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A Brief Overview of the Gnome Pantheon in the Forgotten Realms

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
Often known as the Forgotten Folk, gnomes are a race of small humanoids known for their speed, stealth, and love of illusions. Unlike their small c...
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Reading Dragon: A Look Back at ‘You Again! Enemies Who Never Go Away – and How to Create Them’

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
TSR’s Dragon Magazine, over the years, proposed and developed a variety of classes, monsters, gods, and characters for Dungeons and Dragons. It als...
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A Brief Overview of the Halfling Pantheon in the Forgotten Realms

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
Small, stout, and often sneaky, Halflings are a race of small humanoids derived from Tolkien’s hobbits.  Like Tolkien’s version, they’re a people w...
A image of the box art for DnD Clue. It shows a red skinned tiefling in armor, standing in front of a cityscape and next to what looks like a puzzle box of some kind

A Review of Dungeons and Dragons Clue (5th Edition Version, 2019)

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
It’s almost always fun when Dungeons and Dragons crosses over with other kinds of media. It’s great to see them utilize the story and lore that has...
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A Look Back at Our Controversial and Uncommon DnD Advice

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
Over the last couple of years, Divinations from the Collective has attempted to bring good information about boardgames, DnD, and other tabletop RP...
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Dungeons and Dragons and Me: A Personal History with Tabletop Roleplaying, and What It Means Over the Holiday Season

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
You’ve heard it before and you’ll hear it again, that the holidays are once again here to greet us. Friends and family gather as they do once a yea...
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The Dragons of Spelljammer

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
When you run Dungeons and Dragons, you’re probably going to want to include some dragons (even if you leave out the dungeons). Most settings have t...
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WOTC releases playtest material for “One D&D”: What it Includes, What it Drew From, and What We Think About It

AnnouncementMorgan Carpenter
About a year ago, Wizards of the Coast announced that they had begun work on a new edition of Dungeons and Dragons. Some called it 6e, some called ...
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The Case for Combat (or Encounter) XP Leveling in DnD

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
Recently, I came across a short video of celebrity Dungeon Master Brennan Lee Mulligan. He was speaking into a microphone, clearly on a podcast of ...
A screenshot from Dungeons and Dragons Honor Among Thieves.  It shows the film's title screen, with Dungeons and Dragons written in red font, and the draconic ampersand and the words "Honor Among Thieves" below in grey and white lettering

Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves Trailer Looks Like Goofy Fun – If a Little Disappointing for Fans of Forgotten Realms Lore

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
Just a few days ago at San Diego Comicon, Wizards of the Coast launched the first trailer for the upcoming movie Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among ...
An illustration from the announcement of Spelljammer in 5th edition Dungeons and Dragons. It depicts Minsc, a human ranger with purple face paint, and Boo, a space hamster, riding a dragon through space.

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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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...