DM Tip #9: Session Zero

January 22, 2019

I am almost embarrassed to say that it took me a long time to figure this one out, but since I have embraced it, it has made a monumental difference in how my role playing games flow and how well …

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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

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 about them as a person, but …

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DM Tip #5: Bad, Not Dumb

October 3, 2018

We have all seen movies or television shows where the bad guys are nothing more than cardboard cut out villains. They stand there being evil, but they don’t feel real at all, their only purpose is to wait around until …

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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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DM Tips #2: You Are Not the Enemy

August 29, 2018

This is one of the hardest things for many Dungeon Masters. While you may be responsible for playing the roles of all the monsters, as well as all the various people, the weather, the very land itself, it doesn’t mean …

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DM Tips: What’s in a Rule?

August 20, 2018

Being a Dungeon Master, or DM, is no easy feat. There is a common saying that the Dungeon Master is god. In many ways this is quite true, without the DM, there is no world to play in, no creatures …

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