Game Mastering

Game Mastering

10 tips to become a confident tTRPG game master

Becoming a confident TTRPG game master is a journey filled with A LOT of trial and error. Don’t beat yourself up.   ...

Table Tools

What Are Stars and Wishes? A Guide to TTRPG Session Feedback for the Anxious GM

Every game master wants to do their best and knows their table enjoys their efforts for the game.   But with feedback, it...

Session PrepTable Tools

Dungeon Master Checklist: 6 Things the Pros Do After Finishing a TTRPG Game Session

So you just finished running three, four, maybe more hours of D&D or Vampire: the Masquerade or Monster of the Week. Whatever it...

Game BusinessGame Mastering

How to Receive criticism as a game master

As a Game Master (GM) or Dungeon Master (DM), you’re bound to receive criticism from your players at some point. And that’s okay!...

Game EducationGame Mastering

How Game Masters Can Avoid Burnout

Being a Game Master (GM) can be a rewarding experience—but it can also be incredibly exhausting.  You spend hours prepping for every session, developing creative...

Game Mastering

The Art of Pacing: Using Up and Down Beats

As a Dungeon Master, an essential function of your responsibilities include maintaining an engaging pacing. Moment by moment, the players travel through a...

Game BusinessGame Mastering

Should Professional Dungeon Masters Charge Money for Session Zero?

So today, I want to talk about why you should charge for Session Zero—and how you can get hesitant players on board.  ...

Character BuildingGame EducationGame Mastering

Ancestry and Culture: A D&D 5E Alternative to Race

Even though Race means something different in D&D than it does in real life, you can probably imagine why it can be seen...

Character BuildingTable Tools

How to Fill Out a Dungeons and Dragons 5E Character Sheet

In this post, I will guide you through filling out your first player character sheet. You can watch the video and/or follow the...

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