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Lessons from Super Bowl 50 for D&D

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 01:23
This was the golden anniversary of the Big Game, & while we’ve written about Super Bowl connections before, this year’s event was different enough to do its own follow-up. And...

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Lessons for D&D from Return of the Jedi

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 01:41
We’ve been working our way through all the Star Wars movies & how they can help D&D games. But after suffering through the infamous Holiday Special, we needed a break. Yet the show must...

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5 Rules for More Natural NPCs

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 20:54
I know there are already tons of articles on the Internet- and even a bunch here on DMing- about NPCs. And I also know that many DM’s completely fudge stats/numbers in the interest of better story....

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Parties other than the party’s party

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 22:27
BUT I THOUGHT WE WERE ON THE SAME SIDE?! A long time ago, I took my party into The Friendly Arms in the original Baldur’s Gate game. I saved the game and then launched a fireball into the common room...

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The 2015 DungeonMastering year in review

Sun, 01/10/2016 - 15:52
Otherwise known as, ‘What You Should Be Reading To Keep Us Writing Instead of Playing More Marvel Legendary, Descent, & Pandemic.’ Mythic Party got us started off for the New Year...

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Lessons for D&D from the horrible Star Wars Holiday Special

Fri, 12/25/2015 - 01:54
Merry Christmas from all of us at DungeonMastering.com & as the title suggests, we’re looking at the famously infamous 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special.  How bad is it?  The original director quit...

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3 Lessons from Star Wars Episode III for D&D

Thu, 12/24/2015 - 01:55
After machete-chopping TPM, we went on to explain the 2 main lessons for D&D from AOTC, and now have the high ground with Revenge of the Sith. ROTS is all about the Dark Side so no one should be...

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2 Lessons from Star Wars Episode II for D&D

Wed, 12/23/2015 - 01:54
Alright, in the previous article of this 7-part series on how Star Wars can help your D&D games, we explained why we put the prequels in the middle and took a machete to Episode I, completely...

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The 1 Lesson from Star Wars Episode I for D&D

Tue, 12/22/2015 - 00:20
This is #3 in our series about tractor beaming ideas from Star Wars. Since we began with IV, then went to V, you were expecting this to be on VI, RotJ. But much like a Jedi mind trick, that’s...

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5 Lessons from Star Wars Episode V for D&D

Mon, 12/21/2015 - 01:56
We’ve been doing a movie marathon of Star Wars & how the films hold insight for D&D games. Episode IV taught us to have an epic opening line, start sessions with a recap to review...

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4 Lessons from Star Wars Episode IV for D&D

Sun, 12/20/2015 - 01:48
Unless you’ve been sleeping in a hut in the Dagobah system you know there’s a new space movie out. But before I face my fears of record crowds I’m watching the other movies. And...

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Why I’m Thankful for D&D

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 00:36
This is a very special year for me. A few weeks (or less) after Thanksgiving is fast we will be welcoming our daughter into the world. Naturally I have been more reflective. So being asked by...

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5+1 Things to consider when hosting a game

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 16:47
Owlbear… I never know how to begin so that takes care of that.  I am Ace, you’ll get to know about me as this column continues. I run a monthly D&D 5E game at my house. Turnover is low,...

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Adding a Jason-like Villain to your D&D game

Sat, 11/14/2015 - 01:57
In honor of Friday the 13th, we’re taking a look at the horror franchise that spawned 12 films while making people scared of goalies. Although there are usually dozens of villains in any given...

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How to make D&D really scary

Sat, 10/31/2015 - 23:54
DM: “The frost giant’s ice club smashes down, crushing the very life out of you for (rolls) 40 points!” Bored Player: “Eh I still have 29 left, so after the Cleric does his...

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3 Surprising Benefits to Dungeon Mastering in a Dungeons & Dragons Game

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 22:44
If you specialize in dungeon mastering in a Dungeons & Dragons game, you have probably received a lot of criticism. Throughout history, many consider this particular roleplaying game to be a form...

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Ask a Dungeon Master: How can I make my games scarier? – Empathy

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 00:48
During this Halloween season, inject fear into D&D.  After all, going into a dungeon should be a scary thing as it involves life or death decisions.  Plus the monsters are real. And while...

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Must-Haves for the Dungeon Mastering Enthusiasts

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 18:21
Dungeon mastering is a critical component of all Dungeons & Dragons campaigns. In fact, your skill has a DM has the ability to make OR break the campaign that you are running and the experiences...

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