D&D Story: When You Anger the BBEG | The DM Lair [video]

In this D&D story time video, I tell the tale of how my players angered the Big Bad of the campaign and what happened as a result. The morale of this Dungeons & Dragons story? Don't upset the BBEG! For more videos to help dungeon masters run awesome games, check out the DM Lair on … Continue reading D&D Story: When You Anger the BBEG | The DM Lair

How to Run a Session Zero in D&D | The DM Lair [video]

In this video, I discuss how I run a session zero for my D&D games. I've found that running a session zero is extremely important to make sure that the dungeons masters and players are on the same page for their Dungeons & Dragons game, helping to prime their game for success. For more videos … Continue reading How to Run a Session Zero in D&D | The DM Lair

D&D Story: My Players Tricked an Ogre | The DM Lair [video]

In this D&D story, I tell about the time my players tricked an ogre in one of my Dungeons & Dragons games. And, of course, we'll discuss some dungeon master tips and advice that can be gleaned from the tale. For more videos to help dungeon masters run awesome games, check out the DM Lair … Continue reading D&D Story: My Players Tricked an Ogre | The DM Lair

The Miraculous Resurrection – My Deus Ex Machina Story | The DM Lair [video]

I think every dungeon master has been there at least once in their Dungeons & Dragons games: that Deus Ex Machina moment. Something has gone horribly wrong in the game, and the DM knows they can fix it with but a word. However, should they? This is the story of my own personal Deus Ex … Continue reading The Miraculous Resurrection – My Deus Ex Machina Story | The DM Lair

Let’s Get Rid of Alignment in D&D | The DM Lair [video]

Do we even really need the alignment system anymore in Dungeons & Dragons? What would happen if we got rid of it? Would we even notice? In this video, I discuss the benefits and drawbacks of the alignment system in D&D and explain how I use alignment in my games. For more videos to help … Continue reading Let’s Get Rid of Alignment in D&D | The DM Lair

Not Everything Is Combat! D&D Encounter Building | The DM Lair [video]

Have you ever played a D&D game that was just combat after combat after combat? While that style of play may suit some players, for many it can get old fast. Indeed, a critical component of Dungeons & Dragons encounter building for any Dungeon Master is providing a variety of encounter types that will appeal … Continue reading Not Everything Is Combat! D&D Encounter Building | The DM Lair

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