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How to Teach Dungeons & Dragons: The Art of Dialogue

How to Teach Dungeons & Dragons: The Art of Dialogue

A quality of RPGing in Dungeons and Dragons that is often overlooked is the ability for players to interact and converse with NPCs. Included in this blog are several tips on how to teach players to interact with NPCs appropriately.

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How to Teach Dungeons & Dragons: Advancing the Plot

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

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

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 Con VIII

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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DnD 5e: Shadowy Assassins + Mages vs. Fighters

DnD 5e: Shadowy Assassins + Mages vs. Fighters

The dungeons and dragons plot takes a bit of a turn when an assassin shows up. Alongside the story development, further analysis of DnD 5e leads me to the conclusion that mages are more versatile and stronger than fighters.

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DnD 5e: Guards, Guts, and Glory

DnD 5e: Guards, Guts, and Glory

My RPG group proceeded to the next part of the campaign, the Pure City. This part of the adventure escalates and delves more into the devilish plots of the dark cult as well as raising questions about how the players had developed their characters up to this point.

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DnD 5e: Merrow, Barges, and Water Weirds

DnD 5e: Merrow, Barges, and Water Weirds

The two groups collide and fight with each other against evil water spirits in a daring boat battle. At the same time I struggle with issues of leveling and time consuming battles. This blog will address these issues and possible solutions.

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