Author Archives: David Hartlage

Why Dungeon & Dragons Dropped Assassins and Renamed Thieves

Why did D&D’s second edition drop assassins and its third edition change thieves to rogues? Continue reading

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Strong Moral Dilemmas in D&D and the Unwanted Kind that Keeps Appearing

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My Two Most Controversial Posts Prompt a Trip Into the Comment Section

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In 1981 a Troll Named Grimtooth Set a Path for Today’s D&D Books

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How Well Do You Understand Invisibility in Dungeons & Dragons?

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Reader Reactions to 6 Things In D&D I Fail to Appreciate

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6 Popular Things in D&D That I Fail to Appreciate

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The History of Traps In Dungeons & Dragons

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How to Create Loveable Non-Player Characters While You Supercharge Your Sex Appeal

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How to Make Non-Player Characters That Your Players Will Like

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