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What is Surprise in D&D 5e?

Dungeons and Dragons

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

Dungeons and Dragons

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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How to Create a Treasure Hoard in D&D 5e

Dungeons and Dragons

Treasure and leveling-up are the two rewards that players get outside of just enjoying the game. Treasure is important, and honestly it can be pretty difficult to come up with treasure hoards and random rewards for players. Between the Dungeon Master’s Guide (DMG) and Xanathar’s Guide to Everything (XGtE) there are tons of magical items […]

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Planning a West Marches Campaign in D&D 5e

Dungeons and Dragons

I mentioned awhile ago in my post about sandbox D&D 5e campaigns that I had an interest in running a West Marches campaign. (un)fortunately I’ve gotten the opportunity to play/DM in a West marches style campaign that spurned from some dumb joke in my group of friends. The original idea was for everyone to play D&D together, […]

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Reskinning and Reflavoring Creatures in D&D 5e

Dungeons and Dragons

My players have been around for a while and it can be difficult to make some of my favorite creatures feel new and challenging. Reflavoring and reskinning these creatures are some possible solutions to make new creatures while still keeping that classic feel of some D&D favorites. Reflavoring and reskinning are techniques that allow a […]

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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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How to Find Quality D&D 5e Homebrew

D&D 5e Homebrew Posts

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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