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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 Passive Perception in 5e, Woman with her dog sitting atop a cliff looking over a forest

An Easy Beginner Player & GM Guide to Passive Perception in 5e

Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition includes rules for passive Ability Checks. The only actually featured on character sheets, though, is Passive Perception. What’s more, this ruleset brings a myriad of questions on how Passive Perception in 5e works.   What is Passive Perception? How do you calculate it? How do you increase it? How does …

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Beginner's Guide to Frightened in 5e, Photo Sketch of a Person Walking Down a Path in a Creepy Forest

The Frightened Condition in D&D 5e: A Beginner’s Guide

The centuries old dragon unfurls itself from the mirey bog. Thick, black ooze sloughs off from its tattered wings and the stench of the long-dead emanates throughout the beast’s home. You see the monster’s skeletal head emerge last as it turns towards your group, a chilling gaze of a creature which lost its sense of …

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D&D Creature Type: 5e Monstrosities, Photo Sketch of Evil Cat and Dog

Your Guide to the Monstrosity Creature Type in D&D 5e

Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition has a lot of monsters. Some of those monsters are more…monstrous than others. And, they get a creature classification all their own. This post covers what Monstrosities are in 5e because they’re kind of a weird creature type. What Monstrosities Are in 5e 5e Monstrosity Traits Using Monstrosities in Your …

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