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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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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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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If It wasn’t for those Pesky Kids

The Originals

 

The Other day we played an Awesome game of #DnDNext with the Number one GM that Is @Greywulf over on the G+ hangout. The usual Dungeons & Dragons characters came out to play. We had elements of at least three other systems thrown In.  Some Call of Cthulhu  monsters.  Some, well I can not really remember what went In to It but what came out was Awesome and well, that Is what has inspired me on my day off to draw these. I played Wel-Mah who was Velma’s twin only because two players wanted to play the same character In this Role-playing extravaganza

When Given the freedom as we have with our Online GM to take a game In the way that an #RPG should go and be played then FUN Is the name of that game. So here for you to consider is The Doo Gang.

Will do anything for a Scooby Snack

The Bowbright Tower For Dungeons and Dragons Game

Here is what happened when i decided to make a model of the tower in my next Dungeons and dragons 4e roleplaing game. first i had a sketch of what i was intending to have in the story.

the first view of what i needed

From that drawing something started to take shape .

started on the top level. easier to do this part seperate

This is as far as i got. i will finish it one day, but not now, the drive has gone . if i need it for a game then there is still hope . hope you like.

3D Terrain. The Cave of Malgor. Dungeons and Dragons

Here is what I created for my Dungeons and dragons 4e  RPG game. The roleplaying was made even more spectacular by my efforts and every player made me feel that making it was totally worth while. so here is how I did it. Not to hard and it took four days to make. This time scale was due to drying time.

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