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Multiple motivations for your D&D games

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 22:32
What if every player character in a one-off adventure came with a backstory featuring their own individual goal? Designing such a module or convention game where different members of the party...

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13 things unlucky players might hear

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 01:55
At the very end of the adventure, as the players head into that final room to confront the main enemy, what will the big monster say to them?  Well this article gives you 13 catchy bits.  We’ve...

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more kick-ass quotes from House of Cards’ 1st season

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 20:54
Last time we looked at various phrases of dialogue from Netflix’s hit political drama House of Cards that could be used by those NPCs who are benign to the players and want to actually try to...

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kick-ass quotes from House of Cards’ 1st season for your NPCs to say

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 01:58
House of Cards is to political dramas what Breaking Bad is to shows about teachers. Kevin Spacey in easily the greatest role of his career transforms into a ruthless politician who will stop at...

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Khatogon: A Dungeons and Dragons Pilot Campaign

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 16:06
Hello Everyone, My team and I here at Revenant are proud to announce the release of our pilot campaign for 5th Edition, Khatogon. Our core team consists of myself, the chief director and content...

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DM’s MBA: Commerce and Trade in Roleplaying Games

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 01:57
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

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 00:58
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 - 02:43
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 - 02:18
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

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 00:54
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 - 22:45
“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 - 23:43
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 - 05:40
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 - 23:21
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 - 12:21
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 - 15:54
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 - 02:53
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 - 02:49
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 - 02:49
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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