• 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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  • Encounter of the Week: The Hungry Xorn
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    Encounter of the Week brings you a brand-new D&D encounter every week! This week, the characters encounter a xorn—a bizarre creature of elemental earth. This shale-scaled mass of claws and teeth could be a dangerous foe, but it might be able to help the party if its hunger is satisfied. What’s it hungry for? Why, only the finest gemstones!

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  • Critical Role Spotlight: Episode 49
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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 reincarnate spell, with an alternative table that includes all current playable races.

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  • Failing Forward: Losing without Ending the Campaign
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    So the party screwed up. Bad. For both players and Dungeon Masters, this seems like the nightmare scenario. A TPK seems inevitable, or the villain looks like she’s going to escape with the idol, or so forth. How can the campaign go on after such a devastating loss? It’s not impossible, but it can be challenging to make failure sting without discouraging your players.

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  • Encounter of the Week: The Lost Minotaur
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    Encounter of the Week brings you a brand-new D&D encounter every week! This week, the characters encounter a minotaur... in an open field? Without a maze to guide it home, this creature is lost and confused! Will they help this creature, or attack it while it’s confused?

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  • Critical Role Spotlight: Episode 48
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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: learn how to make memorable NPC patrons!

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  • Encounter of the Week: The Dying Unicorn
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    Encounter of the Week brings you a brand-new D&D encounter every week! This encounter is ready made to be dropped into a session of your home game, and focuses on one or more of the three pillars of D&D: combat, exploration, or social interaction. This week, the characters find a pool of shadows and encounter a unicorn in peril. Save it in time and they may find an ally. Linger too long, and the shadows may overtake this creature of light.

     

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  • Critical Role Spotlight: Episode 47
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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.

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  • How to Play a Giff like a Bombastic Bombadier
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    After my appearance on Dice, Camera, Action as a giff with James Introcaso, I’m raring to share my love for these spacefaring hippo-people with the world. Read on for giff roleplaying tips, enemy tactics, and even a super-duper unofficial giff race for players.

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  • Encounter of the Week: The Abandoned Festival
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    This new series brings you a brand-new encounter that focuses on one or more of the three pillars of D&D: combat, exploration, or social interaction. It could be as small as a single character or scene, or it be as large as a five-room dungeon that inspires a complete adventure! This week, the characters find the grounds of an abandoned New Years’ festival, and must use their wits to puzzle out what happened.

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