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October 14, 2021
The 5e Hedge Wizard: Making It Work In Your World

A 'common' hedge wizard - within the Rules As Written. TL;DR: using feats to build lesser casters as well as 'simple' enchanters of common & uncommon magic items. About half a century ago Gary Gygax said heroic classes were about 1% of the general populace. Of these heroes, casters were rare. Getting the help of […]

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October 3, 2021
Getting Wild With The Staff Of Woodlands

Transform An Entire Realm With This One Item What Does This Wild Staff Do? This +2 staff has 10 charges (maximum) & gains 5-10 charges a day (1d6+4). Not just a staff - it can take a tree-shape or form (60'tall / trunk 5 ft. thick). Also, you and your friends can Pass Without Trace […]

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July 22, 2021
The Awakened Shrub: Awaken Your Game

The Little Plant That Could The Adorable & Faithful Awakened Shrub & Humble Beginnings These shrubs may be more clever than most - but they have the land speed of a gnome, no ability stat above 11 (average of 8!), and only one language (yes, it does talk) - there is little to say about […]

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July 17, 2021
Reincarnation: Your NeverEnding Story

That One Spell That Keeps Your Story Alive. Your average dungeon-grind: player's characters discover-hunt the Big Bad - they go to ground, a set of rooms within a building &/or dungeon. Players slaughter minions, super-minions, semi-bosses and finally they get to the key figure - usually in that order. Then these characters slaughter this big […]

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July 17, 2021
The Necessity Of Evil: Why So Grimm.

Working With Alignments In A Game-Story It is almost impossible to imagine a story without some kind of unifying objective. In most stories this is easily accomplished with a Big Bad Evil Guy (BBEG). Even if your Big Bad isn't a person &/or creature, one still demands a replacement Thoroughly Nasty Thingy as the main […]

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June 24, 2021
Wand Of Enemy Detection: A King's Saviour.

Keep Your Friends Close & Your Enemies Closer. In D&D it is assumed that all magic items are owned by the player's characters, that all items are for 'combat & adventuring' and that NPCs have little interest in magic items. After all, there isn't a listing for a +1 Plow nor the Butter Churn Of […]

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June 9, 2021
Rod Of Security: A Brave New World

For an amazingly cool item that is utterly useless in combat, please consider the Rod of Security. Rod Of Security - In A Nutshell You and your friends get a sum total of 199 person-days of vacation time in paradise. Once you are done (or kicked out) you must wait 10 days to reuse it […]

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June 9, 2021
Mastering Your Dungeon Mastering - In Minutes

Build Your Entire Campaign In Three Simple Steps, Guaranteed Many articles &/or online advice suggests you need to do the following in order to become a master Dungeon Master: working knowledge of all three foundational books: DM's Guide, Player's Handbook & Monster Manual clear understanding of ALL rules: Player Character classes, monsters (stats + lore), […]

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