The Ingrates finally face off against WAR in this stunning conclusion of Chapter 1 of the Inglorious Ingrates, and lose a companion! Who will it be? Join us to find out!
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5 Common Mistakes to Avoid as a New D&D Player
As a new player, it can be overwhelming to learn the rules and the world of D&D. Here are five common mistakes to avoid as a new D&D player. Mistake #1: Not understanding your character When you create your character, you’re not just creating a set of stats and abilities. You’re creating a personality, aContinue reading “5 Common Mistakes to Avoid as a New D&D Player”
Just an “in case you are interested”: I do professional DMing now as a side gig. I don’t charge much, and most of what I’m running are one-shots! So if you are interested, here’s a link to my startplaying.games bio, where you can see what I am running and when! https://startplaying.games/gm/thedailydm For anyone particularly interested,Continue reading “Professional DMing”
Monster Highlight: Arcanoloth
The arcanoloth is a unique and fascinating creature from the world of Dungeons and Dragons (D&D). As an outsider from the Lower Planes, the arcanoloth is an incredibly powerful and intelligent creature, capable of wielding incredible magic and commanding legions of demons and devils. In this blog post, we’ll explore the origins, appearance, abilities, andContinue reading “Monster Highlight: Arcanoloth”
The Role of Roleplaying and Improvisation in D&D Gameplay
One of the defining features of D&D is its emphasis on roleplaying and improvisation, which allows players to immerse themselves in a fictional world and interact with other players in character. In this post, we will explore the role of roleplaying and improvisation in D&D gameplay, and how they contribute to the overall experience ofContinue reading “The Role of Roleplaying and Improvisation in D&D Gameplay”
How-To Run a Successful One-Shot Adventure
One of the most fun and engaging ways to play D&D is through a one-shot adventure. A one-shot adventure is a self-contained story that typically lasts for one session, usually around three to six hours. It’s a great way to introduce new players to the game, and it’s also perfect for more experienced players whoContinue reading “How-To Run a Successful One-Shot Adventure”
Happy Mother’s Day!
To all of the moms out there that love and support us, even in our nerdy hobbies and passions, we here at the Daily DM Blog want to say thank you. Thank you isn’t enough to describe how much you all mean to us, and we salute you. Happy Mother’s Day, Dear Readers!
Let’s Explore Character Classes!
In Dungeons and Dragons, players have the opportunity to create characters from a variety of classes, each with unique abilities and skills. Choosing a class is an essential step in character creation, as it determines the character’s abilities, strengths, and weaknesses. In this blog post, we will explore different character classes and their unique abilities,Continue reading “Let’s Explore Character Classes!”
Monster Highlight: The Ankheg
Ankhegs are insectoid creatures that are fearsome predators known for their ability to burrow underground and ambush unsuspecting adventurers, and they have been a staple of D&D campaigns for decades. In this post, we will delve into the lore and abilities of ankhegs, as well as explore some tips for DMs and players on howContinue reading “Monster Highlight: The Ankheg”
The Inglorious Ingrates – Episode 17: The Beginning of the End
The Ingrates feel like their in over their heads, but old allies and surprising allies await! P.S. – Please don’t forget to like and subscribe!
Premium Content: So There Was a Problem…
Dear Subscribers, there was…an issue…with the next few episodes of the Ingrates. The long and the short of it is that a few episodes were nothing but a few hours of no sound. Like…none. And this ranges from episodes 37-39, as well as for one of the ones in the 40’s. I know, not good.Continue reading “Premium Content: So There Was a Problem…”
The Ethical Implications of Player Actions in a D&D Campaign
As players navigate the world of D&D, they must make decisions that have ethical implications. These decisions may involve how they treat non-player characters (NPCs), how they handle conflicts, and how they interact with the world around them. In this blog post, we will explore the ethical implications of player actions in a D&D campaign.Continue reading “The Ethical Implications of Player Actions in a D&D Campaign”
How-To DM: Balancing Encounters
As a Dungeon Master, one of the key responsibilities is to create encounters that are challenging and engaging for the players. Encounters can be anything from combat to puzzles, and they serve as a way to move the story forward and keep players invested in the game. However, creating encounters that are both balanced andContinue reading “How-To DM: Balancing Encounters”
The Significance of Dice Rolls and Probability in D&D Gameplay
Dear Readers, it has come to my attention that some of my posts lack a sense of context, in that new readers, or those new to D&D have zero idea what I’m talking about. As such, I will be trying to ensure my posts are clear to both new and veteran players alike! Dice rollsContinue reading “The Significance of Dice Rolls and Probability in D&D Gameplay”
Monster Highlight: Alhoon
Dear Readers, Dungeons and Dragons has always been a game that has captured the imaginations of people around the world (including, obviously, yours truly!). From the moment that you roll your first set of dice, you are transported into a world of adventure and danger, where anything is possible. One of the most fascinating creaturesContinue reading “Monster Highlight: Alhoon”
Inglorious Ingrates Episode 16: The Life of the Party
The Ingrates are dealing with the aftermath of the “Off-site location” and the implications thereof. What will the Ingrates do next to cope with what they saw?
The Psychology of D&D
Dear Readers, in D&D, players create characters and embark on quests, engaging in combat and using their skills and abilities to overcome challenges. But beyond the surface-level gameplay, D&D is a fascinating platform for analyzing the psychology of both the players and the characters they create. Last time, we discussed the benefits of playing D&DContinue reading “The Psychology of D&D”
How-To DM: Session 0
Dear Readers, as a Dungeon Master (DM), it’s your job to create a world and story for your players to explore and interact with. One of the most important things you can do as a DM is to hold a “session zero” before you start your campaign. In this blog post, we’ll explore what aContinue reading “How-To DM: Session 0”
Project I’m Excited About – Battletech: Mercenaries
Dear Readers, it should come as no surprise to you, especially since I’ve talked about it in the past, that I am a huge Battletech fan. Like, second only to D&D, I love Battletech. For those who aren’t aware, Battletech is a tabletop war game of giant stompy robots. As the picture above shows, theContinue reading “Project I’m Excited About – Battletech: Mercenaries”
The Benefits of Playing D&D For Mental Health and Social Skills
While Dungeons and Dragons (and table top RPGs in general) is known for its fantastical elements, it offers many benefits beyond entertainment. In this blog post, we will explore the benefits of playing D&D for mental health and social skills. One of the most significant benefits of playing D&D is that it boosts creativity andContinue reading “The Benefits of Playing D&D For Mental Health and Social Skills”