Running Chase Scenes – Simple, Easy-to-Use Rules | The DM Lair [video]

So, there's nothing wrong per se with the rules in the Dungeon Master Guide about running chases in D&D. However, they are rather complicated. And the deal with complicated rules for chases is that since chases don't happen so often in Dungeons & Dragons, when you do have one, you have to dig out the … Continue reading Running Chase Scenes – Simple, Easy-to-Use Rules | The DM Lair

My First TPK in D&D | The DM Lair [video]

Have your D&D players ever been heading straight toward a total party kill (TPK), and you saw it coming? Did you, as the dungeon master, drop them hints to help them avoid it? Did you intervene? Or did you let the course of events play themselves out no matter what the final result? In this … Continue reading My First TPK in D&D | The DM Lair

How to Create a D&D 5e Character Sheet from Scratch | The DM Lair [video]

Creating a character is probably one of the most complex parts of Dungeons & Dragons. In this video, the Barbarian walks us through how he does character creation in D&D 5th edition. (And if the Barbarian can do it, everyone can do it.) For more videos to help dungeon masters run awesome games, check out … Continue reading How to Create a D&D 5e Character Sheet from Scratch | The DM Lair

Tonight we’re going to finish it. (I swear!) | The DM Lair [video]

Tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern US time on my YouTube channel, The DM Lair, we'll be going to finish up the D&D 5e adventure we've been working on, the Beholden Temple. Finally... (And this time I swear we'll actually finish it!) For more videos to help dungeon masters run awesome games, check out the DM … Continue reading Tonight we’re going to finish it. (I swear!) | The DM Lair

My D&D Players Took a Long Rest in the Middle of the Dungeon | The DM Lair [video]

I suspect all dungeon masters have been there. Your D&D players are in the middle of clearing out a dungeon, and then they decide they want to take a long rest. Now, as DMs we know that if we allow the players to take long rests however often they want, the game will lose much … Continue reading My D&D Players Took a Long Rest in the Middle of the Dungeon | The DM Lair

Help! My Players Get Distracted by Everything – The DM Lair [video]

Do your D&D players get distracted by everything? Do you find it hard to keep them focused on the main adventure? To a certain extent, it's normal for Dungeons & Dragons players to chase butterflies or loot everything that's not nailed down…from time to time. However, if it's a constant habit, there are things a … Continue reading Help! My Players Get Distracted by Everything – The DM Lair

Live Dungeon Master Q&A Tonight! | The DM Lair

Tonight on my YouTube channel, the DM Lair, I'll be hosting a live DM Q&A session at 8 p.m. Eastern US time. This is how it works: you show up with DM or D&D questions. I give the best answers I can, or your money back. Guaranteed! Anyway, come hang out with us on this … Continue reading Live Dungeon Master Q&A Tonight! | The DM Lair

Don’t Taunt the Dungeon Master: A Story About Character Death in D&D | The DM Lair [video]

What would you do if your D&D players said you, the dungeon master, didn't have the courage to kill them? What if they taunted you, even dared you to try? Would you exercise restraint? Or lay into them? This is the story of a time a player challenged me to kill the party. Along the … Continue reading Don’t Taunt the Dungeon Master: A Story About Character Death in D&D | The DM Lair

Not Another Lame Thank You Video (I Promise) | The DM Lair [video]

In my latest video, I take a moment to thank everyone for subscribing and supporting my YouTube channel. YOU ALL ROCK! And to all the haters out there… Well, there's a special message in this video for you, too. For more videos to help dungeon masters run awesome games, check out the DM Lair on … Continue reading Not Another Lame Thank You Video (I Promise) | The DM Lair