How Does Challenge Rating to Level Work?

What is Challenge Rating? DMs evaluate the difficulty of a specific encounter using the Challenge Rating (CR) system. The combined critical rate (CR) of all the monsters in an encounter is calculated, accounting for any resistances and immunities that increase effective hit points as well as vulnerabilities that counteract each resistance or immunity. If there […]

Leonin DnD 5e Race: Comprehensive Guide

Who are the Leonin? A feline race known as the Leonin comes from the planet Theros. They are modeled after lions and share many of their characteristics, such as furry bodies, manes, and tails. But at 6 to 7 feet tall, they dwarf their real-world counterparts by a considerable margin. Furthermore, they have eyes that […]

The Treant in D&D 5E: A Comprehensive Guide

While Dungeons & Dragons is a vaunted tabletop role-playing game that has gone on to inspire countless other digital and analog games, even it has inspirations from older media.  Of all the media that inspired Dungeons & Dragons, J.R.R. Tolkien’s writings are arguably the most significant influence on the fantasy trappings of this game. This […]

Gith in D&D 5e: A Comprehensive Guide 

Dungeons & Dragons are full of all sorts of fantasy races, many of which are common enough terms that even a child will understand.  While humans are us and thus instantaneous to understand in a fantasy setting, most people know that dwarves are squat, muscular humanoids, often reputed for having beards (regardless of gender in some fiction), […]

Owlin in DND 5e: Comprehensive Guide

Dungeons & Dragons is a game full of all sorts of fantasy races, meaning your options are far greater than just being stuck as a dull, mundane human (unless your Dungeon Master is running a game in an all-humans campaign setting).  While races like elves, dwarves, and orcs have been a staple of player options […]

DND 5E: How Does Swapping Weapons Work in Combat? 

Fantasy Character Changing Her Weapon

This article has been written to clarify many of the questions a newcomer might have about the combat system of one of the most popular tabletop role-playing games on the market.  Every Edition of Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) has had its own tweaks to how actions occur in combat. When swapping weapons in 5E, D&D […]

5e: How to Run an Evil Campaign

Fantasy Reaper in an Evil Campaign

Running an evil campaign can be fun for both players and Dungeon Masters. It can add a new level of excitement and suspense to the game, and it can be a great way to explore the darker side of human nature. If you’re thinking about running an evil campaign, here are tips to help get […]

Non-Lethal Damage in 5e: Everything You Need to Know

Can You Do Nonlethal Damage 5e? Technically yes, but with some key caveats. Non lethal damage in Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition refers to any damage that doesn’t directly kill a creature by bringing it to, but not below, 0 HP. It wasn’t always like this though. Interestingly enough, in the 1974 version of the […]