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A Curse of Knowledge

By Jae | March 31, 2020

Welcome back to another Trap Tuesday! It’s been awhile, but in our hiatus we’ve been working on a whole lot of new things. We’ve been learning new skills, drawing maps, making content, and buffing up the website in the background! While it’s still a bit too early to reveal everything we have going, it’s a […]


A DM’s Guide To Dwarves

By Jae | March 26, 2020

Dwarves are one of the 9 basic race types for DnD. They’re a staple of fantasy and role playing, being as synonymous with high fantasy as Elves. But what makes a Dwarf a Dwarf? Whether you’re running Dwarven NPCs, managing Dwarf player characters, or setting up Dwarven civilizations, understanding the core aspects of Dwarves will […]

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Non-Combat Cantrip Progression

By Jae | March 23, 2020

Cantrips are the cornerstone of a caster’s basic abilities. A cantrip is a spell that can be cast at-will and does not use up a spell slot. There are a lot of fantastic cantrips and a large majority of them are basic combat staples which give your casters something to do when they’ve run out […]

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Fantastical Worlds and How to Build Them: Maps and Geography

By MTDadmin | March 16, 2020

The following article was written by guest post writer Andrew Bartlett. Welcome to my short series on World Building. I have been playing DnD for a good while now and world building is by far my favorite part of any game I participate in. This series of articles will explain how I craft and manage […]

D&D Beginner Classes for First Time Players

D&D Beginner Classes for First Time Players

By MTDadmin | February 18, 2020

The following article was written by guest post writer Travis Scoundrel of Nerds and Scoundrels. Need to make a class recommendation for a first-time D&D 5E player? This list will help give you a recommendation that is friendly to a new adventurer. All three recommended classes have the following qualities in common: they are straightforward, […]

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World Building is Not Session Prep

By Jae | January 31, 2020

I don’t know who needs to hear this but, world building is not session prep. World building is a completely separate task from getting ready to run DnD. World building is important, but it’s no substitute for the traditional session preparations that you need to go through as a DM. Let’s look at the common […]

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