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Mike (ShadowRealm)
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Mike (ShadowRealm)

7 Reviews

Player for
40 years
GM for
30 years
Hosted over
3 games

About me

Hi there! My name is Mike, and I've been immersed in the world of Dungeons & Dragons since the 1st Edition back in the 80s. With a background in multimedia design and a degree in psychology, I bring a wealth of diverse skills to the table. As a professional DM on Roll20 for the past three years, I'm dedicated to providing players with an exceptional and immersive experience. Every game session has high-quality maps, vivid descriptions, captivating sounds, and boundless creativity to ensure every adventure is unforgettable. One of my proudest achievements is "The Heart of Darkness," an original three-part series designed to guide players from levels 1-20. This meticulously crafted campaign seamlessly weaves together my own creative content with inspiration drawn from decades of rich D&D lore. Whether you're a seasoned adventurer or new to the realms, this campaign serves as a gateway to the captivating tapestry of the D&D multiverse.

GM style

As a professional Dungeon Master, I have been dedicated to providing players with a high-quality and immersive experience on Roll20 for the past three years. My adventure campaigns are not mere series of quests; they are intricate, unfolding narratives uniquely tailored to your characters. Rooted in their motivations and backgrounds, the story dynamically evolves, incorporating player-generated content into the very fabric of the tale. The focus of my DM style is on the player's creativity, and deeply story-based. I offer opportunities for both role-playing and battle strategy in equal measure. Players' interactions with monsters, villains, and NPCs generate realistic reactions and outcomes based on their actions. Every decision made by the players impacts how the setting and the story unfolds, as there is no pre-determined outcome. Moral and ethical dilemmas will challenge players, and their choices will impact everything in the game. The adventures I create carry risk, and players need to be prepared for undesirable outcomes, including the death of their beloved character should poor decisions or unlucky dice rolls not go their way. I prioritize player agency, ensuring that every action has a natural consequence or reward. If you seek an immersive and challenging experience where your decisions truly matter, join me in "The Heart of Darkness," a three-part series that will take you from levels 1-20 and introduce you to a unique world in Dungeons & Dragons.

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