Tag Archives: DM Advice

What to Do When Players Go the “Wrong” Direction

When I first began blogging here at The Learning DM, most of my posts were basically session reports. In these writings, I pointed out things I had learned from the evening’s activities. I’ve not done one of these for quite … Continue reading

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Using Dungeon! in Your D&D Game

This past week, I went down to my friendly local gaming store and picked up a copy of Dungeon!, the recently revamped version of the classic board game that came out earlier this month. I’d never played Dungeon! before, which … Continue reading

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What I Learned from the D&D Next Playtest

Early last month, our group got together for a session with the D&D Next Playtest material. I was thrilled to be able to get some time in with the new rules, and the players were excited to be beta-testers, if … Continue reading

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What I Learned from Adding New Players to the Group

Last month, we added two new players to our group. I was quite nervous about doing this, as the campaign has been going so well, I didn’t want to mess it up. After thinking it through, I decided to take … Continue reading

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A Year of Learning

It is difficult for me to believe that today marks the first birthday of this blog. One year ago, at the tail end of March 2011, I wrote two posts; the first of these was an introduction, and the second … Continue reading

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Breaking Up is Hard to Do

As I write this post, it has been more than four months since I ran a session of D&D. In late October, we had our last game. A combination of factors has lead to this lengthy break, and as I … Continue reading

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Should DMs Be Responsible for Character Generation?

I apologize for not posting last week, some personal and family issues came up, and I had no time to play D&D, much less have anything interesting to say about it. This week, things are looking better, so I want … Continue reading

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