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The Campaign Our Players Want?

Our next RPG campaign will be more successful if we consider what will appeal to our players.

May 27, 2024 · Leave a comment

What Kind of DM Are You?

Many types of campaigns seem to appeal to us. But if we think more carefully, we may find certain types of campaigns appeal to us more than others!

May 12, 2024 · 3 Comments

Experience a New RPG in Just 4 Easy Steps

Learning a new RPG can seem daunting. It doesn’t have to be. Here’s how to experience a new RPG the easy way.

April 29, 2024 · 1 Comment

Choosing the RPG for Your Next Campaign

What kind of campaign do we want to run? We may have many ideas for campaigns, making it hard to choose the right RPG with which to run it. Let’s create a process to compare options and pare down to one great campaign.

April 19, 2024 · 3 Comments

New Campaign? Finish the Old One with a To-Do List

The end of a campaign is the perfect time to reflect on what we enjoyed, wish we had done, and hope to do in our next campaign.

April 10, 2024 · 2 Comments

Make the Most of 5E’s Planescape Adventures in the Multiverse

D&D brings back Planescape! Here’s how to make the most of the 5E adventure, Turn of Fortune’s Wheel, and the accompanying monster and setting books.

January 8, 2024 · Leave a comment

Improve Your Adventures and Campaigns by Focusing on Threats

The 5E Dungeon Master’s Guide narrowly defines a villain and their role in an adventure. By widening the definition and leaning into the concept of Threats, we can create better campaigns and adventures.

June 1, 2023 · 2 Comments

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 · 1 Comment

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

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