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Use These Free Dwarven Forge Adventures in Your Next campaign

Dwarven Forge provides free Dungeons & Dragons adventures! Here is how to use them in your home campaign or with official adventures.

March 3, 2022 · 2 Comments

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

Dragon Talk: The Game Master’s Guide to Evolving Magic Items

How do we make magic items awesome? I answer this on the Dragon Talk official D&D podcast and in my new supplement The Game Master’s Guide to Evolving Magic Items!

January 14, 2022 · 6 Comments

Looking Back on 2021 and Forward to 2022

We look back on 2021’s challenges and unparalleled growth, and look ahead at the exciting developments 2022 may bring for D&D and the RPG industry.

December 30, 2021 · 3 Comments

How DMs can make the Most of Patron-Driven Dungeons & Dragons Campaigns

Make the most of D&D’s patron rules, creating a more interesting and engaging campaign where players are united by common goals.

December 23, 2021 · 2 Comments

Dragon Talk: Give Your D&D Campaigns Purpose with Group Patrons

Want an awesome D&D campaign? Make the most of 5E’s rules for a Group Patron – an organization or entity that oversees the party, often acting as employer, financier, or mentor.

December 15, 2021 · 1 Comment

The Real Competition for D&D and Wizards of the Coast

Who does WotC actually compete with? And who actually competes with WotC? Let’s look at WotC’s fastest-selling RPG in 2017 for an answer. It’s not 5E!

December 7, 2021 · 14 Comments

Why No RPG Company Truly Competes with Wizards of the Coast

Think D&D has RPG competitors? Let’s find out why that isn’t true.

November 30, 2021 · 10 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

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