I don’t know. I am not your GM ?

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               Dungeons and Dragons.

It’s one of the main reasons that most of use Roleplay.
Then you remember that time that you took the step from Player to Game master. Yes, of course you do.
For most of use that do run games we love it with a passion and drive that is uncompromising. 

You run games for years, players come and go. Yet you remain the GM throughout.  Come rain or shine.
Ok, now you understand what I am waffling on about.

Then that day comes along that you say. “Hey, I want to be a player for a while”.
You ask and if you are lucky a player steps up to the plate and offers to run a game.
Now, you are excited.  You get to make that character that you have always want to play. That hybrid Dwarf/Elf Ranger that has Gender issues.  Yes this is true. Just ask @greywulf over on twitter and find him here.
http://greywulf.net/ .

So you make your character and sit yourself at the table. Your new Games Master starts his game.

Instantly in your mind you start to question what this upstart GM is doing.
You say to yourself.  I wouldn’t do it that way. Why have they done that. Oh for goodness sake.

You know you do it. You can’t help yourself. So now how do you go about tell. No not telling, teaching that new GM what you know.
What you have learned over all those years. You do not want to upset anyone but this game isn’t  the greatest. How do you bridge that gap between imparting your knowledge and being over critical.

Now I am not writing this to tell you how you should go about it. I’m writing this to  find out  what you do. What you say. What system do you use.

How do you teach the ancient art of Games Mastering.

Handout the Handouts.

Getting more from your games. Dungeons & Dragons is all about the the immersion in the story and the game. @Slyfourish writes on his blog about handouts. It reminded me that last week for my @D&D 4th Edition game I made a handout.

I used to do them all the time years ago and I had given up but this game deserves something extra.

I took the time to make a note that was found on a corpse.

Here is how I did it…

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Beverages Made Epic

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Well you are at your favourite games table.  Be it Dungeons & Dragons, Call of Cthulhu or any other RPG. You reach for that choice of drink. You know the one. That one that hits the special place in your thirst.
Today it’s just not as epic as the game. Well hang in there, there is help on its way.

The contents of the tin isn’t important but as you can see here I happen to have had a gorgeous Japanese beer.

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Dungeons n Dragons. A Games Master’s Review

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This weekend just gone I went to Birmingham and the UK Games Expo.
Been to this event a few times now but this time decided to run Five Dungeons and Dragons 4th Edition games. In doing this as a Game Master it granted me free entry to the whole weekend at the expo plus a room for two nights and expenses for food.

Of course I’m going to go for these options. All I had to do now was submit five 4th Edition Dungeons and Dragons game ideas and hope all were excepted.

Within a day I had written five short synopsis for each of my game ideas. Within days they were excepted.All I had to do now was write them…

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Taking my Medication

Tablets mean the world to a digital artist. That Is the Digital Artist Tablet not the kind from the pharmacy. No confusion there then.

I am just dipping my toes into that world of digital art. I love the worlds of Super Heroes, Dungeons and Dragons and Any form of Role-playing games. That is where I have taken my influence for these following pictures.  I like to have a Character drawing for every Character I play.

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The A to Z of Dungeon Mastering

The A2ZSo Dungeon Master, be It for Dungeons and Dragons, 13th Age, Pathfinder or for that matter any Role Playing game (RPG). You want to take charge, be the creator of your own game and possibly your own world.

You have your Players (PCs). You have your Dice. You have your Ideas. This Is just a small part of what goes on behind and In front of the GM’s screen.

Take a look through my Short A to Z of Dungeon Mastering…

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Cowboy Robot Superhero

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This Is what I have been doing today.

The Drawing was @greywulf’s fault over on twitter. I asked and he said that he would like to see a cowboy Superhero. I thought It was kind of a Joke at first but then I said to myself why not.

Took a little bit of thinking and I came up with that drawing. Now i have coloured It and then placed it on a background, I’m very happy with It. plus I am getting the hang of some aspects of this art program that I have.

I will try and get some more done soon. Although my brother Is waiting for these Superheroes for his book. I was going to keep them secret. Hey I should show you anyway as you are my friends.