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Princess in a Tower (Solo Adventure)

Princess in a Tower A family-friendly solo adventure for characters 1st to 4th levels This adventure is intended for a single character of 1st to 5th level. This adventure relies on role play, exploration, problem-solving, and a skill challenge. There is the opportunity for combat at several stages of the

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Campaign Diary Part 23 (The Ruins of Alderwach)

Campaign Diary Part 23 The Ruins of Alderwach, Session 3 So, this session was adults only so, there was a bit more progress than usual, despite this being the first time in over a year that some of the players had been able to make it to the table (COVID-19).

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Campaign Diary Part 22 (The Ruins of Alderwach)

Campaign Diary Part 22 The Ruins of Alderwach, Session 2 In this session, we focused on the half of the party that had run deeper into the dungeon: Foodie, Brilgar, and Lilith (the kids). The other players are scheduled for Session Three (the grown-ups). After waiting for several tense minutes,

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Campaign Diary Part 21 (The Ruins of Alderwach)

Campaign Diary Part 21 The Ruins of Alderwach, Session 1 After arriving and making their way up the mountain to the entrance, our band of intrepid heroes faced a series of magical traps (glyphs of warding). After some trial and error, the party found that the glyphs were set to

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COVID Questions & Answers

The Impact of COVID-19 on Our Game I am not even sure where to start with this one. I have had several messages come through the “reviews” on our blog asking about how COVID has impacted us. Some people want to know why I stopped posting for several months, while

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How Much Should I Plan For a Session?

DMing Prep How much should I prep for a session? This is a hard question to answer, but I have a short story that illustrates how a tiny amount of prep can go a very long way. In general, I will spend about 2 to 3 hours preparing an adventure.

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Role Playing With Kids

My wife and I have two kids of our own and we regularly invite their friends and neighborhood kids to play at our home. When it comes to roll playing games (RPGs) like Dungeons & Dragons, our kids could not be more different, but engaging them both in the game is very important… Read more…

Get Started Here

Most kids will jump at the opportunity to “play pretend” with their parents, siblings and friends. Dungeons and Dragons provides a framework, a ready made world and a lot of fuel for the imagination. The challenge for both parents and children are the huge volumes filled with rules and charts. That is where DMing Dad can help.

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Family Friendly Modules

I understand how difficult it is to wade through the official Dungeons & Dragons published adventure modules looking for kid appropriate content. For the most part, I either use the maps and throw out the adventure text entirely or substantially rewrite their content… Read more…