Epic Encounters–What you’ll find in the box!

July 15, 2021

 

It’s game night, and you have nothing planned. Maybe you forgot, maybe life just got too busy, or maybe it’s a spur of the moment pick-up game, but you need something for your players and you need it now. …

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Comedy: A Time and a Place–A Tip for Dungeon Masters

July 12, 2021

Comedy can be a great tool to ease the tension a bit in more dramatic scenes, and used properly it can really enhance the game. In some games, comedy plays a much bigger role; sometimes it is even the central …

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This Game Isn’t for You–A Tip for RPG Players

July 5, 2021

“This game isn’t for you.” I’m not saying this to you to be a gatekeeper. I’m not saying this to you to be mean or to exclude you in any way. In fact, I’m not saying this to you at …

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Soundtrack–A Tip for Dungeon Masters

June 28, 2021

What is the soundtrack for your game? I have found that using background music can add that extra element to the immersion into your game world. Whether you are playing online or in person, adding a soundtrack is quick and …

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I’m Just Playing My Character–A Tip for RPG Players

June 15, 2021

This one is mostly for the Players. Words that no Dungeon Master wants to hear from a player: “Hey, I’m just playing my character.” This is often the refrain of someone that has done something that derails the game in …

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Voices–A Tip for Dungeons Masters

June 8, 2021

Voices and accents can do a lot to create a more vibrant game world and interesting characters. That doesn’t mean you need to use them in your game, but in mine, I find they create deeper immersion for the players …

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Impossible Tasks–A Tip for Dungeon Masters

May 31, 2021

There will come at time as a DM that a player will want to attempt something that is utterly impossible. Maybe it is dive to the bottom of the ocean just by holding their breath, or carry that dead dragon …

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Playing Wrong—A Tip for Dungeon Masters

May 24, 2021

“You’re playing wrong.” Everyone will hear that at some point or another in their gaming life. Someone will come along and question how you run your game—it just comes with the territory. But, here’s the thing: the only thing wrong …

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Get the COVID-19 vaccine, play in events

May 22, 2021

Back in August 2020, we announced that our stores would re-open for in-person shopping. The core philosophy behind that decision can be boiled down to this:

We need to start doing actual good, and that means we need to be

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“How”—A Tip for Dungeon Masters

May 18, 2021

Often your players will want to do something that at the moment seems like it would be beyond the abilities of their character. However, before you just say no, try this instead. Ask them how. If they can make a …

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