Skills In D&D 5TH Edition

Skills in D&D

Skills in 5th edition Dungeons & Dragons are pretty limiting.

You get your allotted number of skills at first level, and they stay pretty static throughout the game; only really getting better when you level up and your proficiency bonus (slowly) increases.

I find this a little odd, given that in the real world a person can get better at a skill, and I don’t think it’s a great leap to think fantasy characters could as well.

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Using Random Encounter Tables To Add History To Your World

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One thing that makes a lot of the great D&D world, like Forgotten Realms, so good is they a steeped in history.

And this history comes to life to such an extent that it impacts on current events.

This is something I have always liked and something I wanted to add to my new sandbox campaign world.

However, it can be difficult to come up with so much vivid history for your own world. Or you may be too worried about what is happening now to give it much thought.

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How To Easily Create Cool Stuff For Your Campaign World

I love creating new and interesting things for my sandbox campaign world – new nations, tribes, organisations, locations, whatever!

But sometimes my imagination lets me down and I get stuck with what to create next.

When this happen I like to do one of my favourite things to shake me out of the mental/creative block – character generation.

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Why Railroading Is Damaging Your Game, And Why You Should Never Do It

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I was playing a game the other week and experienced railroading in the extreme, which I hadn’t experienced in a long time, and it left me frustrated and deflated with the rest of the game.

(I have since left that campaign due to not liking the rules, but that’s a whole other post.)

The game started great.

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