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Building Encounters: The Basics

By Kim | September 22, 2017

Encounters in Dungeons and Dragons are the cornerstone of your game play. Whether you’re fighting goblins, disarming traps, or talking with NPCs, all of these events engage the players and facilitate fun. The encounters in your campaign go hand in hand with the quality of your campaign. Using your story’s outline to create encounters is […]


Starting the Game

By Kim | September 15, 2017

It’s game day. Snacks and drinks are out and your friends are all here. Everyone has their dice and a blank character sheet. Eager and waiting, your friends are focused on you, ready to begin. Now what do you do? For a new DM, starting a game for the first time comes with more than […]


Maps and Geography

By Kim | September 8, 2017

Creating your own world from scratch comes with the challenge of making your own maps and deciding on the geography of your landscape. There are many aspects to keep in mind when creating your own maps. The scope of your world will determine many aspects of not only your geography, but the story itself. The […]


Storytelling in RPGs

By Kim | September 1, 2017

Most of the appeal of TTRPGs comes from their storytelling aspect. These games are designed to tell a story, regardless of their individual mechanics. The best part is that this story doesn’t belong to just one person. Every player is an active contributor to the progression of the story. Each part of the story allows […]

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Hosting DnD

By Kim | August 25, 2017

One of the more overlooked aspects of gaming is the environment in which you play your games. DnD is unique in that it can be played almost anywhere and with very few materials: all you typically need is some paper, some dice, and some friends. But where you decide to play can have an unexpected […]

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Cursed Items

By Kim | August 18, 2017

Cursed items are items that adventurers find that have some type of negative consequence. These consequences can range from mild to extremely dangerous. They can directly affect the user or they might cause long-reaching issues with the world. Cursed items often have benefits attached to them, which makes using them a risk worth taking.  They […]

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