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D&D Monster Monday: Yuan-Ti Broodguard

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You wake up restrained by tough, hempen rope. A crowd full of snake-like yuan-ti look on as a priestess uncorks a vial of green liquid. Two large, lizard-like beings hold you down and force your mouth open. As the priestess pours the liquid down your throat you can feel your skin hardening into scales. You’re […]

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Implementing Explosives and Guns in D&D 5e

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Explosives and guns in D&D 5e are where many groups draw a line in the sand. Traditionally speaking, it sort of makes sense since most groups opt for a more medieval, high fantasy, or Tolkien-esque setting. There weren’t any guns in any of these settings so it’s a bit jarring to include them. However, in […]

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Dealing with Dungeon Master Burnout

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I’d wager that Dungeon Master burnout is one of the top 3 reasons for a D&D campaign dying off. It can be a lot of work to prep for your sessions, doubly so if you’re creating a homebrew campaign. Depending on how experienced a DM you are you may even deal with some stage-fright before […]

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How to Create an Amazing D&D Character Backstory

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It’s difficult to create an amazing D&D character backstory. I’d wager that most of us that play D&D and other RPGs aren’t professional writers or storytellers. Thankfully though, you don’t need to me to make a great backstory for your next character! Think of your backstory as the foundation of your character. This is who […]

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D&D Monster Monday: Nightwalker

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The towering shadowy figure points a single finger at you. You quiver in fear as you feel your very soul being ripped out of your body. It looms closer to you, tearing parts of your being out from your consciousness until everything fades to black. A nightwalker has entered the Material Plane. Today we’re going […]

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What is Surprise in D&D 5e?

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Stealthy characters revolve around getting the drop on their enemies and eliminating a threat before they have a chance to retaliate. In D&D 5e, surprise or often referred to as the “surprise round”, is a great way to award a boon in combat to clever thinking or stealthy characters. Ambushes are a tactic that has […]

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Tomb of Horrors – Kobold Meat Grinder Style

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My apologies for the late post, but I didn’t want to spoil the surprise for my players that got to run through this during our session yesterday! Around Christmas, my group will have a session that’s a Christmas-themed one-shot adventure. This year I decided to try out something thematic for Halloween too! Awhile ago Draconick had written […]

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Creating a Murder Mystery for D&D 5e

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There’s no better way to celebrate Halloween than to run a murder mystery one-shot for your D&D group! In fact, my group is coincidentally playing through one right now. It was the first murder mystery I’ve ever created and I have learned a ton throughout the entire process of building it and running it. As […]

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How to Keep Everyone Focused During Your RPG Session

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RPGs are ripe with ways to derail a game session. A funny scenario, or a daring stunt that actually works can side-track the whole table for a large chunk of time. But these are good distractions. They keep everyone invested and immersed in the game even while the table is talking about what just happened rather […]

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