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Review: Field Notes 5E Game Master Journals

By Jae | November 25, 2020

After reviewing Field Notes’ amazing 5e Character Journals it was brought to our attention that they also made 5e Game Master Journals as well. With this news, we simply couldn’t resist looking deeper into this product to give our honest opinion on how it might help you in your game. Let’s dive right into it! […]

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The Fundamentals of Combat Encounter Design for D&D

By Jae | November 23, 2020

Combat encounters are critical to running a successful Dungeons and Dragons campaign. As a DM there are plenty of times where you’ll be put in a position where designing engaging and thoughtful encounters will be a must for an upcoming session. So how do you go about designing an encounter? What makes an encounter good? […]

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Play DnD Without Spending Any Money: Free Dungeons and Dragons

By Jae | November 17, 2020

Dungeons and Dragons is a fantastic roleplaying game with deep lore, fun mechanics, and more than its fair share of expensive components. But what if we told you that you can play free Dungeons and Dragons games? Most people who play DnD have shelled out a pretty penny to get the rule books, dice, miniatures, […]

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Design Talk with the Creators of Crown of the Oathbreaker

By Jae | November 16, 2020

Recently we met with a member of the ElderBrain team to talk about their latest project, Crown of the Oathbreaker, a 5e compatible dark fantasy campaign setting. Not only is the project successfully backed on Kickstarter, but it hit its first goal in 24 hours. This comes to us as no surprise as they’ve really […]

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Game Mechanics and DnD

By Jae | November 10, 2020

Out of the box, Dungeons and Dragons’ major game mechanics are largely focused on combat and role playing, in that order. These game mechanics are how things work from a logical and consistent sense. In combat these are pretty rigid, following a step by step formula. In role playing there’s a lot more wiggle room, […]

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The Complete DnD Gifting Guide for 2020

By MTDadmin | November 5, 2020

If you and your friends are avid DnD fans you have a lot of great options for DnD gifts you can give. Whether it’s holidays, birthdays, or other special occasions, you can find a perfect DnD themed gift for any fan of the activity. This guide will explore great gift giving ideas, from the mundane […]

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