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NewbieDM Review: Neverwinter Campaign Setting

August 20, 2011 by

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I’ll start this review by telling you that I’ve never been a huge Forgotten Realms guy, although I love the older Forgotten Realms products.  I’ve owned the boxed sets, source books and a few novels from the 2e era of the Realms.  I even own the 3e forgotten Realms book, even though I played very […]

3 Years Behind the Screen

July 20, 2011 by

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Last month marked my third anniversary as a full time DM, and I still enjoy it so much that I haven’t passed the baton to someone else.  It’s actually pretty incredible that I’ve been able to do it for so long without losing much interest (and the same goes for running this blog), as I […]

The Ipad DM: Index Cards

June 2, 2011 by

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I recently purchased an Ipad, and am now using it at my gaming table.  My primary use for it is my gaming books, which are in PDF form, rather than print copies.  But this series of articles will not really be only about reading pdf’s (although I’ll cover pdf software eventually in this series), but […]

Staring at the D&D Bookshelf – A Guide for New Players

May 18, 2011 by

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I’m writing this post out of frustration.  Bear with me, as it’s meant for people new to D&D. Okay… If you are completely new to D&D, and don’t know where to even start, then this post is for you! The genesis for this post stems from a recent visit to my local big box book […]

The DM Binder Project

May 3, 2011 by

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I had an idea while recording the latest “Dungeon Master Guys Podcast” that I thought would be cool for the blog.  Some time ago, I posted an article called “The DM’s Binder, Folder or Notebook” that proved to be pretty popular.  In it I wrote about different things that DM’s should keep in their notebook, […]

Our own Helm’s Deep part II

April 21, 2011 by

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Last night saw the end of the PC’s role as the Heroes of Redhold, an Avvarian settlement in the Frostback Mountains of Ferelden, and it ended on a kick ass note that truly showed how much stunts can turn the tide of battle in the Dragon Age RPG.  FIrst, a quick recap, and be warned, […]

7 Weeks in my Realms

April 7, 2011 by

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My name is Mike Lemmer, and the last campaign I GMed stalled a year ago. Eager to shake the rust off before starting a new one, I posted a call to arms on the RPTools forums for an adventure set in 4th edition D&D’s Living Forgotten Realms. I vowed to create & run 6 homemade […]

Our own Helm’s Deep

April 1, 2011 by

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I ran a real neat encounter in my Dragon Age game, and I thought I’d share it here, along with some ideas you could steal from it for your game, whether its D&D, DA, or something else.  The encounter isn’t mine, it’s part of a published adventure found in the excellent “Blood in Ferelden” supplement […]

Moral Conundrums & Tough Choices in Your Game

March 17, 2011 by

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One of the things I’ve learned since I began DMing Dragon Age is just how good placing moral conundrums in front of your players is.  The Dragon Age adventure philosophy, by design, encourages this approach to story-telling, and I’ve found that it really makes players become more involved in the story you are all trying […]

GM worksheets for Dragon Age

March 10, 2011 by

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I originally posted this article and the accompanying sheets over at the Dragon Age Oracle blog, but wanted to bring them over here as well.  I hope someone gets some use out of them, and enjoys their old school look and flavor.   I recently got my hands on the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Dungeon […]

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