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6 (More) Cool Swords to Flavor your Dungeons and Dragons Weapons As

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
One of the biggest decisions you make when creating your Dungeons and Dragons character is the weapon that they’ll wield. Each option deals slightl...
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Unearthed Arcana Giant Options – What it Includes, What Stands Out, and What Needs Work

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
This week, Wizards of the Coast released their newest Unearthed Arcana (pre-released rulesets intended as a reception and beta test before official...
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The Witchlight Carnival: "Wild Beyond the Witchlight" Introductory Area, and Standalone Location

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Recently, I’ve been running the prewritten campaign Wild Beyond the Witchlight (WBTW) for my family. It’s a roleplay-heavy, combat-light campaign t...
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4 Things We Hope We See in Spelljammer 5e

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
This week, the D&D Direct Youtube channel surprised long time DnD players with a huge announcement – Spelljammer is finally making its way into...
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5 Anime Recommendations for Shadowrun Players

80sMorgan Carpenter
We talk a lot about Dungeons and Dragons here at D20Collective, but don’t think that we’ve forgotten all the other tabletop RPGs out there to play!...
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5 Anime Recommendations for Dungeons and Dragons Players

animeMorgan Carpenter
People who play Dungeons and Dragons don’t tend to limit their fantasy media just to tabletop games. After all, it does require something of a pree...
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Smart is the New Sexy – Making Intelligence a More Valuable Stat for Better Games

3e skillsMorgan Carpenter
For many Dungeons and Dragons players, Intelligence is an immediate dump stat. For a while, Wizards were just about the only class that really reli...
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5 Cool 3.5e Magical Items to Include in Your Current Dungeons and Dragons Campaign

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
There are few feelings more exciting in Dungeons and Dragons than finding a brand-new magical item. These swords, jewels, rings, and vestments prov...
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Steampunk as a Dungeons and Dragons Setting: Worlds, NPCs, Gods, and Media Inspiration

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
DnD is traditionally played with a high fantasy setting – that the genre for Faerun and the Forgotten Realms. Other subsettings that have been publ...
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Alternative Options for Tabletop Miniatures (for when you can't find the ones you need)

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
One of my favorite parts of tabletop gaming is combat. I know that it’s a less and less popular opinion nowadays when game after game is coming out...
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5 (More) Valentine’s Day Oneshot Ideas for Dungeons and Dragons

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
Last year, D20Collective published a list of ideas for Valentine’s Day oneshots, suitable for use with DnD, or any other fantasy tabletop game. The...
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5 Gods of the Faerun to Include in Your Next D&D Campaign

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
The continents of the Forgotten Realms are perhaps the most popular, and most frequently used of the official settings for Dungeons and Dragons. It...

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