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

Interview with a Wizard – 12 Spellcasting Tips for Dungeons & Dragons | The DM Lair [video]

Recently I sat down with a level 20 wizard to see what D&D spellcasting tips he could share with me and my fellow dungeon masters. It turns out that much of the spellcasting advice he shared would be useful for both DMs and players of Dungeons & Dragons. The result of our interview was a … Continue reading Interview with a Wizard – 12 Spellcasting Tips for Dungeons & Dragons | The DM Lair

D&D Adventure Creation Live Stream Tonight! | The DM Lair [video]

Hey folks! Tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern on my YouTube channel, the DM Lair, we'll be having a collaborative adventure creation live stream. We do these things roughly every two weeks on Friday night, and they are a blast. You should totally stop on by and help us create an awesome adventure together! We're currently … Continue reading D&D Adventure Creation Live Stream Tonight! | The DM Lair

Building D&D Encounters: Difficulty & Challenge Rating | the DM Lair [video]

Let's face it, there's nothing sexy about math in D&D -- unless it's adding up 10d6 sneak attack damage from a critical hit. However, calculating the difficulty of an encounter for your players is a skill set that all DMs need. A slew of easy encounters or incredibly hard ones will get super old super … Continue reading Building D&D Encounters: Difficulty & Challenge Rating | the DM Lair

Creating Awesome NPC Dialogue on the Fly in D&D | the DM Lair [video]

Most dungeon masters are not actors or theater majors. So what can they do to improve the dialogue of the NPCs in their D&D games? More importantly, what can a DM do to get better at speaking in character for an NPC on the fly in Dungeons & Dragons? In this video, I discuss several … Continue reading Creating Awesome NPC Dialogue on the Fly in D&D | the DM Lair

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