• Roleplaying 101: Building a Backstory
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    Previous installments of Roleplaying 101 have talked a lot about improvisation and going into games with low-prep characters, but what about the other side of the coin? How do you build a backstory that helps you play a character that’s fun for you and your entire group?

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  • Critical Role Recap: Episode 59
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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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  • Heroes of the Vale – Episode 11: Ancient Sacrifices
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    Five lost heroes go on an intense journey though the planes, jumping one dire situation to the next in a desperate attempt to save the world and find their way home. Equal parts epic, tragic, awe-inspiring, and hilarious, watch veteran roleplayers bring their characters to life trying to survive while striving to be heroes!

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  • Critical Role Spotlight: Episode 58
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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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  • Mechanical Thinking: Overextending
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    Mechanical Thinking is a series that explores unofficial homebrew mechanics and houserules that you can add to your home D&D games. Today’s analysis is on overextending—a mechanic that could help turn a missed attack into a hit, for a cost.

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  • Heroes of the Vale Recap – Episode 10: Everything Ends
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    Five lost heroes go on an intense journey though the planes, jumping one dire situation to the next in a desperate attempt to save the world and find their way home. Equal parts epic, tragic, awe-inspiring, and hilarious, watch veteran roleplayers bring their characters to life trying to survive while striving to be heroes!

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  • Encounter of the Week: Honeyfest Hagglers
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    It’s springtime, and that means it’s time to celebrate! Festivals brimming with merchants selling sweet treats and rare antiques are popping up all across the land. If your adventurers want a good deal, they’re going to have to work for it.

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  • Critical Role Spotlight: Episode 57
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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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  • 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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