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Legends of Omeria Unboxing Video

After several delays, we are delighted to share with you an unboxing video of the first proof for the Legends of Omeria Starter Set! We want to thank everyone for your patience during this process. Some of the challenges we have faced include unexpected shortages caused by COVID-19 and a decision to change manufacturers in […]

Boss Monsters – How to Create One in 10 Minutes or Less

Are your players about to go toe-to-toe with a big boss monster, but you lack stats for it? No worries! This article shows you how to create an on-the-fly boss monster in just 10 minutes or less. That way, you ensure the players have the fight of their lives without realizing that you’re sneaky AF. […]

Latin American Monsters | A Quick Chat with Jason of Legendary Games

Today, we are speaking with Jason Nelson, CEO of Legendary Games, about his most recent Kickstarter Boricubos: Latin American Monsters and Adventures! DMDAVE TEAM: Good morning, Jason, it’s awesome to see another amazing Kickstarter project from Legendary Games. We were big fans of your last Kickstarter project, the Asian Monsters bestiary. What made you go […]

Skill Challenges in Fifth Edition

This article introduces the concept of skill challenges and how to use them in Fifth Edition. What are skill challenges? While perusing the Kobold Press adventure Courts of the Shadow Fey, I came across a unique set of rules I’d never considered: skill challenges. According to the sidebar, “A skill challenge simulates an attempt to […]

How to Play Dungeons & Dragons

So you want to learn how to play Dungeons & Dragons, right? Now, more than ever Dungeons & Dragons and other tabletop roleplaying like it are making a massive comeback. In fact, there are currently an estimated 13.7 million Dungeons & Dragons players in the world. But as a new player, where do you start? And […]

How to Create Puzzles for Fifth Edition | A New How-to Guide for 5e GMs

Fifth Edition has a lot of cool elements to it that GMs can use: combat, exploration, and, of course, plenty of role play. These are often considered the four pillars of a tabletop RPG. However, I believe that there is a fourth that’s just as important: problem solving and critical thinking. And it is arguably […]

How to Run a Fifth Edition Horror Campaign | Behind the Screen (BroadSword Preview)

This is a preview for BroadSword Monthly #2. Horror is one of the many types of settings available to gamemasters to run in Fifth Edition. But how can horror work in a world where epic heroes swing legendary magic swords,  dodge arrows, and walk off near-fatal wounds after a full night’s rest? This article dives […]

How to Create Epic Encounters | New Resource for GMs (BroadSword Preview)

How to Create Epic Monster Encounters The monster hunters discover what’s doing all the killing. They confront the creature, fight it, and… it dies in two rounds. Lame. The Difficulty XP per Character table would list as “Deadly.” But they breeze right through it with hardly scratch! What’s up with that? Now your players are […]

How to Get Your Players to Engage | Behind the Screen with DMDave

Cell phones, laptops, and off-color jokes, oh my! Anyone that’s been a GM before–no matter how good you are–probably knows that getting players to engage is one of the toughest parts of being a game master. Even I sometimes fail to impress, watching my sessions devolve into total chaos. So how do you get your […]

How to Make a Dungeon in 30-Minutes or Less | DM’s Workshop

Hey hey! Happy Saturday, folks! Saturday is my Saturday campaign. I’ve already done some planning for it (in the last edition of this series) but I thought I might expand a little on the Leilon setting. Also, I wasn’t crazy about the organization of that last article, so I thought I might clean things up […]

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