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Running the Starter Set

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Last Wednesday I put my usual Pathfinder campaign on hold for a brief tour of the Starter Set. We will be playing through the Lost Mine of Phandelver for at least a month (until Gen Con). I suspect we won’t carry the adventure to its final conclusion, mostly because of how limited the Basic Rules…

Even Munchkins Can Have Souls

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When it comes to making PCs, I am a character builder first and a stats munchkin second. I will sub-optimize my combat prowess for the sake of a good concept. A barbarian who eschews magic weapons in favor of her cherished but non-magical blade? Been there. A changeling sorcerer who goes around pretending she’s a cleric and…

Additive Advantage: My First 5th Edition House Rule

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On the whole, I am a fan of the new edition of Dungeons & Dragons. However, my gaming group was not fond of some aspects of the Advantage/Disadvantage rule; they felt that the current Advantage/Disadvantage rule (as of the final playtest packet) goes too far in abstracting the combat situation from reality. This is my first house rule, then: a change to Advantage that preserves the game math while also making Advantage more dynamic and interesting.

An Old Campaign Resurfaces

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An old friend from college has resurrected (somewhat) a campaign idea he and I first toyed with way back when WotC did its big open campaign search (the one that gave us Eberron). His blog, co-produced with another DM, can be found here: Tales of Hrimgate. I haven’t talked about this campaign with him in…