Essentials Versus Core

Talking to the average 4th Edition Dungeons & Dragons player, you would think a new edition came out last fall. But it didn’t. That is to say, it’s still 4th Edition; new rules are just heading in a slightly...

Fortune Cards

Wizards of the Coast just announced Fortune Cards, a customizable card component for 4th Edition D&D. The idea is, at the beginning of each encounter, a player would draw one card at random and use the card’s...

Can I Get a Fluffer? …Part II Oct29

Can I Get a Fluffer? …Part II

The etymology of “fluffing” comes from the terms “crunch” and “fluff,” used to describe the difference between rules and flavor. To fluff something is simply to change its description...

Can I Get a Fluffer? …Part I

Over the years it’s been known by several nom de plume’s: skinning, repurposing, and my personal favorite, fluffing. Whatever you choose to call it, taking a class, race, feat, item, or power’s description...

A Minion by Any Other Name… Oct25

A Minion by Any Othe...

The question of whether characters automatically know if minions are minions has...

Bonus Action Points Jan02

Bonus Action Points

Midway through 3rd Edition, I added a new system of rewards to my games. This...

Rule Zero

Players of 3rd Edition will recognize the term “Rule Zero.” It just...

Experience and Leveling Jan01

Experience and Level...

In my opinion, any DM worth his salt will welcome the occasional combat-less,...

Player Death and Conditions Jan01

Player Death and Con...

Does death or unconsciousness clear conditions, like ongoing acid 5 or slowed? As...

Friendly Fire Jan01

Friendly Fire

Do monster powers target their allies? Many of the creatures in the Monster Manual...

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