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Poultrycanon’s Tiny Panic Room: A Safe Place to Hide

A word about Poultrycanon: The wizard that historians now know as Poultrycanon was born Hoban Temothey in the little town of Mudhugh-on-the-River (a mere twenty nautical miles from scenic Waterdeep) and spent his formative years first as a cheesmaker’s apprentice, then a glass blower’s apprentice and finally a potter’s apprentice. He enjoyed this idyllic if uninspiring life until the day …

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Running the Game Video Series by Matthew Colville

Matthew Colville is a writer for a video game company and a long time DM for D&D. He has been recording a YouTube series for the past several weeks on a basic how to of running the game. I find it interesting to see his take on how he does things. For someone considering running a game, this is very …

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Six Cursed Thrones

Got cursed thrones for your fantasy medieval tabletop role-playing games? Here’s six of ’em. After all, who do your macho smack-talker PCs think they are anyway? Make sure they somehow find themselves in a mysterious throne room soon, and that’s when you’ll know that you’ve got ’em right where you’ll want ’em. After all, what self-respecting PC would pass up …

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Manikins, A New Race For D&D 5th Edition Players

Manikins “Abel the Minstrel is generally considered to be the first artisan to have crafted a manikin. It is said that he was quite talented and had made a reputation for himself as a master puppeteer and an accomplished entertainer. His work was said to border on the simply fantastic. Unfortunately, such fame often attracts the attentions of people who …

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Run A Campaign At The FLGS

You can spearhead a successful tabletop RPG campaign at your FLGS, and here’s how. Smaxx Rockatanski, the fighter:  “Those naughty giants are no match for us, Goose. We shall smite them all.” Goose Bronze, the ranger:  “With my archery skills, we shall be triumphant this day.” Smaxx:  “Both my shield bearer and my standard bearer will bask in the warm …

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Underground.

Driders, duergar, and drow, oh my! Svirfneblin too! Who can forget the deep gnomes? Have your PCs explored the Svirfneblin maze city? Have they chanced upon the Outpost of the Illithids? Have they harvested any gold flakes from Lower Lake of Deepearth? Have they sojourned in Fungus Forest? Have they surprised the large hydra in Cathedral Caverns? Have they attempted …

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Asmodeus in your adventures – three devilish hooks for any fantasy RPG

Once upon a time, there was only Dungeons & Dragons. There were no editions, save for the printing editions of the original woodgrain and white boxes. And then, one day in 1977, a book called the Monster Manual arrived, heralding the beginning of a new, “Advanced” D&D. And in that tome, there was an arch-devil named Asmodeus. The mere mention of his name …