How to Run a Session Zero in D&D | The DM Lair [video]

In this video, I discuss how I run a session zero for my D&D games. I've found that running a session zero is extremely important to make sure that the dungeons masters and players are on the same page for their Dungeons & Dragons game, helping to prime their game for success. For more videos … Continue reading How to Run a Session Zero in D&D | The DM Lair

DMDave’s Dark Sun Primer | Quick Reference Guide (Updated 8/13/19)

This is a reference guide for my players for my upcoming Dark Sun 5e campaign. Feel free to use it for your own campaign reference. Character Creation These are the rules for character creation in a Dark Sun campaign. Races The following races are available in this Dark Sun campaign: Player's Handbook Races dwarf (hill … Continue reading DMDave’s Dark Sun Primer | Quick Reference Guide (Updated 8/13/19)

Patreon Request Monsters Part 2/2 | New Monsters for Fifth Edition (BroadSword Preview)

In July, I offered up free monster requests to all my patrons which would appear in BroadSword Monthly #2. And boy did they deliver! Here are those monsters. If you’d like to see your requests made by DMDave, join up as a patron. It’s only $3 to become a member and there’s always a special theme each … Continue reading Patreon Request Monsters Part 2/2 | New Monsters for Fifth Edition (BroadSword Preview)

Patreon Request Monsters Part 1/2 | New Monsters for Fifth Edition (BroadSword Preview)

In July, I offered up free monster requests to all my patrons which would appear in BroadSword Monthly #2. And boy did they deliver! Here are those monsters. If you'd like to see your requests made by DMDave, join up as a patron. It's only $3 to become a member and there's always a special … Continue reading Patreon Request Monsters Part 1/2 | New Monsters for Fifth Edition (BroadSword Preview)

The Demons of Hell | New Monsters for Fifth Edition (BroadSword Preview)

This article is part of the Monster Hunters series that will appear in BroadSword Monthly. If you’d like a preview of additional content, be sure to check out the Monster Hunter material on my Patreon. In some cosmologies, demons are malevolent spirits from Hell that act the direct opposites to angels. These demons are created from human souls (petitioners) that have … Continue reading The Demons of Hell | New Monsters for Fifth Edition (BroadSword Preview)

Knights and Nerds Podcast | Episode 32 – Bone Duty

This week in Dungeons and Dragons, the heroes negotiate with a dangerous, unpredictable foe in a bid to finally get the dragon bones that they need. Spruce faces his greatest fear, and Vanna her greatest enemy. If you're just finding out about us, why not start the adventure from the beginning? Click here! Follow Knights … Continue reading Knights and Nerds Podcast | Episode 32 – Bone Duty

Flashy Monster-Hunting Car | New Vehicle for Fifth Edition

This article is part of the Monster Hunters series that will appear in BroadSword Monthly. If you’d like a preview of additional content, be sure to check out the Monster Hunter material on my Patreon. 67 Impala art by Jason Oakes on Etsy. No monster hunting squad is complete without a flashy set of wheels (a, … Continue reading Flashy Monster-Hunting Car | New Vehicle for Fifth Edition

How to Create an Epic Monster | New Rules for Fifth Edition (BroadSword Preview)

This article is part of the Monster Hunters series that will appear in BroadSword Monthly. If you’d like a preview of additional content, be sure to check out the Monster Hunter material on my Patreon. How to Create an Epic Monster More than a few people have commented on how some of the high-level Fifth Edition … Continue reading How to Create an Epic Monster | New Rules for Fifth Edition (BroadSword Preview)

Monster of the Week Format | New Rules for Fifth Edition (BroadSword Magazine Preview)

This article is part of the Monster Hunters series that will appear in BroadSword Monthly. If you’d like a preview of additional content, be sure to check out the Monster Hunter material on my Patreon. The Monster of the Week Format You're probably familiar with this type of TV show episode. First, a mysterious supernatural murder … Continue reading Monster of the Week Format | New Rules for Fifth Edition (BroadSword Magazine Preview)