Category Archives: D&D Next

Confrontation at Candlekeep

We ran Confrontation at Candlekeep as a “Goodbye to 2015” special event at Guf Ballarat on December 19, 2015. The adventure is a multi-table event, where all the players are working together to stop Candlekeep from falling to the forces of … Continue reading

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5E Adventure Review: Confrontation at Candlekeep

The adventure Confrontation at Candlekeep was premiered at GenCon 2013 as a multiple-table event. How many tables? Oh, quite a few. The adventure, as written, assumes that there is a co-ordinating DM, the “First Reader” – a name of particular … Continue reading

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D&D Encounters: Dead in Thay sessions 9 & 10

This season of D&D Encounters is now hurrying towards its conclusion: the next session we run will be the last! Session 9 saw us somewhat down on numbers, with only(!) 20 people turning up, but Session 10, which coincided with … Continue reading

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Basic Dungeons & Dragons: Combat changes

If, like me, you’ve been happily playing with the interim Dungeons & Dragons rules included in the recent Scourge of the Sword Coast, Ghosts of Dragonspear Castle and Dead in Thay adventures – or with the public playtest that those … Continue reading

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D&D Encounters: Dead in Thay, session 8

We had our largest numbers ever in D&D Encounters for this session: 1 Co-ordinator, 3 DMs and 20 players for a total of 24 participants! We debated whether we wanted to split into four tables or not – I would … Continue reading

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Changes from the D&D Playtest: Starter Set Spells

A few pages from the Starter Set have been posted online by people who have been sent the set early, and there are a few notable changes. I’m not planning to analyse every little thing that has changed since the … Continue reading

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Changes from the D&D Playtest: More Starter Fighter changes

With the posting of the archer build of the Fighter with a Folk Hero background, we’ve learned… not that much more. Folk Hero: This is a new background, which gives the Rustic Hospitality trait. Skills? Certainly Animal Handling and perhaps … Continue reading

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Changes from the D&D Playtest: The Starter Set Rogue

Copies of the Starter Set have begun to arrive in Canada early. (Very early – about three weeks so). As a result, we now are able to look at the final character sheets in the set… Here’s a run-through of … Continue reading

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Changes from the D&D Playtest: The Starter Set Wizard

The Wizard character sheet from the Starter Set is now available, so it’s time to have a look what changed from the playtest (specifically, the interim rules in Dead in Thay, which were drawn from the last public playtest packet). … Continue reading

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D&D 5E: The Hobgoblin – Stats and Comparison

Posted by Wolfskin on EN World: Compared to the Hobgoblin Warrior in Scourge of the Sword Coast, this hobgoblin is outfitted with much better armour (chain mail + shield compared to ring) and thus has an 18 AC compared to … Continue reading

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