Try inverting your D&D encounters’ difficulty

When you start with a harder encounter and let your players know they’ll get to use more of those features that they always hold in reserve.

Why DMs Are Banning Silvery Barbs

Originally posted on ThinkDM:
Silvery Barbs was an Unearthed Arcana subclass feature that was playtested for the Strixhaven setting. After class-variable subclasses were abandoned, the feature was converted to a level 1 enchantment spell for bards, sorcerers, and wizards. This spell is published in D&D’s new book, Strixhaven: A Curriculum of Chaos. Spell Mechanics The…