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Role Playing a Shopkeeper – Better NPCs

By Jae | September 5, 2019

NPCs are the primary way in which the DM brings direct voice into the narrative. One of the most common NPC interactions that you will have to develop on the spot is a shopkeeper. You never know when your players are going to want to go shopping. Some groups do it every time they are […]

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Swapped Positions

By Jae | September 3, 2019

For this DnD Trap Tuesday we’ll be looking at a novel way to trap your players and give them a puzzle at the same time using swapped positions. Swapped Positions as a Trap This trap focuses on the simple concept of swapping the position of the player with another creature or object that puts them […]

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Unusual Material Components for DnD 5e

By Jae | August 28, 2019

If you have higher level spellcasters in your group there will come a time when they need some weird material components to cast some spells. Many DMs ignore the flavor of material components, but there are lots of ways to make material components a fun and interesting part of your game. Where do players find […]

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How to Build Trap Dungeons

By Jae | August 27, 2019

Dungeons and traps are an iconic paring that will persist in the Dungeons and Dragons landscape for years to come. However, traps are rarely seen as the main element to a dungeon as a whole. While traps can play an important role in most dungeons, they don’t often define the dungeon as much as monsters […]

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Level Up Checklist for DnD 5e

By Jae | August 16, 2019

Do you or any of your players take awhile to level up? It’s a common occurrence around a table. When you level mid-session it can take longer than you’d like. In an effort to expedite this process, it can be handy to have a level up checklist ready for your players. Level Up Checklist Increase […]


Game Restrictions and Banning Classes

By Jae | August 14, 2019

How do you handle banning or restrictions to certain rules, races, and classes in DnD 5e? This is a question that we see pop up online from time to time and think it’s important to address. Banning or restricting rules in DnD can very seriously change the way a game is played and has a […]

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