DungeonFog Review – An Awesome Map Tool for RPGs | The DM Lair [video]

Sometimes it seems like it's hard to find map making software for role-playing games that can do what you want but is also easy to use. Many map tools that I've used are either too complicated to use or just don't have all the features that I'm looking for to create great maps to use … Continue reading DungeonFog Review – An Awesome Map Tool for RPGs | The DM Lair

5 Best Spells to Use Against Your Players in D&D | The DM Lair [video]

I pride myself on being a devious, wicked dungeon master. That's why every time my players use awesome, kickass spells against my bad guys, I'm sure to return the favor. In this video, I go over my favorite 5 spells to use against my players and discuss how to implement them to the greatest effect. … Continue reading 5 Best Spells to Use Against Your Players in D&D | The DM Lair

How to Select Monsters for D&D Encounters | The DM Lair [video]

Selecting monsters is the backbone of creating an encounter in Dungeons & Dragons. Without the right monsters or the right combination of monsters, D&D combats can often fall completely flat at the table, resulting in boring game play. In this video, I go over several ways you can build encounters so that they are fun, … Continue reading How to Select Monsters for D&D Encounters | The DM Lair

D&D 5e Adventure Creation, Part 3 – The Beholden Temple | the DM Lair [video]

Hey folks, tonight, Friday, March 1, at 8 p.m. Eastern US time on my channel, the DM Lair, we'll be doing another collaborative D&D 5e adventure creation live stream. And, we'll be doing a little giveaway, too. Last week we continued our work on our adventure, The Beholden Temple, so tonight we'll just continue where we left … Continue reading D&D 5e Adventure Creation, Part 3 – The Beholden Temple | the DM Lair

6 Tips for Making Awesome Traps in D&D | The DM Lair [Video]

In this video, I go over six ways you can make your D&D traps more dynamic and fun for your players. Now, trap making in Dungeons & Dragons is a very creative process that relies heavily on one's imagination, so these are simply general guidelines for building awesome traps. For more videos to help dungeon … Continue reading 6 Tips for Making Awesome Traps in D&D | The DM Lair [Video]

What Goes in the Big Box: Ability Score or Ability Modifier? | The DM Lair [video]

Okay, be honest: do you put the ability score or the ability modifier in the big box on your character sheet? And does it even matter? Well, I'm here to tell you that is most certainly DOES MATTER. In this video, I discuss why filling our your character sheet properly is so critical. For more … Continue reading What Goes in the Big Box: Ability Score or Ability Modifier? | The DM Lair

D&D 5e Adventure Creation, Part 2 – The Beholden Temple | the DM Lair [video]

Hey folks, tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern US time on my channel, the DM Lair, we'll be creating a D&D 5e adventure together live. This will be a collaborative adventure creation stream, so please swing on by and help us create something awesome! This is a great opportunity for new DMs to learn how to … Continue reading D&D 5e Adventure Creation, Part 2 – The Beholden Temple | the DM Lair

Most Important D&D 5e Rules for Dungeon Masters | The DM Lair [video]

Okay, here's the deal: learning and memorizing all the rules from the Player Handbook, the Dungeon Master Guide, and the Monster Manual can be super intimating (and just plain hard) for both new DMs and veteran DMs who are perhaps new to fifth edition. So, in this video, I'm going to give you a prioritized … Continue reading Most Important D&D 5e Rules for Dungeon Masters | The DM Lair

Marmalade Dog 24 Announcement & 2018 in Review | The DM Lair [video]

Hey folks, first I have a quick announcement about the Marmalade Dog 24 conventions that runs in Kalamazoo, Michigan from February 22 to 24. Then I'm taking a stab at one of these "year in review" videos. You know, those are the things that all YouTube content creators are contractually obligated to do and are … Continue reading Marmalade Dog 24 Announcement & 2018 in Review | The DM Lair

10 Ways to Improve Combat Maps in D&D | The DM Lair [video]

There are few things more boring in D&D than a combat map that is nothing but bare rooms or wide-open, empty terrain. Maps like that hardly inspire players' imaginations. Instead, let's spice our battle grids up, shall we? In this video, I go over ten ways to improve combat maps in D&D to make them … Continue reading 10 Ways to Improve Combat Maps in D&D | The DM Lair