How Magic the Gathering Saved Dungeons & Dragons

Posted on Thu 26 March 2015 in Dispatches • Tagged with dnd, gaming, magic, pathfinder, tabletop • 2 min read

Ryan C. Burch has published an interesting piece on Geek Speaker about how Wizards of the Coast used principles from Magic the Gathering to save D&D from itself. His contention is that 2E was inaccessible to most gamers, and that TSR had made management decisions that had seriously hampered …

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Five Room Dungeons

Posted on Sun 15 March 2015 in Dispatches • Tagged with dnd, gaming • 1 min read

This article from Strolen’s Citadel is easily the best piece of practical advice for a DM that I’ve found. Dungeon design is difficult to get right. Despite what the swollen published modules may lead you to believe, shorter crawls are almost always better.

This particular technique is also …

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