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    D&D General When my campaign went to the dogs ...

    Just as every Dungeon Master has a personal style for running the game, so too do we often have a “signature”—a small element that runs common in many of our campaigns. Something that seems to crop up regardless of the other elements in the story. Me? I love dogs. Without me specifically...
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    D&D (2024) Looking At Rules Glossary Changes from 5e

    I wrote up a piece going over the changes to the game defined in the Rules Glossary in the first playtest packet. You can read it here, but here are some bullet-point takeaways: Natural 1s and 20s now work with all types of rolls (as long as the difficulty wouldn't be easy or impossible) and...
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    D&D (2024) Applying the Character Origins packet to three 5E Characters

    I moved this article over to my new Substack and updated the monk character sheet. It's much more reader-friendly on its new home:
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    D&D (2024) Applying the Character Origins packet to three 5E Characters

    These are the custom character sheets I use for my personal 5e games and when I run convention events. We'll have to see what the "official" sheet of the new edition looks like.
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    D&D (2024) Applying the Character Origins packet to three 5E Characters

    I only changed the stuff directly affected by character creation in this first article, but I plan on doing exactly as you suggest by doing another revision by checking all the terms in the current Rules Glossary. I also need to update Monk's AC, as it's a point low. With all the shifting...
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    D&D (2024) Applying the Character Origins packet to three 5E Characters

    This is the standard format I've used in my game for years now and at convention events. As new features pile up I'll remove those generic descriptions, but as you said it can come in handy for less experienced players. The main point is breaking features down by the action economy instead of...
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    D&D (2024) Applying the Character Origins packet to three 5E Characters

    It's a public article, not behind a paywall so there's no barrier for anyone to read it and discuss here. As a published writer and game designer is it awful that I hope some people might like my content and choose to support it?
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    D&D (2024) Applying the Character Origins packet to three 5E Characters

    I took three 1st level characters for Fifth Edition and then reconstructed them using the "Character Origins" playtest rules to see how the changes affect things mechanically (so far). The example below is just the first page of one of them. I write out the whole breakdown plus let you see the...
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    D&D 5E Warduke, Kelek, Strongheart Miniatures!

    I got these years ago from a 3D print shop and painted them by hand.
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    D&D 5E Warduke, Kelek, Strongheart Miniatures!

    Well I have these ...
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    D&D General Happy Halloween! The Banshee in D&D vs. Irish Folklore

    I love D&D and am a bit of a folklore junkie. So I made a video exploring the legend of the Banshee vs. her depiction in Dungeons & Dragons. (There is also a dose of Disney and something about owls for good measure.) Happy Halloween! Enjoy this content? Please consider supporting me on...
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    Prepping A Game

    I do enjoy prepping some big setpiece stuff, especially things like dungeon crawls and boss battles. But I'm learning to go light on other stuff so I'm not having to shoehorn things in or waste time. I saw this meme early this morning, to my amusement.
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    Prepping A Game

    An Extra Life team asked me to run a streaming D&D campaign this year, and I knew wanted to save time on game prep without running a published adventure. So I decided to give the Lazy Dungeon Master method a try for an all-original story set in my own vaguely-defined game world. It all went...
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    D&D 5E Penguin Powers!

    So I'm going to be putting together the Pengoi race as community content on the DMs Guild—complete with kick-ass art by Jason Engle! Brainstorm with me ... what abilities, limitations, etc. make sense for an anthropomorphic penguin? This relates to a pledge-challenge I'm doing here. Jamie...
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    Writing Adventures

    I wrote a guest article for the Roleplayer's Chronicle website about how I pulled in influences, inspiration, and practical considerations when writing a D&D-compatible adventure. Click here to check it out. I'm interested to know what your process is for writing either home-campaign or...
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    Kickstarter [Kickstarter] A Delve in the Cave: 5th Edition Adventure by Jamie Chambers

    Something is terribly wrong in the town of Shadowhaven and it's only getting worse with each passing night. This curse may be linked to the community's founder, whose remains are interred in a cavern under a hill. But the evil that stirs thrives in darkness ... and there is no place darker than...
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