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What’s an Encounter in D&D 5e?

Dungeons and Dragons

Encounters in D&D are the essence of the game. It can be many things, such as an epic battle, or an elaborate puzzle. Unlike many RPGs, D&D revolves around its encounters. While there is plenty of role-playing and storytelling, it all comes back to fighting that dragon or the big bad of the campaign. What’s […]

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The Best Draconic Ancestry

Dungeons and Dragons

There is plenty of debate about whether or not dragonborn are weak compared to the other races in D&D 5e. Personally I do think they’re a bit weak, but that’s beside the point. I’ve yet to see this have a negative affect on people choosing them. I’ve run or played in many campaigns and one-shots […]

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RPG Math: Calculating the Average Dice Roll

RPG Math

Welcome to the first post of RPG Math. This is a series of posts that will dissect mathematical formulas and equations used in various RPGs and teach you how to use them to your advantage. We are going to begin this series with an extremely basic, but constantly utilized formula. The average dice roll calculation. […]

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Kobold Fight Club: Balanced Encounters on the Fly

Dungeons and Dragons

I constantly look for new ways that I can spend less time doing tedious book keeping and focus on the story or interesting encounters. One tool that has helped me do just that is Kobold Fight Club. Kobold Fight Club is an encounter builder. An encounter builder is a tool that aids the DM in […]

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Great Weapon Master and Sharpshooter 5e Calculator

Dungeons and Dragons

The Great Weapon Master and Sharpshooter 5e feats are two of the most powerful feats in the game. They allow you to make an attack at a reduced chance to hit in order to deal a considerable amount of bonus damage. I’m currently playing an Arcane Archer Fighter that has the Sharpshooter feat. I wanted […]

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Which D&D 5e Book Should You Buy?

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The Dungeons and Dragons 5e core books, the Player’s Handbook, the Monster Manual, and the Dungeon Masters Guide have been out for almost 4 years now. Since the release of 5e, Wizards of the Coast has released 16 total books with 2 more on the way this year. That’s a lot of books. They all […]

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Making Custom Monsters Using DND Monster Maker

Dungeons and Dragons

This post has been updated a bit to show current screenshots of DND Monster Maker and provide new information based on changes made to the program since this post was originally written in 2015. I’ve kept the majority of the content the same besides some clarifying changes and editing. I’ve mentioned before that I’m gearing […]

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Update!

Life, the site, offtopic

Post-undergrad life has been pretty interesting. I’ve moved twice now for two different jobs. I worked as a Software Engineer for almost a year and realized that I really did not enjoy it at all. The fast-paced environment coupled with a poor work-life balance created a ton of stress. I ended up gaining back pretty […]

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