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Dungeon Situational – A PC Lair

With the approach of Matt Colville’s Strongholds and Followers, I feel inclined to offer my own idea of a singular base of operations in which players may stash their gear, return to repair their equipment, and to rest in relative safety. From here our players may roam out in pursuit of wealth and glory, to return again and tend their wounds, study, and reflect upon their journey. In time, it may become too small for their needs, and they may wish to move on, or they may instead choose to build and expand.

This article is rules-light, but still utilises Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition as a reference point. (more…)

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DMing 101 – Introducing New Players

As a veteran DM, one of the most enjoyable parts of the game is introducing a new player to the hobby. It’s a great responsibility, but it can also be one of the most rewarding experiences, especially once that player starts getting interested in running their own games.

Depending on what kind of game you run, the idea of subjecting a new player to the wall of rules and options can be a little daunting, for both teacher and student, but a little consideration and assistance can take a new friend to a lifelong gaming partner. (more…)