Archive for June, 2016

10 Year Anniversary Review: Arkham Horror’s Curse of the Dark Pharaoh

10 Year Anniversary Review: Arkham Horror’s Curse of the Dark Pharaoh

. 27.06.2016 . 0 Comments

The Evolution The big changes between the two additions of the game I think were much needed and help to make it more thematic and balanced without making it seem like fans of the original were losing something with the newer version.  Generally between the two you saw a shift from completely barred locations to […]

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Is Anything Really Possible in a Table Top RPG?

Is Anything Really Possible in a Table Top RPG?

. 22.06.2016 . 0 Comments

The Possibility Hurdle One of the hardest things that new players run into when getting into table top role playing is the possibility hurdle.  Just what can and can not be done in a particular situation.  I’ve recently had the opportunity to sit down and create a whole new character with a new GM and […]

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My Love for Contagion in D&D 5e

My Love for Contagion in D&D 5e

. 15.06.2016 . 1 Comment

So as I was leveling up my Cleric for a recent D&D campaign my group is playing though I came across Contagion (PH 227), which Clerics can take when they gain access to 4th level spells.  This spell seems just too good, and may be worth toning down if you are the DM.  If you […]

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Use ’em or Lose ’em: Getting Your Players to Use In-Game Allies 

Use ’em or Lose ’em: Getting Your Players to Use In-Game Allies 

. 07.06.2016 . 0 Comments

Do you remember that one guy? One of the things that I have struggled with as a GM over the years is how to get your players to utilize the relationships that they make in game both for their own benefit and to open doors for future richer character development.  It seems that a viscous […]

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My Frustration with Clerics in D&D5e

My Frustration with Clerics in D&D5e

. 01.06.2016 . 0 Comments

Ok so a few weeks ago my local gaming group wrapped up a 10 week set of sessions for our D&D5e campaign.  For this game I thought I would break from my usual go-to classes and choose something that I normally wouldn’t play, and so I chose Cleric.  Specifically I’m playing a chaotic good Rock […]

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The Yin and Yang of Stock Monsters in D&D

The Yin and Yang of Stock Monsters in D&D

. 01.06.2016 . 0 Comments

As GMs we all know that tweaking the stock monsters to suit you game needs is something that just comes with the territory.  Things straight out of the book more often than not just don’t fit perfectly into the scenarios that you have planned for, and so we all go about modifying stats or powers […]

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