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How To Calculate Saving Throws (D&D 5th Edition)

Saving throws! These are some of the defining moments within a game of Dungeons and Dragons. These are the moments where your character can do something incredible, perhaps save themselves or another, squeeze past by the skin of their teeth! No matter your playstyle or that of your party, you’re likely to run into situations where you’ll have to make one. Saving throws are, however, a more unique kind of check that only appear in very specific situations. Because of this, if you’re new to 5e D&D you might not be so used to rolling for them and you might [...]

By |2022-06-20T13:15:32+00:00June 17th, 2022|D&D, Player Guide|0 Comments

How Many Spells Does A Cleric Know? (D&D 5th Edition)

A Cleric is the backbone of every party in D&D. Clerics are the holy one, the one with the morals, the one with the healing spells that will help your party survive. They’re a great choice for somebody looking to roleplay a character that is good in alignment. So let’s say you’re trying to figure out what is the best character for you. What is the class that is going to let you tell the best stories, and play something that you truly enjoy? Picking a character for a D&D campaign (especially if it’s a long one) can be an [...]

By |2022-06-20T13:12:52+00:00June 17th, 2022|D&D, Player Guide|0 Comments

Is Initiative An Ability Check? (D&D 5th Edition)

Let’s set the scene! Your party has walked into the wrong cave. Your rogue told you it was safe, your fighter doesn't care and your cleric followed because they had to. And now something is with you, something is about to attack! Your DM might describe an arrow flying through the air towards you, or perhaps a horde of goblins coming out of the shadows to ambush you. Either way, they’re going to say one thing and one thing only: “Everyone roll for initiative!” But if you’re new to the 5th Edition of D&D you might not be familiar with [...]

By |2022-06-20T13:09:55+00:00June 17th, 2022|D&D, Player Guide|0 Comments

How Does Damage Resistance Work In D&D (5th Edition)?

Let’s describe a scenario. You’re in a game of D&D and you’re in combat. Things aren’t going well. There’s a dragon before you and it takes a swipe at you! It hits, and you have nothing to counter it. The DM calculates the damage and it’s easily enough to kill your character. It seems as if all hope is lost for you. But then you remember you have a resistance! It’s something you forget about, but you’re sure it might be something that can save your life. But how exactly do resistances work, what exactly is damage resistance and how [...]

By |2022-06-17T14:19:04+00:00June 17th, 2022|D&D, Player Guide|0 Comments

How To Roll A d100 In Dungeons And Dragons (5th Edition)

If you find yourself in a situation in Dungeons and Dragons where you have to roll a d100, then you might be scratching your head wondering just how you can do that. 100-sided dice are rare and you’re not likely to have one at hand. So how exactly can you roll a d-100? If you find yourself wondering about this, then you’ve come to the right place! In this article, we’re going to be giving you the lowdown on how to roll a d100. We’ll take you through some of the easiest ways to calculate this roll, and how some [...]

By |2022-06-17T14:20:06+00:00June 17th, 2022|D&D, Player Guide|0 Comments

What Does DC Mean In D&D?

One thing that a lot of new D&D players struggle with is the wide range of specialized terminology and abbreviations that experienced players and DMs like to use in the midst of a campaign. If you've never played D&D it can be really difficult to know all of the different pieces of terminology and how they fit together. So let's set the scene. You're playing a new campaign and you're having a good time, but a situation arises where you have to make a skill check. Perhaps you're trying to pick a lock, and your DM needs you to 'roll dexterity.' [...]

By |2022-05-06T11:21:49+00:00May 6th, 2022|D&D, Player Guide|Comments Off on What Does DC Mean In D&D?

Can You Play D&D With 2 Players?

D&D is an incredible, social game, but one of the main problems with it lies in its very nature. How can you get a campaign going if you don't have lots of people to play with? If you find yourself dying to play D&D, but without a big group of friends ready to play, it might seem impossible to get into this fantastic and imaginative hobby. But let's say you have 1 friend who has the same interests as you, who also wants to experience the roleplaying game that has for decades captivated and inspired the imaginations of so many. [...]

By |2022-05-06T11:16:55+00:00May 6th, 2022|D&D, Player Guide|Comments Off on Can You Play D&D With 2 Players?

How Much XP Does It Take To Level Up In D&D?

One of the best features of any RPG is the feeling of progressing a character. Within any kind of RPG you play today, whether it's a video game or a modern tabletop game, you will find the origin of its progression system within Dungeons and Dragons. D&D has been around for a long time now, having first been introduced to the world in 1974 by Gary Gygax. Since then it has grown into one of the most popular RPGs on the market, with over 20 million copies sold. It was originally designed to be played using paper and pencils, but later [...]

By |2022-05-06T11:12:22+00:00May 6th, 2022|D&D, Player Guide|Comments Off on How Much XP Does It Take To Level Up In D&D?

How Long Do Elves Live in D&D?

Do you remember playing Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) back in the day? If you don't, then you should definitely check out the game today. D&D has become a global phenomenon, with millions of players around the world. D&D was created by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson in 1974. The game is played using dice rolls and character statistics, which has gained a mass following over the years. Players take turns rolling the dice and moving their characters through a fantasy setting. One of the great things about D&D is the idea of creating your own character. In terms of backstory, [...]

By |2022-04-22T00:29:21+00:00April 22nd, 2022|D&D, Player Guide|Comments Off on How Long Do Elves Live in D&D?

How To Write A D&D One-Shot

A large number of dungeon masters are intimately aware of the problems that come with creating a one-shot adventure for their players. The features that make roleplaying experiences effective (immersive settings, memorable characters, and compelling player motivations) will not be developed over the course one session, in contrast to a lengthy campaign. If you want to keep players engaged over a single story and game session, you must be efficient with your time, both during preparation and while at the gaming table. Effective planning and execution begin with identifying and addressing the critical components of the experience as soon as they [...]

By |2022-04-21T13:42:28+00:00April 21st, 2022|D&D, Player Guide|Comments Off on How To Write A D&D One-Shot
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