D&D 5e Backgrounds Guide - A Complete, Organised List

Post by Peter Watson-Wailes

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A few people have put together lists of all the D&D backgrounds available, but mostly they're a bit disjointed, so I thought I'd spend a few minutes categorising them and then put up that sorted list here. We've organised it in a few different ways - firstly by…

GM Tips: D&D Campaign Template

Post by Peter Watson-Wailes

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Please note: The Usual Disclaimer applies as always. A little while ago, I wrote a guide on crafting RPG campaign stories. This, in many ways, is the second part to that - looking at how you craft the individual adventures that make up a campaign. Over the years, I've created…

D&D Classical Background Music Playlists

Post by Peter Watson-Wailes

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I'm something of a fan of classical music, both modern and new, so I thought I'd take some time to put up the playlists I use for all you GMs to use. They're organised by theme, sort of, so you pick what makes sense for the situation at hand. So…

For Players: Beginner's Role Playing Tips

Post by Peter Watson-Wailes

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Please note: The Usual Disclaimer applies as always. A little something different this time - rather than the normal GM-ing tips I run, I thought I'd spend some time over the next few weeks talking about the player side of being in an RPG. Specifically, the RP letters in that…

GM Tips: First Time GMing Advice

Post by Peter Watson-Wailes

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Please note: The Usual Disclaimer applies as always. We all have to start somewhere - even people like Matt Mercer and Matt Colville had session #1 once. What follows is my advice for those of you out there who are about to run your first sessions. Start Small Small group,…