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The DnD Character sheet is super important to the game but often gets little attention. If you’re anything like the average dungeon master, you players are likely all using different character sheets and a pile of player aids each session. You and you players can do better! Different Character Sheets First and foremost, the official […]
In D&D, especially in 5th edition, feats are often forgotten or under utilized. Many players skip them in favor an ability score improvement. If you haven’t already, remind your players to check out relevant feats when they level up. A feat isn’t just adding some new abilities to your players arsenal- it’s also giving them […]
There are a ton of different weapons in D&D and despite your best intentions as a dungeon master, some of the finer details are likely slipping through your fingers. When running a game, it’s important to know what weapons your players are using and how they’re using them. A group that is using two-weapon fighting […]
Sometimes it’s nice to add a simple prop to your D&D game to make the world seem more authentic. Making aged paper for your D&D documents is an easy way to make your party more invested in your game. These documents can range anywhere from maps to letters to puzzles. Below we provide step by […]
Introduction to D&D Maps Maps are sometimes one of the coolest parts of D&D. Nothing says adventure like a map. A D&D map can lay out the continent you’re playing in, the dungeon you’re exploring, or even the inn you’re staying at. D&D really makes the most out of maps and allows you to put […]
NPCs are a really critical part of D&D. Often an amazing story lives or dies on the backs of good NPC development. Everyone should be using good NPCs and everyone should be role playing the heck out of them. But here’s the reason not enough people are: designing memorable NPCs is hard. Not only does […]