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Making a Low Magic Campaign for 5E D&D Work

Hail, and well met! Today I’ll be exploring something I’ve recently been asked about an awful lot lately through Discord — the concept of a low magic campaign in fifth edition Dungeons & Dragons. The idea of a low magic campaign has been around for a while. It’s talked about enough in the D&D community for the creators of 5E D&D to discuss it from time to time. It’s mentioned in the 5E Dungeon Master’s Guide and was even mentioned as a possibility for 5E, back when it was still D&D Next, and the creators could only speculate on what 5E D&D was going to look and feel like even with the tremendous amount of playtesting for the new edition.

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D&D Ideas — Bennies

Welcome once again to the weekly Nerdarchy Newsletter. This week we discuss using benefit systems in roleplaying games. But first a reminder that our Out of the Box: Encounters for 5th Edition Kickstarter Pledge Manager is open. You can claim your Kickstarter rewards, pledge late or buy your badge to Nerdarchy the Convention here. You can get the Nerdarchy Newsletter delivered to your inbox each week, along with updates and info on how to game with Nerdarchy, by signing up here.

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D&D Ideas — Puzzles

Welcome once again to the weekly Nerdarchy Newsletter. This week we discuss puzzles in D&D. You can get the Nerdarchy Newsletter delivered to your inbox each week, along with updates and info on how to game with Nerdarchy, by signing up here. In case you missed it the Pledge Manager is open and you can claim your Kickstarter rewards if you backed Out of the Box: Encounters for 5th Edition. Or you can pledge late if you missed it the first time around. Get the info here.

D&D Ideas — Kingdoms and Warfare

Welcome once again to the weekly Nerdarchy Newsletter.  This week we’ve got a Matt Colville inspired newsletter. We are talking about kingdoms and warfare in your 5E D&D game. We also have an announcement —  the latest update to the Out of the Box: Encounters for 5th Edition Kickstarter. Check it out here. You can get the Nerdarchy Newsletter delivered to your inbox each week, along with updates and info on how to game with Nerdarchy, by signing up here.

Celebrate #5yearsof5e and 45 years since D&D’s First Publication

Guess what happens in 10 days? Wizards of the Coast commemorates five years of fifth edition Dungeons & Dragons and 45 years of D&D history since the game’s first publication in 1974 with the D&D Sapphire Anniversary Dice Set. The complete set of luxury aluminum dice is created exclusively for WotC by Level Up Dice, and will be available directly from WotC starting at 11 a.m. PT on Nov. 21, 2019.

D&D Ideas — Beacons

Welcome once again to the weekly newsletter. Here is the quote that inspired this week’s newsletter.

“Aragorn: The beacons of Minas Tirith! The beacons are lit! Gondor calls for aid!

Theoden: And Rohan will answer. Muster the Rohirrim!”

We were goofing around in our weekly meeting and this quote came up. Next thing we know we’ve agreed to make it our weekly D&D idea for the newsletter and Running D&D video. You can get the Nerdarchy Newsletter delivered to your inbox each week, along with updates and info on how to game with Nerdarchy, by signing up here. But before we jump into this week’s newsletter a quick reminder. You can still back Out of the Box: Encounter for 5th Edition. Or if you already did you can fill out your survey and make sure you get your stuff. Here is a link to the Pledge Manager. There is also a free encounter you can download in the Pledge Manager. This is available to anyone; it doesn’t matter if you backed the Kickstarter or not.

D&D Ideas — Aliens

Welcome once again to the weekly Nerdarchy Newsletter. Before we jump into this week’s newsletter a quick reminder. You can still back Out of the Box: Encounters for 5th Edition. Or if you already did you can fill out your survey and make sure you get your stuff through the pledge manager here. There is also a free encounter you can download in the pledge manager and it doesn’t matter if you backed the Kickstarter or not. You can get the Nerdarchy Newsletter delivered to your inbox each week, along with updates and info on how to game with Nerdarchy, by signing up here.

