Interview Time!

Interviews are the best way to eavesdrop on two friends talking! I kid, but I think this is why we like listening so much, because it feels good to hear people enjoying each other’s company. This interview covers homeschooling, dungeons and dragons, being a father and raising children. I’m sure you will enjoy it asContinue reading “Interview Time!”

Encounter Building in Dungeons and Dragons

Quite simply, a game master can prepare no encounters until the players first have a goal. Before designing your encounters, review the goal of the players and their characters. Then your encounters will mean volumes to the players and their characters. Scene – upon the ocean with shore in sight Goal – to reach theContinue reading “Encounter Building in Dungeons and Dragons”

Dungeons and Dragons as a Homeschooling Supplement and Enrichment

In this age of Do It Yourself, people are diving into gardening, starting businesses, and learning an instrument. The “DIY” culture helps a community grow in its knowledge. The RV community is another good example. Homeschooling is the mother of all DIY projects. Now, more than ever, parents are looking to homeschool their children, byContinue reading “Dungeons and Dragons as a Homeschooling Supplement and Enrichment”

Enriching your life and your games with a Growth Mindset.

There are many reasons TTRPGs like Dungeons and Dragons have been lauded for their ability to simultaneously grant us fun and growth. Part of that reason, I think, involves all of the tenets in the the book Mindset by Carol Dweck. In the book, the author explores tons of research involving human motivation and success.Continue reading “Enriching your life and your games with a Growth Mindset.”

Make a List

Today, we have so many apps and tools available at our fingertips. How far away is your smart phone from you right now? Maybe on the table, a docking station, or upstairs on your bed, or possibly in your hand at this very moment. Have you ever seen someone tie a string around their finger?Continue reading “Make a List”

Developing Tabletop Teamwork for Players

While back in nursing school, I remember the long nights of studying, the groupwork projects and of course clinicals. It can take a lot of steam to keep track of everything there is to learn before you pass your NCLEX. So, naturally, great educators of the bygone days developed simple yet, effective models to helpContinue reading “Developing Tabletop Teamwork for Players”

An easy to use method for storytelling.

I believe that everyone of us is a storyteller. You don’t have to speak of elves and dwarves or aliens from a far realm to convey a human experience using your words to another fellow human. Every time you make an attempt to persuade someone, you are crafting a story. Every time you rationalize anContinue reading “An easy to use method for storytelling.”

Running Deities in the roleplaying game Dungeons and Dragons

The sojourners arrive at the monolith after harrowing travel through the wilds. Upon their arrival, a bright light shines from the stone and they hear a booming voice greet them, “you have sojourned far to find me, now that you are here, what do you want?” They have finally reached the lost shrine of Torm,Continue reading “Running Deities in the roleplaying game Dungeons and Dragons”