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Running a Dark Fantasy Campaign – Making PvP Work in 5e

In an earlier post, we delved deep into the dungeons of how to help morally grey and downright evil characters work together in a way that keeps the campaign from falling apart like a desiccated corpse. However, we are talking about dark fantasy. It’s not unimaginable...

Running a Dark Fantasy Campaign – Wretched Villainy

Every genre has its recurring threats, and those which haunt the halls of dark fantasy are unique in that their villainy must rise to meet the danger of a world steeped in darkness… without losing touch with the fantastical. This rich, contradictory foundation leads...

Running a Dark Fantasy Campaign – Party Cohesion

Villains are fun. Like, really fun. They’re fun to watch and read about, and you better believe they’re fun to play. There’s probably a thesis in that, but I’m in no way qualified to go there so let’s just stick with: this post enthusiastically accepts the premise...

Running a Dark Fantasy Campaigns – The Atmosphere Heist

In this, the second instalment of our “Running a Dark Fantasy TTRPG” blog series, we’ll explore how to capture and maintain what makes dark fantasy such an alluring genre to inhabit - atmosphere. If settling on dark fantasy as the genre for your 5e campaign is the...