D&D Ideas — Unearthed Arcana Speculation

Welcome once again to the weekly Nerdarchy Newsletter. If you’ve been following on with our weekly live chats and the newsletter you already know they are linked. They share a topic. This past week Nerditor Doug and Nerdarchist Dave speculated upon the next Unearthed Arcana for what we assumed would be fighter, ranger and rogue subclasses. On that part we were correct at least. But on the actual subclasses, not even close. You can get the Nerdarchy Newsletter delivered to your inbox each week, along with updates and info on how to game with Nerdarchy, by signing up here.

Get Badges for Nerdarchy the Convention at Presale Pricing

So, we’re doing Nerdarchy the Convention. That’s a thing, that’s happening. Nerdarchy the Convention rolls into the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center for Halloween weekend 2020 and we are beyond excited for this inaugural event. We’re celebrating our core philosophy of for nerds, by nerds with everything we love about the culture and community surrounding tabletop roleplaying games at one of the largest suburban exposition centers on the East Coast of the United States.

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D&D Ideas — Words of Power and the Power of Words

Welcome once again to the weekly Nerdarchy Newsletter. You can get the Nerdarchy Newsletter delivered to your inbox each week, along with updates and info on how to game with Nerdarchy, by signing up here. This week we delve into the power of words. Before we do we’ve got a freebie to offer up. Over on the Pledge Manager for the Out of the Box: Encounters for 5th Edition we put a free download of a new encounter. Grab it here.

D&D Ideas — Fast and Dirty Monsters

Welcome once again to the weekly Nerdarchy Newsletter. This week it’s all about something we like to refer to as Fast & Dirty Monsters. More about that below. We’ve got a couple announcements. You can get the Nerdarchy Newsletter delivered to your inbox each week, along with updates and info on how to game with Nerdarchy, by signing up here.
  1. The Pledge Manager is live. You can select your tiers, add-ons, or even late pledge. If you somehow missed the Out of the Box: Encounters for 5th Edition Kickstarter you can still get in on it. Check out the Pledge Manager here.
  2. Next up, the release of the Nerdarchy the Convention trailer is out there in the wilds as well. Check it out here.

D&D Ideas — Using Art

Welcome once again to the weekly Nerdarchy Newsletter. You can get the Nerdarchy Newsletter delivered to your inbox each week, along with updates and info on how to game with Nerdarchy, by signing up here. This week it’s all about using art in D&D to help you run a better game. Whether it’s your game or just at the gaming table.

Treasures Await! Adventurers: Choose Your Own Reward

Longtime visitors here to Nerdarchy the Website may remember the very first Out of the Box encounter posted right here about three and a half years ago. Mike Gould, the writer, remains an invaluable resource for the Nerdarchy community and we were so excited to launch our very first Kickstarter with Mike’s work in the spotlight. We set out to make a hardcover book of our own, and because of the support and encouragement from the RPG community we do so much more. We met all our stretch goals, including several that evolved because of the Kickstarter’s remarkable fundraising. And now the Out of the Box Pledge Manager is live, so backers can complete their surveys and anyone who missed the Kickstarter can make late pledges. This is a perfect opportunity to get your copy of the Out of the Box book, our entire digital library and more at special pricing — not to mention badges for Nerdarchy the Convention in 2020.

D&D Ideas — Tools

Welcome once again to the weekly Nerdarchy Newsletter. This week in the live chat we talked about using tools in D&D and ways a Dungeon Master might allow players to use them in a game. Moreso we delved into whose responsibility it is to make tool more relevant during gameplay. You can get the Nerdarchy Newsletter delivered to your inbox each week, along with updates and info on how to game with Nerdarchy, by signing up here.

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D&D Ideas — Turn Anything Into an Adventure

Welcome once again to the weekly Nerdarchy Newsletter. This week’s topic, turning anything into a D&D adventure, was inspired by the Quest Givers and their Kickstarter The North Road, a system agnostic adventure. You can check it out here. We even had DM Scotty on for our weekly live chat. You can get the Nerdarchy Newsletter delivered to your inbox each week, along with updates and info on how to game with Nerdarchy, by signing up here.
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