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Sly Flourish: Ghosts of Saltmarsh Session Zero

Posted Monday 19 Aug 2019: Chapter 17 of Return of the Lazy Dungeon Master describes the value of running a "session zero" for a new campaign. In a session zero, our players can build their characters together while also discus - more

RJD20: The Savage Front

Posted Sunday 18 Aug 2019: Fifth edition D&D and being a Dungeon Master were both foreign to me when I started this campaign way back in September 2015. I had tried to run the first module released for 5E, Hoard of the Dragon Queen, but quickly learned I loved to create my - more

CROSS PLANES: #RPGaDAY 2019: Day 15-18

Posted Sunday 18 Aug 2019: For me, RPGs have been a DOORway for both my career and the friendships I developed that will be life long. This hobby has allowed me to discover some of the best and worst parts of who I am, and thankfully, helped overcome some of those negative tra - more

Old School Role Playing: Rust Monsters in Dungeons and Dragons

Posted Saturday 17 Aug 2019: Rust Monsters in Dungeons and Dragons came into being while Gary Gygax was developing and playing Chainmail. He was on the lookout for potential new monsters and began looking through dime store toys for inspiration. He came across a bag of “pr - more

The Rambling GM: Unique Rewards for Players

Posted Friday 16 Aug 2019: I have said many times on this blog that I believe players satisfaction at the table should be the primary goal of any Game Master/Dungeon Master. After all, we are simply the facilitator for a group of our friends, and ultimately are the minority, - more

Master The Dungeon: Level Up Checklist for DnD 5e

Posted Friday 16 Aug 2019: Do you or any of your players take awhile to level up? It’s a common occurrence around a table. When you level mid-session it can take longer than you’d like. In an effort to expedite this process, it can be handy to have a level up check - more

Rand Roll: Generators Guide to NPCs for DnD 5E

Posted Friday 16 Aug 2019: Sometimes you need a quick NPC description, sometimes a detailed stat block. Other times you want a combat encounter to distract the players for an hour.For a Quick NPCFor a quick NPC 5thdnd.com gives a colourful 3-line description such asThis fearso - more

Old School Role Playing: JG 88 The Dark Tower Review

Posted Thursday 15 Aug 2019: The Dark Tower is a Judges Guild Adventure written and illustrated by Jennell Jaquays. It was published in 1979. This was one of a series of adventures written by Jennell Jaquays for Advanced Dungeons and Dragons. It was very much a “Mega” - more

D&D Duet: 10 Character Backstory Questions

Posted Thursday 15 Aug 2019: This post works through 10 questions to help you build your character's backstory and works through a method for a session zero or character building session you might want to try. Perfect for new players or for a new campaign! - more


Posted Wednesday 14 Aug 2019: As a manager of a small chain of Comics and Game stores I GUIDE customers (veteran and new) every day. It's my favorite part of the job. I've enjoyed the resurgence of DnD over the last five years as it's greatly expanded and diversified the types of - more

THOUGHT EATER: Humpday Blog-O-Rama 8.14.19

Posted Wednesday 14 Aug 2019: Blogs are an integral, vital part of the RPG hobby. They serve as incubators for new games, sounding boards for fresh ideas, and platforms for up-and-coming talent. They keep "forgotten" games alive, foster discussions, and build communities.Every We - more