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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 […]

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 […]