DM’ing for Charity

Thanksgiving weekend.  What did you do?  What do most people do?  Gather with family and friends?  Eat a mountain of home-cooked food?  Watch football?  How about run a D&D game? That’s precisely what I did over the holiday weekend.  My local game shop, Gryphon Games & Comics, hosted an event to raise money for a…

Using D&D 4E’s Skill Challenges in 5E

I just ran across another blog post about utilizing D&D 4th Edition’s skill challenges within D&D 5th Edition.  This really struck a chord with me, as I had just tried doing this in my last D&D session, running a conversion of 4E’s Remains of the Empire (found in Dungeon Magazine #165).  This module has multiple…

A Few of My Resources for RPG Maps

I’ve been looking around to see if there are any good places to source maps for D&D.  In my search, I’ve come across several good resources for fantasy maps of all types.  Typically I stick with free maps, as most people do. For maps of dungeons and towns, I’d suggest taking a look at the…

Resources to Expand the Lost Mine of Phandelver

I’m just kicking off my very first D&D game being a DM.  I have to say, I’m really excited and a little nervous.  I want to make sure everyone really enjoys the adventure!  So, I decided to do a little digging around and see if there are any ways to spruce up the story a…

More D&D Board Games Have Arrived!!

I’m super-excited today!  The last of the D&D adventure board games have arrived at our doorstep.  We already owned Wrath of Ashardalon, as you may have noticed from the numerous miniature painting posts here on my blog.  And we’d also gotten the Temple of Elemental Evil.  Now, we are the proud owners of The Legend…

Review – Easy Roller “Mountain o’ Dice”

I’m gearing up to run my first ever D&D game, and I’m super-excited about it.  It’s only going to be the adventure from the D&D Starter Set, The Lost Mine of Phandelver.  But, I’m really hoping everyone enjoys me as a DM and we all have a great time. To kick off our first session,…