Monthly Archives: February 2017

How to Dungeon Master, 3: Attributes and the D20

In the early editions of D&D monsters and characters had very different attributes, and you referenced scads of tables to figure out how they affected your chances of succeeding at various actions. My friend Jonathan Tweet changed all that. He … Continue reading

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How to Dungeon Master, 2: Trappings

Since the advent of Dungeons & Dragons, there have been scads of roleplaying games exploring other genres than heroic fantasy. A few have gained serious popularity, like Call of Cthulhu, a horror roleplaying game set in the worlds of writer H.P. … Continue reading

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How to Dungeon Master, 1: Objective

I started running a Dungeons & Dragons campaign for my nephews and a few of their friends about a year ago, and news of the game spread locally. A few adults have expressed interest in learning to be Dungeon Masters. I will … Continue reading

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