• Critical Role Spotlight: Episode 56
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    Critical Role Spotlight is a series of DM and player tips based on the events of this week's episode of Critical Role! Learn from the glowing successes and hilarious mistakes of the Mighty Nein and their illustrious Dungeon Master. This week, we shine a spotlight on one of Matthew Mercer's DMing choices that could help you improve your D&D game.

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  • Encounter of the Week: Flameskull Faceoff
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    Encounter of the Week brings you a brand-new D&D encounter every week! This week, the PCs come face-to-face with a fearsome flameskull. This arcane abomination yearns to recover its long-lost memories, and begs—nay, commands!—the adventurers to help. Do they dare help this undead monster? Is there even a fool’s chance that it could have good in it?

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  • Critical Role Recap: Episode 55
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    Critical Role Spotlight is a series of DM and player tips based on the events of this week's episode of Critical Role! Learn from the glowing successes and hilarious mistakes of the Mighty Nein and their illustrious Dungeon Master. This week, we shine a spotlight on one of Matthew Mercer's DMing choices that could help you improve your D&D game.

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  • Beware the “Eyes” of March!
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    Xanathar has every reason to be paranoid. Enhance your Waterdeep and Skullport campaign with this short story about infighting within the Xanathar Guild by none other than the famed author Volo! Observant players could even learn a thing or two about the organization’s weak points—where to travel to reach Xanathar’s audience chamber, who’s a traitor, and who’s weak-willed enough to be bribed or intimidated.

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  • Critical Role Spotlight: Episode 54
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    Critical Role Spotlight is a series of DM and player tips based on the events of this week's episode of Critical Role! Learn from the glowing successes and hilarious mistakes of the Mighty Nein and their illustrious Dungeon Master. This week, we shine a spotlight on one of Matthew Mercer's interesting DMing choices that could help you improve your D&D game.

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  • Encounter of the Week: Hippogriff Hunters
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    Encounter of the Week brings you a brand-new D&D encounter every week! This week, the PCs discover that a dragon is preying upon the reclusive hippogriffs of the arid badlands. Will they defend their nests from invaders, or ally with the evil dragon to share in its bounty?

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  • Critical Role Spotlight: Episode 53
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    Critical Role Spotlight is a series of DM and player tips based on the events of this week's episode of Critical Role! Learn from the glowing successes and hilarious mistakes of the Mighty Nein and their illustrious Dungeon Master. This week, we shine a spotlight on the shoosuva, a fearsome being that attacked the Mighty Nein in this episode’s frantic battle.

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  • Encounter of the Week: Sharkfin Shipwreck
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    Encounter of the Week brings you a brand-new D&D encounter every week! This week, the characters are traveling by ship on a stormy sea, and the treacherous tides threatens to dash them against the reef. If they do, then things quickly go from bad to worse as sahuagin pirates swoop in to pillage the wreckage.

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  • Critical Role Spotlight: Episode 52
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    Critical Role Spotlight is a series of DM and player tips based on the events of this week's episode of Critical Role! Learn from the glowing successes and hilarious mistakes of the Mighty Nein and their illustrious Dungeon Master. This week, we shine a spotlight on the shoosuva, a fearsome being that attacked the Mighty Nein in this episode’s frantic battle.

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  • Spell Spotlight: Contagion
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    Contagion used to be one of D&D’s most troublesome spells. Let’s take a close look at this formerly problematic spell and see what makes it tick, how the D&D developers fixed it, and how you can tweak it to fit your home game.

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  • Encounter of the Week: Sanctum of the Reptile God
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    Encounter of the Week brings you a brand-new D&D encounter every week! This week, the dread naga Explictica Defilus has returned from the beyond to wreak vengeance upon humankind. Her fledgling cult of humanoids and lizardfolk worships her as a god, and her heinous power is transforming their human sacrifices into reptilian abominations!

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  • Critical Role Spotlight: Episode 51
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    Critical Role Spotlight is a series of DM and player tips based on the events of this week's episode of Critical Role! Learn from the glowing successes and hilarious mistakes of the Mighty Nein and their illustrious Dungeon Master. This week, we shine a spotlight on long-distance travel, and how to make travel meaningful while still moving the story forward.

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  • Roleplaying 101: Character Identity
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    Want to have more fun playing your character? Want to get deep into your character’s head and lose yourself in the story? Want to form meaningful relationships with your fellow party members? Look no further. We’re going to build you into a better roleplayer. 

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  • Encounter of the Week: A Tale Too Far
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    Encounter of the Week brings you a brand-new D&D encounter every week! This week, the characters find themselves in the company of a traveling bard… or so it seems. This bard has a kind heart but a dull intuition, and he won’t let the characters go until they’ve satisfied his need for good conversation… or stand-up comedy.

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  • Critical Role Spotlight: Episode 50
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    Critical Role Spotlight is a series of DM and player tips based on the events of this week's episode of Critical Role! Learn from the glowing successes and hilarious mistakes of the Mighty Nein and their illustrious Dungeon Master. This week, we shine a spotlight on guest players, and how the DM, the guest player, and the regular players can help integrate their guest into the party.

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