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Dungeon Masters Guild Content on Roll20

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

Just notice this on DMSGUILD and looks pretty exciting …

https://support.dmsguild.com/hc/en-us/articles/11230717564187-Dungeon-Masters-Guild-Content-on-Roll20

Looks like there will be a lot more in the next few months …

Extending the 5 room dungeon

Posted in 5 room dungeon, DnD, Dnd 5e with tags , , on November 28, 2022 by dommillar

I came across a great youtube video recently that extends the concept of the 5 room dungeon (5rd). I am a huge fan of the 5rd and it’s important to watch this and understand this concept of extension, what is called the 10 room dungeon (10rd), does not in anyway replace the 5rd but rather just adds a level of specificity that I really like. Anyway here are the 10 rooms:

  • Entrance
  • Logical Location
  • Environmental Complication
  • Alternate Threat of Ally
  • Helpful Information
  • Secret Entrance or Exit
  • Resource Drain
  • Secret
  • Big Battle or Final Conflict
  • Reward, Revelation, or Plot Twist

It’s really good to I’ll be using both for the record in the future!!!!

Here’s the great video:

You can find more about the author here: https://www.roleplayingtips.com/

Thanks Dom

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

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/