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Dungeon Masters Helping Each Other

About a week ago I got into a conversation with a couple of people on Twitter about being a Dungeon Master and how it's essentially a very solitary role. It all started because I felt a hankering to create a new campaign setting, but with a twist. I wanted to create it with other DMs.… Continue reading Dungeon Masters Helping Each Other

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Review Corner: Episode 5 – Friends and Foes I & II

Full Disclosure: I was supplied these supplements by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. Let me start with saying I really enjoy Cawood Publishing's supplements. I've found that the one's I have seen could quickly become an essential part of a DM's toolbox. Supplements like the Between Adventures Handbook (read my… Continue reading Review Corner: Episode 5 – Friends and Foes I & II

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Review Corner: Episode 4 – Henchmen and Hirelings

Full Disclosure: I was provided this material by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not paid for this review. Sometimes during the course of a game players will decide to become entrepreneurs and want to hire employees. Usually this results in nothing more than giving them a name of… Continue reading Review Corner: Episode 4 – Henchmen and Hirelings

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Review Corner : Episode 3 – Between Adventures Handbook

DISCLAIMER: I was not paid for this review, nor was I given the content for review. In the midst of a D&D game invariably players will ask for information that has never occurred to the DM. "What's the name of the tailor's?" "How much would it cost to buy a giant badger?" Things that, to… Continue reading Review Corner : Episode 3 – Between Adventures Handbook

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Why Inclusiveness is Important in Nerd Culture

I've seen a lot of articles and stories recently about streamers refusing to play with girls, about players having to leave Esports teams because of harassment from the gaming community and women and members of the LGBTQ+ community having to create their own gaming tables because they are uncomfortable playing with the usual group of… Continue reading Why Inclusiveness is Important in Nerd Culture

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Roll20 content review: Burn Bryte Character Creation

For those who don't know, Burn Bryte is Roll20's science fantasy game currently in it's play testing phase. It was written and produced by James Introcaso with additional design by Jim McClure, Kat Kuhl and Darcy Ross. It's designed by Roll20 for Roll20 which makes it very interesting to fans of the platform. I have… Continue reading Roll20 content review: Burn Bryte Character Creation

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Review Corner: Episode 2 – Art & Arcana

Let me start with this is a beautiful book. And it's big. And heavy. It's the kind of book you'd use to bludgeon an orc if you were trapped in a wizard's library (and you had the improvised weapons feat). But then you'd feel really bad for ruining such a gorgeous tome. Lovingly curated by… Continue reading Review Corner: Episode 2 – Art & Arcana

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How to keep your DM happy and your character alive

What's the most terrifying thing when playing D&D? When your DM doesn't look happy and starts rolling dice. You're pretty sure something bad is going to happen, your character is possibly going to die, and it's likely all your fault. There are times when your DM will take his frustrations out on the group. Hopefully… Continue reading How to keep your DM happy and your character alive

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How to find your group on Roll20

Let's face it, finding a group to play D&D with is hard at the best of times. Unless you're lucky enough to have a circle of friends who are all interested in playing, and have schedules that align, chances are you are constantly harassing family and friends to play this crazy roleplaying game with you.… Continue reading How to find your group on Roll20

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My 5 Favourite Sci-fi / Fantasy Movies

When I decided to write this I was instantly struck with a question. How the hell am I supposed to decide what the 5 best sci-fi and fantasy films were? What are my criteria? How could I even pretend that this would be some kind of definitive list? It just isn't possible to sift through… Continue reading My 5 Favourite Sci-fi / Fantasy Movies

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What I learned from being a DM

There are hundreds of resources out there for DMs. Whether you're just starting out or have been behind the screen for years there is an abundance of blogs, videos and podcasts about how to make your game better, how to make DMing easier or how to create your own homebrew content. This post isn't necessarily… Continue reading What I learned from being a DM

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How to get kids interested in playing DnD

The other day wrote a post about why kids should play D&D, you can read it here. But something occurred to me. It's all very well and good to say they should play D&D but how do you get them to play D&D? Does it take some kind of magic to pry them away from… Continue reading How to get kids interested in playing DnD

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Review corner: Episode 1 – Aquaman

I've read comics for a long time. There are always periods where I'm out of the loop but the love of the characters was always there. That being said I was never very into Aquaman. He didn't seem to have much going on. This is partly due to my ignorance about the character. My knowledge… Continue reading Review corner: Episode 1 – Aquaman

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Why you should play Dungeons and Dragons with kids

There was a time when playing Dungeons & Dragons was frowned upon. Whether it was being accused of promoting devil worship and murder or just the stigma of being too nerdy for anyone cool to play, it was on the edges of popular culture. Those who played it kept it secret or at least didn't… Continue reading Why you should play Dungeons and Dragons with kids

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How Roll20 got me back into DnD.

I played my first game of Dungeons & Dragons in 1999. I knew about it, had a vague idea what it was but I had never played before. Not really. There was a moment in elementary school when one of my friends tried to introduce it to a group of us with no idea how to… Continue reading How Roll20 got me back into DnD.

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Why I love every Star Wars film

A long time ago, in a suburban home far far away...OK not that far. Like literally 3 kilometers from where I'm typing this but I digress. In the late 70s and early 80s home video became a thing. Before that you had to go to the theater, buy your popcorn, watch the movie and if… Continue reading Why I love every Star Wars film

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Midnight Monsters

This post contains Amazon Associate links. I love monster movies. If it has big monsters or big robots I'm in. 100%. Even better if it has big monsters fighting big robots. But those are few and far between with the exception of Pacific Rim. I think it's because I've always been drawn to sci-fi and… Continue reading Midnight Monsters