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A Few Online Tools to Help You Run Your RPG | Black Shark Enterprises Home on the Web

Today's column will reveal a few online tools to help you run your RPG session, no matter the system. Know that some of the tools will be for 5E only, but most
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resourcelist - dndnext

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reddit: the front page of the internet
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Here's a comprehensive list of DnD 5E resources that you should definitely check out. . . 
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Solo RPG Resources and Tools - Solo Roleplayer

Solo RPG Resources and Tools - Solo Roleplayer | The Pirate GM's News -- A Tabletop Game Masters Magazine | Scoop.it
This page contains tools that are useful for solo roleplaying. If you have other tools that you think will be useful please let me know. If you’re unsure of what tools you need then join the Solo Roleplayer community and…Read more Solo RPG Resources and Tools ›
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It is my understanding that this site will be coming down soon. I encourage everyone to visit it and make use of the resources there before it's gone for good. . .
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This Bot Tweets a Totally Fantastical Map Every Hour

This Bot Tweets a Totally Fantastical Map Every Hour | The Pirate GM's News -- A Tabletop Game Masters Magazine | Scoop.it
A Twitterbot called @unchartedatlas has tweeted thousands of fictional black-and-white maps.
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Free maps every hour. How can you beat that?
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On letting heroes be heroic…

On letting heroes be heroic… | The Pirate GM's News -- A Tabletop Game Masters Magazine | Scoop.it
A figure clad in heavy full plate overlooks a cliff. Below, the plague of orcs swarms toward yet another defenseless city. The figure’s companion, a thin young man sporting a bow on his back,…
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Run a Game: Five Common Missed Stakes

Run a Game: Five Common Missed Stakes | The Pirate GM's News -- A Tabletop Game Masters Magazine | Scoop.it
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5 things that MOST gm's do wrong. Are you guilty of any of these?
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The Pox Box: The Ultimate Guide to Professional Storytelling Part 1: Getting Started Storytelling

The Pox Box: The Ultimate Guide to Professional Storytelling Part 1: Getting Started Storytelling | The Pirate GM's News -- A Tabletop Game Masters Magazine | Scoop.it
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Excellent advice on storytelling for GM's
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Starz’s ‘Black Sails’ To End With Season 4

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Starz just announced that the fourth season of Emmy-winning original series Black Sails will be its last.
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Shame to see it go. . . 
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D&D 5e: Better Professions

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D&D 5e: Better Professions image credit: Noblecrumpet (me!) In-Depth Professions and Toolkits: Every time you make an ability check involving a tool set you are proficient in, keep a tally o
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Noblecrumpet's 5E Rules for Toolsets
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Raging Owlbear: D&D / OSR: Encumbrance Made Easy

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D&D OSR/5e Encumbrance Made Easy! Wow! You must check this one out. If you didn't use encumbrance because it was too complicated and no fun, well that has all changed. . .
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Five Essential Lessons for New DMs in D&D

Five Essential Lessons for New DMs in D&D | The Pirate GM's News -- A Tabletop Game Masters Magazine | Scoop.it
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The title says it all. Well worth a read for old timers, as well.
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A 3D dungeon map
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This is an amazing 3D dungeon showing the surface and 13? subterranean levels. Well worth a look. Check it out!
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Lutheran Insulter :: List of Insults

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Insults by Martin Luther
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You need this Lutheran insult generator. Just trust me, you need it. ;)

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You need this Lutheran insult generator. Just trust me, you need it. ;)

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396 Free Dungeons And Dragons music playlists | 8tracks radio

396 Free Dungeons And Dragons music playlists | 8tracks radio | The Pirate GM's News -- A Tabletop Game Masters Magazine | Scoop.it
8tracks radio. Online, everywhere. - stream 396 dungeons and dragons playlists including d, d&d, and dnd music from your desktop or mobile device.
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Free music from your computer or phone while you play DnD. Try it out if you use music to enhance your games.
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A collection of the best 5E resources I've found • /r/DnD

A collection of the best 5E resources I've found • /r/DnD | The Pirate GM's News -- A Tabletop Game Masters Magazine | Scoop.it
OK...enough lurking. It's time I give back some of the great resources I've gathered from being on /r/DnD for a while now. Here is a lis
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This is a GOLD MINE of 5E resources. You owe it to yourself to check them out.
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Campaign Crawler

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Searchable database for RPG (Role Playing Game) table top games.
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Campaign Crawler is amazing! It is a reference for GM's with a few keywords and a only a little time to find the best products.
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6d6 RPG Giveaway

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Thank you for reading my blog. As a reader, you’ve noticed the silence around here. I’m sorry. It won’t change soon. Still, thank you very much for your patience. It means a lot to me. I want to gi…
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Dungeon World resources, Black Hack resources,Solo RPG resources AND a giveaway!!! What more could you ask?
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Elfmaids & Octopi: d100 Villagers Mistake Adventurers For....

Elfmaids & Octopi: d100 Villagers Mistake Adventurers For.... | The Pirate GM's News -- A Tabletop Game Masters Magazine | Scoop.it
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Awesome old-school game stuff.
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Tower of Zenopus

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Lots of cool gaming stuff can be found at the Tower of Zenopus.
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Unveiled: The Tudor warship that won the first battle for Brexit

Unveiled: The Tudor warship that won the first battle for Brexit | The Pirate GM's News -- A Tabletop Game Masters Magazine | Scoop.it
At the end of a 34-year, £39 million restoration process, a curtain fell away to reveal the Mary Rose sitting high and dry. And she looks magnificent, writes ROBERT HARDMAN.
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Beautiful stuff on the HMS Mary Rose.
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ProD&D Dungeon Generator - Android Apps on Google Play

The Best Map Generator, Organizer, and Editor for the Modern Dungeon Master!
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A FREE android app for creating dungeons and stocking them with encounters. Check it out!
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D&D 5e Pre-Made Characters

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Please feel free to browse the entire database of characters that both myself and the community has made for anyone to use. I would like to thank Weewilly, Ryuzakilaw2, JCinLapel
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A collection of D&D5e characters of every class and level. Fabulous building blocks for your own npc's. Check it out. . . 
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RPG Articles - Roleplaying Tips

RPG Articles - Roleplaying Tips | The Pirate GM's News -- A Tabletop Game Masters Magazine | Scoop.it
Quick links to article categories GMing Articles Designing Campaigns, Adventures & Encounters World Building Player Related RPG Industry & Writing RPG Reviews GMing Articles Over-Resting PCs How to handle a party that rests too much and is always healthy and buffed for every encounter. Tips For Dealing With Stealthy PCs How to handle characters that …
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A superb collection of GM resources assembled by John Fourr. Don't miss looking through these articles. 
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Howling Tower: OSR Resources

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Old School Resources
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Howling Tower has an excellent collection of Old School Resources you may want to look over. . .
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Curse of Strahd | Dungeons & Dragons

Curse of Strahd | Dungeons & Dragons | The Pirate GM's News -- A Tabletop Game Masters Magazine | Scoop.it
Online material now available, including maps and handouts.
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