DM’s Tips & Tricks

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

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Maintaining Engagement and Solving Problems at the Table

Thumbnail Image from Netflix’s Stranger Things S03 Last week I had one of those sessions where I as a DM realized something was going wrong and the players started dispersing and getting bored. I managed to end the session as ...
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Improve your game with maps!

Thumbnail art by Francesca Baerald You find yourself in a corridor that bifurcates into three ways. Barbarian: Wait! The map only shows two corridors! Rogue: Yeah, and one is supposed to have monsters from what I see here [points to ...
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Worldbuilding: Expanding your world and PC backgrounds

Thumbnail image by Andreas Rocha You are thinking of creating a new world for your players to adventure. As always, you might have the core ideas about what the campaign is going to be about but are missing details. That’s ...
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Greyhawk Cities – Eru Tovar

Greyhawk is the original campaign world for Gary Gygax, with stories focusing on the lands of Flanaess, the heroes and villains that inhabit it. Wolf Nomads have skilled cavalry and ambushers. Politeness is key with Wolf Nomads, who forgive but ...
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Worldbuilding: Let’s start with a statue

Thumbnail art by Cedric Cunanan The other day I noticed a pattern I used for worldbuilding that I really liked. I tried it out a few more times and ended up liking the results. That’s why I wanted to show ...
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Let’s build a Mummy Lord’s Lair + Advice on how ...

Thumbnail art by Arnaud Valette After being asked to do a Mummy Lord lair in the same way I did with the Aboleth by Christopher McFarland I immediately went look for different things I could do with that monster. The ...
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How to create Enemy Champions on a whim

Thumbnail image from the Shadow of Mordor videogame Tarret the cleric and Spike the rogue continue their travel through the Highpeak Mountains. 3 orc hunters jump out from the bushes and initiative is rolled. Spike goes first stabbing the closest ...
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Greyhawk Cities – Yecha

On the World of Oerth, many stories are told of the lands of Greyhawk, the creatures and adventurers who inhabit these stories become legend. Notes about the region : Tiger nomads roam and ride the cold prairies of the north. ...
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Let’s build an Aboleth’s lair + Advice on how to ...

Thumbnail Art by Yuchen Henry Wang Aboleths are creatures that were in many ways inspired by the Cthulu Mythos from HP Lovecraft. They are awesome Great Old Ones that predate gods themselves. However, they are highly situational enemies as most ...
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Greyhawk Cities – Sefmur

Greyhawk is the original campaign world for Gary Gygax, with stories centering on the lands of Flanaess, the heroes and villains that inhabit it. Today we delve into Sefmur in the nation of Tusmit, north western Greyhawk. Notes about the ...