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The Lack of Leadership

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

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.”

D&D Party Composition — Playing an All Wizard Party

Over on the Nerdarchy YouTube channel Nerdarchists Dave and Ted explore the idea of an all wizard party for fifth edition Dungeons & Dragons.

Getting Started with Dungeons & Dragons

This article is intended for someone who is interested in Dungeons & Dragons but has no idea where to start. My intent is to get you on the right path to enjoy D&D.

Top 5 Animal Companions

Since we’re limited to Medium or smaller CR 1/4 or less beasts, our options are somewhat limited, but here are my best picks.

5 Ways To Sidestep Hits in Pathfinder (Without Magic)

The main defensive mechanic players pay attention to in Pathfinder is their armor class. If that number is as high as they can get it, typically through armor, shields, spells, magic items, feats, and additional abilities, it will allow them to just tank attacks while avoiding damage.

What Monty Python Can Teach You About Tactics in Dungeons and Dragons

Suffering a defeat in battle during a Dungeons and Dragons session isn’t the most fun thing in the world, if we’re being honest.

How Does the Hide Action Work in D&D 5e?

A common theme I’ve been expanding upon lately is the importance of positioning and battlefield control in D&D 5e combat.

The Five-Man Band and Your Party (Something to Think About)

Most of us know that the general purpose of an adventuring party is to make sure that everyone contributes a different strength to the group.

Tabletop Tactics: Pillars and Spider Climb

For this installment of Tabletop Tactics, let’s talk about how to use Spider Climb and vertical surfaces like pillars to spice up all of your drider (and other such creatures) encounters!