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Understanding the Action Economy in D&D 5e

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Last week I wrote a post about how to use lair and legendary actions as a way to combat the issues with the action economy for boss fights in D&D 5e. The action economy is an issue that DMs need to be aware of when creating any combat encounter. It’s also a reason that challenge […]

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D&D 5e Homebrew Magic Item: Totem of Resistance

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A Totem of Resistance is a magical item that emanates an aura around itself once it is activated. It is immovable and grants resistance to a single pre-determined damage type. It is also my first fully fleshed-out homebrew magical items that I feel comfortable with sharing on the site. This post contains some of my […]

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The Illusion of Choice – The Quantum Goblin Problem

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The party comes to a fork in the road. On the right-hand side is a goblin encampment encounter you’ve spent tons of time planning. On the left-hand side is that same encounter, but it is reskinned to be for human bandits. Either way the party slices it they’ll be facing the same encounter. This is […]

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Legendary Actions and Lair Actions in D&D 5e

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An inherent flaw with D&D 5e is that combat encounters favor the side with more actions per round. This makes planning epic boss encounters difficult to present a fair, but challenging fight for your players. A single boss creature has only 1 action per round while each player has at least 1 per turn. One […]

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Understanding Party Composition in D&D 5e

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The ideal game or campaign is one where each player plays a PC they enjoy. That’s why when sitting down for planning the campaign or participating in a session 0 players should decide on characters that each of them enjoy, but also help to round out the party and create a balanced party. Understanding D&D party composition is […]

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Character Build: Wild Magic Support Sorcerer

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The Wild Magic Support Sorcerer Goals of this Build Empower Allies and Weaken Enemies Showcase your friends’ talents by being a support character. Take spells that will make your party stronger and weaken your enemies. Utilize your wild magic  to help change the results of a successful or unsuccessful attack or ability check. Use the […]

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Why You Should Use Point Buy for D&D 5e Character Creation

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I’ve done the math in a previous post that proves that rolling the standard 4d6 keep the highest 3 (4d6k3) has a higher average stat value than point buy or the standard set. My players and I have rolled for our stats for as long as we’ve played D&D, but we ran a one-shot a […]

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