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Turning Real World Items into DnD Magical Objects

By Jae | November 3, 2020

Walking down the long corridors of the underground dungeon, the party comes across a curious device. A tall, rectangular box stands before them with a wall of force on its front face, separating the group from its contents. On the right of the force wall there are a variety of runic tiles that look like […]

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Lovecraft Style Warlocks for DnD

By Jae | October 27, 2020

Warlocks in DnD are practically screaming for a Lovecraft style treatment. While D&D is primarily a fantasy setting game, you might still want the classic, otherworldly horror style of Cthulhu or Yogsathoth in your game. While most of Lovecraft’s stories were set in the early 1900s, the real themes and structure of his work easily […]

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Awesome Dice Review

By Kim | October 22, 2020

Awesome Dice, makers of D&D and RPG dice, recently reached out to us and asked if we would review their Monthly Box of Awesome, a monthly dice subscription service sending you new amazing dice each month. Dice goblins that we are, it was our pleasure to take them up on their offer. This article will […]

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Humans are Horrifying

By Jae | October 20, 2020

In a recent reddit post /u/momerathe postulated that humans may seem default and boring to us, but from the perspective of other races, humans may be anything but. This post highlighted an interesting bias that players have in DnD and it’s a topic worth exploring. From our own human perspective, humans are extremely unexceptional. But […]

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Field Notes 5E Character Journal Review

By Jae | October 13, 2020

Field Notes, makers of fine journals and notebooks, have created an amazing product for 5e in the form of The Field Notes 5E Character Journal. We’ve been keeping our DnD notes in their other products for a long time, but they’ve finally gone and created a notebook that has everything you need to keep track […]

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Using Resources as Keys in DnD

By Jae | October 6, 2020

Most dungeons have some sort of locked door your players need to bypass. These are typically locked with keys, switches, or some sort of puzzle.  Your players might expect these normal obstacles, but there are other ways you can let your players open doors that have interesting consequences and mechanics. What is a Key Anyway? […]

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