Dungeons and Dragons is a game that everyone should play at least once. However, when I try to bring more people into the world of roleplaying I’m often met with a lot of questions and concerns. Some of which you may have yourself. So today I am here to assuage your concerns and answer the biggest question on potential players’ minds: Why should you play Dungeons and Dragons? [Read more…]
New Beginnings: Changes and What’s Next
It’s official: I have moved! Well, physically at least. I’ll remain here online, bringing the content! With this new move comes a new mind set, so there will be a few changes around here.
The first change is for posts here. I’ll be putting a post up each and every Thursday. The day is subject to change, but even if it does the posts will be up on a weekly basis.
And that’s just the beginning of the new content. I’m still working out the details, but I plan on making my debut on Youtube very soon! These videos will start out much like posts here, focusing on taking your game to the next level. After a while, the channel will branch out from there into stuff like actual plays and other fun videos.
The other platform I’m diving into is Twitch. I’m already established on there (twitch.tv/bravothebard) and I intend on streaming more D&D content there. Game prep, actual plays, D&D themed video games, and Q&A sessions. There’s no real set schedule for these streams, but I will be letting you know when I will stream through Twitter and Instagram.
Those are the changes for the near future! I hope to continue to improve in all aspects and pass that improvement to you all. Together we will improve our games of Dungeons and Dragons, and bring many more players to the game. Thank you for taking this journey with me; it should be a fun one!
First Impressions: How to Start Your Game
So you’ve decided to start playing D&D. You’ve got your group prepared, you’ve learned the rules, and you’ve even got a nice adventure set up. All you need now is to start. But that’s where the trouble comes in: how do you properly start a campaign? After all, first impressions are important, and you want your game to start off with a bang! There are a few great ways to gather your party and start your game. Let’s look at some of the possibilities. [Read more…]
4E Advocate: Minions
Fourth edition is known as the dark sheep of dungeons and dragons. There are many who didn’t like the system, feeling that it didn’t capture what made D&D special to them. However, fourth edition is my first edition, the one that introduced me to the wonderful world of roleplaying. And while I recognize the edition wasn’t perfect, I believe it has some forgotten mechanics that we can revisit to enhance our games. Welcome to 4E advocate, a series where I go into these mechanics, explain their use and effectiveness. Today we’re talking about minions. [Read more…]
4E Advocate: The Bloodied Mechanic
It’s no secret that fourth edition is D&D’s black sheep. It’s the edition that almost everyone in the TTRPG community likes the least, and was once considered to be the downfall of Dungeons and Dragons. But I was introduced to D&D through fourth edition. And while I recognize that it had its flaws, I do believe 4E has its strengths as well. There are mechanics that were not brought over to fifth edition. Mechanics that I believe we can take and adapt to 5E to great effect. So let’s talk about one of these mechanics: the bloodied system. [Read more…]
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