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.”
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”
“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”
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.”
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”
British Minis game manufacturer Games Workshop is garnering negative headlines this month as the result of a suit filed against the company in Florida by a livid game store owner.
The 5th Edition Dungeons and Dragons Facebook
group is about 85,000 people strong, and the number one question we see in that group is, “How do I find a game of Dungeons and Dragons?”
In 20 years, I had never lost a character in any of my tabletop games.
If there is a mechanic to create my own character, then I’m hooked; the more complex and flexible the better.
Tabletop gaming is definitely fun, especially if you find the types of games you really like.