Dungeons & Dragons 5e, Pathfinder 2e on Discord, D&D Beyond
Price per player-session
About the adventure
Learn the basics of how to be a Dungeon/Game Master. This class will go over the core rules and skills needed to be a DM or GM. You will learn All of the basics skills and tools you need to be able to run the game including; How to prepare before the session, Running both combat and non-combat encounters, Roleplaying the NPCs, crafting fun and challenging encounters and how to put all of those skills and tools to make your own world's/stories. This class is set up as a 5 session course with each session being 2 hours. But that can be adjusted as needed depending on the needs and skills of the participants. General course out line. The first class will be focused on how to be a Dungeon Master in general. We will go over rules and how to make rulings. When it is ok to make a judgment vs looking up the specific rule. The 2nd class will be how to come up with and create fun adventures/ story's for your players and how to help them be interested in those story's so that they choose to follow your story rather then you having to force them to follow them. The 3rd class will be focused on how to set up encounters that are fun and challenging with out being overly complicated or to easy that they are not fun. Finding that balance can be hard so we will set up encounters and do some practice combat to see how they play. 4th class is open for participant guided instruction. We will focused on what ever aspects the students would like more practice on and dive deeper into those topics as needed. The final class will give the participant the opportunity to test run there own short adventure/ story. They will be the DM while I give them some opposition to let them apply what we have learned. The other students will be players for these test runs and will be given specific tasks to do such as come up with an action that is not in the rules or ask a questions on how a spell works to help the DM practice there role.
How to prepare
Please test all of your equipment before the first session and make sure all of the apps or websites are working on your end. If you need help or have questions please let me know. We will be using discord for chat so make sure that is set up beforehand. You do not have to any books for this class, but Reading the Dungeon Masters Guide or the Game Masters Guide is highly recommended along with the players handbook or the Pathfinder Core rulebook is good to know as well. These are just recommended reading before or after the class.
What I provide
I will bring my knowledge and experience as a professional Dungeon Master and Thousands of hours of DMing practice.
On the first day of class we will go over any topics the players do not want to have in the class. If we need to talk about some things that make any player unconfutable then we will find a way to do that such as going over those topics one on one if needed. Everyone is welcome to step out if they need a brake I will as the instructor may reach out to make sure everything is ok. After a class if anyone needs to stay and debrief after I am happy to do that.
Safety tools used
- Lines and Veils
- Open Door
- Session 0
How will character creation work
We will work on several NPCs and going into some specifics of a few of those NPCs. We will also make some basic PCs as the class progresses. To practice helping players with that process.
Players can expect
- Combat/Tactics: Low
- Roleplay: Low
- Puzzles: Low
- Experience Level: None
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