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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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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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How to Play a Rogue in 5e, Woman holding a rapier up

A Starting Player’s Guide to Playing a Rogue in 5e

The Rogue is one of the classic playable classes in Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition. It’s relatively straightforward gameplay makes it easy for beginners without being too simple to be boring.   But, how do you play a Rogue in 5e? What subclasses does it have? And, how do you optimize a Rogue character?   …

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