Do Rules Matter in Tabletop Roleplaying Games?

Back in April, Polygon released an article featuring Brennan Lee Mulligan discussing his latest live play series, “Worlds Beyond Number.” This article stirred up some controversy, as Brennan mentioned he uses Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition (5e) for his heavily narrative-driven campaign. This choice puzzled many, as 5e is often viewed as a combat-centric system,…

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Navigating the Differences in RPG Mechanics: Adventures Dark & Deep versus The Advanced Dungeons & Dragons DMG

Greetings, adventurers! Whether you’re an experienced Dungeon Master (DM) or a new player eager to explore the captivating realms of role-playing games (RPGs), grasping the mechanics of your game is essential. Today, we’re comparing two legendary RPG guides: the “Dungeon Master’s Guide (TSR 2011A)” and the “Adventures Dark and Deep Game Masters Toolkit.” We’ll dive…

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Integrating B1/B2 Modules with the Outdoor Survival Map for Dungeons & Dragons Campaigning

The integration of classic Dungeons & Dragons modules B1 (“In Search of the Unknown”) and B2 (“The Keep on the Borderlands”) with the Outdoor Survival map offers a unique and expansive setting for both novice and experienced players. This approach blends the structured dungeon-crawling experience of B1 and B2 with the open-world exploration offered by…

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