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Complex Encounter Design

By Jae | January 20, 2020

When designing encounters for DnD we typically think about the enemies, their stats, and area they’ll be fought in. These are the basics of any combat encounter, but there’s tons of room for improvement. If you want to really take your encounters to the next level you’ll need to add complexity. Today we’ll be discussing […]

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Know Your Players’ Stats

By Jae | December 27, 2019

Probably one of the most overlooked aspects of DMing is knowing about your players’ stats. You might know a thing or two about them at the beginning and you might have an understanding of their story arc, but it’s easy to overlook a stat sheet. While it won’t ruin your game if you don’t know […]

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Group Decision Making In DnD

By Jae | December 19, 2019

Imagine you’re running a session. You bring your players down a long stone corridor and at the end the path splits in two direction. Down one path you hear the sounds of someone in distress, down the other, sounds of monsters shuffling around arguing. So now you ask the players “What do you want do?” […]

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Are You a Good Listener? Learn to Listen as a DM

By Jae | December 16, 2019

Of all the skills you need as a Dungeon Master learning to listen is one of the most critical ones. You might get by just fine as it is, but when you’re running the game you attention can actually be all over the place. It’s really easy for a player to catch you off guard […]

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Take 2 Steps to Instantly Improve Your Storytelling

By Jae | December 10, 2019

If you ever find your players looking blankly at you after a long description, take it as a subtle note to try to improve your storytelling. While there’s a million skills you can hone for DnD, storytelling is one of the most important skills of the Dungeon Master. Like any skill, it’s hard to get […]

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How to Make Quick Cursed Items for DnD

By Jae | December 3, 2019

We’ve already talked a lot about both the cursed items provided in the DMG as well as what makes a good cursed item, but today we want to tackle making cursed items for your game quickly. Throwing cursed items in with regular loot can be fun, but figuring out the curse can be a bit […]

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