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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

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

Why Dark Sun Was 4E’s Most Successful Setting (Part 1)

Why did 4E have so few campaign settings? What happened in the past and what might D&D do in the future?

January 16, 2020 · 8 Comments

How to Improvise Awesome Downtime Activities on the Fly

Learn how to improvise downtime scenes, reskinning, mashing them together, and improvising them on the fly!

December 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

Three Ways Acquisitions Incorporated Completely Changes Your D&D Campaign (and Downtime Too)

D&D finally grants players the keys to their castle… and the means to keep the castle relevant even while they adventure.

December 4, 2019 · 3 Comments

How to Create Engaging Narratives with Downtime

Here’s how to create vivid downtime scenes that engage your players and feel like part of a larger story they get to shape.

November 21, 2019 · 3 Comments

How Downtime Rules Evolved and Left the PH and DMG Behind

Downtime has improved, leaving the core books behind. Learn where to find the latest rules for downtime activities.

November 14, 2019 · 8 Comments

How Downtime Can Revolutionize Your D&D Games

Why do we need downtime in our game? How will it make our game awesome? The first in a series of articles making the most out of the D&D rules for downtime.

November 6, 2019 · 11 Comments