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Being Your GM’s Best Player

By on October 23, 2015 in Notes From the Dungeon Master with 0 Comments

A lot of people talk about what it means to be a good Game Master and how to make your players happy. Well, I’m going to tell you players that it’s not all about you. If your GM is not happy with the party, then he is going to make things difficult – if not […]

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Being Your Player’s Best GM

By on September 30, 2015 in Notes From the Dungeon Master with 0 Comments

Often times people think that being a Game Master means simply having a story that you want to tell, writing some names down, and then throwing some monsters in for the players to fight. While this is true for the game side of things, what people (and many players) don’t realize is what a GM […]

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Game Master: Friend or Foe?

By on September 14, 2015 in Notes From the Dungeon Master with 0 Comments

I’ve heard of Game Masters described as story tellers, who work with the players at the table to create a dialogue that will eventually evolve into the tale of an epic journey. I’ve heard of Game Masters as a vile creature of the Underworld, who is tasked with destroying the will of the players at […]

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Introducing New Gaming Systems

By on July 27, 2015 in Podcasts with 0 Comments

The Fine Art of Being a Dungeon Master – By The Seat of my Pants…

By on July 27, 2015 in Notes From the Dungeon Master with 0 Comments

It was a cold, late afternoon day in the Autumn of 1983 as I sat in the back of my parents white 1980 Chevy Malibu attempting to contain my rising excitement as my mother and brother and I left the Moorestown BEST catalog showroom store parking lot and headed for home. On my lap sat […]

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Balance of the Game Master

By on July 8, 2015 in Notes From the Dungeon Master with 0 Comments

Storyteller.  Judge.  Actor.  These are the three bars that are forever fluctuating on the mental interface of a Game – or Dungeon – Master.  They will never be equal, nor should they be, but one should never stray too far from the others.  And allowing one to take precedence over the others for too long […]

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F@#K! Ahhhhhhhhh!

By on April 13, 2015 in Videos with 0 Comments

Filmed back in 1994 whilst running my Friday night Undermountain Campaign. Sometimes, game props can be tricky! I think my brother screaming could be the next Wilhelm Scream. What do you think? The video is a bit grainy, due to the only light being from the candles AND the VHS video recorder being what it […]

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Notes From The Dungeon Master

By on April 10, 2015 in Notes From the Dungeon Master with 0 Comments
Notes From The Dungeon Master

Recently, I was fondly remembering back upon my old DM’ing days in the early and mid 90’s, when I was running Undermountain in a 2nd edition campaign. Those were fun times. The rules were simple. Our weekly Friday night gaming sessions were heavy on story line and roleplaying. It seems lately, so many articles and […]

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