Rime of the Frostmaiden: Reghed Tribes and the Caves of Hunger

When last we left our heroes, they had just rested after a grueling fight with some flame skulls. After their rest outside of the glacier, the party was approached by a group of the Elk Tribe of the Reghed tribes. Their chieftain, had a vision a party, wish to help them end the everlasting ofContinue reading “Rime of the Frostmaiden: Reghed Tribes and the Caves of Hunger”

Miniature Painting Spotlight: Acererak Update

When last we left off, our Acererak mini looked like this: We were quietly drying on a dry cloth. Now let’s assemble this mini like the Avengers! I decided to use the Citadel Plastic Glue, a reliable miniature glue, but you could have used just about any miniature glue. It’s what I have on hand,Continue reading “Miniature Painting Spotlight: Acererak Update”

DM TALES – MAFIA THE MASQUERADE

It was the early 90’s, and my group had moved away from heroic fantasy and charged headlong into the new hotness – Vampire the Masquerade. We absolutely loved this game and played it exclusively for several years. It was edgy. It was different. And it made your characters seem powerful, even when you were justContinue reading “DM TALES – MAFIA THE MASQUERADE”

HOW-TO DM: GET YOUR HOBOS OFF THOSE RAILS

Hello everyone! In this week’s installment of How To DM, I’d like to talk about railroading. I’m sure everyone understands the term, but – just in case – let’s define the term. Railroading is a form of adventure design that essentially eliminates, or seriously limits, player choice. In reality, what we’re doing when we railroadContinue reading “HOW-TO DM: GET YOUR HOBOS OFF THOSE RAILS”

Tuesday Game: A Player’s Perspective: What Goes Bump in The Mine

We find our traveling band of adventures beginning their perilous investigation into the platinum mine of Vermeillon after being ambushed and finding information on the creatures plaguing the town: Meenlocks. They searched several dead end shafts and paths, and they also found some very alive portions inhabited by swarms of bats. The party continued furtherContinue reading “Tuesday Game: A Player’s Perspective: What Goes Bump in The Mine”

Working on Acererak

Dear Readers, I bring you today my newest project, having finished almost all of my “minis of shame:” Acererak the dread lich of the Tomb of Horrors and Tomb of Annihilation. Acererak, one of the most feared creatures to haunt D&D. You remember this, right? Well, here he is on the back of the box:Continue reading “Working on Acererak”

Clarshh’s Sepulchre

This summer adventure is from the convention game I ran on sunday. I ran the same adventure on friday, but didn’t take enough notes. Also, I have given a summary, partial and otherwise, for other groups that have run this adventure. It’s a favorite of mine. It’ll likely be the last time I blog aboutContinue reading “Clarshh’s Sepulchre”

Comic Book and Pop Culture Expo (i.e. the local convention)

Dear Readers, You will not likely see a post from me for tomorrow, as I will be attending our local convention! I will be running a table both tomorrow and Sunday. I’ll likely post up about the game I am running as well as share a few pictures of the convention. It’s not a hugeContinue reading “Comic Book and Pop Culture Expo (i.e. the local convention)”

Product Unboxing: Nolzur’s Marvelous Pigments Undead Set

We’re back again, Dear Readers, with another unboxing! Today’s unboxing is one of Army Painter’s D&D specific box of paints. Taking a look at the box, I’m already excited…soon you’ll see why. First things first, let’s see what we have: 10 paints exlusive to the D&D Nolzur’s line!! It makes me happy that I haveContinue reading “Product Unboxing: Nolzur’s Marvelous Pigments Undead Set”

Tuesday Game: A Player’s Perspective: Vermeillon Vanishings

When we last saw the Hopeful Dopes, they were on a northern route to the foreboding town of Vermeillon when they found themselves assisting a caravan under an ogre attack. The group quickly dispatched the lumbering monsters, and successfully recruited some more brave souls to help settle around their keep, Dope’s Hope. After administering burialContinue reading “Tuesday Game: A Player’s Perspective: Vermeillon Vanishings”

Isn’t She Lovely…Isn’t She Beautiful…

Dear Readers, I was so excited about finishing her, I couldn’t contain myself, and had to post about her today! Behold, the night hag… I used Bright Gold to do the “beads” in her hair, as well as her bracelets, and then used one of the Effect paints, Glistening blood, to color the skull andContinue reading “Isn’t She Lovely…Isn’t She Beautiful…”

The Joys of Campaign Writing

I want to tell you all a story about how I got all mixed up giving character creation details to the wrong party. It happens to the best of us: you’re running multiple campaigns a week or month, and one for both of them is beginning brand new. In my case, it was both ofContinue reading “The Joys of Campaign Writing”

Happy Easter, From All of Us at The Daily DM Blog!

A very happy Easter to all of you, Dear Readers, from all of us here at the Daily Dungeon Master Blog! May you have a “hopping” good game! ~The Daily DM and Staff

DM Story: I Killed Another Beloved NPC

My Tuesday group, having migrated online, has changed some. We added two online players that add a lot to the game. In any case, it is, like my Sunday game, all online. Due to the limited nature of the campaign, meaning the length, I made it rather episodic, so that there was no pressure ofContinue reading “DM Story: I Killed Another Beloved NPC”

Xanathar & How-To DM: Character Creation Guidelines

First and foremost, before I get into anything else, or do anything else, here he is, in all of his hateful and dreadful glory, The Xanathar: Isn’t he just the cutest?! Just…that way he looks like he’s going to either not kill you outright or disintegrate you? And even from the rear, you just KNOWContinue reading “Xanathar & How-To DM: Character Creation Guidelines”