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The Complete Guide to DnD Riddles

While not always employed effectively, riddles have a long history in role playing games. But how do you create DnD riddles? Fantasy classics have great examples to pull from, most notably The Hobbit with the riddles Bilbo gives to Gollum. “A box without hinges, key, or lid, Yet golden treasure inside is hid.” Spoilers: the …

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The Complete Guide to DnD Traps

A Complete Guide to Traps for Dungeons and Dragons 5e Traps are a classic cornerstone of Dungeons and Dragons. We’re all familiar with spike pits, rolling boulders, or swinging blades. These examples help highlight one of the best things about  DnD traps: they have a huge amount of variety! If you want to add some …

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Collapsing Traps and Chasing Monsters

Not all monsters are very strong and sometimes they know when they’re outmatched. In these cases, it makes sense that monsters might flee from your players in combat. This does not mean that the running monsters are dumb or defenseless. Many weak but intelligent creatures can set traps. These creatures usually use collapsing traps as …

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Unreliable Information and Player Trust

Unreliable Information and Player Trust

Players can often be the source of their own problems. Using this idea combined with some simple principles to trap players can be an interesting mix of fun and frustrating. For today’s Trap Tuesday, we’re going to look at three traps and talk about the concept of unreliable information and player trust. Example Number 1: …

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