Dungeon Master Advice

Dungeon Master Advice is the place to go for all of your Table Top needs! Whether you are a player or new Dungeon Master, there is a wealth of information here for you to consume and use in your own sessions!

How to Become a Stronger Role Player in Any Table Top RPG

Today we’ll be teaching you how to become a stronger role player in any table-top RPG! Dungeons & Dragons, or any table top role playing game, is an immense amount of fun! Being able to shelf yourself in exchange for a hero that uses might and magic to overcome incredible odds is wonderful. While the base game and all of its mechanics, dice rolling, and tactical thinking add so much to t...[Read More]

Pro Tip: Naming NPCs in Dungeons & Dragons

I absolutely love Dungeons & Dragons, and as a Dungeon Master, I often spend an unhealthy amount of time crafting worlds of might and magic for dear friends to experience. However, there’s one aspect that kills my soul and that is the dreaded task of naming NPCs. As a Dungeon Master, I tend to focus on the atmosphere, a handful of major characters, and unique dungeons. My weakness is the...[Read More]

Five Ways To Convert Your Normal Friend Into Playing Dungeons And Dragons!

Five Ways To Convert Your Normal Friend Into Playing Dungeons And Dragons! Do you love Dungeons and Dragons with the passion of ten thousand suns and want to share it with the world? Have you ever tried to convince a friend who has never played into a session? Even with geeks who actively want to play, it can be daunting to properly introduce them to table top RPGs. Think about when you first play...[Read More]

5 Ways To Darken The Setting Of Your Dungeons and Dragons Adventure

5 Ways To Darken The Setting Of Your Dungeons and Dragons Adventure My friends, I must admit something to you: I crave stories of horror that often leaves the heroes in a world with little hope and every victory comes at such a high cost. I’m not sure whether it was stumbling upon H.P. Lovecraft, my love for My Chemical Romance, or just deep seeded issues I have yet to sort out but I need to...[Read More]

Give Your D&D Characters Flaws

Give Your D&D Characters Flaws Are you a player or Dungeon Master and despite your best efforts you just can not get your dungeons and dragons character to stand out above the others in terms of background or personality? Darth Mexican is here to help! I have been a Dungeon Master since 2008 and constantly am writing up adventures for friends to enjoy. In my time as a DM, I have found that the...[Read More]

Thinking Outside the D&D Box

Thinking Outside the D&D Box The ground shook as it split in two. The growing chasm pried apart in a wicked grin splitting the group apart…making way for the Abomination resting beneath. Taldan the wizard stumbled, nearly falling to the ground as a large tendril rose from the split in the earth seeking purchase. Taldan’s eyes narrowed as he gripped his staff, his whitening knuckles betraying h...[Read More]

How to make your Female NPCs more realistic in Dungeons and Dragons!

How to make your Female NPCs more realistic in Dungeons and Dragons! I was unaware that this was really an issue in D&D, however it has been brought to my attention that as D&D is still primarily popular with men that sometimes it can be difficult to create authentic female characters. Without realizing, I created several female NPCs who had large parts to play in my campaign and analysing...[Read More]

How to Play D&D 5E: Character Creation

How to Play D&D 5E: Character Creation Ever taken a look at Dungeons and Dragons and thought: “That looks like a ton of fun but super confusing.”? Well you are not alone! I, Darth Mexican, also went through the same thing in 2008 when I wanted to get into Dungeons and Dragons but had absolutely no idea how to break into it! The rules were confusing, the idea of improving wrecked me...[Read More]

Dungeons and Dragons Roleplaying: Physical Treasure!

Dungeons and Dragons Roleplaying: Physical Treasure! Sometimes it can be tricky playing D&D on a budget. Minifigures can be expensive, along with scenery, maps and more. But there is another way to add a little roleplaying magic to your game without you spending too much gold. Physical treasure to hand over the table is a great way keep the role play interactive. For some players, speaking and...[Read More]

Top Tips For Players New to Dungeons and Dragons

Top Tips For Players New to Dungeons and Dragons So, you’ve decided to join the world of Dungeons and Dragons. In this immersive and sometimes threatening world, it’s important that you keep your quiver full of arrows, companions close by and your player handbook safe. However, if perhaps you’ve already lost your head, or your gold, then fear not! Read on, and take note of these ...[Read More]

D&D: Playing With Female Gamers

D&D: Playing With Female Gamers Female gamers! Once upon a time even mention of girls and gaming in the same sentence was as fictitious as quick and DMV. However, those days are in the past and gaming has become far more widely accepted by the masses and now girls who love to game can shout about their passions at the top of their lungs and be accepted by all gamers. Granted, there are still a...[Read More]

Get Your D&D Campaign Past The First Session

Get Your D&D Campaign Past The First Session Dungeons and Dragons is an incredible experience that often leads to new friendships and unforgettable memories. However, as a new Dungeon Master, it can be rough to group a new group of friends to buy into your campaign and want to play for more than a single session. I’ve played D&D for years, ran multiple campaigns to a complete finish ...[Read More]

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