Have you heard of gamers talking about West Marches style of RPG campaigns? Do you know what it means? The Genre Police kick off a series on RPG terminology and using a shared language for our games.
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Teaching someone to be a Dungeon Master is one of the most valuable things you can do to support the hobby.
A new DM will be able to help you out at the table. They will be able to jump in when you need a week off. They will commiserate with you when the players do some unexpected shenanigans.
Most importantly, they will go on to run games for other players and carry on the tradition of showing people how to roleplay
While I probably wouldn’t qualify as an ‘expert’ having only four years of experience as a DM, I’ve played and run enough games that I can hopefully provide some insight into frequently asked questions for aspiring DM’s. Keep in mind that most of this is just my opinion and take on things, and that above all else, the most important rule a DM can adhere to is to have fun, and make sure the players are having fun as well.
Inhospitable Settings: a primer of suggestions on adapting 5e magic lists to suit cold, water-scarce, low light and violent flora campaigns.
Fear is one of those primal emotions in humans–the other being laughter. Both a panicked cry and a sudden laugh are involuntary physical reactions to a stimulus. When role-playing, we’re embodying a character to feel their triumphs and pains, but fear and laughter are the most potent.
Well-used horror ramps up stakes, slowly winding up the tension before allowing for some kind of catharsis at the end. Let’s see how we can use those elements to improve our action-adventure D&D game!
Working on fleshing out an RPG/D&D character? Use conflicting motivations and goals to force difficult decisions and help flesh out who you want to be!
We’ve all been in that terrifying place of trying to prepare for our first session as a DM, so here is some help and tips I wish I had before I tackled the challenge. Preparing For Your First Session As A DM Eventually at some point in our TTRPG career we decide to take the…
Join us as we continue to explore generating shops and items in your world for your players to enjoy! OMG Shops – Armor These items rule. THESE ITEMS SUCK. These items rule. THESE ITEMS SUCK. Welcome to Part 2 of the OMG Shops series, I suggest you check out the first one all about Magic…