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Know your enemy — making better fantasy foes


“Balk the enemy’s power; force him to reveal himself.”

— Sun Tzu


There is no shortage of advice when it comes to creating villains for your fantasy campaigns like how to make them more memorable, believable, and worthy adversaries for your heroes. But what about their hordes of minions? The faceless multitudes that the PCs must fight there way through before even getting a chance to face the Big Bad.

For every Sauron, there are thousands of orcs swarming over the land. And in between the Night King and a ragtag band of rangers stood numberless white walkers and their whites. What makes these creatures interesting? And how can they be a recurring element to your campaigns? What can we do to add depth and interest to these unsung cornerstones of heroic fantasy?

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In honor of tax day, we wanted to know anyone uses occupations or long-term downtime activities in your fantasy campaigns?

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