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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“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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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Crit Hits – A Tip for Dungeon Masters

April 5, 2021

Let’s take a moment to talk about critical hits, particularly in regards to rolling a natural 20 on your attack. I have never liked the way the rules work for this, and as I have talked about before, I made …

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