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Running a D&D 5e Game for a Party Without Healing

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Tabletop games are unique in that they lack the limitations of video games. There is no required party structure in order to play a game of D&D. This can create some interesting party compositions such as the one we’ll be talking about today, a party without healing. I’ve spoken about party composition before and how a well-balanced […]

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An Overview of the D&D 5e Classes

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There are plenty of choices to make when creating a new character for your next D&D campaign. It’s exciting whether it’s your first time ever making a character or it’s your 100th time. Though, out of all the decisions you have to make in the process the biggest one is choosing between all 12 of […]

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

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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

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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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Why Your Group Should Always Have a Session 0

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Every table top RPG game (TTRPG) I’ve ever ran or played in has always started with everyone making their characters as a group. During this process we’d always talk about our characters and what the game would entail. It was years before I found out that this was not normal and that there’s a name […]

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Character Death in D&D 5e – Raising the Stakes

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The first time a character death happens while you’re DMing is a big deal. You’re not sure how the player will react. Even if you discussed as a group how comfortable they are with losing a character, you’ll still have that initial panic. The first time a character death happens for you as a player […]

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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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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 Party Composition in D&D 5e

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The ideal game or campaign is one where each player plays a PC they enjoy. That’s why when sitting down for planning the campaign or participating in a session 0 players should decide on characters that each of them enjoy, but also help to round out the party and create a balanced party. Understanding D&D party composition is […]

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