Players who argue about the rules are pejoratively known as ‘rules lawyers’, and, judging by posts on Reddit, they’re pretty common. But are rules lawyers as bad we think, and if they are, how should we tame them?
After playing D&D for a while, you might want to go beyond the original twelve character classes. That’s where multiclassing comes in.
It’s easy to forget about the battlefield environment when playing a game of D&D. When we come up with adventures, we tend to focus on cool monster encounters and colourful NPCs: the setting is often a bit of an afterthought But no combat takes place in a vacuum, and even one or two terrain features can make a fight memorable and unique.
I have my friend Clippy* to thank for my love of D&D. Back in the late 90s, when both of us were still in primary school, he had an AD&D starter set called First Quest. His dad had picked it up from a local charity shop. It came with maps, dice, minis, character cards, streamlined … Continue reading My D&D Story