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NewbieDM Review: Ghosts of Saltmarsh

June 1, 2019

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Let me just say it… Ghosts of Saltmarsh is the book Tales of Yawning Portal should have been. It’s a book filled with adventures that can be played independently of each other, or as a cohesive campaign that spans levels 1-12. It’s also a mini setting, a new rulebook, and a collection of adventuring sites […]

So I launched a Patreon

March 25, 2019

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Launching a Patreon has been on my mind for a long time for a variety of reasons, and surprisingly enough, making money wasn’t really the first one. Sure, it’s a nice feeling to get paid for your work, and have people value what you do enough to reward you for it, but my motivations weren’t […]

3d Printing and Paper Minis

January 3, 2019

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As I wrote about before, I recently got into 3d printing, picking up an Ender 3 Pro on Amazon for less than $300. Since then, I’ve printed out minis and terrain and I’m slowly getting the hang of this interesting new hobby. Check out what I cam up with… 3d printed supports and bases matching […]

The many faces of Durnan the Wanderer

November 12, 2018

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Looking for danger and excitement, are you? Well don’t be so eager to hunt it down it often finds you soon enough in this city. If you ever want to ever live to see your first gray hair, you’ll learn to not rashly seek out peril at every opportunity. I don’t mean you should stop […]

3d printing and Dungeons & Dragons

October 29, 2018

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3d printing has positioned itself as an emerging technology that could upend the way we approach D&D accessories and decorate our table. It is fascinating to watch how quickly it has grown and entered gaming culture, almost out of nowhere, and has led to people creating things for our games we thought were well out […]

Things I love about Shadow of the Demon Lord (without having even played it)

August 2, 2018

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I’ve owned Shadow of the Demon Lord ever since a friend on twitter was gracious enough to gift me a copy two years ago, but I’ve yet to play it. That’s mostly due to my group being a little adverse to trying new systems for fantasy, when D&D is perfectly fine for that. When we […]

Launched a new campaign last night and other gaming updates

March 9, 2018

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It feels like forever since I’ve updated my blog, and I’ve had so much to talk about here but haven’t had the time. So last night I launched a new campaign on Roll20.net, and I’m pretty excited about it. It’s a Star Wars game set in the new films’ era, right after Last Jedi, and […]

NewbieDM Minicast relaunch Episode #1 released

December 19, 2017

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As promised, I’ve relaunched the minicast, now as part of the Don’t Split the Podcast network. The first episode is now live, and together with James Introcaso and Ruddy Basso, we tackle player engagement at the table. Go subscribe, give it a listen, and please vote and leave a comment! Find it on  Itunes Google […]

Don’t Split the NewbieDM Minicast

December 13, 2017

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  Exciting news! The NewbieDM Minicast is joining the awesome “Don’t Split the Podcast Network”  of RPG and gaming podcasts! I’ve long wanted to return the Minicast in some way, shape, or form, and I’m glad to have found a home with the great folks at DSTPN. If you’ve never heard of the Minicast before, […]

5e minicast

October 10, 2017

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Lets try this again, I want to start podcasting about D&D again, and the 4e Minicast was a good format for me, so I’m going to try to bring it back. So… if you have any 5e D&D DMing questions, need advice, or tips, then call the minicast and I will have a guest on […]