Tag: dungeon master

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…


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…


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…


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