Dungeons & Dragons

Whether you’re playing Dungeons & Dragons or your favorite video game, the term “sandbox” gets tossed around a lot.  Why are they important to your prep as a GM and what can take your sandbox to the next level?  Well… I’ll show you!

Have you ever put a combat encounter together that you were really excited about? You poured over the mechanics and formulas you’ve been given and you made sure everything was just right. Then you ran it. It did not go anything like you thought it would and, frankly… well it sucked. Oh man have I been there, but not to worry, to Obi-Wan you listen because this article will help take you beyond the...

One of the most important things that will really draw TTRPG players in is great non-player characters (NPCs). What makes a good NPC? What makes a bad one? Do you need to flesh out everyone the party meets? Let’s take a look at how you can grab your players’ attention with fantastic NPCs!

It’s been 20 years since a new Baldur’s Gate video game has been released and Larian Studios has remedied that. Baldur’s Gate 3 is currently in early access and if you enjoy Dungeon’s & Dragons 5th edition, you’re in for quite the treat!

There are about a million different ways to play a game of Dungeons & Dragons, and each way is just as valid as the next. From silly games filled with dirty names to voice actors performing world-class improv, it’s easy to see how different people can bring different expectations into each game. The best way to go about making sure everyone is on the same page is a Session Zero.

Almost everyone plays or knows someone who plays or has played Dungeons & Dragons. For those who aren’t familiar with D&D, we take a closer look at one of our favorite pastimes, complete with tips and some resources.

In most situations, it is not the Dungeon Master’s role to lead players. You set the stage. You adjudicate the rules. The players are largely the adversaries from your perspective. So, the idea of coming to their rescue would be out of character, right? Well, sometimes it’s what is required, and it’s the right thing to do. Here is when you do it, why you do it, and how you do it....

For anyone that has been curious about what Dungeons and Dragons is, and want to know more, this will be a great way to learn all about it.

Dungeons and Dragons’ latest book lands on game store shelves today. Tales from the Yawning Portal is a compendium of seven of the most memorable adventures from Dungeons and Dragons’ past. For more information on the seven adventures included in Tales from the Yawning Portal, see my article from January where I cover them all.

April of last year I started an online D&D game that included members of the Prime Collective clan, Mulehorn Gaming members/contributors and friends. At some point, it was mentioned how cool it would be to together in person to play around a real table. Last weekend we did just that at my house. We took our game from the virtual tabletop to the real tabletop and hosted a D&D Meetup. Let me...

Attaining RPG Nirvana through exploratory character design won’t have you “winning D&D” if you are the only one exploring. 

Shedding the traditional emotional bonds that come with character creation allowed me to experience the game in a whole new way.

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