Monthly Archives: August 2011

Geek Life: Time to Pretend

For today’s Ask the Dungeon Master we discuss the psychological peculiarities of geeks: Dungeon Master, Is hoarding a secret problem amongst role playing folk? Also, when do you have enough dice, figurines, books, cards, etc? Zachary P When I first … Continue reading

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My Players Are Dumber Than Yours

In this Thursday’s bonus blog we discuss PCs and their inability to make good decisions: How do you steer players away from a less than optimum choice for their PCs? My example players were following clues & best choice would … Continue reading

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King Conan: He’ll Be Back

Today’s question touches a part of my soul that little can, as it’s about one of my favorite films ever: So, obviously, the original “Conan the Barbarian” is probably the greatest sword and sorcery movie ever made. The ending was … Continue reading

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Player Envy: The Dungeon Master’s PC

In this weeks bonus blog we’ve got another question from my favorite DM: Have you ever used a DM’s PC similar to the one being described in the Dungeon’s Master — A Dungeons & Dragons Resource Blog here => http://dungeonsmaster.com/2011/06/the-dms-pc/Continue reading

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Magic, Physics and Inside Out Bags of Holding

This week an intrepid adventurer seeks to destroy the very fabric of spacetime: What happens when one turns a bag of holding inside out? (or how does a DM deal with bizarre uses of magical items?) – John This is … Continue reading

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Dungeon Mastering without Attachments

Today we tackle equal-opportunity Dungeon Mastering and learning to let go of our earthly attachments.  A reader (also a writer for Gaming Tonic whose true identity shall remain shrouded in mystery) writes: I tend to GM in a more egalitarian manner than … Continue reading

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Exotic Weapon Proficiency: Woodland Creature

This week an adventurous player asks an unusual question. (And don’t forget to submit more questions please!): Can a woodchuck be used as a single handed melee weapon? Does it cause piercing or bludgeoning damage? What if my character increases … Continue reading

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