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!”

Listen to Actual Play and Storytelling Podcasts

Last week, I was at a birthday party. Naturally, I brought up Dungeons and Dragons as a topic. Someone there understood the reference, but then asked me “but how do you play?” Nowadays, we understand tabletop roleplaying games through references from our favorite streaming shows. But less of us know HOW the game is actuallyContinue reading “Listen to Actual Play and Storytelling Podcasts”

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”

How to Improve your Worldbuilding

Definition of Verisimilitude Check out the word verisimilitude! In fact, to improve your storytelling, you should study literary terms regularly and you’ll be surprised how often you already use them in your Dungeons and Dragons games. Verisimilitude means “it appears real.” When playing games and telling stories, if you keep your fantasy world consistent, thenContinue reading “How to Improve your Worldbuilding”

Dungeon Masters and Burnout

Creativity in our life can become stifled for many reasons. I do believe that sometimes professional collaboration is exactly what you need. If you are a dungeon master who feels like your adventure campaign is going nowhere, then please contact me for my Dungeon Master Guidance Course. I provide one to one guidance and opportunitiesContinue reading “Dungeon Masters and Burnout”

Player Dynamics for Dungeons & Dragons

Hello from the Forever DM! I could say that, but as of now, I am a player AND a dungeon master, a rare breed, indeed. If you are interested in following along, we are playing through Rime of the Frostmaiden. The reason we love our projects, artwork, gardens and D&D games is directly related toContinue reading “Player Dynamics for Dungeons & 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”

Asking Great Questions

I started off by asking the player’s “what do you do?” I got a lot of blank stares. I figured that I wasn’t doing a good enough job setting the scene for them to make any informed decision. So I increased my descriptions, but then got interrupted by players stating their actions, probably just toContinue reading “Asking Great Questions”

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.”