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RPGBOT is an online resource for tabletop roleplaying games, including instructional articles, online tools, and a Podcast to help you be a better player and play better games.

These are living resources. As new content is published and as new concepts arise, we update our content to reflect the current state of the game. If at any point the contents of a specific page appear incomplete, it may be because we are working on improvements to that page.

If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, or requests, check the RPGBOT FAQ page, or feel free to email me. Keep in mind that if you’re looking for an article which you feel may be missing, it may be on my To-Do List already, and I’m one person (plus some really great friends), and we do this as a hobby so sometimes it takes me a while to get to things.

  • 2021 Holiday Gift Guide

    Last Updated: November 3, 2021 The holidays are approaching, and with global supply chains disrupted by the ongoing pandemic, we here at RPGBOT are eyeing present ideas earlier than usual so that we can be sure to get gifts lined up before things get too crazy. If you need gift ideas for yourself (or if your friends and family need ideas for you), our gift guide is here to help. We can’t fit everything available into one blog post (I’ve tried; it crashed WordPress), but these are some of our favorites. We’ve gone beyond the usual advice of “buy the

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  • DnD 5e Storm Sorcery Handbook – New Subclass Guide

    This one has bugged me for a while. I really like the concept of Storm Sorcery. It has some fun mechanical concepts, but it is a hard build to play. So I wrote a build guide for it. It’s unusual, but I’ve actually included two example builds here: one as a single-class sorcerer, and one with a dip into tempest cleric since that’s such a popular option when discussing Storm Sorcery. Enjoy.

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  • RPGBOT.Podcast – How to Play Dungeons and Dragons, Part 4 – Questions and Answers

    Show Notes In this 4-part series, we teach new players with absolutely no exposure to the game how to play Dungeons and Dragons with the help of our special guest, Jodie, who prior to recording with us had never been exposed to Dungeons and Dragons. By the end of this series, you’ll be ready to build a character and play your first game. In our fourth and final episode in this series, Randall, Random, and Tyler sit down with Jodie for a short question and answer session to answer some lingering questions. If you have more questions about how to

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  • RPGBOT.Podcast – How to Play Dungeons and Dragons, Part 3 – Playing the Game

    Show Notes In this 4-part series, we teach new players with absolutely no exposure to the game how to play Dungeons and Dragons with the help of our special guest, Jodie, who prior to recording with us had never been exposed to Dungeons and Dragons. By the end of this series, you’ll be ready to build a character and play your first game. In our third episode in this series, Randall Dungeon Masters a short one-shot adventure for Jodie using the character that she built in the previous session. The Full 4-Part Series Part 1 – Concepts and Themes Part

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