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14 Valentine’s Day-inspired ways to include Love in D&D

Written by MythicParty - Published on February 14, 2016

With today being Valentine’s Day, love (proverbially) was in the air & it made us wonder about how Love could serve as inspiration for D&D.  Of course this holiday named after a Christian martyr isn’t the only occasion for the passionate emotion but the 14th got us to thinking- what would be some ideas for […]

Lessons from Super Bowl 50 for D&D

Written by MythicParty - Published on February 8, 2016

This was the golden anniversary of the Big Game, & while we’ve written about Super Bowl connections before, this year’s event was different enough to do its own follow-up. And that’s even taking into consideration that the article about XLIX created enough commentary to require a sequel to respond. Although gridiron games would seem to […]

Lessons for D&D from Return of the Jedi

Written by MythicParty - Published on February 1, 2016

We’ve been working our way through all the Star Wars movies & how they can help D&D games. But after suffering through the infamous Holiday Special, we needed a break. Yet the show must go on, and RotJ is the last movie chronologically before the new hotness that is Episode VII. However it quickly becomes […]

5 Rules for More Natural NPCs

Written by Ace - Published on January 25, 2016

I know there are already tons of articles on the Internet- and even a bunch here on DMing- about NPCs. And I also know that many DM’s completely fudge stats/numbers in the interest of better story. But here are Aces’s 5 quick and gritty rules for More Natural NPCs: To be believable, they need to […]

Parties other than the party’s party

Written by LovelyRotten - Published on January 20, 2016

BUT I THOUGHT WE WERE ON THE SAME SIDE?! A long time ago, I took my party into The Friendly Arms in the original Baldur’s Gate game. I saved the game and then launched a fireball into the common room of the place just to see what would happen. If you tried that –and who […]

The 2015 DungeonMastering year in review

Written by LovelyRotten - Published on January 10, 2016

Otherwise known as, ‘What You Should Be Reading To Keep Us Writing Instead of Playing More Marvel Legendary, Descent, & Pandemic.’ Mythic Party got us started off for the New Year with tips on How To Keep Your Players Focused. Whether it’s after the holidays, after a long hiatus, or merely after the usual interval […]

Lessons for D&D from the horrible Star Wars Holiday Special

Written by MythicParty - Published on December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas from all of us at DungeonMastering.com & as the title suggests, we’re looking at the famously infamous 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special.  How bad is it?  The original director quit after a few days. George Lucas (aka the man who gave us both Jar Jar & Howard the Duck) once admitted that if […]

3 Lessons from Star Wars Episode III for D&D

Written by MythicParty - Published on December 24, 2015

After machete-chopping TPM, we went on to explain the 2 main lessons for D&D from AOTC, and now have the high ground with Revenge of the Sith. ROTS is all about the Dark Side so no one should be flat footed to learn that the messages from the final Prequel are all about Evil.  Specfically… […]