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The Effects of Age On Loot

By Jae | January 4, 2021

When your players sack an ancient temple or clear a crumbling dungeon they expect to find some loot. But an often overlooked feature of these older dungeons is spoilage and decay. Most DMs do a good job accounting for age and make sure there aren’t fresh rations in a 1000 year old crypt. But what […]

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How to Improvise Damage for DnD 5e

By Jae | December 30, 2020

Let’s say one of your players gets thrown into a fire pit. How much damage do they take? If a character falls in lava and doesn’t die right away, how much damage do they take? Your group’s paladin, who is standing in full plate in a field, is struck by lightning while holding their sword […]

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Running Diceless Games

By Jae | December 28, 2020

Dice play an important role in Dungeons and Dragons. They provide a random chance to events. They leave certain actions in the game to fate. Rolling well feels lucky and rolling poorly feels unlucky, but no one argues these rolls. While dice are a wonderful and an integral mechanic to the game, you as a […]


Using a DM Screen

By Jae | December 23, 2020

The DM Screen is a long standing piece of Dungeons and Dragons tradition. Not everyone uses one, but we’d argue that more DMs should. The relatively simple addition of a barrier between you and your players’ eyes can change your game in many different ways. Let’s take a peek behind the screen and see what […]


In Support of Supporters

By Jae | December 21, 2020

Sometimes when you start a new group you’ll have a player who wants to play the role of the supporter. This is great when it happens, but character creation ends up being a little trickier than you might imagine. In cases where the players are new and coming from video games into DnD they often […]

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How To Improve Player to Player Roleplay

By Jae | December 16, 2020

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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