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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 […]