DMingDad: Family-Friendly Dungeons & Dragons Content

Family Friendly D&D Miniatures?

Are Miniatures Family Friendly? New players often ask me if they need to purchase miniatures to play Dungeons & Dragons. The short answer is no. More specifically, I highly recommend against new players and groups with children using D&D miniatures all-together for multiple reasons. If you really must use mini’s

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Hit Points Explained

Hit Points For Dummies Coming from Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (first edition) and growing up playing video games I had a very hard time grasping how Hit Points (HP) work in D&D 5th Edition. If you have every played a game where characters had life points or hit points, I

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Family Friendly Modules (Part 1)

Family Friendly Dungeons & Dragons Adventures & Modules I understand how difficult it is to wade through the official Dungeons & Dragons published adventures 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

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Playing With Gods

Wielding Divine Power Turning divine beings into game characters (NPC’s) is something that many parents object to when discussing Dungeons & Dragons. There are many families that find it troubling because of their spiritual beliefs. I have heard adults call D&D profane and sacrilegious specifically because of the inclusion of

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Satan Worship?

The Satanic Panic! This is going to be a long blog post, so I am going to cut straight to the bottom line on this one. No, there is no link between Dungeons & Dragons and Satan worship, human sacrifice, cult murders or any thing else like that. D&D is

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Character Races

Dwarves and Elves and Halflings…Oh My! Being a fantasy game, Dungeons & Dragons has about every fantastical race you can think of to choose from as a player. This blog will not cover ALL of the character races because it is intended as an introduction to the game. All of

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Online Resources

Making the Most of What You’ve Got UPDATED: 05/30/2019 There are literally thousands of sites that will give you free stuff to help you play. Below are a few of my favorites. OrcPub2.com – This is a very easy to use site that allows you to create, download, print and share

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Words! What Are All These Words!?

An Introduction to Dungeons & Dragons Terms​ We’ve all been there. Hopelessly lost in jargon wishing someone would just speak English for a change. This is a few of the Dungeons & Dragons terms that seem to be most confusing to new players. Ability Scores In Dungeons & Dragons, characters

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Get Started Here

Playing D&D With Kids​ 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 a lot of fuel for the imagination. The challenge for both parents and children are the huge volumes filled with

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Looking for a Great Easter Themed Adventure?

Your characters are awakened by the innkeeper pounding on the door at the break of dawn. First thing this morning, excited farmers began arriving at the inn with tales of an egg stealing bunnycorn.

Are you willing to help track down this egg theif? 

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