GM Advice / Theory

Here you can find our non-podcast content.  Articles we’ve written to cover certain topics in more depth for from another angle.



Reskinning example: Storm Giant to a Thunderstorm

Modified Skill Challenges

Hacking & Reskinning  part   1    2    3    4   5

Encounter Design by ThatOneGM

Michael Played Tsuro, with the Minions

The Dice Matter

Alignment Part 1,   Part 2,   Part 3,  Part 4,  Part 5

Using the PC’s Backstory

World building 2: Stone Fall

How to build a better backstory 

An example of world building 

Creating a complete and satisfying Campaign – Part 1: The Introduction

14 ways to easily add new PC’s to the party

Coding the Mundane – guest article by Red Rabbit

Fewer Skill Checks, Please.

Introduction to Player Narrative Control

What’s in a name?

Wrought Iron: The Articles 1&2       3       4      5       6      7      8      9     Wrought Iron: The Articles  10    11     12      13     15

Michael when to GenCon 2014

Caleb reviews the D&D Basic PDF

Michael Reviews D&D Basic

My Origins story – by Michael (2014)

Caleb’s Origins Story

DnD Arts & Crafts: Gaming Stones

DnD Arts & Crafts: Spell Slot Tracker

GM’s Toolbox by Caleb: Mix it up!

GM’s Toolbox by Caleb – Game Aids: Tarot Cards

Roll then Role Play

GM’s Toolbox by Caleb – Building Cities part 2

GM’s Toolbox by Caleb – Building Cities part 1

GM’s Toolbox by Caleb – Flubbing Rolls

No roll before its time

GM’s ToolBox by Caleb – DC’s

Recurring Villains part 2

Recurring Villains Part 1 

Synergy MTG & D&D

My Favorite session – by Caleb

My Favorite Setting – by Caleb

My Favorite Character – by Caleb

When to say Yes and when to say No.

The Random-izer

Running a Successful Campaign – Completed – By Jared

Helpful Tools

Character Template

The Matrix – just the basics

The Matrix – An Alternative method for starting PC stats