DM’s Tips & Tricks

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

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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 ...
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Level Design Tips to improve your Games!, Part 2

Thumbnail image taken from GameDev.net article If you liked my previous article, here I come again with some extra tips and how I would apply them to D&D. Level Design is a huge thing in Game Design, and it can ...
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Level Design tips to improve your games!

Thumbnail image from Nienke Zijlstra In case you didn’t know, I am very fond of videogame design and development. I’ve read and studied many things about it, and found out that most of the things you apply to them can ...
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Help your players create the best character for them

Thumbnail image from Netflix’s The Witcher series Do you run D&D for players that have already played one or more times? Are they more of a min-maxer kind and look more on creating a powerful character than in their dreamed ...
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How to create tension in your game

Thumbnail art by Eric Persson It’s been a long while since I did one of these articles on how to be better at a certain aspect of DMing. After mastering some horror games, watching some movies of the same kind, ...