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Using the Rules Better: Fixing Contested Checks

Contested checks cause all kinds of trouble, so why not get rid of them? Yes! Get rid of them, and here’s why!

House Mechanics: Run Away! Run Away!

Players who never run from a fight, no matter how bad it gets. One problem is that the combat system handles that poorly. Here’s how to handle it better.

Using the Rules Better: Passive Checks, and Why You Should Use Them

Every DM in 5E knows about Passive Perception, but we shouldn’t stop there. we can use other skills passively to improve play. Players don’t know as much as their characters: let’s fix that.