Toronto’s Dungeon Master For Hire

I recently learned that there is a gentleman in Canada is serving the greater Toronto area as a Dungeon Master for Hire…

Don’t I just feel like a complete idiot right about now? Continue reading “Toronto’s Dungeon Master For Hire”

Babylon 5 In Depth – A Primer

Why do people always ask “Star Trek or Star Wars”? That’s a question that overlooks some real tyrants of the sci-fi scene and there are more than enough of us who can rattle off a few dozen series, films, perhaps books, and even computer games (why not, it’s a valid art form) that equal or exceed them both for quality.

Over the next few weeks I want to take this stage to showcase one of the titans of science fiction and a personal favourite, J. Michael Straczynski’s Babylon 5, addressing its depth, its cultural impact, its influence on sci-fi that followed, and beginning today with a quick primer on exactly what it is we’re discussing. Continue reading “Babylon 5 In Depth – A Primer”

DMing 101 – Introducing New Players

As a veteran DM, one of the most enjoyable parts of the game is introducing a new player to the hobby. It’s a great responsibility, but it can also be one of the most rewarding experiences, especially once that player starts getting interested in running their own games.

Depending on what kind of game you run, the idea of subjecting a new player to the wall of rules and options can be a little daunting, for both teacher and student, but a little consideration and assistance can take a new friend to a lifelong gaming partner. Continue reading “DMing 101 – Introducing New Players”