The newest version of DnD, 5e is a throwback to the best bits of AD&D 2e and 3e, with many of the best parts of 4e, but with simplified, streamlined mechanics that are easy for new players to learn, familiar for veterans, and enjoyable for players of all experience levels.

Book Abbreviations Guide

Alphabetized list of abbreviations used to indicate source material throughout my other articles.

How to play

New to DnD 5e? Having trouble with the rules? I’m here to help. In this article series, I’ll provide a full walkthrough of the rules in simple, approachable terms, as well as general advice and insight on how to get started with the game.

Character Optimization

A comprehensive guide to character optimization including feedback, guidance, and example builds, detailing every aspect of building your character.

Player Resources

General resources for players looking to play better or to get more out of their games.

Dungeon Master Resources

Support for Dungeon Masters hoping to improve their games, including detailed analysis on complex, mechanical aspects of the game.


Automated tools to improve your game.


An article on how to write for DMsGuild and links to my own DMsGuild content.

Recent Blog Posts

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    Show Notes In this episode of the RPGBOT.Podcast, we discussing movement mechanics in TTRPGs. We discuss the differences in how different games handle movement, how movement fits into the action economy, and complex tactical things like opportunity attacks and how they fit into the design of games. We also offer a simple, usable solution for
  • DnD 5e – New Gloom Stalker Ranger Handbook
    Hello again! Continuing through the goal of getting a subclass guide out for each class, today we look at the ever-popular Gloom Stalker. It turns out that doing so much damage to something that it dies before it gets a chance to act is a very good optimization strategy and something that Gloom Stalkers can
  • DnD 5e – New Fighter Races Breakdown
    Patreon selected the Fighter to be the last class to receive updated race coverage. Just as we did with the other new race breakdown articles, the new page includes the new content source filters. That means that we’re finally done with these! Yay!