Category: Dungeon Masters

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…


Finding Your Perfect Dungeons and Dragons Character

After you’ve played your fair share of sessions and campaigns, you’ve probably figured out what it is that you like as far as your play-style and how you roleplay your character. However, you haven’t built a character that feels perfect for you. Perhaps it is time to find your perfect character. To do this, you’ll…


Dungeons and Dragons Character Death

Player Character Death and Thereafter: It is Absolutely Needed for an Interesting Campaign! As a Dungeon Master, you’re more than likely going to run into Player Character death eventually. Dungeons and Dragons character death cannot and should not be avoided. If you are running a campaign that is too easy, one where your players beat everything…


Improv, The Unexpected, and Technical Difficulties

Improv, The Unexpected, and Technical Difficulties Often times you will find yourself caught off guard as the Dungeon Master by your players choices and outcomes. Inevitably, you will come to a situation you did not plan for. The players may have killed an NPC that was important to the plot line. Or there could be…


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