What I did Wrong at D&D: Family Edition Ep 6

I used to be a lot better at getting these out every week. Maybe my non-family games were more intense, maybe I was less of a lazy bum. Maybe I’ve just learned enough about DMing that I don’t have anything interesting to report.

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What I Did Wrong at D&D: Family Edition Ep 5

It’s interesting, writing these summaries of games previous, when half of my party reads them. I’ve had it happen before, but those games weren’t as involved with plots and stuff. So I have to talk about what happened, without actually giving away future plans and stuff. Continue reading “What I Did Wrong at D&D: Family Edition Ep 5”

What I Did Wrong at D&D, Family Edition: Ep 3

This is a special 2 week rendition report. I failed to write last week, not that I had much to report on. It was a mediocre session. I could have done better, but not by much. The more recent game was better. So we’ll be talking more about what we did right for that, maybe. But let’s get into it, yeah? Continue reading “What I Did Wrong at D&D, Family Edition: Ep 3”

What I Did Wrong at D&D, Family Edition: Ep2

I was maybe 80% prepared for D&D this week, as opposed to the 65% I was the week before. We’re slowly picking up the pace. Eventually, we’ll be in the territory that most of SKT is, with the party just moving from place to place and the DM having to read the descriptions and run the encounters as they reach them. But we’re not there quite yet, so I can keep preparing and getting better. Continue reading “What I Did Wrong at D&D, Family Edition: Ep2”

What I did wrong at D&D: Family Edition Ep 1

As part of one of those “family bonding” things, I was asked to run a game of D&D for my family. Since I’m a sucker for attention and love a game of D&D, no matter what side of the screen I’m on, I agreed to do the DMing. And, since I’m in noway perfect, I made mistakes. Welcome back to WidWad: What I Did Wrong at D&D (Family Edition). Continue reading “What I did wrong at D&D: Family Edition Ep 1”

Gothregel Primer: My thoughts on my open world, wilderness exploration game

Just about four weeks ago, I put out a call on my Facebook, wondering if people would be interested in an open table, wilderness exploration adventure. It received a fairly decent response, so I began my research, and started figuring out what I’d want in such an adventure. It turns out, unsurprisingly, that I signed myself up for a lot of work.  Continue reading “Gothregel Primer: My thoughts on my open world, wilderness exploration game”

A quick rating of the other 5e manuals

So, after not a whole lot of careful consideration, we have a 10 point review metric set up for RPG manuals! Huzzah! So we might as well throw some numbers at things! You know that big analysis I did for Vog’s Guide to Monsters? That’s not what’s going on here! We have 4 books to cover in one article, so we need to hop straight in! Continue reading “A quick rating of the other 5e manuals”

Daily D&D Ramble: Escalating Wild Encounters?

While I have yet to catch up on any sleep deprivation, I was able to safely return to my home in ND, with my beautiful 2 screens of multitaskedness. So in therory, I should be able to get more, better work accomplished. Instead, I’ll probably play Minecrtaft and watch anime, but we can hope!

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Daily D&D Ramble: Tanks for the Memories

(If something hasn’t used that punchline before, the world has failed me.) This article is starting to be written at 2am, so take that as you will. I spent my last night in Colorado introducing my family to one of my favorite anime, Girls Und Panzer. It is, as you may have gathered, about tank fighting. And, since the only other thing I did today worth trying to shove into an article is hanging some doors, lets talk about some tanks! Continue reading “Daily D&D Ramble: Tanks for the Memories”