Adventure Framework Part 2: Forget What I said, Do what I say! Conceptualizing Your Endgame.

At the end of my last article (Adventure Framework Part 1: Start at the beginning) I said “You need to set a proper foundation, both for your players and yourself. From this, you set your pillars. The pillars are the stories you will tell. In part two we I’ll delve into the pillar of yourContinue reading “Adventure Framework Part 2: Forget What I said, Do what I say! Conceptualizing Your Endgame.”

Top 10: D&D Characters I’ve Played

When I make a character for Dungeons & Dragons they need to have the perfect name. If I’m not happy with the name, I won’t play the character. As such over the 30 plus years that I’ve played the game, my hall of champions has a relatively small number of characters. These are my topContinue reading “Top 10: D&D Characters I’ve Played”

Adventure Framework Part 1: Start at the Beginning

“A few small, mostly melted candles adorn an old round table at the center of this shadowy room. The candle light flickers lightly as you step into the room through an ornate curtain. The dancing luminescence wicks over numerous porcelain masks covering the walls, their demonic visage accentuated almost seeming alive. A single gold censerContinue reading “Adventure Framework Part 1: Start at the Beginning”

Starting Players on the “Right” Foot: A Dungeon Master’s Guide.

Over a decade ago, there was a defining moment that would shape my Dungeon Mastering career. The moment that nearly all tabletop gamers share has long been burned into my psyche. A reminder. Thinking about it now: my hands clench into a fist, my heart skips a beat, my brow furrows. I feel a swellingContinue reading “Starting Players on the “Right” Foot: A Dungeon Master’s Guide.”

PAX Unplugged and The Roll Initiative

Lords, Ladies, Lads, and Lasses – I have recently returned from attending my first convention as an exhibitor. Thia the Bard was gracious enough to provide me some questions to answer about my experience. How did you find out about The Roll Initiative? I saw an ad posted by The Roll Initiative on a Dungeons &Continue reading “PAX Unplugged and The Roll Initiative”