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D&D Monster Monday: Displacer Beast

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Out of the corner of your eye you see two panthers dart towards you from behind the throne. They are obscured and warped by some magic. You raise your shield in anticipation of their inevitable pounce, but it never comes. You feel the spiked tentacles impale your unprotected back as the displacer beast bears down […]

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Running a Sandbox D&D 5e Game – Ambition vs. Possibility

Dungeons and Dragons

In the past whenever I’ve tried to “sell someone” on playing D&D compared to a video game the words “you can do ANYTHING” are always inserted into the conversation. It’s true in general and it’s true in my games. However, while many start out as a sandbox D&D game where anything is possible, eventually the […]

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One Page Dungeon Contest Week 1: Brainstorming and Outlining

One Page Dungeon Contest 2018

I’ve previously mentioned this in one of my more recent posts, but I am participating in a dungeon creation contest. Specifically, the One Page Dungeon Contest that has been held annually for 10 years now. I have never designed a one page dungeon. I’ve never even ran a one page dungeon. However, it sounds like a fun […]

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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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Kobold Fight Club: Balanced Encounters on the Fly

Dungeons and Dragons

I’m a big fan of improvising to help lessen your workload as Dungeon Master. 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 […]

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Character Build: Song Master Fighter

Dungeons and Dragons

My two favorite classes in 5e are the Bard and the Battle Master Fighter. They both offer interesting combat choices, potential utility, and a lot of great role-playing opportunities. This character build combines the best of both worlds through multiclassing to make a front line damage dealer that can provide themselves and their party members […]

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City Building For Your Game (Part 2)

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Last time, I talked about how I go about planning a city. TL;DR: building any sort of city/humanoid habitat is about 3/4ths ideas about the buildings, people, and society and 1/4th drawing up the city and determining items that are sold/quests to be accepted. This post covers the writing and drawing portion of city building. […]

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