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Character Classes (Introduction)

Introduction to Dungeons & Dragons Character Classes If you are going to go adventuring, you are going to need a job. In Dungeons & Dragons, jobs are call classes. Your class will determine your powers, weapons, armor, life points (HP) and much more. Nothing in the games shapes how you

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Family Friendly D&D Miniatures?

Are Miniatures Family Friendly? New players often ask me if they need to purchase miniatures to play Dungeons & Dragons. The short answer is no. More specifically, I highly recommend against new players and groups with children using D&D miniatures all-together for multiple reasons. If you really must use mini’s

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Hit Points Explained

Hit Points For Dummies Coming from Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (first edition) and growing up playing video games I had a very hard time grasping how Hit Points (HP) work in D&D 5th Edition. If you have every played a game where characters had life points or hit points, I

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Family Friendly Modules (Part 1)

Family Friendly Dungeons & Dragons Adventures & Modules I understand how difficult it is to wade through the official Dungeons & Dragons published adventures looking for kid appropriate content. For the most part, I either use the maps and throw out the adventure text entirely or substantially rewrite their content

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Playing With Gods

Wielding Divine Power Turning divine beings into game characters (NPC’s) is something that many parents object to when discussing Dungeons & Dragons. There are many families that find it troubling because of their spiritual beliefs. I have heard adults call D&D profane and sacrilegious specifically because of the inclusion of

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Satan Worship?

The Satanic Panic! This is going to be a long blog post, so I am going to cut straight to the bottom line on this one. No, there is no link between Dungeons & Dragons and Satan worship, human sacrifice, cult murders or any thing else like that. D&D is

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Character Races

Dwarves and Elves and Halflings…Oh My! Being a fantasy game, Dungeons & Dragons has about every fantastical race you can think of to choose from as a player. This blog will not cover ALL of the character races because it is intended as an introduction to the game. All of

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Online Resources

Making the Most of What You’ve Got UPDATED: 05/30/2019 There are literally thousands of sites that will give you free stuff to help you play. Below are a few of my favorites. dungeonmastersvault.com – This is a very easy to use site that allows you to create, download, print and

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Words! What Are All These Words!?

An Introduction to Dungeons & Dragons Terms​ We’ve all been there. Hopelessly lost in jargon wishing someone would just speak English for a change. This is a few of the Dungeons & Dragons terms that seem to be most confusing to new players. Ability Scores In Dungeons & Dragons, characters

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Get Started Here

Playing D&D With Kids​ Most kids will jump at the opportunity to “play pretend” with their parents, siblings and friends. Dungeons and Dragons provides a framework, a ready made world a lot of fuel for the imagination. The challenge for both parents and children are the huge volumes filled with

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