20 D&D Gift Ideas for 2019 | The DM Lair

What D&D gifts are you planning to get for that special someone? (Or better yet, what gifts are you hoping they'll get for you?) In this video, I go over 20 Dungeons & Dragons gift ideas for both players and dungeon masters. For more videos to help dungeon masters run awesome games, check out the … Continue reading 20 D&D Gift Ideas for 2019 | The DM Lair

D&D Story: Gary the Intern Runs Amok in Adventurers League | The DM Lair

How much trouble could a small, harmless kobold really get himself into? In this video, I tell the story of all the problems Gary the Intern caused in my very first D&D Adventurers League game, and how I'm surprised they allowed me back. For more videos to help dungeon masters run awesome games, check out … Continue reading D&D Story: Gary the Intern Runs Amok in Adventurers League | The DM Lair

D&D Story: Soloing a Dungeon with a Deception Check | The DM Lair

What would you say to being able to completely overcome an entire dungeon in D&D with just a clever story and a few Deception checks? In this video, I tell the story of a time one of my Dungeons & Dragons players did just that. For more videos to help dungeon masters run awesome games, … Continue reading D&D Story: Soloing a Dungeon with a Deception Check | The DM Lair

How to Create a Roguish Archetype | Resource for Fifth Edition DMs (plus a NEW Roguish Archetype Option)

For a long time now, this has been my most popular article. Recently, I got off my lazy butt and finally decided to create a PDF for this. You can get it on my Patreon. That way, you can download it and read it on your own time. Design Notes Here is the thought process … Continue reading How to Create a Roguish Archetype | Resource for Fifth Edition DMs (plus a NEW Roguish Archetype Option)

Metagaming in D&D – Is It Cheating? | The DM Lair

Are all forms of metagaming in D&D bad? Is it cheating? In this video, I discuss what metagaming is, two basic types of metagaming, whether or not it's always bad, and what a dungeon master can do about it. For more videos to help dungeon masters run awesome games, check out the DM Lair on … Continue reading Metagaming in D&D – Is It Cheating? | The DM Lair

Seven Overpowered Spells in D&D 5e (and how to handle them) | The DM Lair

Have your D&D players ever cast certain OP spells over and over again as a sort of easy button? In this video, I discuss seven overpowered spells in Dungeons & Dragons and how a dungeon master can handle them. For more videos to help dungeon masters run awesome games, check out the DM Lair on … Continue reading Seven Overpowered Spells in D&D 5e (and how to handle them) | The DM Lair

Tips for Running Large Dungeons with Complex Maps in D&D | The DM Lair

Have you ever been frustrated with running large dungeons in Dungeons & Dragons? Perhaps not sure about the best way to prepare for them? In this video, I'll discuss how I run large dungeons with complex maps in D&D and give some tips for dungeon masters. For more videos to help dungeon masters run awesome … Continue reading Tips for Running Large Dungeons with Complex Maps in D&D | The DM Lair

7 Reasons to Run an Acquisitions Incorporated Style of Game in D&D | The DM Lair

Have you heard of the new Acquisitions Incorporated D&D book, but aren't sure what it can do for your campaign? In this video, I explain seven things running an Acquisitions Inc. style of game can do for your game. And all of them have the potential to make the game decidedly better. For more videos … Continue reading 7 Reasons to Run an Acquisitions Incorporated Style of Game in D&D | The DM Lair

D&D Story: Never Upset a Dragon Turtle – Another Tale About Consequences | The DM Lair

Have your players ever REALLY ticked off an enemy? This is the story of a momma dragon turtle, three eggs, several magic items, and how my D&D players ran afoul of each. The moral of the story? Never upset a dragon turtle! For more videos to help dungeon masters run awesome games, check out the … Continue reading D&D Story: Never Upset a Dragon Turtle – Another Tale About Consequences | The DM Lair