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DM’s MBA: Commerce and Trade in Roleplaying Games

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 00:57
This column proposes some new ideas regarding trade and commerce in fantasy roleplaying games. Admittedly, I play Pathfinder almost exclusively so I’m using that ruleset but you’ll be able to...

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A tale of two fund drives

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 23:58
Crowdfunding whether from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or GoFundMe is the new way to make dreams happen.  But its not just passing the digital hat, it’s involving people in the process.  Believers...

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Playing D&D with football fans

Sat, 02/07/2015 - 01:43
At DungeonMastering we CRAVE comments.  It’s the best way to give feedback & let us know how we’re doing.  We need you to tell us what you don’t like and what you don’t....

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Cheating, unsportsmanlike conduct, & bad play calling: lessons for D&D from Super Bowl XLIX

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 01:18
Now that the 49th Super Bowl has become the most watched show in television history (you lose yet again, M*A*S*H series finale from 1983) it’s time to look back at it from the vantage point of...

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How to have a Super Bowl for your D&D games

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 23:54
On the first Sunday in February, Americans will order 12.5 million pizzas, guzzle 325.5 million gallons of beer , and eat 1.25 billion- that’s billion with a ‘B’, chicken wings.  No...

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The Best Damn Dungeonmastering.com of 2014

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 21:45
“That’s a spicy meatball!” said aloud by yours truly, after going back through all the articles published on DungeonMastering.com last year. Gaming is all about flavor. Tasting the atmosphere....

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How to keep your Players even MORE focused

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 22:43
Last time we talked about a seemingly common- if admittedly annoying- issue that inevitably comes up at game tables: maintaining player attention.  Those 5 strategies were largely out-of-game...

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How to keep your Players focused

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 04:40
Last Thursday my weekly D&D group for the first time in almost a month.  The holidays, some illness, and Murphy’s Law had combined to put Darkwarren’s ongoing Runelords Adventure Path...

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Apps that make your D&D games better

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 22:21
We’ve previously shared a number of great deals on books, maps, miniatures, and terrain that we thought you guys would like as gift ideas for the holidays.  There were definitely a lot of cool...

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Clandenstone: The City Of Stairs

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 11:21
Archways of stone describe undulating pathways across the jungle floor. A deep sinkhole captures sunlight and a river’s fall to fill its bowl with towering trees and sprawling greenery....

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Behind the Gear-spun Curtain: A Purely Steampunk Look at Game Design

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 14:54
Designing a campaign setting isn’t all about world lore and locations populated by classes, races, and monsters. You need to have things for those classes, races, and monsters who populate your...

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Get a bunch of RPG’s, help a bunch of kids

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 01:53
Consider this yet another Attack On Your Wallet, but this time it’s for a good cause.  Actually, for a whole variety of good-to-the-point-of-being-Lawful Good causes.  Here’s just a few...

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Digital to Tabletop – Pokémon

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 01:49
For anyone who knows me – you know that one of my favorite things to do in my spare time is to convert a video game to a tabletop game.  Despite what you may think, this can be done.  In fact,...

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Digital to Tabletop – Pokémon (Part 2)

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 01:49
This is a continuation of a previous article about converting Pokémon to a tabletop game.  If you haven’t read Part 1, yet, then I suggest that you do that first. And, as always, thanks for...

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Attack on your wallet Part Deux

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 01:29
Well folks, another Black Friday has come & gone.  This time without even any major trampling happening.  But the 9th anniversary of Cyber Monday is almost upon us.  And a few more pretty good...

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 20:55
Here at DungeonMastering, we get a lot of messages from various companies telling us about their various gaming-related products and services.  This being the busiest part of the year our inbox was...

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How I Play D&D – and Why It’s Fun (Part Two)

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 23:39
Part Two: The Butt Kicking Begins – So, Too, Does the Fun I haaaaated (loathed) the DM and he wasn’t much of a fan of mine, either. He was boring, lackluster, couldn’t out act Tommy Wiseau, and never...

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How a Newbie Played D&D- and Why It’s Fun (Part One)

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 01:53
  Whenever I play Dungeons & Dragons, I always take it seriously, but that doesn’t mean that I never have fun. After all, F-U-N is precisely the whole point of playing this old school game,...

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