Way back when he first started out as our DM, I asked Stef to give us his top dungeon master tips. Now with over 3 years experience in an (almost) weekly campaign, and now that I’ve started to run my own games, I decided to have a chat with Stef about the things he and I have learned on the way!
A little guide to making Icewind Dale taverns a little more interesting. In a particular part of the campaign there is a series of 5 inns with minimal description. After my players took a particular interest in these inns as a “bar crawl” I created a mini-series of taverns that had unique quirks. Here’s a guide to how you can make these Icewind Dale taverns an interesting destination in-game.
Creating a diverse and norm-breaking campaign is a challenge within itself on top of a ton of things a DM already has to remember. Dungeon masters need to introduce a character, flesh them out, make them believable and make sure that the players can get a good idea of who they are in a very short amount of time. For this reason, people tend to slide into particular stereotypes and norms. Here are some easy ways you can diversify your D&D games!
We all need a little TLC now and then – more-so nowadays than ever! I thought I’d treat myself to a mini haul from GeekyClean, a place that specialises in handmade bath bombs with a nerdy twist. They have a huge selection of D&D themed ones so I gave them a go… here’s my verdict!
I asked my lovely friend, Rachel, for her top tips on how to play a fighter in D&D. Rachel has been playing as a fighter in a regular campaign for some time now, and as I’m used to more of a spell-caster vibe of character, I thought the lockdown would be the perfect opportunity to pick her brains!
I had the good fortune to meet Katie from Serpentile, who makes beautiful D&D dragon statement pieces, through the magic of social media. She approached me first to support me as she’d seen by my body confidence blog post and it struck a chord with her… and after seeing her beautiful D&D themed creations I just had to follow and support her right back!
*Disclamer: This post contains images of a gifted item – isn’t it adorable?!
Have a friend who’s super into D&D that you need to buy for this Christmas? Or just want to treat yo’self? Check out these awesome UK based stores, shops and small businesses where you can get all the Dungeons and Dragons gifts you or your best pals could ever dream of…
Have you ever wanted to be a character in your favourite computer game? Kicking bad guys to the curb with the ability to give yourself whatever super-powers you wanted? This was all what the wonderful “Save Game” promised to me when my friend offered to host a game…
Could this be my new favourite RPG?
How many people can say they’ve played D&D in an abandoned prison? A lucky dozen of us got to experience the chilling atmosphere and incredible one shot experience run by A Traveller’s Venture – a professional D&D group in the UK. As darkness fell we arrived at Shrewsbury prison to have a night tour and to begin our session…
Ever tried an RPG and the game just doesn’t capture you, or you’ve felt uncomfortable or even bored?! Following on from some pretty awful games / dungeon master situations I’ve been in recently, I thought I’d give you some top tips on how not to be a nightmare games master!