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  • Tiefling Bard from PHB 2 DND 4e

    Bard DnD 5e Optimization Guide | Not Just Another Song and Dance

    Bards have gone from being one of the hardest classes to qualify for in Dungeons and Dragons, to the laughing stock of the party, and finally in 4e they really began to show their true selves and now in 5e they are one of the best classes in the game. Much like the Barbarian guide I hope this will help build a Bard that will be an amazing addition to the party. I learned a fair amount from building that last guide and I think this one will be a…

  • An Optimization Guide to Ravnica

    Magic the Gathering in my D&D? What is a gamer to do? Instead of doing a review of the book. I am going to go through chapter by chapter and look at the character options. I am debating whether I will add the Guild Master’s Guide To Ravnica to my normal optimizations guides or to keep it separate. But, for the time being, I will be keeping it separate and I may include it later down the road. **Update 1/16/19 – I just changed hosting, so hopefully I won’t be running into…

  • Barbarian 5e Optimization Guide | Toughest in the Land

    Barbarians are a staple of fantasy and fantasy gaming and in the 5th edition of Dungeons and Dragons, it is no different. When building a new Barbarian for your next game, whether it is for your home game or joining in with the Adventures League, it is always handy to have a quick guide to help sift through all the choices that lay before you. If you are a long time player, you are familiar with these types of guides and the troupes that go along with them. There will be…

  • What We Can Learn | My Hero Academia | DM Tips

    What We Can Learn from My Hero Academia as a DM Welcome to my first in the series of DM tips that are generated from different sources that are around us all the time. Sometimes they will be popular TV shows, Movies, Books, or even things that happen in everyday life, and we will be looking at the lessons we can learn from them to make us better storytellers, role players, actors, and all around game masters. When we are looking at pacing and storytelling one of the hardest things…

  • Partry of 5th edition Dungeons and Dragons adventures looking at a Beholder

    Monster Roles & Tactics | D&D 5e Table Tips

    Monster Roles in D&D 5e Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition has a mechanic in which if you damage someone who is unconscious they will slip closer to death by automatically failing a death saving throw, and three death saves and your character is dead. When as a DM do you decide that the enemy is going to make that attack or move on to the next threatening target? For this, the 4th edition of D&D had some basic guidelines. I am going to take those guidelines and expand on them.…

  • Theatre of the Mind

    Theater of the Mind | D&D 5E Table Tips

    Didn’t we already have this discussion? D&D and Theater of the Mind? Blech. Keep your theater to yourself and gimme the minis! Joking aside, I will almost always run D&D with miniatures and a battle mat. It is my preferred way, I feel more engaged and I feel like my decisions make more sense and have a real effect on the combat. I am even one of those fringe folk that will use visual aids with Shadowrun and White Wolf games. But, I do find time that on occasion I…