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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.

  • Updates to Patron Tiers

    Last Updated: December 29, 2021 We’re making some exciting changes to the RPGBOT Patreon, including adding some new tiers with fun new benefits. https://www.patreon.com/posts/60368431

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  • DnD 5e – New Class Handbook for MCDM’s Beastheart

    MCDM Productions released Beastheart and Monstrous Companions in late 2021, a PDF supplement which introduces a the Beastheart, a new class built around their Monstrous Companions system. I published my Practical Guide to Monstrous Companions yesterday, so a class handbook for the Beastheart probably isn’t a surprise. I really like the Beastheart. There’s a good mix of complexity in the subclasses, and it’s easy to build a beastheart to your desired level of complexity and to fit your play style. It’s by no means perfect, and not all of the options work the way I think they were intended to

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  • DnD 5e – New Guide to MCDM’s Monstrous Companions

    MCDM Productions released Beastheart and Monstrous Companions in late 2021, a PDF supplement which introduces a new class (The Beastheart) and a system for bringing Monstrous Companions into your game so that your party can have monsters like gelatinous cubes and hellhounds as pets or sidekicks. The mechanics for Monstrous Companions are good. They’re fun, they’re satisfying, there’s enough crunch to sink your teeth into without it bogging down the game, and the companion options are mechanically distinct enough to be interesting without significant balance issues. MCDM did a really great job designing and balancing the system. They even have

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  • RPGBOT.News January 20th, 2022

    In this episode of RPGBOT.News, we discuss the recently-released Absalom: City of Lost Omens, the upcoming release of Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes in the D&D Rules Expansion Gift Set, and the 2022 gaming convention circuit, including which cons we’ll be attending.

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