Turning a TPK Lemon Into PC Lemonade

So, I killed a party. We were running Curse of Strahd, and they stumbled into a vampire nest at 3rd level, and it was literally a bloodbath.┬áTechnically, it wasn’t a TPK; three PCs died and the other two fled. The point being, it was effectively a campaign ender. I walked away from the table frustrated

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Poking Around the Starter Set Fighter

I’m sure by now may of you have already seen the Starter Set Fighter preview that was released earlier this week. For fun, I decided to sit down and recreate the Fighter using the final Playtest rules we got last September, just to see where the differences were. Here’s some of the things I noticed:

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Even Munchkins Can Have Souls

When it comes to making PCs, I am a character builder first and a stats munchkin second. I will sub-optimize my combat prowess for the sake of a good concept. A┬ábarbarian who eschews magic weapons in favor of her cherished but non-magical blade? Been there. A┬áchangeling sorcerer who goes around pretending she’s a cleric and

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Kai In The Bright Desert

Long time, no see! After a grueling couple of weeks that included not just one but TWO plumbing-related floods in my basement, I have finally got back around to the business of playtesting D&D Next. I have a regular bi-weekly game starting up in September. In fact, it was supposed to begin on Labor Day

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