Roll20 CON 2017

Fri 23 June 2017 by Shawn Ellsworth from Tribality

Roll20CON is the free, online-only celebration of the Roll20 Community, starting Saturday, June 24th and ending Sunday, June 25th, 2017. I’ll be on Roll20 this weekend participating in the event playing a special one-shot with my regular group. What is Roll20? “The Roll20 team is dedicated to enabling gamers to unite across any distance via our easy-to-use gaming tools. This means we strive to lessen the technical burden on the participants, facilitate the formation of new gaming groups, and to make barriers to entry as few as possible when gathering around a table for camaraderie. To accomplish these goals we seek to create a service that is sustainable and will be a resource to the gaming community as long as it is needed.” Roll for Charity Roll20 is supporting Cybersmile, the international non-profit supporting victims of cyberbullying as their official charitable partner for Roll20CON. Learn more about how you can donate to this amazing charity. Join in the Fun Learn how you can create, tag and list your games for the event Use their Looking for Group tool to find a Roll20CON specific game to join Try out Roll20 from now until the end of the day on June 28th, 2017 and enjoy games that are ad free and have access to Dynamic Lighting (just tag and schedule the game for Roll20CON) Watch Live on Twitch Roll20 CON is hosting another Twitch event alongside the festivities here at Roll20.net! Take a break from your games and head over to the Roll20 Twitch channel for 2 days of live role-playing VISIT THE OFFICIAL SITE TO LEARN MORE


Alternate Fey Courts

Thu 22 June 2017 by Brandes Stoddard from Tribality

A few conversations about my series on the fey reminded me that there were more articles I wanted to write, so this week I’m taking a break from talking about the monk. D&D divides the fey into Summer and Winter Courts, which it may or may not call ...

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Mourning Glory: The Annotated History of Brand Talandro, Part Three

Thu 22 June 2017 by Shawn Ellsworth from Tribality

I interviewed I-Hsien and Shane from Total Party Thrill over a year ago and have been listening to the podcast since early 2016. I-Hsien reached out to me last week about teaming up with Tribality to help celebrate their 100th episode. I jumped at the idea and this is the ...

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Frontier 5e – Campaign Setting Overview (Part 2)

Wed 21 June 2017 by Guest Author from Tribality

This week we have another guest post from Dale Easterling that looks at running a Wild West campaign for D&D 5e. Part 1 | Part 2 PREVIOUSLY… In the first installment of this overview of my Old West 5e campaign setting, Frontier, I summarized the 6 Classes that can be ...

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The Storm of Time

Wed 21 June 2017 by Jesse Cohoon from Tribality

One moment we were in a raging storm that tossed our Brigantine about as if it were a nothing but a twig, hanging onto whatever we could find purchase on to avoid being swept overboard. The next moment we were carried into this eerily odd calmness that contained a preternaturally ...

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Kilodungeons and Campaigns

Wed 21 June 2017 by Colin McLaughlin from Tribality

I admit that I’ve never been all that familiar with megadungeons. I am not opposed to the concept, but most campaigns I have played in are either dense political sagas – walking and talking is paramount – or are told in a more epic style – Gilgamesh, not dank purps. Thus, most ...

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Frontier 5e – Campaign Setting Overview (Part 1)

Wed 21 June 2017 by Guest Author from Tribality

This week we have a guest post from Dale Easterling that looks at running a Wild West campaign for D&D 5e. “In the past, that is now lost forever, there was a time when the land was sacred, and the ancient ones were as one with it. A time ...

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The Monk Class, Part Seven

Wed 21 June 2017 by Brandes Stoddard from Tribality

At the request of a reader, this article in the History of the Monk offers an overview of the monk-friendly prestige classes of 3.x D&D. In the interest of keeping this manageable, I’m really only addressing 3.5; just about everything from 3.0 was updated at ...

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Mourning Glory: The Annotated History of Brand Talandro, Part Two

Wed 21 June 2017 by Shawn Ellsworth from Tribality

I interviewed I-Hsien and Shane from Total Party Thrill over a year ago and have been listening to the podcast since early 2016. I-Hsien reached out to me last week about teaming up with Tribality to help celebrate their 100th episode. I jumped at the idea and this is the ...

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Free RPG Day 2017

Wed 21 June 2017 by Shawn Ellsworth from Tribality

This Saturday June 17th, 2017 is Free RPG Day and game stores across the world are participating in the event. Established in 2007, Free RPG Day works with participating hobby game retailers and RPG publishers to bring new and exclusive RPG quickstart rules and adventure modules into the hands of ...

