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A Brief Overview of Each of Icewind Dale’s Ten-Towns

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
If you’re looking to run a holiday session (or a holiday campaign) in the Forgotten Realms, there are few locales so perfectly suited as Icewind Da...
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Creature Feature: Song Dragon

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
What would Dungeons and Dragons be without dragons? Just dungeons, that’s what! While most dragons in DnD can be divided into chromatic and metalli...
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Darling Desserts in the the Forgotten Realms

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve been taking a look at some of the foods, dishes, and drinks to be found in the Forgotten Realms. (You can read...
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Delicious Drinks in the Forgotten Realms

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Last week, we discussed the amazing foods that one might find in the Forgotten Realms: Fantastic Foods in the Forgotten Realms. And if you’re going...
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Fantastic Foods in the Forgotten Realms

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
The stereotypical Dungeons and Dragons campaign starts like this, “Our heroes meet in a tavern”. But what kind of tavern? Is it a dwarven one, an e...
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Reading Dragon: A Look Back at ‘Things That Go Bump In The Night’

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
When you go looking for something fun to run for your Halloween D&D session, you haven’t much further to look than Ravenloft. The Domains of T...
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A Brief Overview of the Orcish Pantheon in the Forgotten Realms

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
First created by Tolkein in Lord of the Rings (but inspired by various folkloric and mythological creatures), orcs are the traditional enemies of t...
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Creature Feature: Planetar

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
Excitement for the new Planescape supplements – inspired by both the beloved videogame of the same name and the extensive lore surrounding the mult...
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The Circle of Eight: Faerun’s Most Influential Visitors

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
If you’ve ever played a spellcaster in Dungeons and Dragons, you’ve probably noticed a few recurring names. Mordenkainen’s Arcane Seal, Leomund’s T...
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Planescape: A Brief Primer on the Great Wheel, the Outer Planes, and Sigil

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
WotC recently opened preorders on a new collection of sourcebooks, titled Planescape. This setting is a popular one, connecting various worlds in a...
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September 2023 Gaming Convention Calendar

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Here are the gaming conventions going on in September!   Alabama n/a Alaska Platypus-Con: Juneau, Sep 8-10 Arizona Tucson Comic-Con: Tuscon Sep 1-...
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4 Prestige Classes to Match a Drow Deity

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A couple of months ago, we went over the drow pantheon of Faerun – a collection of gods worshipped by those elves who dwell deep beneath the earth,...

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