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Changing the way I use tokens

September 22, 2017 by


I’ve been looking at how I run my games lately. I’ve been thinking about minis, paper minis, and tokens, and what I want for my game and my table. Tomb of Annihilation has a SHIT LOAD of possible random encounters. It is a hex crawl after all…a damn good one, but a hex crawl nonetheless […]

Paper Minis!

August 31, 2017 by


Everyone loves their minis. Everyone loves having a unique mini that represents their character, or in the case of DMs, that represents the monsters that the PCs will ultimately face. Even back in the old days, when I was a player in 1e or 2e games, we had minis there to represent marching order and […]

Reader Tutorial: Build Your Own Aerial Combat Stand

June 20, 2011 by


Hey guys, NewbieDM here…. As you may know, I love showcasing what readers of the site do in their own games, and often provide a space here for tutorials and other things that DM’s may find useful.  This article, by Scott Harris, caught my eye when he first proposed it to me.  Aerial combat is […]

TheSheDM’s Tutorial on Building an Aerial Grid

February 22, 2011 by


If you read Penny Arcade, you might remember Gabe’s post regarding his infamous free-fall encounter and you might have been impressed with his multi-tiered set up. I was, and a while back I decided to create my own version. An upcoming game for my players involved their first combat with a real flying opponent. How […]

Reader Contribution: The recap newsletter

January 27, 2011 by


I was contacted by a reader named Michael, who offered to write a guest post about the way he handles recaps in his game.  I had written about recaps before, but his way was a lot more creative than mine.  He actually created an in-universe prop for his players.  I found it interesting and offered […]

Making tokens for Gametable

June 21, 2010 by


In this quick tutorial, I’ll show you how simple it is to make tokens for use in Gametable.  This tutorial is based in part on my token making tutorial for your face to face game, as it uses the same software, except that this is for a virtual table and nor a real one. Okay, […]

Prepping online maps for Gametable use

June 18, 2010 by


Here’s a quick guide for using  jpegs of freely available maps on Gametable.  It is very simple, and not a lot of experience manipulating graphics is required.  I’ve written a bit about my experience with Gametable before, so I won’t get into it here.  What I will say is that if you are intimidated by […]