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5 Ways to Save Your Campaign from Summer Vacation

Wed 21 June 2017 by Shawn Ellsworth from Tribality

This week on the Campaign Trail, I’m looking at vacations and how to make sure your campaign survives the summer months. Summer is awesome, but it can create challenges to running your scheduled campaign each week, month or whenever. I thought I’d look at some ways to save ...

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Ways To Use Ships As A Dungeon Part 1

Wed 21 June 2017 by Jesse Cohoon from Tribality

Ships as dungeons is an interesting challenge because they are mobile, limited in size, and waterborne. Expanding some definitions, however, can lead to a variety of possibilities you may not have thought of. 1. Redefine What A Ship Is A ship doesn’t have to be this thing that floats ...

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Magic Item Special Features for Planescape Campaigns

Wed 21 June 2017 by Colin McLaughlin from Tribality

Some of my favorite things in the 5e DMG are the Special Features charts for magic items. They are cool ways to bring some personality to a magic item that might otherwise be uninteresting, but provides good functionally. A +1 weapon is never going to be bad, but you might ...

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Mourning Glory: The Annotated History of Brand Talandro, Part One

Thu 08 June 2017 by Shawn Ellsworth from Tribality

I interviewed I-Hsien and Shane from Total Party Thrill over a year ago and have been listening to the podcast since early 2016. I-Hsien reached out to me last week about teaming up with Tribality to help celebrate their 100th episode. I jumped at the idea and this is the ...

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Avalon Hill – Betrayal at Baldur’s Gate!

Wed 07 June 2017 by Michael Long from Tribality

The shadow of Bhaal has come over Baldur’s Gate, summoning with it a brand new board game from Dungeons & Dragons and Avalon Hill.  Based on the award-winning Betrayal at House on the Hill, Betrayal at Baldur’s Gate, gives fans the chance to build, explore, and hopefully survive in ...

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Stream of Annihilation – D&D’s New Story Unveiled

Tue 06 June 2017 by Shawn Ellsworth from Tribality

Over the next 2 days from 10am-10pm PT “a bunch of D&D streamers and luminaries” will be hanging out and rolling dice in a two-day even called Stream of Annihilation. The event appears to be both a celebration of all the awesome D&D twitch streamers out there and ...

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Unlocking The Mysteries of The Ways

Tue 06 June 2017 by Jesse Cohoon from Tribality

(Author’s note, just because this article repeatedly cites locations on the earth, does not necessarily mean that these concepts aren’t applicable to other campaign settings, or could not be a campaign setting in and of itself) The Ways are an interconnected system of interdimensional passageways connected via portals ...

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TOMB OF ANNIHILATION Preview – Next D&D Storyline

Tue 06 June 2017 by Shawn Ellsworth from Tribality

During the Stream of Annilhilation event this weekend in Seattle, Wizards of the Coast announced Tomb of Annilihation, the new storyline for Dungeons & Dragons which will be out in stores this fall. Tomb of Annihilation has players hacking through the jungles of Chult which are fill of undead, dinosaurs and ...

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Xanathar’s Guide to Everything – Preview

Tue 06 June 2017 by Shawn Ellsworth from Tribality

During the Stream of Annilhilation event this weekend in Seattle, Wizards of the Coast announced Xanathar’s Guide to Everything, a new sourcebook which will be out in stores this fall. Xanathar’s Guide to Everything offers a wealth of new rules options for both players and DMs. I think ...

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UA: Revised Class Options Breakdown

Tue 06 June 2017 by Brandes Stoddard from Tribality

As the first Unearthed Arcana release following the announcement of Xanathar’s Guide to Everything (coming this November), we have a clearer idea of WotC’s timeline and plans. This article, then, rehashes four subclasses and many of the Eldritch Invocations from previous releases, in some cases going quite far ...

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4 Tips on Playing a Gnome (As Taught to me by my Two and a Half Year Old Daughter)

Tue 06 June 2017 by J.M. Perkins from Tribality

Ahh gnomes: they’re everyone’s favorite Player Character race of odd, uncanny, possibly fey (and usually insane) 3 foot tall weirdoes. But how to play one? How to pull off that intoxicating mix of insanity, charisma, and a dash of mad brilliance all wrapped up in a tiny package ...

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