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Flavoring combat: A simple guide for players and DM's

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 "So you watch as this one orc grunt, rushing forward, takes its battle axe and jams it right into the clavicle of one of the nearby Uruk. Its weapon falls out of its hand. As it looks up, towards you, with a flash in its eyes, *gurgle*, the bolt goes straight into its throat. *gurgle* It begins to bleed out its black dark ichor, before it falls to the ground, not moving."  -Matt Mercer, Critical Role.

Dungeons & Dragons is a role-playing game but sometimes combat can turn into a slugfest. Players announce their attacks, roll their dice and the DM notes any damage. Flavor and narrative can get lost in combat and it is a shame. Combat like other areas in D&D is an excellent place for role-play. Flavoring  combat and building a narrative together can make combat interesting and rewarding! This guide is meant for players and DM's who struggle with flavoring combat. With this simple guide I will hopefully provide enough tips and tricks to help players and DM's alike.

Note: This guide is mostly aimed at DM's and players playing martial characters. I will make a seperate addition to this guide later on regarding spells.

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May 28th, 2018
My first instinct was to rate this lower than I did, because I was hoping for something a bit more indepth. Then I remembered how terrible my game's descriptions were when I started playind D&D (waaaay back in 2nd edition) and I realized how nice [...]
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