Tips for New DMs

The purpose of this game is to have FUN

Talk, talk, and talk some more

  • Tone — is this going to be a brutal hack-n-slash? or a more gentle entry into the fantasy and lore of D&D?
  • Setting — are we using a pre-written module? Or a homebrew campaign? what’s the world like?
  • Goals — are we playing as the good guys? Or are we playing as an evil campaign?
  • Characters — what characters are the players thinking of making? Are the characters compatible with the world the DM has made? Are the characters compatible with each other?
The infamous “flowchart” that every RPG community will default to. Source: /u/The_Unreal

Start small

You can certainly try

Don’t be afraid of the rails

Learn from others

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Earl Ng

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Consultant, tech-geek, and D&D enthusiast (read: addict)