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To Grid or Not To Grid..
Dec28

To Grid or Not To Grid..

For those of you with me who started playing D&D after 3.5, playing without a grid seems almost impossible. I remember the first time that I tried DM’ing without using a gridmap and mini’s; I was very nervous and unsure how the whole session would turn out. About halfway through I caved and begged forgiveness from my players as I dug out the grid and asked them to find their mini’s. It’s ok to have failures...

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Keeping Up the Pace
Dec30

Keeping Up the Pace

Pacing during a tabletop session can be one of the hardest things to maintain. I hope with some of my suggestions below that you’ll be able to keep your games moving smoothly. Before You Play The keys to keeping pace as a DM is knowledge and organization. Read everything you can get your hands on; the Basic Rules and DM Rules free PDFs are a great start. Participate in the online communities and don’t be afraid to ask...

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