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Sunday, July 21

Post Game Wrap Up

When does your game prep start? For me it begins before my players even leave the table.

Don’t punish players for defining their relationships – implications of True Friend

For those that don’t know, True Friend is a merit in Vampire the Requiem 2nd edition that gives the PC a person that they can truly trust.

Keys in Dungeons and Dragons

Keys in Dungeons and Dragons are underutilized in my opinion. They are a minor treasure which can be found along the travels.

Hey, what’s with this weird book?

Ancient tomes, codices, scrolls & tablets filled with lore ranging from the mundane to the obscure, seemingly as likely to elucidate as they are to blast one’s mind into tatters.

Saturday, July 20

The Pros and Cons of Playing on a Virtual Tabletop

A virtual tabletop such as Roll20, Fantasy Grounds, Astral Tabletop, etc. is a modern-day solution to a modern day problem. That problem is, of course, “no one plays RPGs where I live”.

Rogue 101: Thief

Class is in session! It’s time to get sneaky with the roguish archetype known simply as the Thief.

Unreliable Information and Player Trust

Players can often be the source of their own problems.

DMs Guild Review – Call from the Deep

Call of the Deep is an outstanding campaign that can easily rival the official campaigns by Wizards of the Coast.

Friday, July 19

Improve your Game with Maps

Maps are a classic thing when it comes to TTRPGs such as Dungeons & Dragons.

Balancing Act: Campaign Prep

One of the most exciting moments in any new RPG is the start of a new campaign: you have a new world, new characters, and a new story full of excitement and possibility.

How to Create Epic Encounters

One of the core complaints I have of Fifth Edition’s word choice in this matter is that the term “Deadly” when applied to encounters, doesn’t really mean deadly, especially if the party is fully-rested.

Homebrew Spotlight: Lizardfolk

Most tribes live in swamps, but about a third of the population lives in underwater air-filled caves.

Thursday, July 18

Environment and Creatures

Creatures do more than rip, bite, tear, and pummel player characters for the fun of it.

Interpreting Dungeons and Dragons Dice Rolls

I am not here to convince you that Dungeon and Dragons dice rolls need to held on a pedestal but to show how even the bad rolls can be something great.

Metroid Dungeon Design

These early video games have a lot to teach us about dungeon design mechanics that easily translate into the world of DnD.

The Best Maps of Fifth Edition D&D

The many hardcover adventures of D&D fifth edition are known for their stellar maps.