Category Archives: Games Mastering

Dice of Doom Podcast 046: Thoughts on D&D 5th Edition and wrap up of Temple of Elemental Evil

In this episode of the Dice of Doom Podcast, we discuss Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition, past editions of D&D and the industry in general. We also wrap up our run through of the AD&D campaign for the Temple of Elemental Evil. Continue reading

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Note-oriety, or, the Benefit to the Dungeon Master of Keeping Extensive Campaign Notes

For my second session (read about the first here) I initially attempted to get the group back on track somewhat. Despite them initially siding with the kobolds, after an attempt to loot the already looted town, they decided to head … Continue reading

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Running a Roleplaying Game at Work

I’ve been talked into running roleplaying games at work. It is a very different type of gaming environment to what I’m used to. I’ve learnt a lot about how to change the usual RPG experience to suit a more corporate environment. Continue reading

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My First Dungeon Mastering Mistake, Or, The Unexpected Virtue of Backgrounds

I am new to tabletop roleplaying games. Despite a lifelong love of games of all kinds, I only just picked up playing D&D with the release of 5e. Dungeons and Dragons always interested me, and I was looking for an … Continue reading

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The Game Ahead: Catacombs

Quite recently I overheard two of the players in my group discussing how my dungeons seem to go on for ever without any connection or theme to them. Continue reading

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Creating Subtle Roleplaying Campaign Settings By Castle Building

Where can we to go for ideas for subtle but memorable details in our games? May I suggest GM’s look through the vast unplumbed depths of history? And I’m not just suggesting reading about warfare and political intrigue, fun though that might be. Continue reading

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Dice of Doom Podcast 045: Rules that enhance Roleplaying Games and Crafting “Who ‘dun it?” Mysteries

In this episode we discuss systems that have used rules mechanics to enhance the setting of a roleplaying game, D&DNext, Palladium and crafting “Who ‘dun it?” mysteries. Continue reading

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Dice of Doom Podcast 040: Mutants & Masterminds, Shadowrun and Resetting a GM

In this podcast we review Mutants & Masterminds, Shadowrun, D&D Boardgame Wrath of Ashardalon and look at ways to reset a GM. Continue reading

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Dice of Doom Podcast 030: Dealing with a bad GM, running short and long term games and tabletop accessories

In this action packed episode of the podcast we discuss ways in which to deal with a bad GM (mostly by talking about what NOT to do…), the differences we’ve experienced in running short term games as part of our gaming experiment vs the normal long term games that are usually played and we answer questions about gaming accessories and dice from Donny on our Facebook page and Symatt on Twitter. Continue reading

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I AM THE GAME!

This is a guest post by The Angry DM in response to a recent post by Oalin titled “The role of the GM: It’s time to get over yourself”. Continue reading

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