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Superhero TTRPGs for a Comic Book Campaign

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
These days, it feels like superheroes are everywhere. Comic books are easier than ever to track down online. Graphic novels are gaining acknowledge...
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How to Make Cheap, Custom Dice (Without Resin)

diceMorgan Carpenter
Currently, one of the biggest trends in the craftier tabletop circles is custom dice making. The hobby (and profession) emerged with the rise of re...
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In Defense of Human Fighters - Why D&Ds Most 'Boring' Class-Race Combo Remains so Popular

3.5e dndMorgan Carpenter
When the early access for Baldur’s Gate 3 (the most recent installation of Dungeons and Dragons’ preeminent videogame series) opened, it was soon f...
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What’s the Best Way to Learn Dungeons and Dragons?

3e dndMorgan Carpenter
Dungeons and Dragons has a bit of a learning curve. Less so with more recent editions, but even when learning 5th Edition, it can take a while to f...
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Why does Dungeons and Dragons Use So Many Different Dice?

D&DMorgan Carpenter
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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What Makes Ravenloft so Iconic?

5e dndMorgan Carpenter
Just recently, Wizards of the Coast released Van Richten’s Guide to Ravenloft, a worldbuilding sourcebook for Dungeons and Dragons 5e. It expands o...
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6 Good Starter Tabletop RPGs for Kids

D&DMorgan Carpenter
Let’s face it – Dungeons and Dragons isn’t really a kids’ game. It can be played as such, of course. I myself started out at around 10 years old. A...
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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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