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MASTER DUNGEONS

Four Dungeon Masters with a wide array of experience do our best to answer your questions and clear up confusion about Dungeons and Dragons while at the same time proving that if you say anything with enough confidence people will believe you.

Action Surge: Taking Initiative

  Games like Dungeons & Dragons and other roleplaying games are definitely known for epic fights against big, badass monsters meant to leave you on...

3 Books For The D&D Noob

  A stealthy rogue, a savage barbarian, a pompous wizard, and the horny bard, all work together to slay ancient dragons and takedown monstrous beasts...

5 Books Any New Dungeon Master Should Own

  Running your first campaign as a dungeon master can be incredibly intimidating. You're creating an entire world for your players to explore while helping...

Ekphrastic Beasts

  Dungeons & Dragons has grown so vastly in popularity that it has curated such a love for its game and environments that more people...

5 Third Party D&D Books Everyone Should Read

  Official D&D books cover a wide array of adventures, stories, challenges, options, treasures, monsters, and so on. But players and DMs will always want...

Menagerie of Magic by Adam O’Brien On Kickstarter

  Dungeons & Dragons has grown so vastly in popularity that it has curated such a love for its game and environments that more people...

So You Want To Make A Campaign Setting?

  Building a campaign setting feels like a daunting task and has stopped a lot of new game/dungeon masters in their tracks from writing their...

Exploring Eberron with Keith Baker

  In the latest episode of Help Action we were lucky enough to get some time to sit down with Keith Baker, the man behind...

Professional Dungeon Masters: Should You Hire One?

  If you are reading this article then you probably know that Dungeons and Dragons is currently more popular than it ever has been. This...

Action Surge: Taking A Turn

  Keeping the flow of the game moving, and keeping your players engaged is one of the challenges every Dungeon Master faces. The epitome of...

Action Surge: Taking Initiative

  Games like Dungeons & Dragons and other roleplaying games are definitely known for epic fights against big, badass monsters meant to leave you on...

3 Books For The D&D Noob

  A stealthy rogue, a savage barbarian, a pompous wizard, and the horny bard, all work together to slay ancient dragons and takedown monstrous beasts...

5 Books Any New Dungeon Master Should Own

  Running your first campaign as a dungeon master can be incredibly intimidating. You're creating an entire world for your players to explore while helping...
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BI-WEEKLY EPISODES

Help Action Podcast

Episode 33 – Tobasc-Au-Jus

https://open.spotify.com/episode/3mTLj1D9G07YqHxnsmmBHp?si=UI81ymF6QjyDM3d7saot5w

Episode 32 – Exploring Eberron w/ Keith Baker

https://open.spotify.com/episode/6pfNNt286cobTvrITUgNu0?si=Go_cLOPqRca9YHKThzm2ag

Episode 31 – Spaghetti Bread

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5MrRbFPjjGCh1UMvG6ca9c?si=_IcG61_eQ6yjTJdLBto6nw
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5 Monsters That Are Underused

  I know what some of you are going to say. Something to the tune of “but my game has those doing something something something”...

What the Hell are We About?

  Tell me if this has happened to you. You have a question about Dungeons and Dragons that has been gnawing at you and your...

Clean Up Your Initiative!

  As everyone knows, epic battles are expected from a Dungeons & Dragons game now and then, whether that be a group of heroes defending...
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