Not a Player’s Perspective – How-To DM: When Things Go Awry

Our normal contributor for today is bogged down with work and exams from his master’s degree. Which is fine and totally understandable. This leaves me the ability to do another article today on something been thinking about. What do you do when your campaign gets derailed? We’ve all been there. You know what I’m talkingContinue reading “Not a Player’s Perspective – How-To DM: When Things Go Awry”

Ho-To DM: DMing Young People

Sorry for the late post…it’s been a busy day. I had a number of doctor’s appointments today, so please forgive me. Tonight, Dear Readers, was an awesome game. I’m not going to do a summary, although it would be great, but I will let you know that I am running Waterdeep: Dragon Heist. But thisContinue reading “Ho-To DM: DMing Young People”

How to DM: DMing Kids

As many of you may have read, I have an affinity for kids. I, myself, have a number of them. I love kids. When I began Adventures League where I used to live, it was really just to get my kids out of the house to give my wife a break (we didn’t have anyContinue reading “How to DM: DMing Kids”

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”

Let’s Do Some World Building: More on the Village of Borest

Last time, we took a look at the concept of world building and applied it to a small town of Borest, specifically the inn. We fleshed out a few NPCs. Now, let’s flesh out some more. Last time, I said I’d flesh out the town mayor/selectman/elder. The reason I left him off the list isContinue reading “Let’s Do Some World Building: More on the Village of Borest”

DM Story: The Story of Kief

Back in the day, when I first played Dungeons and Dragons, my group consisted of my cousin Daniel being the DM (he was a few years older than us) and Jack (who was my age). We had many a grand adventure. Jack and I each had two characters, with me playing a thief (what theyContinue reading “DM Story: The Story of Kief”

DM Story: When a New Player Decided to Grapple a Troll at Level 1

I had a group of players who were literally ALL new to D&D. Super eager to learn and loves to play. And they do things that NO VETERAN PLAYER WOULD EVER consider doing. I was running Waterdeep: Dragon Heist, and they are just starting. They deal with the bar right easily enough, and the troll/stirgesContinue reading “DM Story: When a New Player Decided to Grapple a Troll at Level 1”

DM Story: How The Daily DM (accidentally) Traumatized a Table of Middle Schoolers

So, I was DMing a table of mostly middle schoolers (one of them is my son), and very early into the campaign, the party bard was tired of how long it took to get across the city and asked me how much it costs to hire a wagon. According to the PHB, it costs 1Continue reading “DM Story: How The Daily DM (accidentally) Traumatized a Table of Middle Schoolers”

DM Story: Near TPKs

Dear readers, this blog post is brought to you by me using voice to text, so if there are errors or mistakes, blame Android. There comes a time in a dungeon master’s life where you build what you believe to be a good, challenging, and balanced encounter. Often times, due to the nature of howContinue reading “DM Story: Near TPKs”

How-To DM: Rainy Days and…What Day is It? Thursday, You Say? Well, Yeah, Those Can Get You Down, Too…

Not sure what the weather is like where all of you are, but today is rainy and dreary. In a word: sucky. At least for me. That said, when you are having such a day, and you have no games to prep for, what do you do with that extra time when you are inContinue reading “How-To DM: Rainy Days and…What Day is It? Thursday, You Say? Well, Yeah, Those Can Get You Down, Too…”

Rime of the Frostmaiden: Of Duergar and a Dragon

When last we left our party, they headed for the goblin fortress to make good on the peace treaty. The party stopped to rest on the way back from Brynn Shander with a herd of goats and a signed peace treaty, the gnome wizard casting Leomund’s Tiny Hut to provide shelter. One member stood guardContinue reading “Rime of the Frostmaiden: Of Duergar and a Dragon”

The Struggle Is Real

Today, Dear Readers, I’m going to get very real with you. VERY real. So all of you can tell that my posting schedule has been more than erratic. The truth is that I’ve been struggling something fierce. With what? My depression. I’ve been struggling being very motivated to do much more than getting out ofContinue reading “The Struggle Is Real”

Exciting News!

Dear Readers, I’ve got some absolutely exciting news for you all today! We have recently expanded our partnership to include a gaming store in Huntsville, Alabama called The Lucky Dice Cafe! The owners and I are proud to announce our partnership to provide you with all sorts of new and exciting content! We will beContinue reading “Exciting News!”

We Have a Winner!

Just a quick announcement to say that we have reached out first follower goal! Congratulations to one of our email followers, ky*****er86@gmail.com has won a custom painted miniature! I’ll be in touch to get contact info to mail you the mini. Congratulations!

How-To DM: Where to Find Inspiration

Dear Readers, this is going to be a short post. I had a back procedure today and am in quite a bit of pain. I’m stuck on bed rest for the next 24 hours, so I have the extra time today… Inspiration can come from many and varied forms. Here’s some places I’ve found: 1)Continue reading “How-To DM: Where to Find Inspiration”

Rime of the Frostmaiden: Quick Update To Catch Up

Dear Readers, I know I’ve gotten more than a bit…behind in my writing for my Sunday adventures. This is why I am not going to be doing a detailed summary, but more of an overview, to catch us up, and resume doing more detailed summaries this coming Monday. In the event that you would likeContinue reading “Rime of the Frostmaiden: Quick Update To Catch Up”

Future Plans For The Blog

Hello, Dear Readers! Tonight I wanted to share some future plans that I have for The Blog, some of which I discussed in brief yesterday. ARRYN The first is a partnership with the Arryn Gaming Community on Discord (known as just Arryn by the server members). Arryn is a gaming community dedicated to RPGs, withContinue reading “Future Plans For The Blog”

An Odd Post: How D&D Has Kept Me Going

Dear Readers, my posting, as I have said recently, has been sporadic. as I’ve said before, my multiple sclerosis has been kicking my backside. I’m really trying. That said, I did want to do a post today, even if it’s voice to text from my phone. Like many people, I started playing D&D as aContinue reading “An Odd Post: How D&D Has Kept Me Going”

Miniature Painting: The Shame Grows…

So, it’s happened. The shame has grown too great. So I continued the minis that I have left half-painted. Here’s where I am so far. First up, the stupid tiefling. Obviously, I will need to do some touch-ups, but he’s coming along okay, I guess. I’m just annoyed with this mini and unsure of whatContinue reading “Miniature Painting: The Shame Grows…”

Mini Painting Update!

So I told you I would keep you updated on my miniature painting! Boy, oh boy have I been busy! First off, you remember Xanathar? Well, here he is now: Of course, there’s still more work to do. I still have to shore up around each eye stalk’s eyelid thing, as well as each eyeballContinue reading “Mini Painting Update!”