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The DM’s Guide to the Holiday Hiatus

We are quickly approaching the holiday season. As Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s roll around, people get very busy. Family dinners, parties with friends, and extended periods of travel take up lots of time. As a result, many times, you … Continue reading

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What I Learned from Making an Epic Tier Dragon

As I discussed in a recent post, my group had a one-time “flash forward” session where they played as 25th level versions of themselves. Overall, the experience went very well; my players had fun, and I certainly did as well. … Continue reading

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Using “Werewolf” in a D&D Campaign

A few weeks ago, I was asked to come up with some games and activities for a Halloween party.  In addition to the obvious choice of Zombie Dice, I decided to try a game I had never run before: Werewolf. … Continue reading

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What I Learned from “LOST”: The Flash Forward Encounter

“Lost” is one of my favorite TV shows from the past decade.  A narrative device used in every episode of that show was the flashback sequence, where we learned more about each individual character, showcasing important events from their life … Continue reading

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Can A Leader-Less Party Work?

As is becoming typical, Monte Cooke’s latest Legends and Lore article sparked quite a discussion on Twitter.  Many folks didn’t like the “requirement” for having a cleric in the oldest editions of D&D, and some felt the same about the similar … Continue reading

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What I Learned from Using Poker Chips

A good DM should always be on the lookout for new additions to his or her bag of tricks.  One of the simplest and yet most useful such tricks, in my experience, is picking up a set or two of … Continue reading

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Quick and Dirty Combats in 4E: The Brawl Encounter

If you’ve played 4E D&D for any length of time, you know that the typical combat encounter can take quite a long time to resolve.  It’s not uncommon for a fight to take an hour or more, in my experience. … Continue reading

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