budget

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If you look online you’ll find a lot of people with big collections of books, awesome miniatures, detailed maps, and custom-made character sheets. It’s intimidating, especially for those that want to get into the hobby and don’t have hundreds of dollars to throw down on something. The cool thing about table top RPGs is that […]

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Announcement – Waterdeep: Dragon Heist Platinum Edition

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It isn’t often that I break my typical Monday and Friday posting schedule, but I felt that this announcement warrants its own post. You may have noticed that advertisement with the discount code on the sidebar that I added yesterday night. We’re working with Beadle & Grimm’s Pandemonium Warehouse  to promote their new product, Waterdeep: Dragon Heist […]

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D&D Monster Monday: Flind

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You hear the thud of the body of one of your companions behind you and the flind lifts its flail, whipping the spiked ends of its weapon backwards. With a flash the flind lashes its demonic weapon at you. You try to lift your shield, but it’s too late. It hasn’t been too long since […]

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Running a D&D 5e Game for a Party Without Healing

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Tabletop games are unique in that they lack the limitations of video games. There is no required party structure in order to play a game of D&D. This can create some interesting party compositions such as the one we’ll be talking about today, a party without healing. I’ve spoken about party composition before and how a well-balanced […]

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Classes Should Get the Initial Ability Score Increase

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The +2 and +1 ability score increase (ASI) your character gains when choosing their race is extremely important. It is the largest natural ASI your character will gain in the entire game. It’s important, but it does pigeon-hole you into selecting a race that works-well with your class. There’s been a lot of talk on […]

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An Overview of the D&D 5e Classes

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There are plenty of choices to make when creating a new character for your next D&D campaign. It’s exciting whether it’s your first time ever making a character or it’s your 100th time. Though, out of all the decisions you have to make in the process the biggest one is choosing between all 12 of […]

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D&D Monster Monday: Roper

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You offer to scout ahead of the rest of the party in this dank, dark, cave full of stalactites and stalagmites. With sword drawn and torch lit you push ahead until you feel some moisture drop down on your shoulder. Before you can look up you feel rope-like tendrils constrict around your ankles and hoist […]

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How to Create a Treasure Hoard in D&D 5e

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Treasure and leveling-up are the two rewards that players get outside of just enjoying the game. Treasure is important, and honestly it can be pretty difficult to come up with treasure hoards and random rewards for players. Between the Dungeon Master’s Guide (DMG) and Xanathar’s Guide to Everything (XGtE) there are tons of magical items […]

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Using a MacGuffin to Drive the Plot in D&D 5e

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There are plenty of D&D plots and stories that center around thwarting the villain and saving the world. You know, kill the lich hell-bent on taking over the world or slay the dragon that is terrorizing the countryside. These are staples for a reason, they work well in the game and provide an engaging narrative. […]

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