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4 Great Ideas for One on One Games, Part 2

I’m here to give you 4 great ideas you can easily expand on which can give you an awesome starting point, or maybe even a whole campaign.

Make NPCs Part of Your Story (It Makes Everything More Interesting)

Every player has little tics, and one of mine is that I have a habit of stealing NPCs, and sucking them into my character’s personal gravitational pull.

Focus on More of This To Have More Fun at Every Game

Forget fiction. Forget scripts. We’re talking interactive storytelling and gaming here. We have our own rules.

New Player’s Guide: How to Make Awesome Handouts

This installment of New Player’s Guide is a little bit more casual than usual. That’s because I’m talking about a specific element of my home D&D campaign that I think will improve yours, rather than sharing broad wisdom that I’ve learned over the years. Let’s talk about handouts!

Dream Sequences in D&D

Throughout the world, the use of dreams as a plot device is prominent.

GM Don’t List #10: Idea Rolls

Here’s my random tip for using Idea rolls as a GM:

Don’t.

Non-Combat Encounters for High Level D&D 5e

Inspired by my D&D Encounter Generator and available on DM’s Guild as Non-Combat Creature Encounters – Random Tables

The Flow of Information in Medieval Fantasy

Whether you want to spread complex ideas like propagandized hatred or to simply convey the town’s news, you have a number of options, and they all make for good exposition tools to advance your story.

Quick & Dirty GMing

Welcome to some Quick & Dirty GMing, where the stakes are low but you still wanna run something fun while everyone is waiting.

Adventures for 0th Level Characters in 5E D&D

Over at Nerdarchy the YouTube channel Nerdarchists Dave and Ted take on a community request for how to run 0th level characters and adventures for fifth edition Dungeons & Dragons.