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From the DM’s Chair: Session 1, The Rising Tide

Now, with setting-making and session zeroes all out of the way, we're finally ready to start the actual campaign and get on with the story and look at the things I've learned DMing for my players. I've really been waiting for this campaign recap to get started properly, because I feel no matter how much … Continue reading From the DM’s Chair: Session 1, The Rising Tide

From the DM’s Chair: Session Zero

When coming to start a new Dungeons and Dragons campaign, laden down with notes, books and plotted maps of a freshly detailed setting, the first thing many a DM desires is to do is jump straight into the action, get the story going immediately, and there is nothing wrong with this approach. However, there is … Continue reading From the DM’s Chair: Session Zero

From the DM’s Chair: Filling in the blanks and ways to start your campaign

So, you've got your setting map all laid out and an overall idea of the big picture of your campaign. We're not ready to start our campaign yet, however. Drawing the map is only half the battle for making a setting, it still needs filling. After all, a world isn't just a map with a … Continue reading From the DM’s Chair: Filling in the blanks and ways to start your campaign

From the DM’s Chair: Creating a Setting

You've gotten your game group together and, now you've got your group of friends all set up, it's time to start prepping for the actual game. The only issue is you, perhaps like me originally, might not have thought that far ahead. Welcome to From the DM's Chair, I'm Shadowonthewall and today, we'll be looking … Continue reading From the DM’s Chair: Creating a Setting

D&D 5e: Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes Review

The supplements for D&D 5e have been, from my perspective, a rather mixed bag. On the one hand, the first supplement was Volo's Guide to Monsters, a delightful book that expanded upon the Monster Manual's initial offerings and divulged some interesting lore about the monsters in interesting and engaging chunks, heavily featuring new player races … Continue reading D&D 5e: Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes Review