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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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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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Playing D&D 5e on a Budget

Dungeons and Dragons

If you look online you’ll find a lot of people with big collections of books, awesome miniatures, detailed maps, and custom-made character sheets. It’s intimidating, especially for those that want to get into the hobby and don’t have hundreds of dollars to throw down on something. The cool thing about tabletop RPGs is that you […]

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The Fasting Worm at the Spider Feast – D&D 5e Module Review

The Fasting Worm at the Spider Feast

The Fasting Worm at the Spider Feast is a D&D 5e module written by Remley Farr. It’s an adventure with an excellent story, fun combat, and is easily incorporated into any campaign. The module is targeted towards a group of 3-5 players at level 8. It also comes with a homebrew cleric domain which has a […]

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The Roll20 Charactermancer – Easy-To-Use Character Creator

Dungeons and Dragons

Due to some vacations and conflicting work schedules for everyone in my ongoing D&D 5e campaign we’ve had to take some week to 2 week breaks from the game. To combat this we’ve been doing one-shots and trying out different systems so that we are still playing something together each week. This week we opted […]

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Theater of the Mind vs. Battle Maps for Combat Encounters

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When it comes to combat encounters in table top RPGs there are two methods of describing the encounters. One is to use a battle map and miniatures to visualize the scene. The other is to use theater of the mind which requires only the players’ and GM’s imagination and attention. There are reasons why a […]

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Roll20 Dynamic Lighting Tutorial

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I’ve mentioned how Roll20 has enhanced my tabletop experience for me and my friends recently in my music in RPGs post. However, that is only one of many great perks of using Roll20. My favorite, by far, is the dynamic lighting feature. In this post I’m going to teach you how to use dynamic lighting to enhance your […]

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One-Shot Adventures Are Wicked Fun

Dungeons and Dragons

Yesterday at work I was rather bored and was surfing some Reddit to kill the time. Specifically, I was perusing through /r/dnd for some ideas for my campaign that I’ve been working on. I have missed playing D&D for quite some time now, and my increasing boredom with WoW has made that even worse for […]

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