D&D Story: Gary the Intern Runs Amok in Adventurers League | The DM Lair

How much trouble could a small, harmless kobold really get himself into? In this video, I tell the story of all the problems Gary the Intern caused in my very first D&D Adventurers League game, and how I'm surprised they allowed me back. For more videos to help dungeon masters run awesome games, check out … Continue reading D&D Story: Gary the Intern Runs Amok in Adventurers League | The DM Lair

D&D Story: Soloing a Dungeon with a Deception Check | The DM Lair

What would you say to being able to completely overcome an entire dungeon in D&D with just a clever story and a few Deception checks? In this video, I tell the story of a time one of my Dungeons & Dragons players did just that. For more videos to help dungeon masters run awesome games, … Continue reading D&D Story: Soloing a Dungeon with a Deception Check | The DM Lair

Metagaming in D&D – Is It Cheating? | The DM Lair

Are all forms of metagaming in D&D bad? Is it cheating? In this video, I discuss what metagaming is, two basic types of metagaming, whether or not it's always bad, and what a dungeon master can do about it. For more videos to help dungeon masters run awesome games, check out the DM Lair on … Continue reading Metagaming in D&D – Is It Cheating? | The DM Lair

Seven Overpowered Spells in D&D 5e (and how to handle them) | The DM Lair

Have your D&D players ever cast certain OP spells over and over again as a sort of easy button? In this video, I discuss seven overpowered spells in Dungeons & Dragons and how a dungeon master can handle them. For more videos to help dungeon masters run awesome games, check out the DM Lair on … Continue reading Seven Overpowered Spells in D&D 5e (and how to handle them) | The DM Lair

Tips for Running Large Dungeons with Complex Maps in D&D | The DM Lair

Have you ever been frustrated with running large dungeons in Dungeons & Dragons? Perhaps not sure about the best way to prepare for them? In this video, I'll discuss how I run large dungeons with complex maps in D&D and give some tips for dungeon masters. For more videos to help dungeon masters run awesome … Continue reading Tips for Running Large Dungeons with Complex Maps in D&D | The DM Lair

7 Reasons to Run an Acquisitions Incorporated Style of Game in D&D | The DM Lair

Have you heard of the new Acquisitions Incorporated D&D book, but aren't sure what it can do for your campaign? In this video, I explain seven things running an Acquisitions Inc. style of game can do for your game. And all of them have the potential to make the game decidedly better. For more videos … Continue reading 7 Reasons to Run an Acquisitions Incorporated Style of Game in D&D | The DM Lair

D&D Story: Never Upset a Dragon Turtle – Another Tale About Consequences | The DM Lair

Have your players ever REALLY ticked off an enemy? This is the story of a momma dragon turtle, three eggs, several magic items, and how my D&D players ran afoul of each. The moral of the story? Never upset a dragon turtle! For more videos to help dungeon masters run awesome games, check out the … Continue reading D&D Story: Never Upset a Dragon Turtle – Another Tale About Consequences | The DM Lair

Spells that Break the Dungeon in D&D | The DM Lair

Have your D&D players ever used spells to completely bypass large parts of a dungeon? If so, you know exactly what I mean by spells that break dungeons. In this video, my friend Joe and I talk about several spells that shortcut dungeons in Dungeons & Dragons and what dungeon masters can do about them. … Continue reading Spells that Break the Dungeon in D&D | The DM Lair

Designing Exotic Encounters in D&D | The DM Lair

Does it sometimes seem like encounters in exotic locales fall kind of flat in your D&D game? In this video, I discuss several ways dungeon masters can make exotic encounters more interesting and fun for their Dungeons & Dragons players. For more videos to help dungeon masters run awesome games, check out the DM Lair … Continue reading Designing Exotic Encounters in D&D | The DM Lair