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Midgard Heroes for 5th Edition Now Available

HEROES, ARISE! — New Options for 5th Edition Heroes — Deep voices of the giants chant in the hills and forests. Red-cloaked cultists gather to perform their unholy rites, and howling tribes of dust goblins ride out of the Western Wastes to sack villages and towns. But you do not fear these things. You are a hero of Midgard—and …

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The College of Gates

The following character concept uses rules compatible with the fifth edition of D&D. Enjoy traveling the planes with a bard from the College of Gates! Bards are consummate wanderers. Where wizards and clerics might spend their lives seeking wisdom or knowledge in the halls of learning or in meditation, a bard knows you have to …

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Prepared!: The Impregnable Fortress of Dib

Cartography by Meshon Cantrill We were traveling the old trade road up near the Blind Hills when we found it: an overturned wagon in the ditch. Evas took to the shadows, scouted ahead, and returned with strange details. The wagon had been transformed—such that it appeared to be a fierce fortress. Signs of goblin-work were …

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DMG Elements: Adventure Complications—Quandaries

The Dungeon Master’s Guide for fifth edition D&D gives a slew of great advice for tackling the role of the Dungeon Master. Being a Dungeon Master means making quick decisions and anticipating the actions of your players at the table, but it also means thinking up vast worlds and creating adventures for your players to …

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Prepared!: The Vault of Pallon the Pious: A Fifth Edition D&D Location

Cartography by Meshon Cantrill True, I was hired to sail them out past the Witch’s Teeth. Four adventurers looking to earn a name; who was I to throw vinegar on their fancies? I took ’em within a rowboat’s jaunt of the place: the door on the rock. I know as much of the place as …

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A Look at D&D Camp: Shippensburg University

How many people know that Shippensburg University, here in my home state of Pennsylvania, held week-long D&D camps every summer during the mid-eighties? That’s right, a summer camp for D&D!  Instead of basket weaving and archery, you played Dungeons & Dragons … all week. It was a lot of fun (I attended the last two years, and …

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A Crib Sheet for the Council of Waterdeep

My gaming table likes the nitty-gritty of political roleplay. In Hoard of the Dragon Queen, they enjoyed those moments of interacting with their traveling companions along the Trade Way headed north. With Sword Coast faction notables gathering at the Council of Waterdeep, The Rise of Tiamat campaign provides another opportunity to foster that style of …

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Judge’s Commentary: Monarch of the Monsters 5—The Gargoctopus and the Glasscrock

There were more amazing creatures submitted to the Monarch of the Monsters fifth edition contest than made it into the Top 6—it’s a testament to the quality of the work that we couldn’t decide on only a Top 5. Though I had numerous favorites that didn’t make it to the voting round, there are two …

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Monarch of the Monsters 5: Let the Public Voting Begin!

In the course of the Monarch of the Monsters 5 contest, we had a huge number of entries from many monster designers out there. Now you, the voting public, can pick which one you want to see win the Monarch of the Monsters 5 contest! Please familiarize yourself (possibly again) with the sixfinalists, then proceed …

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Monarch of the Monsters 5 Finalist: Spire Walker by James L. Crawford

And now, with this post, we bring you the sixth finalist in the fifth monster contest that Kobold Press has run. Take a peek at the spire walker from James L. Crawford. Spire Walker When storm clouds gather over cities, harbors, and twisted badlands, electrical energies fill the air. During these times, miniscule fey dance …

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