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Tips to help out a new DM/GM trying to run D&D Next Encounters Season.

Help a new Dungeon Master/Game Master run her first games with tips & tricks you wish you'd known when you first started out. Add to that the difficulty level of learning a new system, D&D Next at the same time. [more inside]
posted by wwax on Jul 22, 2014 - 9 answers

If you're playing in my D&D campaign, please don't read this

I will be DMing a D&D campaign for the first time ever and I'm looking for some help/guidance on making this as enjoyable as possible for my players, mostly in terms of creating scenarios and encounters that are best resolved without combat. [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl on Jan 7, 2014 - 40 answers

Elves. In. Spaaace.

My D&D 3.5 campaign is going to space! Help it get there. [more inside]
posted by griphus on Dec 2, 2013 - 9 answers

Mordernkainen's Eleven

My D&D 3.5 campaign is going to have a heist coming up and I'm in a bit over my head. If anyone has good reference materials, interesting mechanics and just anything else to make this be both fun and workable, it would help a lot. [more inside]
posted by griphus on Oct 14, 2013 - 15 answers

What do I need to get my son started playing Dungeons and Dragons?

My son (11) has expressed an interest in playing Dungeons and Dragons. I would like to help him but I know nothing about the game and Amazon reviews of the basic starter set confuse things even further. What exactly does he need in order to start playing? [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Sep 27, 2013 - 20 answers

New DM needs help running his first one-shot D&D/Pathfinder session.

Calling all Dungeon Masters! Help a clueless new DM run a one-shot Pathfinder session. I have a series of questions inside about basic story-pacing, motivating player action, and game creation. [more inside]
posted by kingjoeshmoe on Jun 21, 2013 - 14 answers

Good D&D/Pathfinder module for an all-dwarven party?

Can someone suggest a module or series of modules that is designed for, or could be adapted to, an all-dwarf party? (Other than An Unexpected Journey! But that sort of party, yes.) 3.5/Pathfinder preferred but can adapt. [more inside]
posted by The otter lady on Jan 28, 2013 - 3 answers

Tips on tabletop RP mastering.

Game masters, dungeon masters, et. al. - lend me your wisdom and experience in constructing a cohesive and dynamic campaign storyline. [more inside]
posted by griphus on Sep 24, 2012 - 15 answers

Help me play Gamma World!

Have you played the new Gamma World? How was it? [more inside]
posted by Avenger50 on May 11, 2011 - 5 answers

Cool storylines involving Eberron's industries/politics/economic disparities?

Eberron veterans! Help a DM (new to Eberron, not to DMing) out. I'm looking for intriguing plot hooks that specifically exploit two of the setting's distinctive characteristics: the treatment of magic as everyday technology, and the huge rich/poor gap (i.e., the extent to which the dragonmarked houses dominate). Share your stories, unused campaign hooks, or idle musings. Our preferred focus is role-playing, not roll-playing. [more inside]
posted by AugieAugustus on Feb 3, 2011 - 5 answers

It turns out I had unexplored realms of geekiness.

I'm going to be running my first RPG and I need tips. [more inside]
posted by Navelgazer on Apr 10, 2010 - 21 answers

Share your favorite Dungeons & Dragons campaigns.

What was your best D&D experience? [more inside]
posted by Flying Saucer on Apr 8, 2010 - 35 answers

Should I run a one-off D&D game for a party with (adult) non-players?

Any suggestions for one-off D&D game for newbies? [more inside]
posted by mark7570 on Dec 3, 2009 - 16 answers

One-Night Dungeon

I need a good idea for a one-night D&D game! [more inside]
posted by The otter lady on Nov 18, 2009 - 20 answers

How do I extensively, safely mod D&D?

I am attempting to create a new D&D-based RPG, using a lot of non-standard races and rules. Help? [more inside]
posted by neewom on Jul 18, 2009 - 18 answers

Baby shower gift for D&D player?

Help! Clueless dorks need to come up with a baby shower gift for our Dungeon Master. [more inside]
posted by seasparrow on May 7, 2009 - 13 answers

I need help finding a really nice set of dice for playing D&D

D&DFilter: I want to buy my girlfriend a very nice set of dice for her to use when she plays D&D. But I don't know what kinds of dice she needs, nor do I know what separates nice dice from very nice dice. [more inside]
posted by paulus andronicus on Nov 26, 2007 - 31 answers

Are there any really interesting web sites that discuss the video game Neverwinter Nights?

Are there any really interesting web sites that discuss the video game Neverwinter Nights? (Ideally, Neverwinter Nights 2.) [more inside]
posted by chunking express on Aug 27, 2007 - 10 answers

Help me find tools to organize and run an online pnp RPG game.

I am interested in setting up a D&D game with old friends using the magic of the internet, what tools do I need? [more inside]
posted by absalom on Aug 26, 2007 - 7 answers

I bet chicks always roll Windlings, don't they?

I have been invited to participate in an EarthDawn campaign. I know nothing about "pen and paper" RPGs. What advice can you give me? [more inside]
posted by ArsncHeart on Jun 7, 2007 - 9 answers

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