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On Wednesdays Lore Collage will focus on public play as well as advice for DMs and players of D&D.
Public Dungeons & Dragons
Campbell County High School in Wyoming added a D&D club. No, the participants aren’t combatting Demogorgons and saving Star Mall.
Pandemic D&D offers socialization
Dicebreaker speaks to Game to Grow about how roleplaying games create social connection. Though the lack the campfire, usually, they are similar to the campfire tales of our ancestors.
Advice for DMs
This is old advice from Think DM, but it’s always good to review how to address problem players.
Cutting Words doesn’t play well with the game as it is currently played. You only need to remove one line to improve the spell.
Starting a homebrew campaign many DMs start with a continental map, but it’s much easier to start local, because that’s where your players start.
If you think 5e skills don’t make sense, wait until you try to figure out how earlier editions handled skills.
Advice for Players
Want to play yourself? Melbourne University created an app that converts your face into the six attributes and a suggested class. It thinks I am a CE, Cleric with STR 15, DEX 9, CON 12, INT 9, WIS 15, CHA 9. Maybe. Probably not, as I haven’t been close to a STR 15 since my 20s.