How-To DM: Character Backgrounds in Campaigns

Dear Readers, this is going to be an interesting post… Be forewarned. Let’s say you build yourself a marvelous campaign. You have a wonderful campaign world in which you have woven an epic tale of triumphs and failures. You have yourself a wonderful world waiting to be explored and a story just waiting to beContinue reading “How-To DM: Character Backgrounds in Campaigns”

World Building Post: City of Red Fern

As I may have said before, Dear Readers, I’ve been having one heck of a week. My hot water heater went out couple weeks ago and all I’ve been doing since then, it seems, is dealing with contractors, restoration people, and the insurance company. This is made getting things done here quite the challenge, toContinue reading “World Building Post: City of Red Fern”

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”

Another Session I Get to Play!

We begun our journey after a long rest, heading into the forest with the centaur. It wasn’t long before we came across a large open Glade, which looked ominous and foreboding with how dead all of the vegetation was. Thinking better of it, we attempted to discard it when our rogue thief notified us thatContinue reading “Another Session I Get to Play!”

How- DM: Better Shared Storytelling And 5 Tips Letting Dungeons and Dragons Players Lead

“Everything the Dungeon Master needs to weave legendary stories…” That’s the subtitle for the DMG. It clarifies that the pillars of role playing, exploration, and combat are all tools to tell a story. Shared storytelling is the very essence of Dungeons and Dragons, keeping players and DM’s alike interested, invested, and engaged.  But built intoContinue reading “How- DM: Better Shared Storytelling And 5 Tips Letting Dungeons and Dragons Players Lead”