Tabletop RPGs

I've been creating a series of factions inspired by each class in the D&D book Xanathar's Guide to Everything. Today I reach the warlock, which has two new sub-classes: the Celestial Pact, and the Hexblade. I've already created a holy order last week inspired by the Divine Soul Sorcerer, so let'...

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Today's monster is a bit of a challenge. I want a tough creature that's size "tiny."

Most tiny creatures in D&D 5E feature very low Challenge Ratings (0 to 1). If we look at the more powerful ones, like older Faerie Dragons, Flameskulls, Demiliches, Imps, and Will-o'-Wisps, we see one prevailing t...

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Many years ago, there lived a man named Thal. Though poor, he had a large family who loved him, and he was always happy.

Then war came to his nation, and in only a few weeks, he lost every member of his family. All gone. In utter despair, he gave up all his possessions and devoted himself to praye...

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Today, I've decided to create a monster without nailing it down to a particular level or Challenge Rating. Instead, I'll set out guidelines for running that monster at any level.

Let's create a magma monster, a humanoid creature of intelligent lava that can serve as a simple guard or random encoun...

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I'm creating a set of factions inspired by one sub-class for each class in Xanathar's Guide to Everything. Today's sub-class is the Rogue Mastermind, which suggests a smart secret organization.

There are rumors of a strange cabal that meets outside the city. They all wear metal masks, and they w...

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Who actually made sure that things got done in a Medieval town? While there were a lot of different roles and responsibilities, three stand out.

Note: This is a general example of historical practice. Actual practices varied by region and over time. Offer void where prohibited.

The History

Bes...

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Last week, I created a faction of rangers who watch over portals, a group that calls themselves Those Who Walk Between. Today, I'm going to stat up one of them as an enemy.

They're inspired by the Horizon Walker Rangers from Xanathar's Guide to Monsters, and I want to re-use several of the abili...

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I'm creating factions out of sub-classes from each class in Xanathar's Guide to Everything, and today we come to the ranger. The one sub-class that leapt out to me was the Horizon Walkers, rangers who walk the planes and protect the gateways between them Perfect!

They call themselves "Those Who...

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