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!”

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”

Curing Fear by Having Fun

The best way to avoid failure is simply not to try. Partly true. But I wasn’t satisfied with that answer. I needed something more authentic. Working at a summer camp, I see over 200 kids a week. We hand out beads for certain accomplishments that campers can string together as a memoriam of their timesContinue reading “Curing Fear by Having Fun”

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”

Happy New Year from Jonathan

Welcome Sojourners! Enjoy this end of the year update! I have a few things in production and in planning. As a gamemaster and dad, I always have my kid’s campaign running. While the games are not produced, I still like to post blogs and articles on realization I make while playing D&D with my children.Continue reading “Happy New Year from Jonathan”

Multiple Intelligences and Table Top Role Playing Games

In our family, we homeschool, and you may think of this as the DIY of education. We also play Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition, as that was the game we first learned. By blending learning styles such as Garner’s, along with TTRPGs, here is how I think the game brightens our children’s intelligence. I willContinue reading “Multiple Intelligences and Table Top Role Playing Games”

How to Run Tomb of Annhilation for Children

How to Run Tomb of Annihilation Dungeons and Dragons Adventure for Children Introduction Tomb of Annihilation is so difficult, quite often in the adventure, the text suggests on how to include new characters in the most likely case that one or more characters die. This is especially true in the end adventure, within Acerak’s tomb.Continue reading “How to Run Tomb of Annhilation for Children”

The Theme for the Game is…Why themes deepen the meaning of your roleplaying games

A theme is a literary tool used to convey to the reader the deeper meaning of the story beyond just the story told. In classical music, the musicians play the theme as a memorable piece right at the beginning of the song in order to establish the overall idea of the piece of music. InContinue reading “The Theme for the Game is…Why themes deepen the meaning of your roleplaying games”

Team Building and Storytelling with Dungeons and Dragons – a dungeon master challenge

Dungeons and Dragons is a Team Game of Collaborative Storytelling I encountered this question on @twitter the other day and wanted to write my response. In my opinion, challenge ratings in ttrpgs have nothing to do with the monster, but rather the play styles of those at the table. First of all, great follow upContinue reading “Team Building and Storytelling with Dungeons and Dragons – a dungeon master challenge”