Inventory – DM Tip

February 15, 2021

The adventurers are delving into some deep caverns and the going is treacherous. The rogue says she is going to tie a rope to a stalagmite to climb down a large hole and scout ahead. You ask to see their …

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House Rules — DM Tip

February 8, 2021

Rules. Role playing games have rules. Here’s the thing you need to know about the rules: they are more of a rough guideline than something set in stone. If there is a rule you don’t like, ignore it. If there …

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Establish Character Bonds – DM Tip

February 2, 2021

If you played many role playing games, you’ve certainly run across the trope of starting the adventure with everyone meeting in a tavern. What if I told you there are a lot of other ways to start off the game? …

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Consider the Cuisine – DM Tip

January 26, 2021

One of the biggest things that draws a culture together is their cuisine. Think of the food you grew up with, the food you eat now, your favorites, and all of them will trigger memories. Good and bad. When worldbuilding, …

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Putting Paint on Plastic

July 27, 2020

As I was writing up the description for this Saturday’s Socially Distant Miniature Painting, I noticed myself actively avoiding a phrase that I’ve used many times in the past: “Join in with other local painters.”

I then recognized why; …

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Painting Miniatures—A Newcomer’s Primer

July 21, 2020

Over the past few years, I’ve watched a number of guides on getting started in painting miniatures. They’re all very informative, they cover super important details, and they’re delivered by individuals who are FAR more experienced than myself. However, if …

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Making Dice—Day 4: Finishing and Polishing

January 11, 2020

Start making your own dice—from start to finish!

Check out Day Three: Demolding, if you missed it last time, or get started at Day One.

Day Four: Finishing and Polishing

You would’ve noticed when pulling your dice that …

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Starting an RPG Campaign: The Map

When you sit down to begin building an RPG campaign, where do you start? Do you start with a story that you want the players to follow? A Big Bad that you want them to defeat? Perhaps a map and …

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Combating the Meta-Gamer

December 28, 2019

Jenna the Rogue enters the secret room and finds a chest. Upon opening it, they find a jewel encrusted dagger that glows with a magical energy.  They also find a purse with a hundred gold coins. Tucking them into their …

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Starting an RPG Campaign: The Villain

When you sit down to begin building an RPG campaign, where do you start? Do you start with a story that you want the players to follow? A Big Bad that you want them to defeat? Perhaps a map and …

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