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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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