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    Delving into Dungeon in a Box

    Dungeon in a Box is a monthly subscription service which bills itself as a complete package of materials to run a D&D 5th Edition adventure. The box includes an adventure and a variety of accessories to go with it. The modules are designed to work as standalone games, but if you subscribe...
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    Filled with Dice Envy

    Curious about monthly subscription boxes aimed at tabletop gamers? Take a look at the boxes you can get from Dice Envy! Online retailer Dice Envy offers subscription boxes at three different tiers: Original, Basic, and Sampler. Each tier can be ordered month to month, or you can prepay for a...
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    Collaborating with Your DM

    Is your D&D game a battle of DM versus players? Or do you prefer a collaborative relationship over an adversarial one? Before I dig into this, let me be clear: the best style of play is whatever your group prefers. I’m not here to tell you your fun is wrong. If everyone is enjoying the...
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    Conversation as a D&D Sidequest

    Last weekend, I spent some time hanging out with a friend from my D&D group. We had other things on the agenda, but we also realized that it was a perfect opportunity to have an in-character conversation we had been trying to have in-game for nearly two months. Our sessions have been eventful...
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    Graph Paper Romance: When D&D Characters Date

    Do your D&D games ever contain romantic elements? I’m not talking about stereotypical antics involving trying to hook up with NPC barmaids or seduce a guard as a distraction. Realistic relationships are unlikely to develop that much in a one-shot, or in a style of play which de-emphasizes role...
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    Great Moments In D&D For Kids

    I run a weekly D&D game for children ages 8-14 at my shop. When I took over our Young Heroes League program last fall, I had very little experience as a DM. I started running an Adventurer’s League table for adult players a few months later, which is easy by comparison. There isn’t much the...
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    Ways to Reward Your D&D Players

    Obviously, the best way to reward your D&D players for participating is to have a good game ready. But when you’ve found a good group and want to dig deeper to enhance the experience, here are a few methods for rewarding your players. Some are DM-specific, but others can apply to any player or...
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    Creating a More Immersive D&D Experience

    When the GM puts in the effort to create a game session for your party, and everyone makes time in their busy lives to show up, you might as well make the most of the occasion. Setting the scene for your game and creating a space where you can relax can help immerse you in the experience...
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    Keep These Tools in Your Real-Life Bag of Holding

    Technically, all you need to play Dungeons & Dragons is a set of dice, a pencil, and a character sheet. Sure, it’s very helpful to have least one copy of the Players Handbook on the table, of course, but many optional tools are available for players and DMs that can make game play easier, or...
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    We Were All New D&D Players Once

    As a dungeon master and co-owner of a tabletop game and comic book shop, I meet brand-new players virtually every time I'm behind the counter or the DM screen. D&D’s recent popularity explosion has brought in countless new players. They usually are feeling both excited and intimidated, and it's...
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    Critical Role EN World's Critical Role Roundup 013: Wrapping Up The Round Up

    The Mighty Nein take the Gentleman's offer to get the heck out of Dodge. There's a classic D&D skirmish with goblins, wolves, and ogres, and more character background details are shared as the Critical Role Roundup wraps up. Episode Recap The Mighty Nein go to the Evening Nip, traveling...
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    Critical Role EN World's Critical Role Roundup 012: How Caleb Spent His Summer Vacation

    The Mighty Nein face off against a hill giant, enjoy some revelry, we finally learn all about Caleb's inevitably tragic backstory, and the Mighty Nein reach Level 5 on the latest episode of Critical Role! Episode Recap We pick up where we left off last time, as the enraged hill giant enters...
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    Critical Role EN World's Critical Role Roundup 011: Harvest's Close Hijinx

    The Mighty Nein set a new rolling record as they go to the D&D ren faire for games, drinks, and fights with beasts! Oh, and war also breaks out in the latest episode of Critical Role. Episode Recap It's the morning of the Harvest's Close Festival! There's growing hubbub outside as the Mighty...
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    Critical Role EN World's Critical Role Roundup 010: The Mighty Nein Get Far Out

    Join the Mighty Nein as they fight their way through a haunted research facility then experience a series of cosmic encounters in the latest episode of Critical Role! Episode Recap "My secrets are yours!" said the spectral figure of Siff Duthaar at the end of last episode. A battle ensues...
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    Critical Role EN World's Critical Role Roundup 009: Rise from the Ashes

    See classic D&D monsters, arcane puzzles, and a secret lab of horrors! Join in as the players embark on a quintessential dungeon crawl on the latest episode of Critical Role. Episode Recap The gang's all here! The episode picks up where we left off last week, with the Mighty Nein paddling...
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    Critical Role EN World's Critical Role Roundup 008: Enter the Zone of Truth

    The character of Yasha returns to the group, the Mighty Nein meet the Gentleman, and everyone – including Molly – learns a lot about Molly's past! Announcements Bad news for Critical Role fans: Laura is out sick. Good news for Critical Role fans: Ashley is back for the summer, so her...
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    Critical Role EN World's Critical Role Roundup 007: A Matter of Trust

    This week on Critical Role we see Xhorhasian assassins, cosmic dreams, intra-party drama, surprising character revelations, a callback to Campaign 1, and a mid-episode level-up! Episode Recap We pick up at last week's cliffhanger as the Xhorhasian assassin attacks. He casts Darkness...
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    Critical Role EN World's Critical Role Roundup 006: Be the Chaos You Want to See in the World

    You've heard of flying carpets, but what about a fighting carpet? A rug ruckus, botched plans and worse rolls, multiple heists, and an explosive twist ramp up the action as Critical Role goes Coen Brothers! Episode Recap The Mighty Nein make their final plans to set the document forgery/heist...
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    Critical Role EN World's Critical Role Roundup 005: Adventures With The Tusked Love

    This week in E.N. World's Critical Role Roundup the Mighty Nein learn about secret societies of the world, plan for avoiding ambushes and rifle through popular books to fulfill a character's "quest." The group returns to the Leaky Tap for the night after their trip to the Evening Nip. A...
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    Critical Role EN World's Critical Role Roundup 004: What Happens In The Sewers, Stays In The Sewers

    Welcome to this week's Critical Role Roundup. This week the Mighty Nein descend into sewers and deal with exploding rats and hatching spider eggs. We have action, new music and a lot more in this week's episode of Critical Role! Hey, there's new music over the preshow fan art montage! The...
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