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How to DM a Spelljammer Campaign

How can a DM make the most of the Spelljammer D&D campaign setting? I discuss key elements such as ship combat and exploration on the Dragon Talk podcast!

September 27, 2022 · Leave a comment

Make the Most of Tomb of Annihilation with the Dungeon of Doom

Dwarven Forge provides free adventures for D&D 5E and Pathfinder. Let’s add Dungeon of Doom into Tomb of Annihilation!

March 18, 2022 · Leave a comment

Use These Free Dwarven Forge Adventures in Your Next campaign

Dwarven Forge provides free Dungeons & Dragons adventures! Here is how to use them in your home campaign or with official adventures.

March 3, 2022 · 2 Comments

Reviewing Fizban’s Treasury of Dragons: A Mastering Dungeons Index

Learn all about Fizban’s Treasury of Dragons with this index of our Mastering Dungeons podcast review!

February 22, 2022 · Leave a comment

How DMs can make the Most of Patron-Driven Dungeons & Dragons Campaigns

Make the most of D&D’s patron rules, creating a more interesting and engaging campaign where players are united by common goals.

December 23, 2021 · 2 Comments

Dragon Talk: Give Your D&D Campaigns Purpose with Group Patrons

Want an awesome D&D campaign? Make the most of 5E’s rules for a Group Patron – an organization or entity that oversees the party, often acting as employer, financier, or mentor.

December 15, 2021 · 1 Comment

Solving the Problem of Heroes Leaving Their Home Behind

Leaving home can lessen the emotional ties heroes have, and undermine their motivations. Let’s explore alternate approaches to correct this!

October 18, 2021 · 7 Comments

Why Do Heroes Leave Their Home Base Behind?

Why do heroes leave their home base behind, and what are the consequences of this design?

October 14, 2021 · 3 Comments

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)!

July 6, 2021 · 4 Comments

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

D&D Fans Can Run an Awesome Star Wars Campaign with Esper Genesis

There have been many Star Wars RPGs, but the finest one may be Esper Genesis.

March 30, 2021 · 3 Comments

How to Run D&D’s Exploration Pillar: A Mastering Dungeons Index

Of the three pillars in D&D, Exploration is the least comfortable for DMs, players, and designers. We learn to overcome the challenges on the Mastering Dungeons podcast.

March 17, 2021 · Leave a comment

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