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How to Set Up a Dungeon Master Screen The Right Way

Setting Up Your Dungeon Master Screen In this post, we’re going to talk about something that is vital to being a Dungeon Master…how to set up a dungeon master screen!! Yes, this isn’t the most thrilling topic, but as an up and coming Dungeon Master you might be struggling with how to get your setup…


Part 1: Things to Avoid as a Dungeon Master

Part 1: Things to Avoid as a Dungeon Master and Part 2: Knowing When Your Players are Losing Interest. Dungeon Mastering is hard work. You will end up spending much of your free time developing a world and an overall story that your players will interact with and drive forward. It’s a lot to handle,…


Dungeon Master Basics: After Sessions

Here is what you need to do after your sessions to run a successful D&D campaign! What we’ll cover: Review Your Notes Plan Events for the Next Session Fraternize with Your Payers   Review Your Notes After you’ve completed your current session, you’ll need to go over the notes you have taken. It’s important that…


Dungeon Master Basics: During Sessions

Your Guide to Being a Dungeon Master During your Session Here is the Before Session Basics to Being a Dungeon Master in case you missed it! Here are the basics that we will cover: Establish Game Etiquette Begin Narration and Setup Allow Your Players Freedom of Choice Involve Everyone As Much As Possible Use Your Resource Manuals…


Dungeon Master Basics: Before Sessions

Your Guide to Starting as a Dungeon Master You’ve got the basics before your session covered? Skip to Your Guide During your session as a new Dungeon Master! If you are looking to start your very own campaign as a dungeon master in Dungeons and Dragons, but you’re new to the position or haven’t played…


Master Creating A Character Backstory In Dungeons And Dragons

So, you’ve been wanting to create a character for this awesome campaign you are joining. You love the idea of story and roleplay based games, but you’re going into uncharted territory. As a prerequisite of joining, your Dungeon Master requires that you write a short background story for your character. The problem you may be…


How to Run an Evil Campaign: Dungeons and Dragons

Running and Evil Campaign You’re an experienced Dungeon Master who has played their share of campaigns where heroes reign supreme and you’re ready for something new. Or perhaps you’re new to running a campaign but are intoxicated by the allure of hosting a more sinister party. Well, my friends…you’ve come to the right place. Let’s…


Everything you Need to Know about Alignment: Dungeons and Dragons

A Discussion on Alignment If you’re new to Dungeons and Dragons or roleplay games in general, you may be wondering…what exactly is alignment? I wrote about alignment in a snippet in my character creation guide, but I wanted to delve deeper and elaborate on alignment. This is going to be a long ride, so buckle…


Building Maps in Dungeons and Dragons

Creating Your Own Maps Perhaps one of the more daunting tasks a Dungeon Master must undertake is building maps in dungeons and dragons. As overwhelming as this may seem, you don’t have to be a master cartographer to do this. In this article, I’ll talk to you about what kind of maps there are and…


What You need to Know about Creating NPCs in Dungeons and Dragons

Naturally, within Dungeons and Dragons as a Dungeon Master, you will create and utilize a vast world of fantasy. To bring this world to life, you’ll need to create people to fill that world. These non-player characters will range from shop-keeps, blacksmiths, and barkeeps, to nobility, high protectors, and nemesis’ of the realm. Here, you’ll…


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