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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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I have a confession: I always forget how conditions work when I’m running a game. There are fourteen conditions in 5th edition ; blinded, charmed, deafened, frightened, grappled, incapacitated, invisible, paralyzed, petrified, poisoned, prone, restrained, stunned, and unconscious. I lose game time looking up how restrained is different than grappled. Is it worse or basically the same? I never can remember. Recently I sat down and read through all the conditions in an effort to remember them, and I started to see a pattern. The reason I found them confusing was that many conditions where worded similarly with only small...

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I come not to bury the Flumph, but to praise it. Last week on Instagram I ran March Madness brackets for D&D players called Monster Madness. Thousands of D&D fans voted for their favorites all week long. One winner I didn’t expect was the Flumph. Flumph lovers rose up to give it more individual votes than any monster up to that point in the competition, and it took out the Modron. Voters even started a hashtag for #teamflumph to rally around this strange, obscure creature. Unfortunately, its success was short-lived; the humble Flumph lost to the sinister Drow, and it’s fans changed the hashtag to #ripflumph. So,...

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Red Dragons are no joke. They are the iconic big bad in D&D. They fly, breath fire and are massively strong. But just how strong? We recently started our new YouTube series called “How We Roll”. It deals with all things related to D&D and we are very excited about it. It would be huge if you would watch the newest video and liked and subscribed to the channel. We will be publishing these on a regular basis and it should be a lot of fun. Our goal at Critical Dice has always been to provide resources that help you have more...

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