It’s called Dungeons & Dragons, which means everyone expects to dungeon crawl and fight a dragon. That will only be more true in October, when Fizban’s Treasury of Dragons unleashes a trove of new dragon lore on 5E. Gem dragons will make their return, dragonborn players will get new options, and lairs will see expanded rules. But that doesn’t mean DMs need to wait until October to drop a dragon on their players. Here are five dragons you can find in the Monster Manual that will shock, awe, and burn your party to a crisp.
So you want to turn your Dungeons & Dragons, Call of Cthulhu, or Pathfinder experience into a career. Perhaps you’ve even already run a few games for conventions or an up-and-coming livestream. But in order to make the jump to full time professional Game Master, you’ll need the right tools. We trust you’ve got the dice, books, and knowledge. We’re here to help you discover a platform that lets you find players (or lets players find you), set up an easy scheduling system, and get your money quickly.
You might have heard about this new thing called professional Dungeon Masters. It hit its stride during the pandemic, as more and more players were forced to navigate the complexities of online Dungeons & Dragons. Finding randoms on forums resulted in horror stories, creating a need for seasoned DMs who could give groups of strangers a fun (and safe) time. Even as restrictions ease, however, players are finding that paid DMs deliver. What exactly do they deliver? Here are 5 reasons you should hire a Professional Dungeon Master/Game Master.
When Strixhaven: A Curriculum of Chaos hits shelves on November 16, it will be missing any trace of the shared subclasses seen in a recent Unearthed Arcana playtest. Fans apparently had a very strong reaction to the idea of subclasses that can be used by multiple different classes.
Many Dungeons & Dragons players want more official high-level content, but it doesn’t look like Wizards of the Coast plans to grant that wish anytime soon. In a recent press conference, D&D head Ray Winninger said that the design team is not putting focus on campaigns set in the highest player levels.
Wizards of the Coast revealed new details about what players can expect from the upcoming hardcover adventure Wild Beyond the Witchlight. When the book releases on September 21, players will find a level 1-8 adventure, two new backgrounds and races, the return of classic 1980s D&D characters, and peaceful solutions to every encounter.
Dungeons & Dragons players will soon be bundling up and casting continual flame, as Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden releases September 15th. Longtime fans are eager to return to Icewind Dale, the land once roamed by Drizzt Do'urden. Newer players probably don’t even know who that is, or why the D&D equivalent of the obligatory snow level is so exciting.
Summer is a great time to get outside, soak up some sun, and feel that ocean breeze. Or it would be, if most of the world wasn’t stuck indoors. Fortunately for Dungeons & Dragons players, a beach getaway is simply a matter of imagination. Let’s look at some ways DMs can bring the beach to the table.
Sergio is a lifelong gamer, part-time cosplay boyfriend, and on-again off-again cleric of Bahamut. That is, when he actually gets to be a D&D player. Like most forever DMs, he's constantly preparing the next session, usually in Eberron because airships. His favorite part of TTRPGs is creating a shared story, and he's always eager to discuss new ways to merge game mechanics and narrative into a unique experience.