A Guide to Ball Bearings in 5e, Group of metal ball bearings

A Complete Player’s Guide to Using Ball Bearings in D&D 5e

Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition has a myriad of pieces of equipment available to player characters outside of armor and weapons. Some more useful than others, but each with some idea for helping adventurers during their travels. One such item is a bag of ball bearings; tiny metal balls meant to trip up creatures, but …

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A Guide to Nonlethal Damage in 5e, Knight holding the tip of their sword to a supine foe

A Beginner’s Guide to Dealing Nonlethal Damage in D&D 5e

Typically, most combats in Dungeons & Dragons are to the death. But, player characters and Game Master-controlled creatures don’t have to kill each other whenever they fight. Both sides have the option of doing nonlethal damage against their targets for whatever reason with a few caveats.   What is nonlethal damage in 5e? How does …

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Tavern Name Generator, Random Tables for Tavern Names, Old tavern

Random Tavern Name Tables for D&D 5e & Other TTRPGs

A tavern is the classic starter to many a Dungeons & Dragons (or other fantasy tabletop roleplaying) game. It provides an easy explanation for how the player characters meet each other and an easy way to introduce a starting quest with different non-player characters coming and going. More than that, adventurers in D&D and fantasy …

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A Guide to Difficult Terrain in 5e, Swamp river and forest

A Complete Guide to Moving Across Difficult Terrain in D&D 5e

At its surface, movement in Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition is fairly straightforward. However, certain rulesets complicate things. One such ruleset is how difficult terrain works.   What does difficult terrain mean? What counts as difficult terrain? How useful is difficult terrain for adding tension to your game?   This guide to difficult terrain in …

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5e Spell Damage Types & Conditions, Woman casting a spell in one hand

D&D 5e Spells’ Most Common Conditions & Damage Types

This article was written by DnD Lounge The 5th edition of Dungeons & Dragons has plenty of spells that afflict enemies with negative conditions or damage them outright with elemental powers. Each type of spell plays a vital role in D&D combat, and every spellcaster needs a healthy mix of both. This article covers some …

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A Guide to Spare the Dying in 5e, Priestess enshrouded by holy magic

A Player’s Guide to the Spare the Dying Cantrip in D&D 5e

Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition has a variety of ways for stabilizing a creature once they fall unconscious due to getting reduced to 0 hit points. Possibly the best back-up method after outright healing spells is the spare the dying cantrip available to Artificers and Clerics.   But, how does spare the dying work? When …

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A Guide to Stunned in 5e, Knight recovering from getting stunned

A Beginner Player & GM Guide to the Stunned Condition in 5e

Among Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition many conditions, Stunned has a reputation of being a thorn in both players’ and Game Masters’ sides. It’s a powerful condition which essentially leaves a creature helpless for as long as they’re affected.   What does Stunned mean in 5e? How does it work? How can players cause it? …

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