There and back again, or how I went from hand-drawn maps, to TVs and back

When I started DMing again in 2014, I had a pretty basic DMs kit. I had some minis, maps, markers, dice. As my DMing evolved, I started making and collecting my own terrain. Eventually I had to move to Alaska, and gifted most everything to my friends. And then i started to make more. I … Continue reading There and back again, or how I went from hand-drawn maps, to TVs and back

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A new year, a new group and new campaign

I recently started what must be my fourth or fifth time running Lost Mine of Phandelver. After getting the itch to play a friend, her husband and myself all decided to roll up characters and I could show them how Fifth Edition worked in regard to character generation. Then we pledged that we would start … Continue reading A new year, a new group and new campaign

Blog rollcall ~ What are some good blogs to follow for Dungeons and Dragons?

This list is made with the idea of collecting D&D blogs and eventually organize them. A short list of D&D blogs for reference: Old School DND: Reimagining the classic RPG in Different Genres Elfmaids & Octopi Dungeon Possums False Machine Devil Ghost (formerly Quickly, Quietly, Carefully) Necropraxis Delta's D&D Hotspot Dreams of Mythic Fantasy Beyond FomalhautBeyond … Continue reading Blog rollcall ~ What are some good blogs to follow for Dungeons and Dragons?

Running the Game: Ideas about utilizing your baddies

I've been thinking about running villains and baddies for my Dungeons and Dragons game. Dael Kingsmill has a sometimes D&D-inspired YouTube channel where she offers a little bit advice. One I like the idea of making legendary reactions that are geared toward the players' actions. Hankerin's Logic Gates https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jc9OBmy8Sag&t=922s Matthew Colville on running epic bad … Continue reading Running the Game: Ideas about utilizing your baddies

A new town, a new state and a new campaign (two actually)

It's been a  hot minute since I've posted. My last group sort of disbanded after it became quite apparent that we couldn't get our schedules together. We did get most everyone to the 3rd level mark, which was the highest I had ever gotten in gaming or running games. Fast forward almost a year later, … Continue reading A new town, a new state and a new campaign (two actually)