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Game hooks are a great way to destroy writer's block and get your creative juices flowing! Having trouble creating your next adventure? Got writer's block that even a quad shot espresso won’t fix? This is the book for you.  This is a table of 100 short adventure ideas called game hooks. You can just pick one that tickles your fancy or roll 2d100 and combine the ideas as the framework of your next campaign.  For the last 6 months we've been creating these hooks on our Instagram page (@criticaldice) and now the list is finally complete. We complied all the posts into an...

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Dice towers are a fun addition to any game. Here's how you can have your very own without leaving your house! Dice towers are made with various materials, shapes and styles but the construction typically follows the same pattern. Its basically a shaft with a few sloped planes inside that change the direction of the dice as they fall from the top. It’s a simple idea that helps you get a great roll every time. A few weeks ago my kids and I tried making our very own from Legos we had laying around the house (literally). After a few tweaks...

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Buying supplies during your adventure can be a daunting and boring task. But it doesn’t have to be, here are a few items you are probably overlooking. I wanted to share this great article from Geek and Sundry with you and share a thought of my own. We’ve all looked at the mundane items in PHB and wondered “When am I ever going to use this?”. For some items this may be true but there are other items that I think are a must, if you use them creatively! A Bag of Flour: Yep, a bag of flour. It only weights a few pounds,...

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Coming up with new campaign or story ideas can be difficult. But here is a simple way to get started! A 34-year-old Children’s book! I loved this book as a kid, and if you are not familiar with it here is a sample: Fortunately, Ned was invited to a surprise party. Unfortunately, the party was a thousand miles away. Fortunately, a friend loaned Ned an airplane. Unfortunately, the motor exploded. Fortunately, there was a parachute in the airplane. Unfortunately, there was a hole in the parachute. What does this have to do with Dungeons & Dragons campaigns? You can use...

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