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I don’t know if its an end of summer thing, but everyone in my house has been sick this week. I decided to bear homage to the piles of tissues, cups of tea and bottles of vitamins, by creating 10 new diseases for you to use in D&D.  Some of my favorites are the giant dwarf, stones hunger, and the evil hand. You can download it right here and be sure to let me know which are your favorites! See you next Friday and until then, may the dice be ever in your favor.  Jason Recommended Article: A Tale of 3 (Professional) Dungeon...

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Professional DMs. Love the idea? Hate it? Let’s talk. Recently the concept of professional DMs, or paying to play Dungeons & Dragons has become a topic of debate (again). Each time the topic comes up, there are a lot of strong feelings and opinions about it. Some have accused it of being a type of gatekeeping, while others can’t imagine a world where they would charge their friends to run a game. And some think of it as offering help or a service someone can’t easily get any other way. As a way of exploring this trend, I want to...

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D&D is all about the shared experience around the table. If we’re honest, it’s a massive, role-playing playdate. For better or worse, there are some things that happen at every table and those things are what unite this massive, role-playing family of ours.Role-playing can be the main love for some players, and we’ve all known people who have costumes, special voices, dice matched to their character and overly-detailed backstories. Then there are the players who are all about the battle and ignore the story to focus on weapons and destruction.And what about that one player who is always off-story and trying...

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Where do ideas come from? Have you ever sat with a blank page and no ideas, desperately trying to think of a new adventure (or any adventure) for your next game?  There's seriously no stress like knowing people are getting ready to show up to your table and you have to have something ready. Maybe you’re out of ideas today, or maybe you’ll get stuck next week because honestly, it happens to everyone. I've got over 350 ideas on the  Critical Dice Instagram page, a ton of them from you, but I still get stuck when it's time to come up with a new one.Whatever...

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Whether you are a player or a DM, you will eventually have a complaint about your group.Maybe your DM is railroading you. Or he is trying to kill your party (the TPK knuckle tattoos were the first clue). Perhaps your players love to derail your perfectly crafted story arc by fixating on a complete rando NPC. Or they constantly run off into the waiting arms of danger claiming it’s just them “playing their character.” I need to tell you something (Don’t skip this part because it may just save your game and your sanity): The goal of the game is to...

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