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How to DM a Spelljammer Campaign

How can a DM make the most of the Spelljammer D&D campaign setting? I discuss key elements such as ship combat and exploration on the Dragon Talk podcast!

September 27, 2022 · Leave a comment

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

Your Game’s Lore? Make it Actionable!

Lore is often encyclopedic, hard to use and even intimidating for Dungeon Masters. Here is how actionable lore can change your game.

June 2, 2022 · 3 Comments

The Bold New Future Hinted at by D&D Direct

Wizards of the Coast held D&D Direct, announcing a number of books and products, including classic campaign settings. Find out exactly what was announced… and what might be announced next.

May 6, 2022 · 2 Comments

How to Provide PCs with Meaningful Deaths

Today’s roleplaying games emphasize character creation and character development. How do we design adventures and campaigns where death is meaningful?

April 18, 2022 · 6 Comments

Why Classic Adventures Offer Characters Meaningless Death

Classic D&D often presents situations forcing a quick and meaningless death. Modern editions are often accused of being too easy. Why has the game changed, and what is the point of character death today?

April 7, 2022 · 9 Comments

Make the Most of Tomb of Annihilation with the Dungeon of Doom

Dwarven Forge provides free adventures for D&D 5E and Pathfinder. Let’s add Dungeon of Doom into Tomb of Annihilation!

March 18, 2022 · Leave a comment

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

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