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DnD Dice – Master The Dungeon’s Complete Guide to Dice for Dungeons & Dragons

By MTDadmin | April 17, 2019

Dice and DnD Dice and Dungeons & Dragons go together like peanut butter and jelly. It’s an iconic pairing that’s hard to separate. When most people think of DnD, they imagine people sitting around a table rolling dice and telling stories, and that’s precisely what DnD is. This guide is designed to give you all […]


When a Switch isn’t a Switch

By Jae | April 16, 2019

When working on designing traps, there are a lot of instances when the mechanism that activates the trap is pretending to be something it isn’t. Today we’re going to look at some examples of ways to spring traps that would be overlooked, but definitely trigger them in most situations. Hiding Switches A switch or lever […]

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Player Class Monsters

By Jae | April 10, 2019

Every now and then your players might need a bit of a challenge, and the run of the mill monsters are just not cutting it. While it might seem like a great time to introduce dragons, beholders, or other big ticket monsters, your story might not be ready for it. If this sounds all too […]

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Not One, But Two Traps

By Jae | April 9, 2019

What’s better than one trap? Two traps! Today’s examples will be looking at running traps in parallel to make them more dangerous. Doubling Up on One Trap The concept we’re looking at is simple, but highly effective. Let’s start directly with an example: You have a pit trap, and just after it is another pit […]

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Understanding 5e Skills

By Jae | April 3, 2019

Skills in Dungeons and Dragons are what players use to overcome challenges they face in the world. This can be as simple as climbing a rope, or as difficult as scaling a mountain. 5e skills are compared to the difficulty of a task using Ability Checks. Anything that the player needs to do in a […]

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Using Poison and Disease Traps

By Jae | April 2, 2019

Raw damage from traps is fine and all, but poison and disease traps can be so much more interesting! When filling a tomb, crypt, or other old creepy place, it’s never a bad idea to place some poison and disease traps. In today’s DnD Trap Tuesday, we’ll be looking at how to use poison and […]

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