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Detentions and Dragons

May 9, 2022

On this lesson of Detentions and Dragons, Josh and Matt talk about running in campaign social interaction. They discuss the official published rules for running social interactions, when to role play and when to roll play conversations, and ways to determine possible outcomes of NPCs with their on agency.

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Apr 19, 2022

On this lesson of Detentions and Dragons, Josh and Matt talk about the controversial topic of splitting the party. They discuss what it is, why most DMs advise against it, and thoughtful ways to integrate this narrative device into your D&D campaign. While splitting the party often leads to disastrous results,...


Apr 4, 2022

On this lesson of Detentions and Dragons, Josh and Matt talk about vintage magical items for your D&D campaign. D&D 5E has many fantastic published and homebrewed items. However, why should we limit ourselves to just the current edition? Go find some old volumes of TSR's Encyclopedia Magica (or use the ones discussed in...


Mar 14, 2022

On this lesson of Detentions and Dragons, Josh and Matt talk about advanced ability checks. They discuss the variant ability check rule, some examples of checks using the variant rules, and pros and cons of utilizing this into your own D&D game. They also demonstrate these ability checks in a short D&D game with (some)...


Feb 28, 2022

On this lesson of Detentions and Dragons, Josh and Matt talk about downtime. They discuss what downtime can look like in a game of D&D, published rules on running downtime activities, and how including these tangents can improve the overall experience at the table.

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