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How to Brew Potions in DnD

By Jae | April 2, 2020

Potions in DnD have very few rules associated with their use and creation. The entry on potions in the Dungeon Master’s Guide is scarcely two paragraphs of text, giving little to no instruction on specifics for potion creation and use. Simply put, potions are regarded as just another type of magic item and the finer […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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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