What I Did Wrong at D&D: February 17th, 2016

I’m trying to back fill all the Shop D&D/What I did wrong articles. So let’s roll back the clock to the middle of February, to the first game I ran on a Wednesday. Thursdays hadn’t been panning out, as my interested player was interested in the type of MTG they played on Thursdays. He was free Wednesdays, I had the day open, so I gave it a shot. We had three players and we never went back to Thursdays. Continue reading “What I Did Wrong at D&D: February 17th, 2016”

These Scattered Isles: Prepping a D&D Campaign Ep. 1: What has Gone Before

As I mentioned last week, we did a bit of playing in These Scattered Isles (TSI). It never really went as I planned, but its still helpful ground to build off of. And it’ll be helpful to designate what we want to save as we go forward…

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What I Did Wrong at D&D: June 15th, 2016

So this week, being week 15 of Shop D&D, some players confronted me, saying they had been reading the blog. (Okay, ATM, they’re probably the only ones reading the blog- other than random bored people from Twitter) It was a weird feeling, that people had read what I had written, that things I used to say “Oh, I wrote about this thing I want to tell you” is now replyed with a “I know, I read it.” Its not a bad odd, but it is an odd. My fledgling popularity does not keep me from making mistakes, however! On to what you came here for! Continue reading “What I Did Wrong at D&D: June 15th, 2016”

These Scattered Isles: Prepping a D&D Campaign Ep. 0: Mission statement

These Scattered Isles (TSI) is a D&D setting we started using early 2015. It was half baked when we jumped into it, made a bit of a splash and, finally, with the group kind of falling apart, I decided to wrap it up. But the world itself was pretty cool and I’d love to run it again. But, one of the big things I knew was I would need to put a lot of work into it. That’s what this is. Continue reading “These Scattered Isles: Prepping a D&D Campaign Ep. 0: Mission statement”

Things I Learned From Actually Reading the PHB Ep 1

So I was reading my Player’s HandBook this morning and realized I had been doing something wrong. Not in a gamebreaking way wrong, but its something that will change how I run exploration encounters and similar in the future.  And when playing with my weekend group, I read some more stuff and realized this could be an article thing. So here we go! Continue reading “Things I Learned From Actually Reading the PHB Ep 1”