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Reviewing Van Richten’s Guide to Ravenloft for Players and DMs: A Mastering Dungeons Index

We provide an index to our podcast coverage of the book Van Richten’s Guide to Ravenloft.

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The D&D Fan’s Guide to Buying the New Magic the Gathering Forgotten Realms Set

Learn the options you have for getting your hands on the new Magic the Gathering set: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms!

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Learn to Play the New Dune RPG with this Mini-Series!

Want to learn how to play the new Dune RPG by Modiphius Entertainment? Of course you do! And your time to do that starts today, June 6th, at 5:30 PM Pacific (8:30 PM Eastern)!

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Special Reasons Why DMs Have Trouble Challenging Players

We review special reasons why a DM may have trouble achieving the right challenge level for their players.

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How to Challenge Players? Just Add Damage!

Why adding damage works better than other options for resolving the problems with encounter challenge… with some important considerations.

June 10, 2021 · 16 Comments

Why So Many DMs Have Trouble Challenging Players

Let’s look at the reasons why so many DMs struggle to challenge their players.

June 4, 2021 · 40 Comments

Using Van Richten’s Guide to Ravenloft in Roll20 (Review)

Let’s take a look at how Roll20 integrated Van Richten’s Guide to Ravenloft on their virtual tabletop!

May 27, 2021 · 1 Comment

Collaborative Campaign Creation on the Dragon Talk Podcast

Hear me on the official D&D podcast, discussing collaborative campaign building. Then get my free guide walking you through the process!

May 19, 2021 · Leave a comment

Cautionary Tales: What We Can Learn From the Satanic Panic

We discuss the Satanic Panic with renowned author Tim Harford. Why have times changed so significantly for D&D?

April 22, 2021 · 2 Comments

How to Run Skill Challenges in 5E (DM’s Deep Dive with Sly Flourish)

Mike Shea and I provide advice on how DMs can run skill challenges in 5th edition Dungeons & Dragons.

April 13, 2021 · 2 Comments