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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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4 Little Details you can Implement to Increase Realism in Your DnD Campaign

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
With all the wizards, dragons, and general magic in Dungeons and Dragons, its easy to let the game slip into the realm of the purely fantastical. A...
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Bardic Musicians for Dungeons and Dragons NPCs and Player Characters

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
One of the most common recommendations for spicing up your tabletop sessions is a good soundtrack. Most is mood music, atmospheric instrumentals, b...
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5 Fun Fae Plot Hooks to Include in Your Witchlight/Feywild Campaign

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
Wizards of the Coast has just released The Wilds Beyond the Witchlight, a prewritten campaign for Dungeons and Dragons, to no small amount of appla...
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How Many Gaming Dice Does a DM Need?

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
Getting started as a Dungeon Master can be a little bit intimidating – there’s a lot to keep track of. Not only do you have to build the world, but...
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6 Oneshot Prompts for a Valentine's Oneshot

3.5e dndMorgan Carpenter
Running a full campaign can be difficult, especially right now - scheduling for the number of people that it takes to run one is a hassle, and even...
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5e vs 3e Skills: A Brief Guide with Skill Conversion Chart

3e dndMorgan Carpenter
One of the most easily spotted differences between 3e and 5e Dungeons and Dragons is the way that they handle skills - one look at the two characte...

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