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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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Four Simple Questions for Dungeon Crawls

Sun, 11/09/2014 - 20:57
Four Simple Questions (A Play Dirty Look at Dungeon Crawls) Hello Dungeon Masters! My name’s John and I design games. Lots of ‘em. But more importantly, like you, I’m the guy who usually ends up...

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

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:44
As the leaves turn and the skies grow cloudy, we turn our minds toward All Hallows’ Eve and things of an often creepier, spookier, or more macabre appeal. Let us turn our minds then toward a sweet...

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Early ‘treats’ for Halloween

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 19:43
Just to be clear, DungeonMastering.com is written to be as ‘System Neutral’ as possible to allow as broad a leadership as possible.  Certainly d20 design is hard to ignore, so apologies...

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D&D Lessons from The Walking Dead Season 5 Premiere

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 23:55
The new season of Walking Dead premiered spectacularly a short time ago, and then in typical AMC fashion the show was re-run before the newest episode.  Having seen it twice now, here are some...

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Mannegishi

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:50
Welcome back to Pen & Pixels, where I share stories about of the the RPG images that I’ve created as a professional artist.  Here’s a Halloween-ish piece I illustrated for Four Winds...

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