DM’s Tips & Tricks

Tips and tricks to improve your game or at least give you some new cool ideas.

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More Faction Ranks’ benefits for your players

In my previous article, I tried to create something that would make the players care about their faction. If you don’t give them some benefit from scaling in them there’s nothing that will make them want to join one. Creating ...
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Party Roles for Player Characters (with in-game mechanics!)

Thumbnail Art by Pablo Agurcia Whenever I hear some old school D&D player say players had to map out dungeons and continents back in the day I get astonished. There’s something about that style of play that I love (as ...
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How to create a story through your dungeon, Part 2

Thumbnail art by Wadim Kashin Two weeks ago I started explaining how it is that great dungeons work. What makes a dungeon great and unforgettable? I had a list of things you must take into consideration, using tips from some ...
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How to create a story through your dungeon, Part 1

Thumbnail art by Brandon Rush Fighter: Why does this dungeon have a window that shows a bunch of rocks when it is clearly down in the middle of a mountain? Artificer: There surely is a story to be told about ...
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Five D&D Creatures That Punch Above Their Challenge Rating

A huge part of being a Dungeon Master is choosing monsters for the players to face. Although combat encounters can occur that the DM didn’t expect, usually the DM takes time to craft an encounter. They try to create a ...
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How to create a/multiple sessions with interconnected stories

Thumbnail image from The Simpsons’ Trilogy of Error Episode Something I’ve got to do twice so far is creating a series of interconnected stories in my games. What do I mean by this? If you did ever watch the Trilogy ...
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Tips on how to run great one on one sessions ...

Thumbnail image from Critical Role’s Stephen Colbert’s D&D Adventure with Matthew Mercer Lately, I’ve been creating a really interesting concept for a city, and when approached by my players to create a new D&D campaign online while we are doing ...
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Let’s build a Beholder’s Lair + Advice on how to ...

Thumbnail Art by Aaron Ancheta Continuing my ongoing series on how to run some of the best D&D creatures comes the fan-favorite Beholder (or maybe DM’s favorite, as I think players don’t usually like them as much). They are great ...
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Level Design Tips to improve your Games!, Part 3

Thumbnail art by Raphael Lacoste Here comes the last part of this series. As you may know, besides writing for Tribality I do really enjoy Game Designing and learning about it. In the past few months, I discovered a real ...
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Tips to survive the COVID-19 with TTRPGs

Thumbnail art shared by user Syluxrox in Reddit With all the negative things going on right now around the world, one needs time to relax a bit and transport to a different world. Life can be difficult, and your daily ...