Between sessions

Posted in DnD, Dnd 5e with tags , on November 20, 2022 by dommillar

I have played an recent campaign and was really impressed with the between sessions approach that was taken where actual time between sessions equates the amount of time in game and the GM worked with the players between sessions so that we were letting the GM know what we were individually doing. I thought it was a great idea and then came across a great video on the same subject:

Ok so its not for everyone but if you want to try it out, I think its a really cool concept and certainly worth trying. As a DM you may need to wrap up sessions specifically to support this but I think it can be done.

Two new adventures on DMSGUILD

Posted in DnD, Dnd 5e, New DM, New Dungeon Master with tags , , , , on November 14, 2022 by dommillar

I have just published two more encounters/mini-adventures on DMSGUILD both PWYW and both are probably good starting adventures for new DMs. I personally think The Marines is the best for a new DM as it is specifically designed for a bunch of first level fighters so that keeps things pretty simple to start with. Here are both of :

https://www.dmsguild.com/product/415891/The-Marines (1 page DnD Encounter)

https://www.dmsguild.com/product/415901/The-Hunters (1 page DnD Encounter)

Second one shot on DMSGUILD

Posted in 5 room dungeon, DnD, Dnd 5e on October 31, 2022 by dommillar

This was the second one shot i developed for DMSGUILD as part of last years Write Your First Adventure over at www.storytellingcollective.com

https://www.dmsguild.com/product/367066/The-Mayors

Pre-generated 5e characters

Posted in Uncategorized on January 27, 2022 by dommillar

I am not sure how many people are aware of these amazing free pre-generated characters for D&D. Don’t get me wrong it’s great to roll your own of course but sometimes you just need a handful of pre-generated characters to kick start a one-shot straight away.

Check out the pre-generated classes here : https://dnd.wizards.com/charactersheets

Download the zip file and you will find 10 characters for each class. Each of the characters advances in level from 1 to 10 and the cool thing is as theses characters advance, you can always have the next one available if a character in your party advances a level.They are only 1-2 pages as well and I find them very accessible for new players.


Hope this helps

Today’s plot hooks

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on August 14, 2021 by dommillar

“The PC’s are defending their castle from …” Can you help me finish the #dnd #rpghook #plothooks

5 room dungeon

Posted in 5 room dungeon, DnD, Dnd 5e on October 28, 2020 by dommillar

I have been using the 5 room dungeon as the basis structure for a lot of one shots I write and while there are some excellent articles summarising them, i think Johnn Four’s article is the best around: https://www.roleplayingtips.com/5-room-dungeons/

New one-shot dnd module on dmsguild.com

Posted in Uncategorized on August 31, 2020 by dommillar

I am pretty excited to announce my first Dnd adventure is now on dmsguild.com : https://www.dmsguild.com/product/322315/The-Plumbers

Reset dungeonbard.com

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on February 6, 2019 by dommillar

So it’s been a few years since I last worked on dungeonbard and maybe because of a few obstacles I encountered on the IOS game development front as well as a general lack of time to devote to the app it’s time I formally put the app to bed.

However, due to the fact that I am spending a lot more time these days working on various tabletop RPG projects (including a bunch of D&D projects) I am going to re-purpose the site for just that: Tabletop RPG and D&D. I’ve still got an interesting idea for dungeonbard but it’s just changed shape from the original idea of the IOS app.
Stay tuned …