I think 'The Wangrod Defence' is the perfect example of what happens when we refuse to view the meta.
Meta. The term is mentioned a lot in D&D circles. When someone does something outside of what their character knows, people roll their eyes and say 'uhh..meta'.
When you begin a West Marches game, it's worth thinking about your player base.
Magic items play a huge role in 5e D&D – and I love handing them out to my players. But answering even simple questions such as what an item costs in 5e, where and from whom it can be bought, and how to haggle for a better price, is no easy task for the DM due to the lack of official rules and guidelines for doing so.
People had been using words in game with each other and only sort of even been in the same ballpark.
In the creative dramas a gamemaster wants their players to experience, the idea is to make their choices feel as meaningful as possible, right?
You may be familiar with the simple question "What character class should I play?" and it's a fair one to ask while being a hard one to answer.
Teaching someone to be a Dungeon Master is one of the most valuable things you can do to support the hobby.
Roleplay Elixir's Carovea Victor funded in less than two days. The 5e sourcebook introduces a fantasy world inspired by ancient Rome.
This changes the dynamic instantly, altering our attitude, throwing us into conflict, one against the other for dominance, where before there had been a shared story.