Compilation of Sage Advice Segments on the Dragon Talk Podcast

Compilation of Sage Advice Segments on the Dragon Talk Podcast

I really learn a lot by listening to Jeremy Crawford's Sage Advice segments on the D&D Podcast, Dragon Talk. Unfortunately, he's not on every episode, and it can be time consuming trying to find the Sage Advice episodes on their website.

I finally broke down and compiled all episodes with Sage Advice segments for myself, so I thought I'd share the list with you.

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A Few New Backgrounds for your D&D Game

A Few New Backgrounds for your D&D Game

I thought I’d share some backgrounds I created for my current D&D campaign, Hinterlands of Elandria. (If you’re interested in checking out my campaign, I have the actual play of our game sessions as part of my Game Master’s Journey podcast.) These backgrounds can be used in pretty much any D&D setting. Presented below are the Alchemist’s Apprentice, Cartographer, Farmer, and Independant Merchant.

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Flexible Encounters Part 3: Tips & Tricks

Flexible Encounters Part 3: Tips & Tricks

This is the third part of a series of articles on flexible encounters—my alternative to random encounters. Part 1 explained the advantages and disadvantages of random encounters and offered flexible encounters as an alternative with all the advantages but none of the disadvantages of random encounters. Part 2 explained how I build flexible encounters and how I use them in play. Today I’ll give you some tips and tricks to use with flexible encounters, and I’ll also give some ideas of how you can reuse your flexible encounters later in the campaign or in future campaigns.

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Game Masters’ Roundtable of Doom #3 - My Evolution as a GM and Gamer

Game Masters’ Roundtable of Doom #3 - My Evolution as a GM and Gamer

The Game Masters’ Roundtable of Doom is a meeting of the minds of tabletop RPG bloggers and GMs. We endeavor to transcend a particular system or game and discuss topics that are relevant to GMs and players of all roleplaying games. This month's topic comes to us courtesy of Scott Robinson, who asks, "How has your gaming and/or GMing changed over time?"

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D&D Tyranny of Dragons Campaign Review & Rebuttal

D&D Tyranny of Dragons Campaign Review & Rebuttal

I’ve been running the published campaign for D&D, Tyranny of Dragons. I am enjoying running the campaign immensely, however I almost didn’t buy this amazing campaign. There are a lot of very negative reviews of these books online. Luckily for me, I kept digging and did find some positive reviews that put the negative reviews into the proper context, and I found some amazing resources for the campaign, which I will share with you in this article. I’ll give you the gist of what I got from the majority of the negative reviews, and I’ll tell you why I decided to get the books anyway, and why I’m glad I did.

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