• Making a Fight Dynamic and Memorable

    By my estimation, I’ve run about 150 to 200 encounters in D&D 4e in the two years since it came out.  Maybe one tenth of those are truly memorable.  When I say “remember that gnoll fight?”...

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  • Dark Sun Campaign – PDF of the first adventure here for you to download

    As promised and delivered early – Part one of my Dark Sun Campaign is available for download. This is intended for informational purposes only. I have made every effort to make it a coherent document from...

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  • Dark Sun Campaign Prep – The Introduction

    You awaken to the sound of trumpets nearby, and find it blends rather un-harmoniously with the ringing in your ears. Unfocused vision meets and even more unfocused mind as you begin to remember who you are....

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  • The International Dungeons & Dragons contest! Win the Red Box, Rules Compendium, Heroes of the Fallen Lands and Dungeon Tiles!

    Well, this is something a bit new for us!  We’ve gotten a number of authors who are writing authoritatively on Dungeons & Dragons 4e!  I’m very excited by this prospect because D&D 4e represented a big...

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  • Putting the Swing Back in D&D

    Some time ago, I experimented with lowering the hit points of monsters and increasing their damage in an attempt to speed combat along.  In the process, I learned an important lesson.  Swing is fun! I define...

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  • Dungeon Design in 20 Minutes

    If your gaming group is anything like mine, you’ll someday find yourself sitting around a table not wanting to play your normal campaign due to a severe lack of VIP’s, that is to say, Very Important...

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  • An Introduction

    For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Tracy Hurley, also known as Sarah Darkmagic in a number of online circles. In terms of playing, I’m a relative newcomer to Dungeons & Dragons....

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  • Free Stuff Friday: Dungeons & Dragons Essentials Character Sheets

    Tweet It’s Friday and it’s time to give you some more free stuff! This week’s Free Stuff is : Dungeons & Dragons Essentials Character Sheets!!! Wizards of the cost has created a slimed down character sheet...

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  • Mass Combat with D&D 4e – The War at Large

    In my previous article , I talked about using military formations to create the epic feel of high level heroes taking on hundreds of regular soldiers.  That’s good for a single encounter, but not for much...

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  • Castle Ravenloft (the Boardgame)

    Do you like boardgames with a lot of pieces?  Do you like D&D?  Do you like Ravenloft?  Then you will probably be pretty pleased with this board game! In case you don’t know, Castle Ravenloft is...

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