Category Archives: The Bastard Answers!

The Staff of the Magi

Sometimes, the DM gives you a magic item SO good, it breaks the game. I’m here to hit you with the x3 bludgeoning damage of the Truth Hammer: It’s not the GAME that’s broken — it’s the DM!

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The Paladin

Every problem you have with the paladin in your party seems to come down to ONE issue: What exactly IS “Lawful Good”? In this episode of Ask The Bastard, we find out.

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DM Roleplaying Tips

Look, at some point you’re going to pick up an adventure and the boxed text is going to INSIST that you role-play. You can’t help it, it’s just one of those inevitable pitfalls – kinda like the fact that pretty … Continue reading

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Edition Wars

Since Wizards of the Coast announced the launch of a new version of D&D, the fires have been stoked for a new round of “Edition Wars.” As a PROFESSIONAL ADVENTURE COACH I feel it’s my duty to weigh in. DON … Continue reading

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The Other Side of the Screen

DMing is a thankless job where you pit your wits against the collective wiles of 4-6 of your most reckless, impatient friends. Still, SOMEONE’S gotta do it. Learn how to Dungeon MASTER like the Dungeon BASTARD.

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The Trouble With Success

The Dungeon Master’s Guide has some great rules for attracting followers and building a castle. Unfortunately, it has no advice on how to DEFEND that castle from the inevitable onslaught of your DM’s jealousy-filled rage. Well the Dungeon Bastard is … Continue reading

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Ask The Bastard – Alignment Change

Sometimes people want help with a situation that seems impossible. You know what’s impossible? STUMPING THE BASTARD!

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Ask The Bastard – Monk Viability

If you want to me to proofread your attempt to min-max a monk, you better be wearing padded undies.

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Stuck In A Pit

D&D is a game of problem-solving. Sometimes the problem is, you don’t have any rope. Sometimes the answer to that problem is not what you think it is.

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Girls and D&D

The Chainmail Bikini. It’s a source of never-ending controversy. Or is it? THE BASTARD ISSUES A JUDGEMENT.

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