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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.
Running the Game

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. 
Running the Game

Best Beginner D&D Adventures On DMs Guild 

Dungeons & Dragons is more popular than ever, which makes it a great time to start playing. Or StartPlaying, in this case, as we have a friendly group of expert GMs ready to run a variety of beginner-friendly sessions. But with so many different settings, hardcover campaigns, and play styles out there, it can be hard for both player and DM to pick the right first time game. 
Encounter Ideas

5 Dragons Your D&D Players Should Face

It’s called Dungeons & Dragons, which means everyone expects to dungeon crawl and fight a dragon. That will only be more true in October, when Fizban’s Treasury of Dragons unleashes a trove of new dragon lore on 5E. Gem dragons will make their return, dragonborn players will get new options, and lairs will see expanded rules. But that doesn’t mean DMs need to wait until October to drop a dragon on their players. Here are five dragons you can find in the Monster Manual that will shock, awe, and burn your party to a crisp. 
Playing the Game

Why you should hire a professional Dungeon Master

You might have heard about this new thing called professional Dungeon Masters. It hit its stride during the pandemic, as more and more players were forced to navigate the complexities of online Dungeons & Dragons. Finding randoms on forums resulted in horror stories, creating a need for seasoned DMs who could give groups of strangers a fun (and safe) time. Even as restrictions ease, however, players are finding that paid DMs deliver. What exactly do they deliver? Here are 5 reasons you should hire a Professional Dungeon Master/Game Master. 
Tabletop Gaming News

Strixhaven: A Curriculum Of Chaos Makes Shared Subclasses From UA Disappear

When Strixhaven: A Curriculum of Chaos hits shelves on November 16, it will be missing any trace of the shared subclasses seen in a recent Unearthed Arcana playtest. Fans apparently had a very strong reaction to the idea of subclasses that can be used by multiple different classes. 
Tabletop Gaming News

All Encounters In D&D’s Wild Beyond The Witchlight Can Be Solved Without Combat

Wizards of the Coast revealed new details about what players can expect from the upcoming hardcover adventure Wild Beyond the Witchlight. When the book releases on September 21, players will find a level 1-8 adventure, two new backgrounds and races, the return of classic 1980s D&D characters, and peaceful solutions to every encounter.
Games

5 LGBTQIA+ TTRPGs You Need In Your Library

Happy Pride! If you didn’t know, June is Pride Month in the US and StartPlaying.Games wants to introduce you to some fantastic works made by LGBTQIA+ TRPG creators.

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