D&D 5E EN5ider #436 - Traps for Beginners: Traps in 3 Simple Steps

Today's issue of EN5ider offers a handy guide on how to navigate the three principles involved in trap design to make the most out of this beloved element of tabletop gaming.

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Lately on EN5ider:
  • 436. Traps for Beginners: Traps in 3 Simple Steps. Everyone loves a good trap—even if they're the unfortunate victim! This article focuses on three basic pillars of trap design: bait, trigger, and punishment. In addition there are rules for offering meta rewards when the adventurers overcome a trap, as well as two altogether new traps (the thundering chest trap and watery grave trap). Deviously designed by Jonathan Chung, illustrated by Indi Martin.
  • 435. Monstrous Menagerie: Elemental Geists. Slain elementals usually dissipate when destroyed on the Material Plane—usually. Some elementals persist, bound to the realms material to haunt the living as a breathless stalker (CR 7), exxorn (CR 6), heat sink (CR 6), or mirage (CR 7). Decisively designed by William Fischer, illustrated by Fabian Parente!
  • 434. Tip of the Tongue: Part 4. In addition to statistics for two NPCs the party has to best to win over the city-states that might help Bellek (Corwin the Balewind and the titanohydrosaurus), this last part of the adventure (Part One, Part Two, Part Three) includes not only the vergeten armies they must fight against in the War for Ideas, but also the unique soldiers the PCs must lead in the battle! Besides 17 different army statblocks using the rules in EN5ider #339 - Tertiary System: Mass Combat, this segment also includes 6 different types of battlefield terrain that add a new level of complexity to the big fight.
  • 433. Enchanted Trinkets: Handy Enchantments. Rope, climbing gear, an extra dagger—and don't forget an enchanted trinket! This issue of the series brings 11 new affordable and ingenious items for adventurers of all kinds, including the spring-loaded boots of bounding for explorers that want a spry step, imbuing enchanted earring or fancy monocle of detection for socialites in need of a bit of aid, and the staff of staggering for anyone that wants to pack a wallop! Delightfully designed by Levi Thompson, illustrated by Jared M. Boone.
  • 432. Spells: Gastronomicon. Magic can unleash terrible destructive forces, allow travel between dimensions, and even alter a creature's mind but it has perhaps an even more rewarding use: making meals that are truly enchanted! Included in the halfling master chef (and wizard) Lilian Prowfeet's eponymous cookbook are a dozen spells perfectly suited to this delicious task whether that's to ready a massive serving of soup with boil, catch a difficult and particular prey with a casting of hunter's moon pie, or just to clean up after a dragon hunter's feast with a bit of help from a scouring song! Deliciously designed by Marc Kenobi, illustrated by Jesse Mohn.

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