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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.

July 15, 2021 · Leave a comment

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.

June 23, 2021 · Leave a comment

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

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

Reviewing Player and DM Options in Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything: A Mastering Dungeons Index

We provide an index to our podcast coverage of the book Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything.

April 6, 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 · 2 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