RotR Articles

Boycott The Mathew Mercer Effect

Boycott The Matthew Mercer Effect

Feb 12, 2021 9:08:35 AM

We should all stop using the phrase the Matthew Mercer Effect. The Matthew Mercer Effect (MME) has become a scapegoat and a Shibboleth for the lazy Dungeon Master that has failed to effectively communicate with their players.

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Five Rules For a Ghostly Campaign

Jan 23, 2021 11:35:14 AM

If you show up to a brand new campaign and half the creatures you interact with are ghosts, you’ll know real quick you aren't in Kansas anymore. Maybe the first ghost you meet had been around so long, they’d witnessed the first human ever born! That’s the kind of thing that gets me excited to play Dungeons and Dragons. So I made some rules for my ghost-inhabited world.

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Fixing Counterspell

Jan 20, 2021 12:16:30 AM

In all of D&D there are few spells as controversial as Counterspell. Counterspell is a 3rd level Spell that allows one spellcaster to cancel a spell cast by another. Some love the spell, some hate it.

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Railroad VS Sandbox D&D 5e.

The Sandbox Vs Railroad

Dec 27, 2020 2:57:41 PM

If you prefer to consume Podcasts, check out our podcast episode: Sandboxing Vs Railroading.

It is typical of our time to choose sides. However, few feuds have as clear an underdog as Railroad Vs Sandbox. Redditors, Youtube personalities, and authors alike disparage the Railroad. They slander it as the tool of choice of the tyrannical Dungeon Master and celebrate the Sandbox as the pinnacle of D&D excellence. 

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