Category: Dungeon Masters

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…


Preventing Metagaming

How to Prevent Metagaming as a Dungeon Master Metagaming is one of the most difficult things for a new Dungeon Master to handle. Metagaming is a term that refers to the use of a player’s knowledge that the Player’s Character wouldn’t really know to gain the upper hand in a given situation. For example: You have…


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…


Keeping Your Players Involved in Dungeons and Dragons

Keeping Players Involved   One of the challenges a new Dungeon Master faces is keeping his/ her players involved with the campaign. Luckily there are a few things you can do both in game and out of game. Here’s a few examples of what you can do during the game sessions. First, be sure to…


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…


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