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”

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”

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”

Dealing with Imposter Syndrome as a Dungeon Master

Imposter syndrome can be described as doubting one’s self. I have heard many artists and professionals dealing with this phenomenon, including many game masters who sit behind the screen and wonder if they are doing their best, or even if they are worth the game. In this blog, I have a few ideas to addressContinue reading “Dealing with Imposter Syndrome as a Dungeon Master”

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”

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”

Lifetimes of Fun

We made the decision to homeschool back in 2017, simultaneously the same year we started playing Dungeons and Dragons. Believe it or not, I had never really heard of the game except for a few whispers back in the 80s between the evils of Halloween and video games. Much to my surprise, Dungeons and Dragons,Continue reading “Lifetimes of Fun”