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Sunday, February 16

How Do Your Players Know What Monsters Can Do?

In the early days, the ways you’d learn a troll couldn’t regenerate from acid or fire or that you needed a magical weapon to hit a gargoyle was either by fighting them or by another player telling you.

How to Make Magic Prominent in Your D&D Setting

If our setting is high magic, it should be used in everyday life. It shouldn’t be a craft only studied by wizards, utilized by sorcerers, and gifted to clerics.

Is it OK to retcon? Six hard-earned Dungeons and Dragons lessons

These are six tips for D&D Dungeon Masters I picked up from my latest session. Let’s internalise some of these Dungeons & Dragons lessons, learn to run the game better and better, DM.

Why I don’t do dungeon delves, or the glory of The Numenera Ruin Mapping Engine

I’ve never seen the allure of dungeon delves. Apart from the fellowship’s brief and epic romp through Moria, crawling through dungeons wasn’t a thing in the sword & sorcery of my youth.

Saturday, February 15

The Lack of Leadership

They are a voice that speaks for the collective after the collective has decided what they are going to do.

Dungeons And Dragons: 10 Ways To Quicken DM Prep

Are you trying to master being a Dungeon Master? Follow these tips to make preparing your next campaign a little bit quicker and easier!

Taking a Look at Shadow of the Demon Lord’s Corruption Mechanic

A common theme in Shadow of the Demon Lord (SotDL) is that evil is a real and palpable concept in the world.

Folkloric Villains

Folklore is full of villains and antagonists. By a striking coincidence, so are RPG campaigns!

Friday, February 14

Strongholds & Followers Breakdown, Part Two

In Part One, I mentioned that each class also has a unique interaction and benefit from its stronghold.

Dungeons & Dragons – A Guide to the Lich

Today we’re going to take a look at one of the most iconic D&D monsters: the lich. We’ll check out the lich from each edition, discuss the transformation process and phylacteries, and then we’ll go through the many lich variants from D&D books from the past.

How To Run Your Villains Organically

Today I will be dwelling on how to run your villains organically, create more conflict in your campaign, and have more fun while doing so.

Five Best Offensive Buff Spells in Dungeons & Dragons 5e

We cover our top five best offensive buff spells in Dungeons and Dragons 5e!

Thursday, February 13

Let’s Design an Adventure: Building on the Pillars

What could be better than an exciting battle at the top of a crumbling volcano, a dangerous trek through charted, trap-filled territories, or a tense negotiation with a scheming despot? That’s easy! All three at the same time!

How to Introduce New Players to TTRPGs

Got someone new at your table? Dawn shares some ways to introduce new players to tabletop RPGs and some advice on how to make their first game great!

Performance 101 – 5E D&D Skills and Skill Checks

The very storytelling mode of 5E D&D incorporates a degree of performance. Whether voices, descriptions or other means there’s a reason many call tabletop roleplaying games “theater of the mind.”

100 D&D Sci-Fi Encounter Ideas

The familiar sword and sorcery trappings of D&D can get boring. But it doesn’t have to be! Here are 100 science fiction encounters to get your roleplaying off the ground!