Once a month, I take a look at some of the legendary individuals in the Coldeforged setting, both their stat block and what I wanted to do with them, and their background and history. The last two were still around, but this time, I have someone from the past, the Uniter of the Tribes, the Thraxian Champion, the Blade of Takannas, Ter’ina the Half-orc Paladin of the god of fire!

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I’ve been running a game in my world for some time now, and I’ve wanted to start writing about it, but there are some of my players who read this, so its a little hard to put anything out there without them seeing something about it. Hopefully, I don’t give anything away as I make my way through their escapades. Here’s the start of the journey!

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On Monday, 10/7/2019, at around 10:30pm, our D&D group concluded the first full campaign that I was able to participate in since the start of 5e, and maybe longer. Along with the end of the campaign also came the end of the story, though not the life, of Clovis the Invincible, Gnome Monk Assassin! Bear with me, then, as I reflect on the last two years of gameplay!

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Each Thursday this year, I focus on a different aspect of the world I’ve created and played D&D in for over 20 years, in the hopes of honing the ideas and cementing enough in place to settle the world in my own mind. This week I’m looking to start fleshing out the history of the continent. This time, it’s the early ages of the continent.

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I like D&D. I like it very much, and it is one of the most enduring pastimes that I’ve had. Unlike nearly every other game or hobby I’ve had, I’ve never voluntarily put it on hold. I also like MTG very much. It’s a game that I can pick up and put down with relative ease, going to pre-release events and playing well enough every couple of months to feel good about playing. 

Well, I’ll be damned if they aren’t going to jam these two right together again with a new sourcebook for D&D – Guildmasters Guide to Ravnica

I cannot tell you how excited I am to get this into my hands! 

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Players and Gamemasters often share the responsibility of the driver’s seat of the adventure, with each one responding and reacting to each other to create a fun and memorable story. Every once in a while, though, the players forcibly eject the DM and take control of the game in a bizarre, awesome, and unintentional way. Last week, for at least a little while, the inmates were in charge of their prison. 

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One of the best things about role-playing is making and playing an actual character. While there are many types of players and many types of characters, the ones I find the most fulfilling are those who I can feel coming to life as I am gaming. The character I’ve been playing for the last year or so is exactly this type of character, and it is thanks to what I have termed Crunchy Flavor” 

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