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 …

Read the article

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 …

Read the article

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 …

Read the article

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

Read the article

“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 …

Read the article

Ask Other DMs—A Tip for Dungeon Masters

May 10, 2021

You are not an island. Sure, when you are running the game, you are pretty much on your own when it comes to making the decisions. But, all that time away from the table, there you have friends and allies …

Read the article

Simple DIY Miniature Woodblock Bookcases

April 24, 2021

I’m no pro at terrain building, but I’m always looking for neat ways to add a little extra charm to tabletop RPGs and miniature games.

These little woodblock bookcases aren’t super detailed, but they will add some extra depth and …

Read the article

Rumors—A Tip for Dungeon Masters

April 19, 2021

Some folks say that an ancient treasure lies buried in the hills of Daernmoor, just waiting for those brave enough to claim it. They say old man Withers has a map to where it lies, but he was never bold …

Read the article

Active Listening—A Tip for Dungeon Masters

April 12, 2021

Listening is a fundamental part of communication. It is a fundamental part that many of us fail at because we aren’t actively listening. What do I mean by that? I mean that when someone else is talking, we are more …

Read the article

The Unseen Benefits of Guided Coloring & Painting

April 6, 2021

It’s usually obvious when I get back into painting miniatures after some time away; I write blog posts, post photos of my minis, and spend a lot of time thinking about pigment choices. What I don’t talk about as much …

Read the article