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An Introduction To Owlbear Rodeo

Owlbear Rodeo ditches the fancy animated maps and macros for a simple map-and-tokens setup.
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A New Player’s Guide To Roll20

Are you joining your first-ever RPG game on Roll20? Here's what you need to set up your character and start rolling.
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How to play D&D (and other TTRPGs) on Zoom

Zoom is that online video chat app we all have on our computers from 2020, so it makes for a familiar and easy platform for remote TTRPG play.
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How to Use Discord to Play D&D (And Other TTRPGs)

Looking to use Discord to run your remote games? Here are the basic tools you'll need to get up and running quickly.
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5 Folktales for Your Feywild Campaign

It’s the season of fey thanks to Wild Beyond the Witchlight. We at StartPlaying have many silly Dungeon Masters who are eager to weave a Feywild tale with you, and maybe pull a few tricks along the way. The only regrettable thing about Witchlight is that it ends so quickly, only taking players to level 8. So to help you keep the fun going, we looked up some neat folklore and fairy tales from different cultures. Feel free to drop these into your Witchlight campaign as you like, or use them to start a brand new quest! 
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How to Set Up your discord for D&D

Discord is one of the most powerful tools for running Dungeons & Dragons, or any TTRPG for that matter. It can even be your only tool, if you plan on running theatre of the mind battles or a system where combat isn’t involved at all. You can just make an account, send out invite links, and start a call. Like many tools, however, Discord has a lot of uses apart from its most obvious one. Here is how to level up your Discord from a simple call app to a thriving community hub.
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Best High Level D&D Adventures On DMs Guild

Many Dungeons & Dragons players want high level content, but Wizards of the Coast isn’t working on an endgame hardcover anytime soon. As many fans will point out, level 20 games are a different beast entirely. Player characters of higher levels have so many options and abilities that there is no universal adventure template capable of challenging them. DMs instead need to tailor the game to the specific characters.
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All the Tech You Need To Play D&D Online

One of the most convenient ways to play Dungeons & Dragons (or any TTRPG) is online. The internet gives you access to a literal world of potential players and Dungeon Masters, not to mention game styles. There’s also the matter of safety, as some people might not feel comfortable playing in person or lack the ability to travel. That said, there is admittedly a learning curve to playing online. You may need to use a character sheet you’re not used to, figure out how macros work, and learn how to make tokens. To make it easy, we broke down the essential tools for playing D&D online.