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Playing a Reluctant Hero in a Role-Playing Game

There are many character tropes that I feel are overdone and/or very annoying in RPGs. Two examples of this are the “very smart” orc “wizard” that’s actually a barbarian and the brooding lone wolf. They’re tropes for a reason in that there are a large amount of people who find them funny or interesting. However, […]

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How to Find Quality D&D 5e Homebrew

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As my friends and I have become more comfortable with D&D 5e we have started using and creating more homebrew content for our games. This is a natural part of any table top RPG as homebrew content and systems help you and your friends craft the game and characters that you want to play. Let’s […]

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The Ideal Party Size for D&D 5e

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As this post on RPG StackExchange states, pg 83 of the DMG says that the ideal party size is 3-5 players. This is also referenced in the official adventure modules written by Wizards of the Coast which are typically geared towards 4-5 or 4-6 players. I can confirm this anecdotally as I’ve ran games for the ideal […]

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D&D Monster Monday: Winter Eladrin

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You hear and see the lonely winter eladrin weeping, but you can’t look away. Her presence has distracted you and frozen you in place. You see her crack a brief smile in-between her sobbing as she unleashes a quick blast of ice upon you. You cannot move out of the way.  For this installment of […]

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Character Build: Arcane Archer Fighter

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The Arcane Archer Fighter Goals of This Build Glass Cannon A glass cannon is a ranged character that sits in the back of the group and deals massive amounts of damage. This build will be able to dish out some heavy singe-target burst damage as well as sustained long-range attacks. You’ll achieve this by multiclassing […]

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Making Battle Maps with Dungeon Painter Studio

I’m going to preface this post by saying that I’m not affiliated with Pyromancers.com or Dungeon Painter Studio in any way. I just frequently use the software and have enjoyed the product a lot. I’ve mentioned quite a few times now that I am not very artistic and have sought-out software that helps me in this department. This […]

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Multiclassing in D&D 5e – Adding Flavor and Mechanics

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Many times people turn to homebrew content to find the a new class or archetype that adds the right flavor for the character they have in mind. There’s nothing wrong with this, and often times it’s extremely fun. The downside of homebrew is that it’s not allowed in adventure league games and it’s more likely […]

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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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