Worldbuilding Recipes

Sojourners, Awake! Wonderful Places Wonderful Places possess the ability for an adventure to expand out of this place. Think of the recipe as an adventure within an adventure in which the players can continuously explore. Ingredients Instructions Name: Mama Leina’s Sweet Meats Keep the name easy to remember if you want the place to beContinue reading “Worldbuilding Recipes”

Building the Young Ones

Hello! I am Jonathan and welcome to Sojourners, Awake. I build young men and women into leaders and storytellers. Sojourn – travel a day together under the sun Two things that children have always done well are Fun and Faith. No matter how old we become, I believe that there is still room and timeContinue reading “Building the Young Ones”

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”

Wake up to Adventure!

If I only have 10 minutes to prepare a game, I spend all of my time developing the Incident. I think that once I start off with a strong incident, the players will generate their own fun and develop the story. From that point, I am simply responding to their actions and a session finishesContinue reading “Wake up to Adventure!”

Playing Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition with a little more risk and a little more reward.

Three ways I negotiate with my players The Lost Mines of Phandelver was the first D&D adventure that I purchased and played. Naturally, I started out as the dungeon master and have continued that path for many other adventures. I started a storytelling podcast called Sojourners, Awake! while keeping up with my children’s homeschool game.Continue reading “Playing Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition with a little more risk and a little more reward.”

Recipe for Adventure Design

Homebrew Adventure for busy gamemasters and homeschool parents   Time is a commodity and I hope to show you a simple adventure design to inspire you to prepare less for your tabletop roleplaying games. If you are a busy gamemaster, or a homeschool parent want to write up an adventure for your children, then enjoyContinue reading “Recipe for Adventure Design”

Getting Unstuck as a Game Master

A common problem between the screen and the game I had to call a tow truck the other day. My car was stuck and I wasn’t going anywhere. It is frustrating to feel helpless, but I’m grateful for the 24/7 service that we have. Also, yesterday, I had a serious case of mental block. IContinue reading “Getting Unstuck as a Game Master”

You have a New Player at the Table!

How to be a good Host as a Dungeon Master A Story to Begin Getting folks together week after week is the reason I keep playing Dungeons and Dragons, and I have this habit of meeting new people and inviting them to my house or online meeting hub for a friendly game and evening ofContinue reading “You have a New Player at the Table!”

Improve your Improvisational Skills as a Dungeon Master

There is plenty of information on how to better prepare for your tabletop roleplaying games, but what about how to better improvise during the session? I have learned a few tips from people who think quickly on their feet and I think these techniques can help you improve your improvisational skills in each of yourContinue reading “Improve your Improvisational Skills as a Dungeon Master”

Recipe for Exploration Encounters in Dungeons and Dragons

Recipe for Crafting Exploration Encounters in Dungeons and Dragons I love to cook, but don’t always keep up with my recipes and the same was true for playing tabletop roleplaying games like Dungeons and Dragons. However, in making my own adventures, week after week, my players leaned upon the edge of their seat waiting inContinue reading “Recipe for Exploration Encounters in Dungeons and Dragons”