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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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Ok, I have a confession to make. I love DMing, but I am terrible at giving out treasure. I don’t know why, but somehow it escapes me in the narrative. Sometimes I end up going two or three games without handing out any treasure. Or my players kill a tough foe and search the body and this happens: Player: What do I find? Me quickly panicking: Um… A gum wrapper and ::rolls random dice:: 1000 gp? Player: Really?! Me, now sweating: Why, is that too much, too little? You tell me?!? I think I’m bad at treasure as I play...

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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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Some things are meant to be. Like this…a new pizza/game store opened near my house. One of my good friends works there. They wanted to begin RPG nights. I run an RPG Instagram. She asked me to run a table. I said…YES please! The store posted that I would be running an RPG one-shot table. I didn’t know what to expect, but when I showed up, there was a full table of 6 waiting for me. I had recruited my kids to fill in space if needed, but they ended up playing other games and I honestly couldn’t have asked...

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Dice aren’t really “good” or “bad.” Rather, they’re balanced or unbalanced. This means that they can have internal flaws that are messing you up. How can you tell?

A saltwater balancing test.

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