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The Official Timeline for the Forgotten Realms and Its Adventures

Learn the timeline when Forgotten Realms adventures take place, how FR counts its years, and key moments in FR history.

April 9, 2020 · 34 Comments

Streaming The Lore of Neverwinter

Explore the lore of D&D and the city of Neverwinter with my new streams on Twitch and YouTube.

April 9, 2020 · Leave a comment

How to Store and Organize Your Miniatures

Minis are amazing! To get the most out of our collection, we have to organize and store them properly!

March 26, 2020 · 1 Comment

The Seldom Recognized Dangers of Playing Ranged or Stealthy Characters

Range and Stealth offer awesome offensive potential, but carry risks players may not foresee. Here’s how to mitigate the issues.

March 19, 2020 · 1 Comment

Why Eberron’s Oracle of War Was the Best Organized Play Program at Winter Fantasy 2020

Eberron’s Oracle of War excited and pleased players and DMs. Here is how the organized play campaign achieved excellence.

March 5, 2020 · 3 Comments

5E Dungeons & Dragons Is Replete With Spelljammer References

We complete our look at Spelljammer with a list of all its 5E appearances to date.

March 2, 2020 · Leave a comment

What a 5E Spelljammer Campaign Setting Might Look Like

Does the Baldur’s Gate III video game trailer mean Spelljammer is coming? Here is what 5E Spelljammer might look like!

February 28, 2020 · 4 Comments

How to Create Table Name Tents in Minutes

Table Name Tents are a must-have tool for any DM. Here is how to make a set in minutes.

February 21, 2020 · 2 Comments

The Best and Worst of Adventure Formats at Winter Fantasy 2020

In the search for more open play, D&D has made changes to adventure format. At the Winter Fantasy convention we saw how it worked.

February 20, 2020 · 3 Comments

Three Qualities of My Best DM at Winter Fantasy 2020

The 2020 Winter Fantasy convention boasted many great DMs. I look at three reasons Rob Schwalb’s DMing was exceptional.

February 14, 2020 · 5 Comments