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Roll Initiative! How to Set-up a D&D Adventurers League at Your FLGS
Jun24

Roll Initiative! How to Set-up a D&D Adventurers League at Your FLGS

There is a magic that comes with the hobby we all know and love. Sometimes you can put a finger on just why, and sometimes you can’t. One thing is clear, it’s the community and group setting that helps make that magic happen. Where better to capture that community than your Friendly Local Game Store? It is here that we dice-chuckers congregate to gather our supplies and share in the many games that flow through their...

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Tips to Help Shop Owners Welcome New Players to Organized Play
Feb11

Tips to Help Shop Owners Welcome New Players to Organized Play

This is the 4th and final in a series written from the perspective of a brand new D&D player. The articles are written with tips and thoughts for DMs, organizers, and shop owners who hope to welcome more new players like me to the fun of D&D Organized Play. Previous posts focused on organizers or DMs  so today our attention goes to store owners. Week after week our D&D Adventures League group use the space provided by our...

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Tips to Help DMs Welcome New Players to Organized Play
Feb04

Tips to Help DMs Welcome New Players to Organized Play

This is the third in a series of 4 articles written from the perspective of a brand new D&D player. The articles are written with tips and thoughts for DMs, organizers, and shop owners who hope to welcome more new players like me to the fun of D&D Organized Play. Previously, I had tips for organizers. Today’s focus is on DMs. Being a dungeon master is the toughest job in the business. A DM has the role of...

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Tips to Help Organizers Welcome New Players to Organized Play
Jan29

Tips to Help Organizers Welcome New Players to Organized Play

This is the second in a series of 4 articles written from the perspective of a brand new D&D player. The articles are written with tips and thoughts for DMs, organizers, and shop owners who hope to welcome more new players like me to the fun of D&D Organized Play. Today I’m speaking to organizers. Right up front, let’s acknowledge that being an organizer is often a thankless job. I should know, I’ve organized lots of...

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New and Returning Players Welcome
Jan21

New and Returning Players Welcome

I recently attended my first Dungeons & Dragons Adventurers League Organized Play event as a brand new D&D player…kinda. Technically, I wasn’t a brand new D&D player, but the truth is my last roll of the 20-sided die was over 20 years ago, so I was most certainly level 1. Read about my experience coming back to D&D and how you can too! The back story is I had dabbled as a kid with the D&D Blue Box, which...

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