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87 DM tips.

July 31, 2013 by

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I went crazy on twitter last night. I was doing some fiction writing (non rpg) when I suddenly stopped and thought about how I really haven’t been doing my job as “newbiedm”, which basically is to try and help new dm’s do their job right. So I started tweeting tips. And before I knew it, […]

TheSheDM Reviews: Terraclips

January 26, 2012 by

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Last weekend our Friday night DM surprised us with a fantastic pair of maps made from Terraclips and D&D tiles for our campaign finale. I had never heard or seen these strange tile-and-clip things, so I asked him about it. I was also surprised by how sturdy the structure was – he picked it up […]

So what will happen to the Forgotten Realms?

January 10, 2012 by

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A rather clever guy on twitter named @newbiedm tweeted the following after 5e was announced: I wonder if Elminster will wake up next to Bob Newhart and realize it was all a dream. Funny, right?  Yeah, he’s pretty clever.  But while he was probably trying to be cute, the question about what the heck to do with […]

Open Discussion: The changing role of the DM

December 20, 2011 by

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Monte Cook’s “Legends and Lore” columns at Wizards.com have been interesting.  In them, he seems to be painting a picture of a theoretical future version of D&D, and while I can’t say for sure that he is, it makes sense if you assume he’s been rehired by WOTC to help design 5e.  I’m a believer […]

Cheap poster map printing

October 3, 2011 by

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This past week I decided to seek out other ways to print out poster maps besides just using up all my ink at home.  It turns out that printing some posters at the bog box stores wasn’t too expensive.  Check it out. I grabbed the map for the Neverwinter region that the artist Mike Schley […]

The Ipad DM: Goodreader

September 1, 2011 by

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In my previous post on this series, I wrote about Index Cards, a screenwriting app suitable for organizing details of your campaign.  Now, I’m going to show you Goodreader, the app I use for reading, organizing, marking, and making printouts of pdf’s in my gaming library.  At $4.99, it’s cheap and very useful, and I […]

Getting back on the 4e horse

August 24, 2011 by

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This week I got back to Dm’ing 4e.  No, I haven’t dropped Dragon Age, in fact that’s going quite well, but rather I added a game to my schedule.  I’m running this game online, and I made it Essentials only, so it’s an experiment of sorts. One, I wanted to see what Essentials brought to […]

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 […]

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, […]

Why I Left DDI

April 11, 2011 by

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There’s no way to write a post like this without sounding like, or coming across as, a troll looking for cheap traffic.  And those are two things I’ve tried never to do in the 2.5 years I’ve been running my blog.  Having said that, I feel that it is a topic worth exploring and writing […]