Now that you’ve got the gear, let’s talk about the “role” of women in Dungeons and Dragons. It’s fair to say that most people who identify as geeky are of the open-minded/progressive variety. By definition, we love what we love so dang much we spend as much of our time and money on t-shirts, cosplay, […]
Intro to Dungeons And Dragons
Are you ready for your Intro to Dungeons and Dragons? D&D has been around a long time. It has also experienced a surge in popularity. Mostly from online shows and podcasts showcasing what’s great about the game. D&D can seem a bit intimidating to those not familiar with tabletop gaming.
There are tons of fun role playing games, my personal favorites being Fiasco (the game is basically an improv exercise), Dungeon Crawl Classics (their 0-level adventures, where you play “some dude” rather than a hero are a highlight) and of course, Dungeons and Dragons.
The newest edition, D&D 5E, has been out for a few years now, with plenty of materials out there to satisfy new and long time gamers alike. It CAN be a bit complex but only if you (or those playing with you) make it. However, Dungeons and Dragons beginners shouldn’t have a problem catching on to the basics pretty easily. There’s options for everyone, to play everything. The only limits are your creativity and imagination.
In Kyle’s series of Intro to Dungeons and Dragons articles you’ll learn how to play in a way that’s fun for everyone and get some great DM tips too.
In my travels, I have found some must-have, DM essential gear that make my D&D sessions run smoothly and maximize my own enjoyment. Last month, discussing power gaming kind of wore me out. So, this article on DM essential gear is a nice palette cleanser for everyone. Playing D&D is one of my favorite things […]
D&D Philosophy: Power Gaming, Why It Sucks and Why You Need It – For Those About To Roll, We Salute You!
So far this year, we’ve addressed a lot of different aspects of D&D. Now that we’ve covered monsters, I think now it’s time to address the elephant in the room: power gaming. D&D is a game of people being people in very over the top situations. It allow us, as role players to act out […]
Every game ever played in the history of everything has one thing in common: you play AGAINST something. In chess it’s a mirror of yourself, as your opponent can do all the same things you can. In Super Mario it’s a weird giant spiked turtle thingie that kidnapped your girlfriend. In Magic the Gathering……. OK […]
Dicey Ventures Earth and Arcane 2D Neoprene Terrain cut outs are durable and easy to transport. The artwork, while stylized and not highly detailed, effectively helps set a scene and allows for easy game prep. At $25.00 USD Dungeons & Dragons DMs are getting their money’s worth in items and quality. A few weeks ago, […]
A few years ago, I was on the Geek and Sundry channel on YouTube. There was a video from their Twitch from a week prior. I checked it out and I’m glad I did because the show, Critical Role, is hands down my favorite show on any media. I was a huge Buffy fan back […]
So you’ve got a group together, someone has stepped up as DM and you’ve run some sessions. People have played some different things, have an idea of who they want to be in-game. Everybody is psyched and ready to go. So what’s next? Well, long term games are referred to as campaigns. They span multiple […]
If you’ve been tempted by these articles to get together and play, you’ve probably hit a point in a session where either the players or DM didn’t know how to make something “work”. Maybe someone wants their character to do some crazy move, maybe the DM is trying to formulate the mechanics of a trap, […]
We’ve been talking a lot about running a game, so let’s get into making a character to play in said game. Now, I’m not going into all the details of how to fill out your character sheet and all that jazz. Between the Player’s Handbook and like a zillion articles and Reddit threads out there, […]
A lot of what you read about D&D concerns players. How to build them, maximize your abilities and if you’re lucky tips on role playing. I’ll get around to all of those things, but I want these articles to focus on the biggest job in the game. As a DM, you hold everything together. Keep […]
So far, we’ve talked about the why and how to start PLAYING Dungeons and Dragons. Well, a room filled with 100 people looking to play D&D without a DM is out of luck. The DM is there to facilitate the game, but also to have their own fun as well. The DM controls the outline […]
So, you and a few pals have decided to try this crazy game out. Ok, but how? Most of you have prob seen the “RPG” section at your local comic store. Or maybe hit up Amazon, Reddit and a zillion other interwebage and thought “Man, look at all that!”. Player’s Handbook, DM’s Guide, hundreds of […]