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Sarah Darkmagic: On Toxicity and Privilege

Posted Tuesday 07 Jul 2015 1:34 PM

Recently there was a really good article titled "Just Don't Do It." It's a rebuttal to an earlier article published in Business Insider where Ellen Petry Leanse, a former Google executive, claimed women just use the word "just" too much. If only they changed their speech patterns, they could get equ - more

Tribality: If You Were The DM, What Would You Do?

Posted Tuesday 07 Jul 2015 11:22 AM

Im always interested to hear and learn about the processes that other DMs use to prepare, play, and manage their games. As such, what follows is a short multiple choice survey with a few pinpointed questions. If you dont feel like answering a particular question or dont see an answer that you feel b - more

Tribality: Learing to be Kuhl: GMing Campaign

Posted Monday 06 Jul 2015 4:51 PM

I am not a fan of Actual Play podcasts. Or at least I wasn’t until a fewmonths ago. I’ve loved theidea of AP pods for years, but could never find one that grabbed me, even the ones thatcame highly recommended. Most were poorly (or never) edited, had a lot of dead air, page flipping, rule - more

Power Score: The Great Modron March - Camp Followers

Posted Monday 06 Jul 2015 3:04 PM

We are rocketing towards the end of this adventure, which is a 2nd edition book that I am converting to 5e.. I'm eyeballing what comes next and I'm torn. I'd like to run the Chris Perkins planescape adventure from dungeon magazine called "Umbra", as it has gotten good reviews. I'd also like to run t - more

Skyland Games: Gaming: The Next Generation

Posted Monday 06 Jul 2015 1:00 PM

First, let me say that unlike a lot of the blogs I post, this is not informative, but cathartic. You’re not going to become a better gamer from reading this post. It’s not a review of something cool coming out. This is something I need to write down, and I want to see what other [… - more

Sly Flourish: Starting Strong

Posted Monday 06 Jul 2015 6:00 AM

When we consider the elements we should prepare for our regular D&D; session, a list that is considerably smaller than we might think, there is no item more important than understanding where the g - more

Power Score: Dungeons & Dragons - A Guide to the Drow

Posted Saturday 04 Jul 2015 3:13 PM

Today I am going to attempt to write a succinct and informative guide to one of the most popular races in D&D - the drow, also known as dark elves.Because of the sheer volume of material out there, I am going to cover what I feel are the most essential products that any DM should know about. The - more

Dungeon's Master: Friday Favourite: Dealing With Conflict At The Gaming Table

Posted Friday 03 Jul 2015 1:00 PM

On Friday we comb through our extensive archives to find an older article that we feel deserves another look. From January 26, 2011, Dungeons Master once again presents: Dealing With Conflict At The Gaming Table. Mr. Pink: Hey, why am I Mr. Pink? Joe: Because Mr. Pink: Why cant we pick our own color - more

Tribality: Run a Nentir Vale Campaign for D&D 5th Edition

Posted Friday 03 Jul 2015 12:00 PM

Earlier this week, I was surprised to see the Nentir Vale on the list of settings in the latest D&D poll alongside Greyhawk, Eberron and other big settings. Seeing Nentir Vale on the poll gave me hope D&D’s 4th default setting may get official support in the future (but I wouldn’ - more

Art of the Genre - News: When Jeff Dee ruled the gaming world...

Posted Thursday 02 Jul 2015 3:21 PM

Im not sure how many words have been written concerning artist Jeff Dee and his influence on the early days of /strong>, but I know it is a lot. Heck, Ive written two articles myself on the subject and both did very well among my OSR gaming audience. Still, that doesnt mean it isnt always a good thi - more

D&D Adventurers League Organizers: FAQ Update 7/2/2015

Posted Thursday 02 Jul 2015 3:00 PM

This article aims to tackle a few of these questions at a time. To see previous questions please review the FAQ Wiki. Do you have questions about D&D Expeditions or D&D Encounters? There are fan maintained documents with advice and fan suggested erratafor all Tyranny of Dragons (published ad - more

Tribality: Psionics, Part Three

Posted Thursday 02 Jul 2015 1:00 PM

Last time in History of the Classes, I talked about AD&D First Editions psionics, including a psionicist class introduced in Dragon. Especially from the other articles in that issue, it was clear that psionics in D&D were divisive at the time, even on a level of basic mechanical resolution. - more

Tribality: GEN CON 2015

Posted Thursday 02 Jul 2015 1:00 PM

So here I go again. Later this month, I will be traveling with my squad to Gen Con, and it will definitely be a blast. I’ll be taking the car and heading up to Indianapolis, stopping at the first place I see to get some Cincinnati Skyline Chili, and later checking in to a South - more

Power Score: Dungeons & Dragons - A Guide to the Slaad

Posted Wednesday 01 Jul 2015 6:49 PM

Today we're going to take a good look at a really weird monster: The Slaad. My hope in writing this is to give you a nice base of information to draw from for when you use these monsters in your campaign.The Plane of LimboOne of the most important things to note is that the slaadi ("slaadi" is the p - more

Tribality: 2015 Diana Jones Award Shortlist Announced

Posted Wednesday 01 Jul 2015 4:18 PM

Five diverse games and books from around the world vie for hobby-gamings most exclusive trophy From another long and eclectic collection of nominees, the secretive committee of the Diana Jones Award has distilled a shortlist of five contenders that it believes best exemplified excellence in the fiel - more

D&D Adventurers League Organizers: Being the Dungeon Master in a Shared Universe

Posted Wednesday 01 Jul 2015 1:45 PM

Those who are called to be Dungeon Masters are nothing if not a varied breed. Levels of investment in the craft range from spending a few minutes to put together a couple of encounters for an evening, to spending hour upon hour world-building. Some are strictly Rules as Written, while others may hou - more