DnD 5e guide to building a mystery campaign

Guide to Building a Mystery Campaign: DnD 5e

In Dungeons and Dragons 5e, mystery campaigns challenge players to piece clues together to resolve a story plot.  These adventures contain investigations (both the skill check and more generally) and interactions with complex NPCs.  Naturally, these campaigns rely less on combat and more on puzzles, …

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zombie apocalypse guide dnd 5e pathfinder 2e

Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse Encounter: DnD 5e and Pathfinder

Zombies are raised through necromancy in Dungeons and Dragons 5e and Pathfinder 2e, either as mindless minions or a plague-ridden hoard.  These monsters are often used as early-level villains, raised by necromancers as minions or rising from some other magical phenomena.  However, they come in …

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goblin adventure guide dungeons and dragons 5e and Pathfinder

Guide to Goblin Campaigns: DnD 5e, Pathfinder 2e

Consider the following when building an early-level goblin adventure in DnD 5e or Pathfinder 2e: Goblin traits—agents of chaos Goblin ambush tactics—traps, explosions, numbers The kidnapped person/stolen object story hook Consider a bugbear or hobgoblin leader—Goblin King Sewer goblins story hook—Underworlds and Black Markets Wasteland …

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arctic monster encounters and campaigns

Guide to Arctic Campaigns: DnD 5e, Pathfinder

Arctic campaigns in Dungeons and Dragons 5e offer survival-style adventures full of icy wonders.  Dancing lights in the night sky, reflective white snow, ice caves and mossy tundra can all be found in arctic environments.  However, for the sake of capturing a northern theme, I’ll …

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forest monster encounters and campaign for dnd 5e and pathfinder campaigns

Forest Monster Encounters and Campaign Guide: DnD 5e, Pathfinder

Consider the following forest encounter and campaign options for DnD 5e and Pathfinder adventures: Make survival a priority and keep track: food, water, shelter. Are we being hunted? Hunt for rare herbs—try the sick character hook. Include survival encounters around rivers and lakes. Make the …

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