How to Teach Dungeons & Dragons: Advancing the Plot

One of the most important abilities of a Dungeons & Dragons player is to understand a plot and be able to navigate through it. As a Dungeon Master you have to be able to recognize when new players need the aid in figuring out what to do. This blog gives helpful hints in how to help new players traverse a plot or campaign.

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How to Teach Dungeons & Dragons: ‘Bad’ Players

In a perfect world everyone gets along and has fun when playing Dungeons & Dragons, but unfortunately things are not always so perfect. The issue with new players is often they can have fatal flaws that really create a bad atmosphere and destroy others fun. This blog talks about how to deal with a ‘bad’ players in your party.

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How to Teach Dungeons and Dragons: Creating a Quest for New Players

It is often difficult creating quests for new players as you have to balance a sense of ease and straightforwardness with something that actually is interesting enough to keep the players’ attention. This blog gives tips on how to successfully create a quest for new players and examples of quests you can run!

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Gary Gygax–Gone but not forgotten

Gary Con is a unique convention completely devoted to table top gaming. Their website header boasts of being “one of the best kept secrets in gaming.” And it really is when you think of the fact that most Wisconsin residents don’t even know that Lake Geneva is where the magic that is Dungeons & Dragons began. Gary Con is aptly named for the Father of Role Playing Games, E. Gary Gygax. What began as a humble gathering of family and friends to play games in his honor following his March 4, 2008 passing has become quite the pilgrimage for gamers across the globe.

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How to Teach Dungeons & Dragons

Teaching new people how to role-play and the systems of table-top RPGs can be both exasperating and rewarding. As sometimes it is hard to find people with as extensive backgrounds in RPG as yourself, I often find the only way to get a cohesive, friendly group of table-top gamers together is through teaching new people. This guide works to explore how to teach newbies to play RPGs.

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Exploring DnD 5e: Monsters, Illusions, and Zombies

Three of my players joined forces to escape a town overrun with monsters in the last Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition quest. The rules were mostly smooth sailing with only one question about elves trance. In this blog I will talk about the quest of the Burning Church and the lack of clarity on trance rules.

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