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Your Guide to the D&D One Playtest – Origins

D&D will have a new version in 2024! Let’s take a look at the first playtest packet for character origins. And, how good is the survey at asking the right questions?

September 4, 2022 · Leave a comment

Spelljamer’s Locations and NPCs – Roll20 Dispatch

The final Roll20 Spelljammer blog focuses on the locations and NPCs in 5E’s Spelljammer. 32 years later, Spelljammer is back!

August 15, 2022 · Leave a comment

Spelljammer’s Most Dangerous Creatures in 5E

Take a look at the deadliest creatures the new 5E D&D Spelljammer campaign setting has to offer… including creatures from Dark Sun!

August 13, 2022 · Leave a comment

Spelljammer’s Foes and Allies – Roll20 Dispatch

Learn all about the creatures of Dungeon & Dragon’s Spelljammer setting for 5E. From foes to allies, all on the Roll20 blog!

August 8, 2022 · Leave a comment

Spelljammer Dispatch – New Series on Roll20

All you need to prepare you for the upcoming 5E Spelljammer setting – a new blog series on Roll20!

July 20, 2022 · Leave a comment

Reviewing Fizban’s Treasury of Dragons: A Mastering Dungeons Index

Learn all about Fizban’s Treasury of Dragons with this index of our Mastering Dungeons podcast review!

February 22, 2022 · Leave a comment

How WotC Already Found the Future of Spellcasting Monsters

The latest spellcasting monsters still have design issues. But if we look at WotC’s 2019 design, we can see the future!

February 18, 2022 · 22 Comments

The Future We Want for Spellcasting Monsters

WotC has made changes to D&Ds spellcasting monsters. We analyze the design changes and decide whether these changes go far enough.

February 17, 2022 · 3 Comments

Why It’s Time for WotC to Come Clean on Monster Design

Monsters of the Multiverse is out, and it’s time for Wizards of the Coast to share its secret methodology for creating monsters. Here’s why.

February 4, 2022 · 19 Comments

Holiday Shopping Guide for the D&D Fan

What to get the new or established D&D fan? This holiday shopping guide provides plenty of options!

November 9, 2021 · Leave a comment

These Adventures Teach Us How to Offer Players Choices

Adventures that offer real choices? Let’s take a look at some from… get ready for this… 4E.

September 3, 2021 · 5 Comments

Is the WizKids “1 of Everything” Witchlight Box a Good Deal?

WizKids announced a “Collector’s Edition Miniatures Box” that provides one of every mini in the upcoming WitchLight set. Let’s find out if it’s a good deal!

August 25, 2021 · 3 Comments

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