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March 5, 2019

There’s something strange about that new substitute teacher. She just doesn’t look right, like her eyes are way to big, and the way she just stares out the window all the time, it is kinda creepy. Not to mention that

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DM Tip #11: Passing Notes

February 28, 2019

 Do You Have Something to Share With the Class?

Passing notes in game. This is something of a dying art form. When I was a younger player—all the way back in the last century—note passing was quite common in most …

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What Was Left Out of Guildmasters’ Guide to Ravnica: An Issue of Character Race

February 26, 2019

As somebody who is a fan of both Magic: the Gathering and Dungeons and Dragons, Guildmasters’ Guide to Ravnica is something I thought previously only achievable in my dreams. But alas, and at last, here we are! However, I …

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DM Tip #10: No Passion, No Fun

February 12, 2019

This is a huge one for me, like Top 3 kind of huge when it comes to running a game, any game. You need to have a passion for the game you are running. If you don’t, you won’t have …

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Numenera Thursdays: Welcome to the Ninth World

January 28, 2019

As you file in to take a seat, or stand as might be your way, the aged man glances between you. Verax Murmen. You’d heard of or seen his request posted in various locations over the last year and slowly …

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DM Tip #8: Yes, And…

November 15, 2018

Want to craft better adventures for your players? Of course you do, and for that, you need reasons for everything. “Yes, and” is a classic improvisation technique, where every statement made should be followed with a “Yes, and”. By using …

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DM Tip #7: Take Note

October 11, 2018

There is a lot of information that gets spilled out during a game, and it is near impossible to simply remember everything. You may have crafted what you believe to be every aspect of the adventure, trust me, there will …

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DM Tip #6: Know your Players

October 10, 2018

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This is probably one of the most important tips I can give, and it is the one that is too often ignored. You need to know your players. You don’t need to know everything …

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DM Tip #4: What’s In a Name?

September 7, 2018

I am a big fan of names. Names of people, names of rivers names of cities, names of anyone and anything. Over the years I have become quite good at whipping up names on the spot, but even today at …

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DM Tips #3: To Fudge, or Not to Fudge

September 3, 2018

This tip can be a contentious one, and not every Dungeon Master will agree with what I am about to say. I ask that you let what I tell you soak in, and then make your own decision on what …

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