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Skill Checks: The Good, The Bad, and The D&D 5e

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D&D 5e is hands-down my favorite tabletop RPG. I’m big into combat and dungeon delving and those are arguably two of the focuses of D&D 5e. That being said, I don’t shy away from trying out different systems. It’s a good way to find out how other systems handle RPG mechanics such as skill checks. […]

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Character Build: College of Glamour Bard a.k.a. Jack Black

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College of Glamour Bard: Become Jack Black A Very Special 100th Post (Un)fortunately, the reception of our last Jack Black Character Build was well-received. In fact, it was too well-received! The people wanted more! And who are we to deny the people what they want? So back to the drawing board my minions and I went where […]

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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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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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Classes Should Get the Initial Ability Score Increase

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The +2 and +1 ability score increase (ASI) your character gains when choosing their race is extremely important. It is the largest natural ASI your character will gain in the entire game. It’s important, but it does pigeon-hole you into selecting a race that works-well with your class. There’s been a lot of talk on […]

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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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Using Players’ Fan Theories in Your D&D Campaign

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Improvisation is an important skill for a Dungeon Master to have. Your players will introduce scenarios you hadn’t considered, bypass a part of the dungeon you built, interact with a NPC you didn’t plan much for, or any other choice that disrupts “business as usual”. Another thing players will do is come up with fan […]

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Character Build: Kung Fu Panda Druid/Monk Multiclass

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The Kung Fu Panda Druid/Monk Multiclass An Unfortunate Introduction This is typically the section of my character builds where I describe the goals of the build. There are no goals. There is only chaos. This was originally spurned from a civilized discussion in a discord chat between two of my buddies in which we found that […]

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Reskinning and Reflavoring Creatures in D&D 5e

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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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