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Why I’m Thankful for D&D

Written by Ace - Published on November 27, 2015

This is a very special year for me. A few weeks (or less) after Thanksgiving is fast we will be welcoming our daughter into the world. Naturally I have been more reflective. So being asked by DungeonMastering.com why I am thankful for D&D- which they’ve asked other contributors– is not as easy an answer as I […]

5+1 Things to consider when hosting a game

Written by Ace - Published on November 19, 2015

Owlbear… I never know how to begin so that takes care of that.  I am Ace, you’ll get to know about me as this column continues. I run a monthly D&D 5E game at my house. Turnover is low, drama (without initiative rolls) is nonexistent, and fun is high. I am always surprised by how […]

Adding a Jason-like Villain to your D&D game

Written by MythicParty - Published on November 14, 2015

In honor of Friday the 13th, we’re taking a look at the horror franchise that spawned 12 films while making people scared of goalies. Although there are usually dozens of villains in any given campaign, the majority of bad guys in adventures are often quickly dispatched.  Worse, they’re frequently forgotten.  However a D&D incarnation of […]

How to make D&D really scary

Written by MythicParty - Published on November 1, 2015

DM: “The frost giant’s ice club smashes down, crushing the very life out of you for (rolls) 40 points!” Bored Player: “Eh I still have 29 left, so after the Cleric does his healing I’ll be good as new.” DM: (sighs) One of D&D weaknesses is how damage- whether from combat, traps, or miscellaneous things like […]

3 Surprising Benefits to Dungeon Mastering in a Dungeons & Dragons Game

Written by Expy - Published on October 28, 2015

If you specialize in dungeon mastering in a Dungeons & Dragons game, you have probably received a lot of criticism. Throughout history, many consider this particular roleplaying game to be a form of satanic worship. Many believe that the game leads the players to become mentally unstable. Still, there are several that believe that the […]

Ask a Dungeon Master: How can I make my games scarier? – Empathy

Written by Darkwarren - Published on October 26, 2015

During this Halloween season, inject fear into D&D.  After all, going into a dungeon should be a scary thing as it involves life or death decisions.  Plus the monsters are real. And while I’ve written a previous column on making your games scarier via the 5 senses, there’s another technique. Empathy. I find that players […]

Must-Haves for the Dungeon Mastering Enthusiasts

Written by Expy - Published on October 22, 2015

Dungeon mastering is a critical component of all Dungeons & Dragons campaigns. In fact, your skill has a DM has the ability to make OR break the campaign that you are running and the experiences of your players. Those that specialize in dungeon mastering are expert storytellers, mediators, judges, and several other things. As a […]

Lessons for D&D from the Walking Dead Season 6 Premiere

Written by MythicParty - Published on October 19, 2015

After a packed Madison Square Garden promo, the sixth season of everyone’s favorite zombie show happened last week.  We’ve written about things from TWD you can use in your D&D games before, but sometimes the topic felt a bit, stiff.  So we took a break from the biters.  Then the unimaginatively named spin-off, Fear the […]