Category: Dungeon Masters

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…


Matt Colville & Running the Game

Review: Matt Colville & Running the Game Matt Colville is a fantasy writer/novelist, Game Master/Dungeon Master, friend of Matthew Mercer, and creator of the “Running the Game” YouTube series. After watching his GM tips videos and his series aforementioned, I am so thankful to have come across this person in the D&D community. He has…


Balancing your D&D Party

how to balance a dungeons and dragons party Let’s say you’ve gathered a group of friends that are interested in starting a campaign. You have all your players and have delegated a Dungeon Master. You are all ready to start playing but you’ve run into a speed bump… “What should we all play as to…


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…


Building Encounters in D&D for an Interesting Campaign

Building Encounters! Combat and Beyond! As a new Dungeon Master, it is your job to create Non-Player Characters, maps, story lines, and the world around the players. You’ll also be responsible for creating and directing the encounters your players will have. Encounters are events in the game that slow the party’s progression throughout the campaign….


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…


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 2: Players disinterested in your D&D campaign? How to tell.

Part 2: Player Disinterest in Dungeons and Dragons Part 1 covers what you should avoid as a dungeon master. More often than not as a Dungeon Master, you will run into a challenge in keeping players interested in a game. This post will elaborate on signs of player disinterest in dungeons and dragons and techniques…


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,…


D20 vs. Magic Life Counter for Dungeons and Dragons

As a Dungeon Master running a campaign, you may come across a player that wants to use a Magic The Gathering Life Counter die in place of a d20. If your wanting my personal opinion, which I assume you do, I would not allow my players to use the Life Counter as a substitute for…


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