Tabletop RPGs

Surprise your players by throwing them a curve ball: higher-level bandits.

Kala, a half-elf woman, led an otherwise unassuming group of bandits on a series of raids along a lucrative trade route near the sea. One day, they fell on a group of adventurers who were transporting an artifact, and manag...

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Welcome to another post with advice for anyone who wants to run a fantasy tabletop RPG like D&D for the first time.

As the Game Master, you will control all the antagonistic forces arrayed against the PCs. As such, you'll need to know a few things about them.

Some GMs design all their antagoni...

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I'm taking inspiration from the classes in the recently released Xanathar's Guide to Everything for this week's faction. Today we come to the bard, and the College of Shadows leaps out to me.

Every few months, leaflets and town criers announce another performance by the Angel's Chorus, a locally...

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So you want to run a fantasy RPG! This series of posts will guide you in running your first few sessions, getting your group established effectively.

Many new GMs want to jump straight into the game. They'll write out an exciting storyline, bring the players together, and immediately launch into a...

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Satoris screenshot

Thanksgiving has come and gone here in the U.S., but the celebration isn't quite over. I'm going to stat up a monster for Turkey Day, a yearly tradition of watching Mystery Science Theater 3000 episodes on Thanksgiving (because so many of those movies are turkeys).

Today, we'll be looking at S...

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Frostgrave Barbarians by DevBurmak

Inspired by the recently released Xanathar's Guide to Everything, today's faction is inspired by the barbarian Path of the Zealot.

The towns along the Scarred Coast are buzzing with rumors of great deeds being done in the name of a new god. Travelers speak of what initially appears to be a rag...

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Cover of Xanathar's Guide to Everything

The D&D 5th Edition core books are like comfort food: easy to consume and recommend. The campaign books are like large, multi-course meals; you may not love everything in them, but there's a lot to get through and it's almost always thoughtfully assembled.

The new Xanathar's Guide to Everything...

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Sometimes, you want to give your players a monster that they can't just whack or shoot at willy-nilly.

Today, I present frost mites, tiny arthropods that leech heat directly out of their prey.

Normally, frost mites are barely noticeable pests; a hand covered with half a dozen mites will feel unc...

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