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How a Story of the Choctaw can take our Attention away from Armageddon and toward a Hopeful Moment in our Roleplaying Campaign
1 week ago

How a Story of the Choctaw can take our Attention away from Armageddon and toward a Hopeful Moment in our Roleplaying Campaign

How unexpected moments of quiet heroism and kindness can serve as meaningful story beats in your RPG campaigns.
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The Naga: A History of Slithery Snakes in Roleplaying Games
1 month ago

The Naga: A History of Slithery Snakes in Roleplaying Games

Earth Nerd Clave drops another lore bomb on us, this time featuring the Naga.
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How the Upside Down of Stranger Things is Very Real in the Mind of Millions
2 months ago

How the Upside Down of Stranger Things is Very Real in the Mind of Millions

Millions of kids played D&D in the 80s. But millions more parents were nervous that the imaginary demons in the D&D books might corrupt those same kids. We look at how Stranger Things portrays that.
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The Story of How JRR Tolkien Influenced the Alignment System of D&D
2 months ago

The Story of How JRR Tolkien Influenced the Alignment System of D&D

It’s a tale of lore as old as the fantasy master himself. Here’s the story of how JRR Tolkien influenced the alignment system of D&D.
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Does D&D Warp Our Ability to Tell Truth from Fiction?
4 months ago

Does D&D Warp Our Ability to Tell Truth from Fiction?

Critics of roleplaying games have long said that they warp young minds. We spend 900 words explaining why that is bananas.
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The Greek word nostalgia means to return home to our pain. Then why does it feel so good to remember our old toys?
4 months ago

The Greek word nostalgia means to return home to our pain. Then why does it feel so good to remember our old toys?

There is nothing wrong with nostalgia. Well, unless it prevents us engaging our future. We look at nostalgia in nerd culture.
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Peeking at Two New Monastic Traditions from Xanathar’s Lost Notes
4 months ago

Peeking at Two New Monastic Traditions from Xanathar’s Lost Notes

Xanathars Lost Notes is some new downloadable material that brings new options to D&D 5e. We specifically focus on a couple of monk traditions.
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How Making Up a Dungeon on the Fly is as Simple as Counting to 5
4 months ago

How Making Up a Dungeon on the Fly is as Simple as Counting to 5

Creating a good dungeon delve doesn’t need to be complicated. The 5 room dungeon is a simple tool, yet offers incredible flexibility.
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When Bad Things Happen to Good PCs
4 months ago

When Bad Things Happen to Good PCs

How to deal with character death in D&D or Pathfinder.
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