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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Mordenkainen’s Fiendish Folio Volume 1 (Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition)

  I wanted to do a quick first impression article on the newly released DM’s Guild Product, Mordenkainen’s Fiendish Folio Volume 1, which, despite being a DM’s Guild Product, is a Wizards of the Coast release developed by the D&D team to support the Extra Life Charity. Extra Life Homepage All of the monsters in this volume are alumni of

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Unearthed Arcana Psychic Soul Psionic Playtest (5e)

I wasn’t in the habit of commenting on every Unearthed Arcana that came down the pike, especially since Brandes Stoddard does a much better job of it than I can, but WOTC has been putting out such juicy options, and I’ve got a special reason to dive into this particular Unearthed Arcana. The most recent article details Psionic versions of

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What Do I Know About Reviews? Animal Sidekicks (Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition)

The Dungeons and Dragons Essentials Kit introduces a new concept to the game in the form of Sidekick rules. In the boxed set, Sidekicks had three base stat blocks, one for Expert, Spellcaster, and Warrior. The boxed set also gave details on how to level these characters up to 6th level. The product I’m looking at today from the Dungeon

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Retreat Rules for D&D 5e

Yesterday, there was a little bit of discussion about retreat in D&D, as well as how 13th Agesupports the concept of retreat. One of the responses I received referenced the Chase rules in the DMG, but I think PCs wanting to retreat represents a different narrative beat than PCs being involved in a chase. I’ve run chases using those rules

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