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Tuesday, December 10

Timing and Pacing Adventures

Many times when we’re running our Dungeons & Dragons adventures, we aren’t too worried about time.

5 Gifts For The Gamers in Your Life (And At Your Table)

If you’re still not sure what to get for that gamer in your life, here are some other things that just might make their eyes light up on the big day.

Panicked Players and Planning

But this behaviour I’ve seen from a lot of players: they get obsessed with one thing and don’t think about alternatives.

DnD 5e Fighter Guide

In this post, we will examine different choices you will be presented with when leveling up your character. Everything from which ability scores to max out to which races will give you the best stats will be covered.

Monday, December 09

Worldbuilding Magazine: The Profession of Adventuring

One of the things I learned from my RPG groups was that the players loved when I—as the Dungeon Master (DM)—named the things that they’ve done that I considered impressive.

Build Your World With This Cool Map

Here’s a simple world-building method from Reddit user MordecaiKravits.

Christmas Themed Adventures

A few years ago, I went looking for a Yule/Holiday/Christmas one-shot adventures for D&D 5th edition. I wasn’t surprised to see there wasn’t a ton of content out there, but each year more and more is getting created.

Let’s Read the 4e Monster Manual/Vault: Bone Devil

Bone devils, so called because they’re all thin and spiky, occupy an intermediate rank in Hell’s hierarchy.

Sunday, December 08

How to Have a Session Zero for Your Tabletop Roleplaying Game

The first thing to keep in mind about having a good session zero is it’s just a conversation, albeit a steered, and somewhat guided conversation with some groups.

Alternate Barbarian Rages

In general, barbarian subclasses take the base rage feature and tack on more functions to that.

How I Run a Citycrawl Campaign

My goal is to take the feel of openness, freedom, and agency associated with typical sandbox play, but largely confined within the space of a single city.

Storytelling Tips for Pathfinder’s Second Edition

Storytelling in all tabletop roleplaying games shares a common thread. Your end goal is to have fun, create engaging content, and watch your players agonize over tough choices.

Saturday, December 07

How to Introduce a New Character in the Middle of a Campaign

Just make sure that the character will work well with the party and the introduction happens quickly and sensibly and everyone at the table will be happy!

Rogue 101: Assassin

Few mortal beings can deal as much damage in a single turn as a rogue

Redeeming the Villain

Often, the game ends with the villain being defeated through a show of force by our heroes. But sometimes, they can be defeated peacefully, without the use of force.

How Does Shapechanger Work?

Today we’re exploring a rules clarification with the new Eberron Changeling.