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D&D DM Tips: Essential Gear – For Those About To Roll, We Salute You!

by Kyle Thomason November 10, 2017
 In my travels, I have found some must-have, essential gear that make my D&D sessions run smoothly and maximize my own enjoyment.  Last month, discussing power gaming kind of wore me out.  So, this article on essential gear for DMs is a nice palette cleanser for everyone. Playing D&D is one of my favorite things to […]

D&D Philosophy: Power Gaming, Why It Sucks and Why You Need It – For Those About To Roll, We Salute You!

by Kyle Thomason October 9, 2017
So far this year, we’ve addressed a lot of different aspects of D&D.  Now that we’ve covered monsters, I think now it’s time to address the elephant in the room: power gaming. D&D is a game of people being people in very over the top situations.  It allow us, as role players to act out […]

For Those About To Roll, We Salute You! DM Tips: MAANSTAHHS!!!!!

by Kyle Thomason September 16, 2017
 Every game ever played in the history of everything has one thing in common: you play AGAINST something.  In chess it’s a mirror of yourself, as your opponent can do all the same things you can.  In Super Mario it’s a weird giant spiked turtle thingie that kidnapped your girlfriend.  In Magic the Gathering……. OK […]

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For Those About To Roll, We Salute You! Dicey Ventures Earth and Arcane 2D Neoprene Terrain Review

by Kyle Thomason August 9, 2017
Dicey Ventures Earth and Arcane 2D Neoprene Terrain cut outs are durable and easy to transport. The artwork, while stylized and not highly detailed, effectively helps set a scene and allows for easy game prep. At $25.00 USD Dungeons & Dragons DMs are getting their money’s worth in items and quality.  A few weeks ago, […]

For Those About to Roll, We Salute You! Critical Role a.k.a. the Best Show on TV/Internets

by Kyle Thomason August 8, 2017
 A few years ago, I was on the Geek and Sundry channel on YouTube.  There was a video from their Twitch from a week prior.  I checked it out and I’m glad I did because the show, Critical Role, is hands down my favorite show on any media.  I was a huge Buffy fan back […]

For Those About To Roll, We Salute You! DM Tips: Putting Together a Campaign

by Kyle Thomason July 6, 2017
 So you’ve got a group together, someone has stepped up as DM and you’ve run some sessions.  People have played some different things, have an idea of who they want to be in-game.  Everybody is psyched and ready to go.  So what’s next?  Well, long term games are referred to as campaigns.  They span multiple […]

For Those About To Roll, We Salute You! DM Tips: Making A Ruling

by Kyle Thomason June 7, 2017
 If you’ve been tempted by these articles to get together and play, you’ve probably hit a point in a session where either the players or DM didn’t know how to make something “work”.  Maybe someone wants their character to do some crazy move, maybe the DM is trying to formulate the mechanics of a trap, […]

For Those About To Roll, We Salute You! Intro to D&D: Creating a Custom Character

by Kyle Thomason May 1, 2017
 We’ve been talking a lot about running a game, so let’s get into making a character to play in said game.  Now, I’m not going into all the details of how to fill out your character sheet and all that jazz.  Between the Player’s Handbook and like a zillion articles and Reddit threads out there, […]

For Those About To Roll, We Salute You! Intro to D&D:  DM Tips – NPCs (AKA a DM’s Best Friend)

by Kyle Thomason April 3, 2017
A lot of what you read about D&D concerns players.  How to build them, maximize your abilities and if you’re lucky tips on role playing.  I’ll get around to all of those things, but I want these articles to focus on the biggest job in the game.  As a DM, you hold everything together.  Keep […]

For Those About To Roll, We Salute You! Intro to D&D:  Why You WANT To Be A Dungeon Master

by Kyle Thomason March 6, 2017
So far, we’ve talked about the why and how to start PLAYING Dungeons and Dragons.  Well, a room filled with 100 people looking to play D&D without a DM is out of luck.  The DM is there to facilitate the game, but also to have their own fun as well.  The DM controls the outline […]

For Those About To Role, We Salute You! Intro to D&D:  What You Need

by Kyle Thomason February 6, 2017
So, you and a few pals have decided to try this crazy game out.  Ok, but how?  Most of you have prob seen the “RPG” section at your local comic store.  Or maybe hit up Amazon, Reddit and a zillion other interwebage and thought “Man, look at all that!”.  Player’s Handbook, DM’s Guide,  hundreds of […]

For Those About to Role, We Salute You! Intro to D&D:  What You’re Getting Into

by Kyle Thomason January 2, 2017
D&D has been around a long time.  It has also experienced (get it?) a surge in popularity.  Mostly from online shows and podcasts showcasing what’s great about the game.  Be on the lookout for a future article about the very best of these shows.  Anyway, the game can seem a bit intimidating to those not […]