My Journey So Far

I am a new to game D&D Dungeon Master (5th edition). I recently started DM-ing for a group of friends with the D&D Starter Kit, The Lost Mine of Phandelver and what a journey it’s been so far!

A wooden table with a gaming hex mat on it with homemade NPC tokens and player cards
Our gaming table ahead of our first ever session

As I started reading the official Starter Kit, I realised that there were a huge amount of questions that I had and mechanics that I didn’t understand.  So I started researching online, primarily on reddit, and started to try and piece this wonderful – if somewhat daunting – game together.

Initially I posted a few articles on my personal blog.  However as we are about to finish up Lost Mine of Phandelver and move onto Storm King’s Thunder, I decided to spin the content off onto its own domain and so this site was born.

An ironing board with snacks and sweets piled high
Our improvised snack table!

I am currently furiously prepping away for Storm King’s Thunder, which I think is going to take our group over a year to complete. The group are new players to the game as well and we come together over a weekend around ever couple of months to play. Our sessions take around 8-9 hours after which my brain and voice stop working. It’s a great excuse for us all to catch up and eat numerous unhealthy snacks and have a few drinks.

Also, I’m planning my first home-brew one-shot campaign for Halloween – which is slightly daunting! However there are so many homebrew resources out there to support anything you can think up. Browsing on /r/UnearthedArcana and Pinterest are great places to find inspiration and see what others are doing.

Currently, I play D&D 5e at a local game store one night a week. Gaming with an experienced DM has given me a lot more insight into what makes a game fun and how to respond to wacky player requests.

When I’m not doing either of these things, I can be found playing RPG computer games like the Dragon Age series, Baldur’s Gate, Icewind Dale and occasionally World of Warcraft. My hobbies away from the computer screen include avidly watching rugby, gardening and doing to occasional cross-stitch.

Anyway – I hope you find the information and links on this site useful in planning your own adventures. Good luck, have fun and good goblin hunting!

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