How To Improve Player to Player Roleplay

Roleplaying in DnD is not always just between the player characters and your NPCs. One often missed experience is the roleplaying that happens between the player characters themselves. It’s easy to find yourself in a rut of shuffling your characters from one location to the next and from encounter to encounter, completely missing these player …

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Homebrew Spell for Letting your Players Create Potions

In a previous article we talked about why the rules for crafting potions in DnD 5e are insufficient for most players and DMs. Today we’d like to share with you a spell based option to allow your casters to create potions in the game without spending 200 days crafting them. This is a homebrew spell, …

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How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Min-Maxer

Every couple of months, be it on Twitter, Discord, or Reddit, the same thread seems to pop up: “How do I deal with the min-maxer in my group?” How do I DEAL WITH the min-maxer in my group? Sigh. I know in the past we’ve written about min-maxers. Twice. And honestly, those articles are based …

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The Fundamentals of Combat Encounter Design for D&D

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

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

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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