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...
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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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New Campaigns for the New Year: How to Prep for a DnD Campaign

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
The new year is right around the corner, filled with new friends, new resolutions, and (hopefully) new games of Dungeons and Dragons. We’ve been ta...
A scan of the logo for Spelljammer. It mainly features the word Spelljammer in stylized text, with a small silhouette of a ship underneath it, with decorative borders surrounding the text

Dungeons and Dragons' Science Fiction Campaign Setting: Spelljammer

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
Wizards of the Coast just released a brand-new Unearthed Arcana titled Travelers of the Multiverse. It’s content includes several extra-planetary r...
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Types of Maps and Terrain for Tabletop RPGs

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
There are a lot of pros and cons to playing DnD online versus in-person, not least among those being the ease with which you can make and use grid ...
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Why does Dungeons and Dragons Use So Many Different Dice?

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A lot of new members of the tabletop gaming world enter through play of Dungeons and Dragons – it’s the most visible, and probably also the most pr...
Including Time Travel in Your Tabletop Game

Including Time Travel in Your Tabletop Game

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
It appears in sci-fi, fantasy, steampunk, horror - practically every non-realistic genre you could ever think of. The ability to move through time, to see the future or experience the past, has captured the human imagination for centuries.
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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...
An image of the cover of a 3.5e D&D book "Complete Psionic". It shows the 3.5 edition Dungeons and Dragons logo and the title of the book.

5 Psionic Prestige Classes WotC should adapt into 5e Subclasses

3.5e dndMorgan Carpenter
For those who have only played 5e - psionics are the psychics of the D&D universe. Their powers and abilities come from the mind, with intense ...
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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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