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Have you ever put a combat encounter together that you were really excited about? You poured over the mechanics and formulas you’ve been given and you made sure everything was just right. Then you ran it. It did not go anything like you thought it would and, frankly… well it sucked. Oh man have I been there, but not to worry, to Obi-Wan you listen because this article will help take you beyond the...

One of the most important things that will really draw TTRPG players in is great non-player characters (NPCs). What makes a good NPC? What makes a bad one? Do you need to flesh out everyone the party meets? Let’s take a look at how you can grab your players’ attention with fantastic NPCs!

It’s been 20 years since a new Baldur’s Gate video game has been released and Larian Studios has remedied that. Baldur’s Gate 3 is currently in early access and if you enjoy Dungeon’s & Dragons 5th edition, you’re in for quite the treat!

There are about a million different ways to play a game of Dungeons & Dragons, and each way is just as valid as the next. From silly games filled with dirty names to voice actors performing world-class improv, it’s easy to see how different people can bring different expectations into each game. The best way to go about making sure everyone is on the same page is a Session Zero.

We’ve all been there. You’re playing your favorite RPG and the main character has a significant decision to make. The computer gives you three options; its programming tells it to. Admittedly, the options are pretty good, but you have something else in mind. Enter Dungeons and Dragons. Instead of a computer making decisions on how the environment reacts to you, the Dungeon Master does that. That’s...

In most situations, it is not the Dungeon Master’s role to lead players. You set the stage. You adjudicate the rules. The players are largely the adversaries from your perspective. So, the idea of coming to their rescue would be out of character, right? Well, sometimes it’s what is required, and it’s the right thing to do. Here is when you do it, why you do it, and how you do it....

Tabletop role-playing games (TTRPGs) have an aspect that sets them apart from other types of games – we have total control of their destiny. Unfortunately, many are deterred from tabletop adventures due to the sheer amount of time required to enjoy them. I’ve had some experience in playing short-form sessions of D&D, and my tips could help you and your tabletop group make the most ...

Season Two of Force Grey is here, and like its previous season it will showcase D&D’s  upcoming new campaign setting for 2017.

There is a small yet vocal segment of the TTRPG community who argues that playing tabletop RPGs online is inferior to the live “in-person” game. They claim something is lost when you remove the personal interaction you experience being in the same room together. I’m not saying there isn’t something be gained from it, but I won’t accept that it diminishes the experienc...

“The talk of the streets and taverns has all been about the so-called death curse: a wasting disease afflicting everyone who’s ever been raised from the dead. Victims grow thinner and weaker each day, slowly but steadily sliding toward the death they once denied.” – Wizards of the Coast

Tale From the Yawning Portal Wizards of the Coast latest D&D adventure resource publication Tales From the Yawning Portal hits wide distribution today. Yawning Portal’s early release hit game store shelves on March 24th, but for those of you who don’t have a local store today is your lucky day. Tales From the Yawning Portal is now available at any retailer near you that carries D&a...

Attaining RPG Nirvana through exploratory character design won’t have you “winning D&D” if you are the only one exploring. 

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