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Free Icewind Dale River Crossing Encounter Map

We have just put out our second set of DM’s resources for Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden, covering Chapter 2: Icewind Dale. Let’s celebrate with a free map! The DM’s resources contain troubleshooting, advice on encounter difficulty, encounter tables & sheets, an Icewind Dale cheatsheet, and much more – including a handful of battlemaps …

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Fixing Falling Damage in 5E D&D

In this post I’ll explain my house rule for fixing falling damage in fifth edition D&D. It’s a quick, simple rule, that makes falling damage in 5E a lot more realistic, and which can be implemented without changing too much else about the game.

Using Skill Points in 5E D&D

In this post, I’ll describe how you can replace 5E’s skill proficiency system with Skill Points – yeah, those nifty little things you may remember them from earlier editions of Dungeons & Dragons!

The Lich in Dungeons & Dragons – excerpt from Larloch’s Lexicon of Lichdom

I stumbled across a post on Reddit a while back. It was a simple, one-sentence question, somewhere along the lines of: Can anyone become a lich? Pretty innocuous question, but it got me thinking. And thinking. And thinking so much I decided to write a whole damn book about it, which is being publishing today: …

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Running published adventures – how to run official 5E D&D campaigns

Each year, WotC publishes an official adventure for fifth edition Dungeons & Dragons. Some are adventure anthologies with several smaller adventures, such as Tales of the Yawning Portal or Ghosts of Saltmarsh, while others are entire campaigns, like Curse of Strahd, Waterdeep: Dragon Heist, and Baldur’s Gate: Descent into Avernus. These official adventures are aimed …

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