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

D&D Collaborative Adventure Creation Live Stream | The DM Lair

Alright folks, we have an awesome live stream planned for tonight! We'll not only be creating a D&D 5e adventure together but also be having a giveaway! (Everyone likes free stuff right?) So, for the adventure creation, I'll go over some basics of adventure creation, but then we'll spend the rest of the stream (generally … Continue reading D&D Collaborative Adventure Creation Live Stream | The DM Lair

This Spell is NOT Ruining D&D 5e | The DM Lair [Video]

There have been some vicious rumors going around about a D&D 5e spell that is supposedly RUINING the game. Now, I've been playing Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition for several years, and I've yet to see a spell ruin the game. So, either we haven't been using this spell, or it's insidiously deceptive. OR, maybe … Continue reading This Spell is NOT Ruining D&D 5e | The DM Lair [Video]

Running Siege Adventures in D&D | the DM Lair [Video]

Ever tried to run a siege in D&D? How about large-scale battles? If so, you may have quickly discovered that the game's rule set simply wasn't designed to accommodate large battles. So how then can dungeon masters run siege adventures for their games? In this video, I discuss how I run siege adventures in my … Continue reading Running Siege Adventures in D&D | the DM Lair [Video]