What Does Railroading Actually Mean?

Throughout my time as a Game Master I’ve googled, scrolled and scan through many articles, forums and blog posts about any number of things I needed help with. One big topic I would come back to is the subject of railroading. I’ve read about how its bad to do to your players and to avoid […]

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Tips on How to Build an NPC

Creating an NPC can be a difficult task if you don’t really know where to start, but here at The Arcanery, we got you! Here are a few tips to help you jump start creating an NPC for your campaigns. Where are your players?This is a simple question but it truly helps with the beginning […]

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What is Metagaming?

First of all, what is metagaming? To put it simply, metagaming is when a player uses real world knowledge that their character wouldn’t know and uses it within a game. Now, is metagaming bad? I truly think it depends on your party, but if you’re having a lot of issues surprising your party with new […]

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6 Tips on Teaching New D&D Players

I’ve had some amazing Games Masters teach me the ropes and I’ve returned the favor to many new players wanting to learn Dungeons and Dragons so I thought I could give you Game Masters some tips on teaching new players in the world of D&D!  1) Host a Session 0 I always try to have […]

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5 Tips to Describe Size in DND 5e

Walking through the dimly lit forest you can hear the foliage crunch beneath your boots. You suddenly come across an area of the forest floor that seems to have been flattened. As if someone had been lying down here but that can’t be because this is a space of about 60 square feet. You swallow and realize your mouth is dry and then, you feel the earth beneath you tremor. 

Every Game Master knows how hard it can be to accurately describe a scene, let alone the creatures within it. I’m here today to help guide you through some of the things that have helped me describe size to my players.

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